#DIY Miracle Deep Cleaning Spray

DIY Miracle Deep Cleaning Spray

With all the chemicals found in today’s cleaners, you would think the harsher they are, the better they can tackle the tough jobs you have, right? I used to think this way until I found a way to make many of my cleaning jobs much easier with vinegar.

I use vinegar for many things around my home for cleaning and even beauty.

To tackle tough jobs like soap scum, mold, dried on and baked on food on the stove top and counters and grime, I use this concoction made of two simple ingredients. I find that it is an absolute miracle, especially on dried on food. Just spay it on well, wait a few minutes and things literally wipe off with no elbow grease required.

 

# DIY Miracle Deep Cleaning Spray

To make you only need:

  • A spray bottle (I got mine at the dollar store)
  • 1 Cup of White Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Dish Soap (brand does not matter, whatever you like, but the thicker the better, so I don’t recommend cheap stuff. I also recommend using a natural dish soap if you can)

To mix:

1. Heat the vinegar in the microwave for about 1 minute in a microwave safe bowl. Make sure to use a pot holder when removing as it gets hot pretty quickly.

2. Pour it into a bowl or measuring cup with 1/2 cup of dish detergent and mix well.

3. Add to a spray bottle using a funnel or spout. Make sure to label it so you know what is in there.

 

You don’t need to heat it every time to use it. The heating process was just so the soap and vinegar would mix well. Feel free to give it a gentle shake if it separates before use. Just spray it on hard to clean areas and allow to sit for about a minute. For soap scum, allow to sit about 5 minutes.

Use a sponge or cloth to wipe up. You should hardly need to use any “elbow grease” as the spray will loosen things up pretty nicely.

You can make larger quantities of this if you need to, just double or triple the recipe.

 

Do you plan on making this? What tough cleaning chores do you plan on using it on?

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Christine is a 30-something married mother of one tween girl. A Montana native, living in Washington state, she enjoys finding bargains, reading, and cooking. Her blog, Saved by Grace, (http://savedbygraceblog.com) was started in 2011 out of boredom and led to a passion for writing and sharing her tips for frugal living as well as a fun mix of other random topics.

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  1. {Kathy} That is a fascinating combo of ingredients. I have always used them separately, but not together. Thanks for the “recipe”!
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  2. I’ve been looking for a better cleaner for around my stove area and the hood–I’m going to try this this weekend! I may have my kids make it so maybe they’ll be a little more invested in cleaning. Visiting from SITS…
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  3. WOW! I am absolutely going to do this!! I am THRILLED to have something so easy to use!!
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    • This is my #1 cleaner. I use it everywhere. It works better than commercial cleaners! My favorite way to use it to to get rid of stuck on food. Let it sit for just a few minutes and no elbow grease required! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I always clean with a mix of vinegar and water but I have never added the soap component. I will definitely try it! #SITSblogging
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  5. I am so going to try this. Thank you!
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  6. I have this same recipe for my bathroom! I also decided to try cleaning my glass shower door with toothpaste lol.. it actuallly worked really well to remove the water stains.. i followed up with this same solution you suggested.. for my kitchen counters and other areas toilets ect I use a mixture of water, vinegar, dr bonners soap, and tea tree oil and grape fruit seed extract for bacterial and antimicrobial properties.. it works really well also.. Love using chemical free when i can.. we also cloth diaper lol.. so we may be a little more out there than what most people do. but we have loved it. Enjoyed your blog very much here from SITS!
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    • My Kiddo is long out of diapers, but I would give it a shot if could go back in time! I started living more green about 2 years ago and I love how much money I save and how it’s so much better for me, my family and the environment. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I plan on making this tomorrow and hope to use it on my shower! Thanks.
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  8. Paying you a visit from The SITS Girls. I’m also a fellow Christian. Love your recipe. So simple and so easy! I’m sure it works because vinegar is a disinfectant. Thanks for sharing.
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  9. I’ve done this but also added rubbing alcohol and it works great on hard wood floors! Hope your SITS day was great!
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  10. I missed your SITS feature on Friday, but saw it today and had to rush right over. I love the name of your blog! I’m going to make your homemade miracle cleaning spray.
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  11. Happy SITS day Christine! Love your blog.. I am interested in anything I can make at home so that I dont have to spend money at the store buying it. This spray sounds easy enough even for me :) Thank you :)
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  12. Happy Belated SITS day! I love using this combination to clean with, it really does cut down on your time! I don’t know why I’ve never thought to put the two together ingredients in spray bottle!
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  13. OHMYGOODNESS!!!! I just tried this and I’m AMAZED!!! Thank you so much for sharing this! I’ve been struggling with finding a product that removes the soap scum without being too harsh (you’d think water of all things would remove that!) and this worked PERFECTLY! It had the added bonus of not needing to scrub the daylights out of it, so this formula made it quick work for me! I can’t thank you enough!!!

    • Christine says:

      You are so welcome, Jen! Thank you so much for letting me know how it worked for you! I am pretty excited about this spray as well. It’s one of my favorite for deep cleaning. Glad it helped you!

  14. I hate the soap scum in the bathroom. I can’t get rid of it. I will definitely try this recipe. It sounds incredible! Thanks for sharing it!

  15. Last year I made a big renovation in my bathroom and now the water ruined everything. I hope that your magic cleaner will help me Christine! Thank you that you share it with all of us!

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