Citrus Multi Purpose Cleaner Recipe

Half an orange

A cheap and easy recipe that can be made in minutes.

You need:

  • 2 empty 250ml spray or pump bottles (from
  • 1 teaspoon Borax (from
  • 1 teaspoon organic liquid Castile soap (from
  • ½ teaspoon Soda Crystals (or USA use Washing Soda) buy at supermarkets or on Amazon
  • 1.5 cups water (pre-boiled)
  • 15 drops sweet orange essential oil (from


  • Heat water in a saucepan to boiling point then turn off and let cool slightly. 
  • Pour the heated water into heat proof jug and add the Castile soap, borax and washing soda.
  • Stir. 
  • Let cool to room temperature and add orange oil drops. 
  • Pour into pump bottles. 
  • Use within 6 weeks. 

You can download a copy of this recipe here for ease of use.

Best wishes,