Don’t look now, but spring-cleaning is right around the corner. So before you head out and buy a bunch of fancy, store-bought cleaners, try this fantastic disinfecting formula. It’ll leave your house as spic-and-span as any pricey cleaner would, and it’s a whole lot cheaper, to boot!
Just combine the following in a spray bottle: 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid, and 30 drops of tea tree oil (available at most health food stores). Once you’ve got the mix, turn it loose on everything from cutting boards and kitchen counters to shower doors—and even baby toys! It’ll have everything smelling fresh, clean, and natural.