Here it is. The much talked about Miracle Spray. This wonderful recipe was revealed by long time member of The Cheapskates Club Joyofquilting a couple of years ago. She mentioned in passing that she was making a cleaning spray and all the members on the Cheapskate's forum begged her for the recipe.
I must say, Miracle Spray has changed my life. It was like having a " lightbulb moment " when I started using it. It replaces so many cleaning products and can save you a few hundred dollars a year. It's so much better for your health. I suffer from nasty sinus headaches from time to time. If I can gather enough strength to clean my showers with the Miracle Spray, my sinuses are cleared within minutes.
1.5 litres of water ( 1 cup of very hot water )
300mls of white vinegar - no name
60mls of dishwashing liquid - good quality
25mls of eucalyptus oil - not water soluble
3 tablespoons of Lectric soda powder
|Miracle Spray ingredients|
Mix the Lectric soda in 1 cup of very hot water to dissolve.
Add remainder of ingredients into a 2 litre bottle, fill up with tap water and shake well. Decant into spray bottles.
This can be used on kitchen benches, sinks, toilets, laundry stains, washing freshener, tiled / vinyl floors, showers and carpet stains. It also removes stickers from items. Just spray a few times and leave it for a couple of minutes then wipe the sticker off.
Please do not use on timber surfaces as it could damage the finish.
Please do not use on mirrors as the oil will leave the mirrors streaky.
I quite often make the Miracle Spray in double strength. Just double all the ingredients into a 2 litre bottle and top up with water. Label the bottles as " double strength ". Dilute it when you fill up the spray bottles.
Morning Wendy, thank you so much for this recipe I'm looking forward to trying this. I have one question though, does it work on a granite kitchen bench top? As I have in the past used my own homemade recipe; ie vinegar and water and someone told me I have to use a spray that is stone safe? Thank you Wendy, have a wonderful week and please keep the tips coming. SimoneReplyDelete
I have granite benchtops and only ever use water. If there is something that is quite stuck on, a little water left to soften, then just wipe off.
Thank you, will try this out today,ReplyDelete
Thanks for this Wendy! Will definitely be making some!ReplyDelete
It was only tonight that I was singing the praises of this little miracle. I pre-sprayed the shower then gave it a scrub, beautiful! Not that the shower is very old, so is clean. I've used it before on some grout at my old house that was filthy with a good 30 years of grub. I sprayed, let it soak and then a modest scrub brought it back white! Well, off-white anyway!
I misplaced my spare 2 ltr bottle so was halving the recipe this time, but accidently put the full amount of lectric soda in it. I found that it is extremely effective, but almost a gel consistency. It was a blessing in disguise as it kind of clings to vertical surfaces better!!!
Loving your blog, Wendy!
Thank you for your help, Simone!Delete
I bet you won't be using another shower cleaner ever again. It smells so nice too.Delete
Anonymous10 August 2014 16:50ReplyDelete
Hi Wendy. Enjoy your blog.
May I have your ingredients (as per your interview on Radio AW recently please for the cleaner of carpets, bathrooms, floors, etc.
Appreciate your advice.
Wendy! This is the BEST spray ever. I' be been using it for a few months now. On my kitchen benches, showers, clothes etc, and found it to be the most effective cleaner I've found. I have some old white damask linen table napkins, and we've started using them again, because I know I can get any stain out of them so easily with this! I also tried it on the BBQ (Melbourne Cup usually signals the planting of tomatoes - and the dreaded cleaning of the family BBQ!) We were shocked that this yucky job could be dealt with so easily. The Miracle spray cut through the grease so quickly! In fact, we decided to do messy honey soy chicken kebabs next time - because we know the clean up will be so easy. YAY!ReplyDelete
Your recipe uses eucalyptus, not water soluble, but the picture shows a bottle of eucalyptus that says water soluble. Which one should I use?ReplyDelete
I bought it by accident thinking I was getting a bargain as it was cheaper than the normal one. It still worked ok for cleaning the showers but wasn't too good at getting stickers and labels off things. It didn't smell as good.Delete
Please use the oil one.
Thanks Wendy for your prompt answer....I'm making lists and buying my supplies tomorrowDelete
Thank you Wendy! This spray is amazing! I can't believe how well it cleans. I now enjoy cleaning :)ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for this recipe, Wendy. I enjoyed mixing it up - it smells so good in the house and isn't harmful, yay!ReplyDelete
Hi Wendy, Thanks for the recipe, I mixed it up last weekend and I am loving how easy it is to use and how clean everything is becoming!! Have you or any of your readers used it to clean inside an electric oven? If so did it work wonders there as well ?ReplyDelete
I've used it on a warm oven. Just spray and leave for about 5 minutes. It does work to a certain extent but it also depends on how dirty the oven is. Bi carb and vinegar work too.Delete
NOW I have the recipe! Thanks!ReplyDelete
You are very welcome xoxoDelete
Do you think I could use this to clean the mould and dirt off my Holland blinds?
I personally haven't used it on Holland blinds. It's worth a try though. Always test it in a hidden area. I'd use a microfibre cloth first. Then try the cloth with the Miracle Spray. If really needed use a tooth brush very gently on the mold.Delete
Just found this recipe & made a batch tonight (while I can't sleep!). Am wondering if this is ok on glass? You said not to use on mirrors & I usually use same cleaners on mirrors/glass.
