DIY Countertop Cleaner? Sure!

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

For someone like me who has bad allergies and a daughter with respiratory issues, it had always been a pain using chemicals for cleaning surfaces especially the countertops where I prepare my daughter’s meds and feeds. For not only is it cleaning, but also making sure countertops are germ free!

With researching recipes, DIYs, etc I came up with the easiest way. All you need is: towels (any size), white vinegar, dish soap, Lemon/Lime Essential Oil, Tea Tree Oil, and a big canister/container with lid.

First, start by cutting the towels into smaller size. In my case I went 8*8in~ for each.

In a bowel:

1/4 cup white vinegar

1TBSP dish soap

15 drops Lemon or Lime essential oil

10 drops Tea Tree Oil

1cup hot water

Stir gently.

Now, roll up the towels and stack them inside the container, then pour the liquid on top and close the lid. If it‘S a safe container, move it upside down to make sure the liquid gets to all the towels inside. Now it’s ready to use!

Now you have cleaning germ-killing towels ready for use!


***The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition***

Essential oil disclaimer: This recipe uses what are generally considered safe essential oils, but please keep in mind that while completely natural, all essential oils are powerful plant compounds that you and your family (including your pets) might have a reaction to. Never use essential oils undiluted or take essential oils internally (diluted or undiluted) without the guidance of a professional, and always read up about the possible side effects of each type of oil before you use it. Avoid the use of essential oils (diluted or undiluted) during the first trimester of pregnancy, on small babies, and on anyone with severe allergies to the plants the oils are derived from. And if you see any reactions in yourself, your family, or your pets, stop use of your essential oil products immediately and contact a medical professional.


When using essential oils, be careful and read the instructions on the label. Misusing essential oils could be harmful.

The topical application of essential oils may prove to be extra beneficial because the transdermal properties of the oil permeate your skin and enter your bloodstream faster. Your olfactory nerve receptors also sense the smell and send signals to your brain.

However, before topical application, you should patch test oils on your skin by rubbing a small drop on the inside of your wrist and letting it sit for 24 hours. If there is no reaction within this time, the essential oil may be safe for you to use. Patch test essential oils every time before using them on children. We do not recommend using essential oils on babies younger than one-year-old.

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