Let’s talk dirt. When you clean your home, you want to feel like you’ve really cleaned it. You might walk down your grocery store aisle and be faced with bottles of harsh chemicals that will leave your floors, counters and surfaces filled with toxins.
Fear not! We have some great eco-friendly recipes so you can clean with care :)
When you make the product, you get to control the ingredients. Often times companies will label cleaners as “organic,” but still contain those nasty chemicals that are hazardous to your health, especially if you have skin sensitivities!
Many cleaning products contain VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) which pollute your home’s air quality. This not only makes your indoor air toxic, but it also pollutes the earth with smog. By using all natural ingredients, your home will be safer for yourself, your family and your pets.
THE ESSENTIALSMany of the ingredients you’ll need you might be able to find in your own kitchen pantry!
Here are the core ingredients you will need:
Baking Soda will fight grease and remove rust and mineral buildup due to its low alkali levels.
White Vinegar is high in acidity and when mixed with baking soda will create a powerful and natural cleaning agent that will be tough on even the grimiest surfaces.
Essential oils have antibacterial qualities that will keep your home fresh and keep you relaxed. Some of the more popular essential oils are lemon (brightens mood), lavender (stress relieving), peppermint (boosts energy) and eucalyptus (enhances concentration)!
THE CLEAN STUFF
This recipe is the perfect multi-purpose cleaner that will leave your surfaces sparkling! No need for 80 different toxic scrubs, sprays and detergents taking up your cabinet space.
Here’s what you need:
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 cup water
24-30 drops of essential oil
1/4 cp baking soda
NOTE: Make sure you add enough water to your cleaning mix to avoid milky marks.
Pour each ingredient in a glass spray bottle so you avoid using plastic and shake well. We up-cycled a Kombucha bottle and used an old pump. Spray cleaner on any dirty surface and wipe with an organic cotton cloth.
For stubborn grit and buildup, spray solution after sprinkling a VERY small amount of baking soda on the dirty surface and scrub with natural fiber brush.
This natural solution will disinfect and deodorize any area of your home without compromising the your health or the health of the earth!