Most of the home-cleaning products that large hardware store are truly massive chemical cocktails.
When you look at the ingredients, you would never think about the recipe so you could make it yourself!
Non-toxic non-toxic home cleaning products.
Most home cleaning products are filled with harmful chemicals and if anyone can tell what turns out to be a collection of chemicals in the click or “Summer Rain” or “Berry Breeze”, do let me know!
2.0. Five DIY Non-Toxic Homemade Cleaning Recipes
A healthy lifestyle is more than a diet and exercise. We can fill ourselves with clean water, organic products, non-GMO products and high quality super foods, but if we are kneading our houses with toxins and washing our clothes with chemical products, we are doing a really bad service.
2.1. DIY All-Purpose Cleaner
I have been emptying cabinets, reorganizing and eliminating the mess, leaving aside the old to make way for the new.
Making a homemade, all-natural, all-purpose cleaner is really very simple. All that is needed is some good white vinegar.
You can make it organic using organic ingredients. This concept goes back to our great-grandparents, who used simple vinegar to clean and disinfect their kitchens and homes.
Increasingly, I find myself going back to those simple old-fashioned techniques … they are often a great improvement on “modern” methods!
Once you start using this household cleaner instead of chemicals, you will start to realize how unnecessarily powerful the rest is.
I cannot manage the smell of chemical cleaners anymore. It smells fresh, clean and is just as effective.
Our great grandparents knew what they were doing. I hope you enjoy it as much as me!
Make your own organic liquid cleanser with citrus infusion for the kitchen, windows and more! Economic, natural and effective. Chemical cleaning products ditch forever!
2.1.1. The Ingredients
• Lemon, limes, grapefruit and/or orange peels (use organic for an organic cleaner)
• Use of organic white vinegar for an organic cleaner.
• Canning jars with conical lids, or any airtight container are recommended.
• Spray bottle (buy bottles here)
• Distilled water
2.1.2. Recipe Notes
Use it for clean countertops, glass windows or anywhere you need a natural all-purpose cleaner. Keep in mind that this cleaner does not work on marble or stone surfaces, as well as on certain granite countertops … the acid content can cause etching.
It works like an amulet for glass windows, showers, mirrors and many other home surfaces!
1. Before peeling the citrus fruits, make sure you have cleaned them with warm soapy water and removed the stickers. You can use any variety or combination of citrus fruits that you like. I prefer to do the exfoliation by hand to eliminate the possibility of any fruit entering its base of cleaner: sugar = mold.
2. Fill a clean canister, or an airtight container, with the peels and pack as tight as possible. Jars with a conical opening work best, so you can place a larger shell on top to prevent smaller pieces from floating on the vinegar, which, in my experience, can lead to mold.
3. Once the bottle is full, fill it with vinegar until all the shells are completely submerged.
4. Screw the member tightly and store the jar in a cool, dark place for two weeks. I like to check it every few days to make sure that the shells are still submerged and that no mold has grown on any exposed piece.
5. After two weeks your cleaner base is ready. Pour the mixture through a mesh strainer into a container or other bottle. Discard the shells
6. The base can be stored in a tightly closed jar or in an airtight container until ready to use. When you are ready to make the cleaner, combine it with distilled water in a 1: 1 ratio and, using a funnel, pour it into a spray bottle.
2.2. All Natural: Homemade Toilet Cleaner
Make cleaning your bathroom easier with the help of a toilet cleaner that really works. And this toilet cleaner leaves your toilet nice and fresh and costs almost nothing.
The vinegar and baking soda mix to create a serious bubbling action, which does all the dirty work for you. With no aggressive chemicals, this eco-friendly, natural toilet cleaner will keep your bathroom sparkling.
2.2.1. The Ingredients
• 1/2 cup or baking soda
• 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
• 10 drops of essential oil (optional)
• 1/4 cup or hydrogen peroxide
• 1 cup of hot water
• 1/4 cup or vinegar
• Large mixing bowl
• Measuring cups
• Squeeze bottle
1. Measure and add the baking soda to a large bowl along with castilla liquid soap, which you can find at your local health food store.
2. If you want to personalize the aroma of your toilet, add several drops of essential oil. Eucalyptus, lemon, orange or rosemary give this cleaner a lovely aroma and are also antibacterial. Measure and add the hydrogen peroxide to the mixture, which is a natural bleach.
3. Now measure and slowly add the hot water, beating until things are incorporated. Get ready for the action and add the vinegar. Stir things until the foam stops.
4. Use a tunnel to clean the toilet bowl for a bottle with a snap member, and you’re ready to board that bathroom!
5. Squeeze the cleaner under the rim of your toilet and let it do its work for five to 10 minutes. Quick scrub with a toilet brush, then rinse.
