This is an easy to make, hard working and versatile cleaning spray, which costs very little to make. I originally came across Miracle Spray on the Cheapskates web site; it’s a great site with lots of ideas for living thriftily (if that’s a word). Recently, it’s been appearing on the back of the Lectric soda, washing soda packet. The spray contains no toxic chemicals and you probably already have most of the ingredients on hand. Apart from the fact that it cleans really well the smell is amazing; eucalyptus oil adds a fresh, clean fragrance to the solution.
I use miracle spray to:
- Clean bathroom and kitchen surfaces- spray directly onto the surface and use a damp sponge to wipe it off. For stubborn stains spray and leave for 5 minutes before wiping it off. For mould/mildew in the grouting of your shower spray and leave for 5 minutes, then use an old toothbrush to scrub it clean.
- Remove spots/stains from floors and carpet- for floors spray directly onto the spot and wash off with a clean damp sponge, or use as a pre-treatment prior to your regular floor wash. For carpets it’s wise to do a test patch on an inconspicuous piece of carpet first. Spray directly onto the spot and allow it to sit for 5 minutes then blot up the solution with paper towel. Use a clean damp cloth to remove the stain and remaining solution from the carpet; work toward the centre of the spot. Allow to dry.
- Remove stains from clothes- spray liberally onto the stain and sit for at least 10 minutes before washing.
- Clean the toilet (see the post for details).
Eucalyptus oil 25
Dish washing detergent 60
Plus 3 dessertspoons washing soda (‘Lectric soda’)
Dissolve the washing soda in 1 cup of boiling water, from the water allowance. Add the remaining water to a suitable container (I use an empty 2 litre vinegar or distilled water container) followed by the dish washing detergent, washing soda solution, vinegar and eucalyptus oil.
Mix well. If you mark your container with a permanent marker at the point the miracle spray comes up to it will be easier to make next time. Just add all your ingredients to the container and top it up to the line with water. Fill a spray bottle to use; give the bottle a good shake before each use.
I like to stick the recipe onto the container I store the solution in so it’s handy for the next time I need to make it.
I’d love to know what you think of Miracle Spray as an all-purpose cleaning solution.