Homemade Hippie All Purpose Household Cleanser and Disinfectant

I refill a spray bottle and use this to clean just about everything. I figured out my cost today and for a 32 oz spray bottle it cost me 0.27 cents. With the tea tree oil being the most expensive ingredient. I have also been known to spray out my kitchen sink with just plain vinegar, which is by itself a strong disinfectant.

All Purpose Disinfectant and Cleanser

2 tsp borax

1/4 cup vinegar

4 cups hot water

12 drops tea tree oil

1/4 tsp liquid soap

Mix all ingredients (except tea tree oil) in spray bottle and shake. After mixture has cooled, add tea tree oil. Shake before each use.

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Complete List of Homemade Hippie Recipes HERE


  1. February 22, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    That is such a great idea! What does it smell like?—because I love the smell of tea tree oil!

    • February 22, 2012 at 8:14 AM

      When you first spray it you notice tea tree and vinegar. As soon as the vinegar dries you don’t smell it anymore. It just smells clean.

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    February 9, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    What is the difference between this cleaner and your Homemade Orange Cleaner? I’m trying to decide which one to make, thanks.

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  12. alex said,

    September 18, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    doesn’t vinegar cancel out castile soap?

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