Natural DIY Surface Cleaner

June 4, 2012

Natural DIY Surface Cleaner

This natural DIY surface cleaner is easy to make and effective on most household surfaces.

This homemade natural surface cleaner is a simple mix of white vinegar, filtered water, and fresh lemon juice.

For even better disinfecting results, soak the lemon rinds in the vinegar for up to a week to allow the lemon scent and juice to infuse into the vinegar.

This natural surface cleaner is effective for cleaning most surfaces. But vinegar should not be used on marble surfaces. Always test a small amount of surfaces you are unsure of.

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Natural DIY Surface Cleaner

This natural DIY surface cleaner is really effective for cleaning most household surfaces.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 1/2 cups
Author Tess Masters



  1. Mix the ingredients together in a spray bottle. 
  2. *This surface spray acts as a natural disinfectant. It's effective on shiny surfaces, and doesn't require rinsing. Always do a small test on surfaces you're unsure of. Spray a small amount on, and observe any reactions. 
  3. **This spray should not be used on marble surfaces as it contains vinegar. 
  4. ***You can soak lemon halves in vinegar for up to a week for even better results. 

Recipe Notes

Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 17

    1. Oh…thankyou for that lovely comment. That just made my day.
      I am so glad you are enjoying the site and the recipes. I really try to make it fun, and I really appreciate the lovely supportive feedback.

  1. Tess! Thanks so much for offering this FABULOUS giveaway! Now THAT’s what I am talking about – vegan cleaning products! Look forward to your cleaning recipes in the future. I love using lemon juice, baking soda, and vinegar – peace of mind and health. You rock! 🙂

    1. Oh…you are SO welcome.
      Yes! THIS giveaway is RIGHT up YOUR alley Miss Kibby. My fingers are crossed for you! Full Circle is one of the best green companies I have come across. I am just blown away by these products!
      Isn’t lemon, baking soda, and vinegar the BEST?! SO many things you can do with those three things…..and essential oils!

  2. Yes, Tess! My fingers are crossed too! 🙂 Just tonight I was using baking soda to scrub out my Vitamix container (needed some TLC since I use it several times a day) and it worked wonders! Had to put some scrubbing to it, but it worked!

    Rob M, the vinegar smell does go away. I use a lemon peel/ vinegar mix too and sometimes I will add some essential oil of lavender or rosemary. Works great! Just whatever your little snout will take. 🙂

    1. Yes! Baking soda and vinegar is FANTASTIC for cleaning out your Vitamix carriage. I talk about it in my Chow Video!
      You gotta love that carriage and keep it super clean 🙂
      WHERE would we be without lemon juice, vinegar, and baking soda?

  3. I try to be green by purchasing natural cleaning products like Seventh Generation. We have stopped using paper towels this year. But I have not made my own cleaning stuff yet. This is so simple I will give it a try.

  4. This is very new to me. Haven’t heard of this product but I have to say… I love natural. And this is really a stylish way of helping Mother Earth. Can’t wait to have my own Full Circle products!

  5. It’s just so amazing to hear that America had released a product called eco-friendly cleaning tools. Many had said this is the best products of all.

  6. I have Full Circle Clean Natural Cleaning Kid. You know you’d like to rid your home of toxic cleaning substances, but you don’t really know how to start. Well, here’s your answer. This set contains a mixing bottle, two spray bottles, two juicing tops (for juicing lemons for your home made sprays), a microfiber cloth, and a small booklet. The booklet is the best part, in my opinion. It has several recipes for various cleaning solutions, from everyday cleaner with vinegar and water, to a mild abrasive with baking soda, plus info on cleaning pet stains/odors, etc

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