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.