The following is a guest post by Micaela Hoo, a California-based blogger & creative director. You can find Micaela’s blog here.
A few years ago, while I was cleaning my bathroom mirror, I thought to myself, “Why in the world is my window cleaner blue?”
It suddenly dawned on me that the blue hue was the result of no natural oxidation process. From then on, I became more aware of all the toxic chemicals in commercial household cleaners. DIYing your own household cleaners is easy, cheap, and eco-friendly. What better a way to celebrate Earth Month than to make your own natural household cleaner?
The low pH and acetic acid content of the vinegar in this recipe prevent mold and bacteria from growing. The kombucha and essential oils add additional antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal qualities to your cleaner. This particular DIY uses your empty Health-Ade kombucha bottle because re-purposing is cool.
For the sprayer, I used a spray bottle nozzle that belonged to another bottle I had, but you can find spray bottle nozzles on Amazon if you don’t have any lying around.
KOMBUCHA VINEGAR SURFACE CLEANER
¾ cup distilled water
½ cup distilled white vinegar
½ cup Health-Ade Original Kombucha
12-20 drops lavender, lemon, bergamot, tea tree, peppermint, rosemary, orange, or eucalyptus essential oils (these are all great antibacterial essential oils—it’s your choice which you choose to use and/or blend!)
16 oz empty Health-Ade kombucha bottle
Spray bottle nozzle
Microfiber cloth or towel
- Measure out and combine ingredients in your kombucha bottle.
- Screw the nozzle on and give the bottle a good shake.
- To use: Spray on your desired surface and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth or towel.
- To store: Store in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. Always shake before use.
Next time you stock up on Health-ade Kombucha while it's on sale 2/$5* don't forget not to throw out your bottle!