As we learn more and more about toxins, organic products vs. non-organic, and how the harsh chemicals in our daily cleaning products can harm your family and your pets I decided to look up somerecipes for some alternative natural home cleaning products. I have discovered that the switch to natural cleaning products can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life in our home environment while creating a healthy and pleasant home cleaning experience. Many products you buy have very harsh chemicals in them also the companies that make these products have "trade secrets" which allows them to not list all of the ingredients used in commercial cleaning products. These products may be affecting your health and the health of your family! Here are a few Natural Recipes I found for make-your-own cleaning products.
Alice's Wonder Spray All-Purpose Household Cleaner
Ingredients: Liquid Castile soap, white distilled vinegar, borax, purified water, and an essential oil for fragrance.
What Else You'll Need: A clean 16-oz. trigger spray bottle.
How to Make Your Own:
Mix 2 tbsp. of vinegar with 1 tsp. borax .
Fill the rest of the bottle with very hot water.
Shake until the borax is dissolved.
Add the 1/4 cup of liquid soap or.
To scent, add 10 to 15 drops of an essential oil.
I like to use a combination of lavender and lemon. Because minerals in the water inhibit cleaning, it's best to use purified or distilled water especially for this recipe. It's important to dissolve the borax in hot water so that it doesn't clog the spray nozzle. And don't mix the soap and vinegar directly together, because the soap will clump up. Please follow the order of the recipe by mixing the vinegar, borax, and water first and adding the soap last.
How to Use:
Spray and Wipe. Use Alice's Wonder Spray as you would any other all-purpose household cleaner.
Make Your Own Natural Healthy Dishwashing liquids:
1/4 cup soap flakes
2 cups hot water
1/4 cup glycerin
1/2 teaspoon lemon essential oil
1) In bowl combine soap flakes and water and stir until the soap is dissolved. Cool to luke warm.
2) Stir in the glycerin and the essential oil, leave to cool. As it cools it will form a loose gel. Stir with a fork and break up the gel and then pour into a narrow-necked bottle. An old shampoo bottle makes an excellent container.
3) To use, squirt 3 teaspoonfuls into hot running water.
Liquid castile soap
10 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops rosemary essential oil
4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
1) Fill a clean 22-ounce plastic squirt bottle with castile soap (diluted according to directions if using concentrate).
2) Add the essential oils.
3) To use, squirt 3 teaspoonfuls into hot running water
Make Your Own Natural Healthy Disinfectant Spray:
2 Cups Water
1/4 Cup White Vinegar
1/4 tsp. Tea Tree Oil
1/4 tsp. Lavender Oil
Combine and store in a spray bottle. Shake occasionally. Use where ever a disinfectant spray is needed.
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