You can infuse liquid castile soap, and then dilute it with plain water as needed, but this recipe would work fine with plain castile soap too, if you need to make up a batch of this cleaning spray more quickly. This is a great all-purpose spray with a clean, invigorating scent. I especially like using it for cleaning trash cans and baseboards.
Ingredients: For 1 Cup Cleaning Spray
- 1 tbsp (2 g) fresh or dried rosemary
- 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
- ⅓ cup (75 g) liquid castile soap, such as Dr. Bronner’s
- 14 drops lemon essential oil
- 2 drops rosemary essential oil
- 1 cup (250 ml) distilled water
First making infused Castile Soap
Place the rosemary and lemon zest in a small glass jar. Pour the castile soap over and stir gently to combine. Cover the jar with a lid and place it in the refrigerator for 2 days to allow the rosemary and lemon to infuse into the soap. It’s normal for the soap to turn cloudy when it’s cold.
After 2 days, remove the infusing jar from the refrigerator and allow the soap to return to room temperature. Strain the soap through a mesh strainer into a clean jar. Store in the refrigerator for 3 weeks, or until needed.
Combining the cleaning spray
In a glass jar, combine 1 tablespoon (14 g) of infused soap and the essential oils. Gently stir in the distilled water and pour into a spray bottle.
Shake well before spraying over surfaces in need of cleaning such as trash cans, baseboards, bathroom counters and doorknobs. Be sure to spot test if you’re unsure of its behavior on a particular surface. Wipe the surface clean with absorbent rags or paper towels. Store leftover diluted cleaning spray in the refrigerator and use up within 3 days.