Make your own Multi-Purpose Spray

Since we’ve made shower spray and carpet refresher, I figure that now it is time to make some more cleaning products for the home. One that I use quite frequently is Multi-Purpose Spray. I spray down the counters in the kitchen, the top of the stove, the sink, you can use it in the bathroom on all the surfaces… It really is versatile. And I tend to go through a lot of it, so if I can find a cheaper option, why not make your own?

So I looked at a bunch of recipes. Some are as easy as just vinegar and water, while others involve ammonia (which smells like death). Here’s a recipe that I found that is in the middle:

2 cups of water

1 tsp borax

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp liquid dish soap

2 tsp white vinegar

Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to combine well.

That’s it. Again, pretty easy. If you want it to smell lemony, substitue the vinegar for lemon juice.

And, as usual, here’s a recipe for a beverage to sip while you spray. Seeing as you can use this spray for almost everything, here’s a recipe for a drink with a little bit of everything.

Long Island Iced Tea

2 cups of ice cubes

1 ounce each of vodka, gin, white rum and tequila

1/2 ounce of triple sec

2 tablespoons of lemon juice and wedges for serving


Shake all ingredients except the cola and lemon wedges. Pour into a tall glass with more ice, top with cola and serve with a lemon wedge. These are pretty lethal, so try to wait until 11am before drinking if at all possible.

Everytime I think of these, I think of the episode of The Simpsons where Marge gets drunk at a magic show off of Long Island Iced Tea. After cleaning and fixing yourself a drink, watch that episode. It is hilarious.

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3 Responses to Make your own Multi-Purpose Spray

  1. I make my own with vinegar and water and sometimes use a bit of baking powder but resort to the chemical stuff if it doesn’t work. Might have to try this one out.

  2. Oh and have seen that simpson episode (well probably all of them) and it is funny. I like the pic of her with her hair down, very sexy.

  3. Jill says:

    Great idea. When my all-purpose cleaner runs out, I need to remember to mix up a batch of this instead of buying more!

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