Making your own surface cleaner is just about the easiest way to introduce more natural products in your home. It's simple and very cost effective, two of my favorite things. I'm sure many of you might already be making your own little cleaning mixtures out there, but for those who aren't I promise it's so much easier than you think!
Fill an empty spray bottle 2/3 full with water, 1/3 distilled white vinegar. Add 10 drops (or really as many as you want) of any essential oil. Want your place to smell like an orange? lavendar? eucalyptus? Whatever floats your particular boat, do it. (I'm not a big fan of the vinegary-clean smell, so I typically hit the essential oil pretty hard and make sure to use a strong scent to mask the vinegar. Personally, I rock it seasonally. I love coming home to a house that smells like peppermint in the Winter or lavendar in the Spring.)
But yeah, it's that simple.
To compliment your awesome new diy cleaner if you're feeling adventurous and high on the simplicity of it all (or possibly the essential oils) you can also trade out your paper towels for rags. Three years ago I couldn't have imagined getting by without paper towels, but now I don't remember why I ever bought them in the first place. Again simple and cost effective (very, very cost effective) so you can't beat that.