All Purpose Cleaner – Day 12 – 31 Days of DIY Cleaners


One of the most basic yet simple cleaning products you can make!  You’d normally spend $4 on a bottle of this stuff, instead make your own for pennies!

This is a perfect cleaning solution to use for those every day touch ups; dish soap helps lift and remove dirt and grease and essential oils, which are optional, help to add a pleasant scent as well as offer some beneficial properties, depending on which ones you select.

  • 1 teaspoon of dish soap
  • 2 cups of water
  • 10 drops of your favourite essential oil

Add to a clean spray bottle

Shake well

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Melissa Maker is an entrepreneur, cleaning expert, founder of Toronto’s most popular boutique cleaning service, and star of the Clean My Space channel on YouTube (but she still hates to clean!). Every week, Melissa delivers new videos dishing expert advice on cleaning products, tools, DIY substitutes, and practical, timesaving solutions to everyday problems. Melissa has appeared on the Today Show, and has been featured in InStyle, Real Simple, and Better Homes and Gardens.


  1. The recipe in your new book is different. Apparently, you’ve found what works better. Thank you for always taking us along on the journey to clean!

  2. The All-Purpose spray and the Everyday Counter spray are one in the same. Must have needed one more recipe to make a total of 31.????Could be confusing to those not paying attention though.

  3. I love all your videos! Thank you!

    Can you recommend where I can find decent spray bottles? You know, like ones that actually work and don’t fall apart after one use? Thank you!


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