Homemade Spray Cleaner Recipe With Essential Oils

Looking to whip up a quick and easy cleaning spray that will help fight off germs during flu season?

This homemade cleaning spray with essential oils is just what you need to keep your house spick and span in no time! This multipurpose spray will help to protect the surfaces that you come into contact with the most. Not only will this spray helps to keep surfaces clean, but the essential oils will also leave behind a refreshing scent. So why wait? Get ahead of the flu season by whipping up a batch of this Home Defender Cleaning Spray today!

What I Love About This Homemade Cleaning Spray

I love to use Home Defender Cleaning Spray to keep my home clean and germ-free. It’s a great way to avoid getting sick during the cold months. Plus, it smells amazing!

What’s in This Home Defender Cleaning Spray?

Distilled Water

The base of this recipe is simply distilled water. We prefer using it over tap water because it keeps the recipe fresh for a longer time.

Defender Essential Oil Blend

Defender Essential Oil Blend is made up of the best essential oils for supporting immunity. Not only will this blend help to keep you healthy, but it also makes an excellent natural cleaner.

Simply Earth Cleaning Tablet

Our multi-purpose concentrated cleaning tablet is both eco-friendly and effective. It is a powerful cleaning solution that can tackle any job, big or small. 

Things to Remember When Using This Recipe

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

This recipe is not generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.

This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids age 10+.

Cats may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this recipe as directed. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

Dogs may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this recipe as directed. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Home Defender Cleaning Spray Recipe

Home Defender Cleaning Spray

Est. Shelf Life: 6 weeks
Yield: 16fl oz
Dilution Rate: ~0.5%


  • 16 oz spray bottle*

  • ~16 oz distilled water*

  • 40 drops Defender Essential Oil Blend

  • 1 Simply Earth cleaning tablet†


  • In a large pitcher, add tablet and essential oils. 
  • Add distilled water and stir to mix.  Allow the tablet to fizz away. This will take several minutes. After the tablet has dissolved, pour it into a spray bottle.
  • To use, spray on surfaces and wipe away. Some separation between the essential oils and the mixture may occur.  If this happens, shake before spraying.


  • Tip: You can follow the same steps, placing the tablet directly in the spray bottle. You may have to cut the tablet before placing it in the bottle

Spritz & Wipe Away The Germs!

So there you have it, our all-natural, homemade multipurpose spray that is safe to use around your home to fight off germs and clean up messes. We hope you’ll give this recipe a try the next time you need to clean surfaces. And if you do, be sure to let us know how it goes! We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

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