DIY, Citrus Cleaning Spray

This DIY, natural cleaning spray is a great way I’ve been using my essential oils for cleaning. Just like the carpet/room freshener  I previously shared about, I love the simplicity of what is in the product and oh-my-gracious, how I love the smell. Best thing about it is, it SAFE.

Here’s how to make your own Citrus Cleaning Spray

What you need:

  • 1 16oz glass spray bottle (get it here)
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 15 drops lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops orange essential oil
  • a drop of liquid dish soap (optional: this keeps the oils from staying on top of the water)


Add all ingredients into glass bottle and shake thoroughly. DONE!

Some other oil combinations I plan on trying to make cleaning spray from:

  • 15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon
  • 10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Orange

If you’re interested in learning more about essential oils, swing by my post Essential Oils: A Beginner’s Guide.

Essential Oils - A Beginner's Guide | Thriving Home

Lastly, make sure to check out our other homemade household products for safe and natural cleaning.


  1. Ginny says

    Making this ASAP…like tomorrow. Thanx you much. Please post how well the other oil blends work.

    • Polly says

      Love it! I have tried a few others and I just really like the citrus blend the best!

  2. I tried out your recipe for citrus cleaning spray, it worked great and smells great! I am a big fan of natural cleaning because I want to keep my family away from all chemicals and harmful conventional products. Thank you for giving us these useful recipes! Best wishes!

    • Polly says

      So glad you like it! It’s pretty much all I use in my kitchen now. LOVE IT.

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