Surface Spray & Glass Cleaner



  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 10 drops melaleuca (tea tree essential oil)


Put ingredients into a large spray bottle [1 QT/ 32 FL OZ/ 946 mL](such as an old cleaner bottle that has been rinsed).


This makes a great cleaner for counters and table tops, but it works just about everywhere.

Bonus: If you’re in ant season, you might try adding some peppermint essential oil, which is supposedly good at disrupting ants’ sense of smell.

DIY Surface Spray 

We’ve come back to ant season. Cut some veggies at the counter, turn your back, and the droves appear. If you’ve experienced this, you know how these little workers can drive a house cleaner to new levels of obsessive compulsiveness.

I used up the last of my cleaner. It was time to make more. Do you see where this is going?

Just as I’ve decided to try my hand at DIY hygiene products a they run out, I will do the same for my cleaners. This one works really well.

Surface Spray Recipe

– a spray bottle (I’m re-using an old plastic bottle)

– 2 cups water

– 2 cups distilled white vinegar

– 5 drops melaleuca essential oil

How About You?

Do you have a favorite cleaner recipe you’d like to share? Please post it below!

Until next time, keep that talk walking!