Kitchen & Bathroom Cleaner

What exactly is Dodecylbenzenesolfonate or Tetraborate or Ethoxylate? I have no clue but I need something simpler.  These mystery ingredients are just a few examples of what makes up a typical household kitchen/bathroom cleaner.  I have a better idea:  Let's make our own.  

First, you'll need a spray bottle.  I got mine for under $2. 

  • Fill it with 1/2 cup natural dish soap (I like Meyer's or Seventh Generation)
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (I love lavender or lemon)
  • 6 tablespoons of water

Dish soap takes care of the grease, the baking soda is a deodorizer and scum fighter, and the lemon and lavender smell heavenly! 
I got all of these ingredients at good 'ol HyVee.  I filled a 24oz bottle that has lasted me well over a year and I don't worry about what me or my little are inhaling or touching while I clean.