I’ve been slowly phasing out all of the harsh cleaners from the house, using cheaper, less toxic replacements. A new concoction has made its way into the purple spray bottles I keep in the kitchen and bathroom.
It cleans counters, toilets, crusty spots on tables where two-year-olds sit and even windows and mirrors.
Try the enviro-econo friendly potion yourself (and your kids will LOVE the fact that they can now help scour the toilet bowl).
Mix equal parts of water and white vinegar (I bought a HUGE jug for about $3). Add a few drops of tea tree oil which has antiseptic qualities (another essential oil can be used but beware of the rosemary/vinegar combo…I’ve heard it’s nasty).