We are strong proponents of green cleaning. Baking soda and vinegar can replace many harsh household cleaners you find at the grocery store, and there are endless DIY alternative using natural antibacterials like lavender, lemon, and thyme. This Lavender All-Purpose Cleaner packs the excellent cleaning and deodorizing power of vinegar as well as the fragrant and antibacterial and antiviral cleaning powers of lavender.
Together they create a household cleaner that can be sprayed directly on all surfaces in your home. Keep countertops, toilets, light switches, walls, floors, and sinks clean and shiny.
Choose your ingredients. Lavender is abundant in Seattle, but thyme and lemon would be a great combination.
Add rosemary and lavender to the empty mason jar.
Pour three cups white vinegar over rosemary and lavender. Seal the mason jar.
Set aside in a cool, dark place, like under your sink or in a kitchen cabinet, for at least two weeks. Strain the lavender and vinegar through a colander or cheesecloth to remove bits of lavender. Pour back into the mason jar and cap tightly.
To use, fill a spray bottle half full with infused vinegar, then fill the remaining half with water. Use as you would any spray cleaner: Spray on and wipe clean.
As with our Jalapeño Lime infused honey, you can make hundreds of variations on the infused vinegar: Lemon Thyme, Orange Cinnamon, or Peppermint, just to name a few. These naturally-infused vinegar sprays are non-toxic, effective, and economical!