for cleaning countertops, walls, floors, stovetops, even mirrors(!) i use this all-purpose spray recipe that i make at home. i still haven’t quite figured out how to make it not so bubbly when it’s first mixed together but once i get over the initial eruption it works great.
Sal Suds All-Purpose Cleaning Spray*
— 1 spray bottle (I use an old method all-purpose spray bottle and so far it has never failed me. i’d say it’s even worth splurging on a bottle of it just to have the bottle to use when you are through with it. all other spray bottles have given me a lot of trouble).
–1 tsp. Dr Bronner’s Sal Suds (or castile soap)
–1 tsp. baking soda
–1/4 c white vinegar
–3-5 drops essential oil (i used tea tree)
–Fill your spray bottle about 1/2 way with warm water.
–Add the Sal Suds and baking soda
–Shake it up.
–Add vinegar and essential oil (this is usually when it explodes on me a little bit).
–Let it sit about 5-10 minutes to settle down.
i’ve also just used sal suds mixed with warm water (and nothing else) when i was in a rush and needed some cleaner but didn’t want to wait for the bubbles to settle down. it smells like pine and is glorious.