If not, what do you use?
I don't use it on glass as it leaves a residue. Some people use it on glass and mirrors then buff it off with a clean, dry cloth. Too much work for me.Delete
I have been using this spray for years and have always cleaned my windows and mirrors with it, best window cleaner eve. Spray and rub with newspaper, finishing with a quick polish with a dry clothDelete
Wendy, is Lectric Soda Powder similar to washing soda? Would love to make some real soon.ReplyDelete
Yes it is washing soda but in powder form. Please don't buy the crystals as they might not dissolve.Delete
Well here we go - I've finally taken the plunge and must say my le reve oils have found a new lease on life. Will let you know how it goes! Love the colour and the smell is a bit fide rent as I'm using eucalyptus and cedar wood! Let's hope that is ok......?ReplyDelete
I know some people use lavender oil but it doesn't work the same as eucalyptus oil. Great on the nose. Glad you took the plunge Michelle.Delete
Are the ingredients in the Miracle Spray safe to use in a home which has a biocycle or aerated wastewater treatment system?ReplyDelete
I'm sorry but I have no idea. Please check with the manufacturer of these systems.Delete
can i use metho instead of vinegar in the mix?ReplyDelete
I would think metho is more potent than vinegar. I've only ever used the above recipe. Metho on it's own is great for mirrors and stainless steelDelete
That sounds like a great solution for cleaning. Unfortunately I have never seen eucalyptus oil around where I live here and not Lectric soda either. I wonder if we have similar product that I could use. Thanks for the recipe Sue. Here we are in full Summer, the temps are nice and warm.ReplyDelete
Angela, Lectric soda is also called washing soda. Eucalyptus oil is usually in the medicine section of the supermarket. It is also available in hardware stores and maybe health food shops.Delete
Love your blog and going to try some of your handy tips and recipes, thank you so much for them! Was wondering how you clean your dishwasher with vinegar and bi carb? As in the step by step process and quantities. I have tried the store bought liquid dishwasher cleaners and it stinks the whole house out with artificial fragrance and makes me cough! I'm sure it's not the healthiest option for our bodies either!
Fill up the powder dispenser with bi carb and close. Swish a couple of cups of vinegar around the inside of dishwasher. Fill up rinse aid dispenser with vinegar. Turn the dishwasher on the long hot cycle.Delete
Thank you for your reply Wendy! GraceReplyDelete
Finally at long last made this spray. I was given water soluble euc oil so have made do but so far its the best cleaner ive ever used.thanks for the tips. diReplyDelete
Is the dishwashing detergent you use the concentrated type?ReplyDelete
Yes it is. Any good quality one is fine.Delete
Thank you for the recipe! I'm looking for a more gentle and frugal cleaner that would replace the harsh and expensive ones that are available at the store. Looking forward to trying this. It sounds like it is very effective.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I'm really enjoying reading back through your blog as I recently found you on the DTE Facebook page :). I'm just wondering if I can substitute the eucalyptus oil for tea tree oil? I have a really good TT oil on hand but not eucalyptus and would prefer not to buy it if I don't need to.
I haven't tried it with tea tree oil. I does have good disinfectant properties but the eucalyptus oil is great for getting rid of stickers and stains. If you use tea tree oil you might not get the same results.Delete
Thank you for the response Wendy, I bought the eucalyptus oil as I wanted to try the spray on my shower. I'm really glad I did, it worked really well. MelissaDelete
Hi Wendy, can you please tell me what you use for floor cleaner and what ratio is it to water. What ever I use on the floor it always smells like dirty water afterwards. And I've even boiled the water so it's really hot. Thanks from NatashaReplyDelete
I use three full kettles of boiling water, one really good squirt of white vinegar and one small squirt of dishwashing liquid.Delete
Sometimes when I make miracle spray I end up with what looks like the detergent and eucalyptus floating on top of the 2L bottle. Don't know what I'm doing wrong. Can you shed some light on this please.
I saw this at a client's home the other day. If you follow the recipe exactly then I'm not sure why it happens. Unless it's the detergent brand ? Just give it a good shake when filling up your spray bottles and before use.Delete
Sometimes when I make Miracle spray it seems to separate leaving a floating green raft in the top of the 2L bottle. What am I doing wrong? Julee
Hi Julee, have a look at the above reply. I hope this helps.Delete
Thankyou for your reply. That's what I do when it happens. I usually use the small bottles of detergent from Aldi. Maybe I need to go back to Morning Fresh.
I do not know the English equivalents of these measurements. Would you happen to know what they are? NannieReplyDelete
Is this solution ok for shower screens?
It certainly is.Delete
I have just made up this spray and to my dismay I bought the Eucaluptus that is water soluble. I've just re-read your recipe saying not to use this. My bottle looks like yours in the photo. Can I still use it and what will the difference be? Lynn
Yes you can still use it although it won't get stickers off items. I made the same mistake as you but still used it to clean showers and toilets.Delete
Wonderful news! an easy to make all surface cleaner that works..going to buy the ingredients tomorrow! Thank you so much xoxReplyDelete
wendy, can i substitute washing soda to baking soda?ReplyDelete
Unfortunately you can't. Washing soda softens the water which helps to clean things. Washing soda is found in the detergent aisle in the supermarket..Delete