Natural All-Purpose Cleaner

This simple all-purpose cleanser uses castile soap, water and thyme essential oil to wipe out bacteria.

March/April 2017

  • Cleaning Rags
    Try cleaning countertops with a natural cleaner made with thyme.
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  • Cleaning Rags

Total Hands-On Time: 5 min

With its penchant for knocking out food-borne bacteria such as E. coli, thyme essential oil makes a handy helper in the kitchen, where it can be used in this all-purpose blend to wipe down countertops, faucet handles and more.


• 1 gallon hot water
• 1⁄2 cup liquid castile soap
• 10 drops thyme essential oil


Combine all ingredients and pour into a spray bottle. Shake before using.

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