Why Use Natural Cleaning Methods?
First of all, it literally takes a minute to whip together, it works fantastic, and it saves you a ton of money!!
Conventional, store-bought solutions are some of the most toxic cleaning products available. They contain harsh solvents, detergents, chemicals like parabens and sulfates, as well as a host of artificial scents and colors.
We have been using simple, DIY products in our homes for years. Plus, all of these products work perfectly in a Dollar Store spray bottle. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. CLOTHES STAINS
This little concoction is so easy to whip up. I put this right next to my washing machine for easy stain removal.
Two parts of hydrogen peroxide. to one part BLUE Dawn dish soap. Make as little or as much as you would like. Simply apply the concoction to the stained area, rub it around a little bit and let it sit for a few minutes before throwing it into the washer. If the stain is really nasty, you can always pull out the "old toothbrush" scrubber and scrub at the stain a bit too. Then just wash as normal.
2. TUB CLEANER
Equal parts of BLUE (has to be blue) Dawn dish soap, white vinegar, and a few drops of orange essential oil. Gently Mix into a spray bottle.
Spray tubs and sink down. let this sit for 10 minutes or so, and "whalla", a sparkling clean bathroom. This tub cleaning spray is especially great on hard water stains and soap scum. Just make sure you splurge and buy the REAL blue Dawn dish soap, it's the one that works the best!
3. DUSTING SPRAY
1 3/4 cups of water, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2 tsp. of olive oil, and a few drops of lemon or orange essential oils. (No need to give instructions on how to dust.....well, hopefully!)
4. Natural Air Freshener
3/4 cup of water and 2 TBS. of rubbing alcohol. Then, for a fresh, clean smell, use 5 drops of the following essential oils: orange, lemon, lime, and grapefruit.
5. All Purpose Cleaner
In a large spray bottle combine and gently shake, 1 cup white vinegar, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 cup of water, and a few drops of essential oils of your choice. (I like orange & lemon for a cleaning spray.)
Great for cleaning off your kitchen counters, stove, and the (constant) crumbs on the floor.
You'll love the way your home looks and the natural way you clean it! When you try these cleaners, let us know how they work for you! Do you have your own homemade cleaning recipes? Share them with us below, we'd love to try them!
Can the essential oils be used in a diffuser? Thanks, Kimberly!