- Ready In:
1 1/4 cups
- Combine the borax and lemon juice with the water in a spray bottle.
- Cap and shake well to dissolve the mineral.
- Add the tea tree (or thyme) oil and shake again to disperse the oil.
- Use as you would any commercial all-purpose cleaner.
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This really is a great recipe. I use 10 drops tea tree, 10 drops lavendar, plus ONE drop of Red Thyme oil, because it is SO strong. I strain the lemon juice through cheesecloth so it doesn't clog up my spray bottle. I've used this in the bathroom to clean mold, to wipe down my yoga and pilates equipment, and to remove red wine stains from beige carpeting. I also removed a crusted-up old carpet stain of unknown origin. I'm consistently surprised at how good this stuff is. For people unfamiliar with Borax, it can be found in the laundry detergent aisle. The most common brand name is 20 Mule Team Borax.
I have this mixed and on standby at all times now. Since we have a grey water line that empties into nature, I was concerned about the harsh cleaners I used. No more! It works just as well or better & smells great. I used tea tree/lemon oils in the kitchen and tea tree/lavender in the bath. A+, Zusie!
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