Consider swapping out harsh chemical cleaners for these natural alternatives as your summer cleaning gets into full swing. 


  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 10 drops of tea tree, lavender
  • or lemon essential oils
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • Water

Instructions: Combine vinegar, essential oils and a small amount of water in a clean, 12-ounce spray bottle. Add baking soda, then fill bottle to the top with water. Shake gently to mix ingredients. 


  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon tea tree
  • essential oil
  • 1/2 cup baking soda

Instructions: Mix vinegar and essential oil in a spray bottle. Spray on toilet bowl, base, seat and lid. Add baking soda around bowl, scrub with a toilet brush. When it’s all clean, use paper towels to wipe down all areas sprayed with the solution.


  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups warm water

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle, shake to mix thoroughly. Spray on glass surface, and wipe down with a microfiber cloth. Shake mixture well before each use. 


  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 30 drops of lemon or orange essential oils

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to mix. Spray directly on wooden surfaces and wipe down with a dry, clean cloth. Shake before each use. 


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil

Instructions: Combine vinegar and water in spray bottle, then add salt and essential oils. Shake to mix ingredients. Spray liberally on carpets, and shake in between sprays. Once carpet is dry, vacuum all areas sprayed. 

We hope you find these natural cleaning solutions helpful! If you use any of these, take a picture and send it to The Swede Team! We'd love to see what you think. Cleaning up in order to sell your home? Contact us TODAY or click here for our free property valuation!