2.3. DIY Homemade spray freshener
This is a simple and versatile spray that you can use to eliminate odors from any area, not just the bathrooms.
It can be used in the kitchen to cook smells, laundries for dirty clothes, mud rooms where smelly shoes are hidden or even in the rooms.
I use it in my front closet that seems to have a “click” that probably comes from age.
2.3.1. Ingredients and Supplies
• distilled water
• Alcohol – use vodka 80-100 test
• 15-20 drops of essential oil: see suggestions below
• Dark glass bottle of 2 to 3 ounces with finger tip (find dark bottles here)
1. Fill the bottle with filled water. Tap water may contain minerals that could stain surfaces and could have organisms that could cause the decomposition of mold and bacteria.
2. Add about a tablespoon or alcohol. This will help break down essential oils. (Note: You can use more alcohol in your mixture to help the spray aroma lasts a little longer.)
3. Add 15-20 drops of essential oils and shake well. This can be used as a spray or surface spray. Be sure to clean the surface after spraying.
2.4. Natural homemade hand cleaner with essential oils
Before I made my own purifier, I don’t use it because the unnatural ones are full of alcohol, which is very effective against germs, but it makes my hands, which are already prone to eczema, break and hurt.
If I experience this by using them, I do not want to put it in the hands of family. There are some natural disinfectants in the market, but I think that my own things are much cheaper and I know exactly what it contains.
In my first days of using essential oils, I stored them in used plastic bottles. I learned very quickly that it just does not work, the bottles completely collapsed and became unusable because the OE caused the plastic to disintegrate.
So, now I buy these precious mason jar bottles from Amazon.
2.4.1. The Ingredients
• A little less than 4 oz. (1/2 cup)
Witch Hazel (Alcohol free with Aloe Vera) (where to buy)
• 44 Drops of any combination of potent essential oils. There are many different oils that work well, but here are the ones that I have used and recommended
• Tea tree oil (the tea tree alone is not a pleasant aroma, in my opinion, it would soften it with lavender or bergamot).
(Tip: make sure the oils are safe to apply to the skin, such as cloves, cinnamon and ylang ylang).
• Put the essential oils first, then add the hazel witch to the top.
• Mix all the ingredients in a spray glass bottle (where to buy) and shake
• Spray on the hands and rub.
• Shake before each use.
As a mother, I have to be 100% all day. My family and I cannot afford to be sick. So we use this hand sanitizer always.
2.5. DIY Carpet Powder (freshens, cleans, deodorizes, and disinfects!)
Do you remember that you spent four hours washing the carpet in the living room? …
Well, let me tell you, you’re lucky. Thick, stinky carpets are not fun but cleaning them with toxic chemicals is not fun either.
With this DIY carpet, you can put that carpet back in perfect condition.
When I moved to my beach house, I cleaned the carpets with a vacuum cleaner, but they still smelled like steel smoke.
Baking soda is a magician to absorb unwanted odors, so I created a carpet of powder to refresh and remove the last lingering odors from the carpet.
I can think of this recipe to freshen, clean, deodorize and disinfect unpleasant carpets (or even a little unpleasant).
Sodium bicarbonate not only absorbs odors, it also helps to remove dirt from carpet fibers.
And, of course, I had to include some herbs to the mixture. I add organic lavender powder due to its fresh aroma and antibacterial properties.
The word Lavender literally means “wash” in Latin, so, of course, I had to include it in a carpet cleaning powder.
I move my own lavender in a coffee grinder, but you can also buy organic lavender powder to make things easier.
The lemon peel is the next addition to the mix. This citrus fruit has disinfectant, antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
It also works as a degreaser. I love the fresh and invigorating smell of lemon and, naturally, it works well with cleaning products.
I also added grapefruit peel, for its naturally purifying and antiseptic properties. You can dry the grapefruit peels as you eat them and then grind them in a coffee grinder, or take ground powder or organic ground grapefruit.
2.5.1. The ingredients
• 2 cups or baking soda
• 1 tablespoon of lavender flowers (organic lavender flowers) or 1 ½ teaspoon organic lavender powder
• 1 tablespoon of lemon peel (buy organic lemon peel or save your own) or 2 cps organic organic lemon zest
• 1 tablespoon of grapefruit peel or 2 tablespoons of organic grapefruit peel powder
• 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil (organic grapefruit essential oil)
• 10 drops of lemon essential oil
1. If you are using herbs, combine them with a few tablespoons of baking soda and essential oils and process in the coffee grinder until well ground. Leave the member of the grinder for a few minutes so that the powder settles before removing it. Trust me, the dust of the mind of the snorting fruit will burn! A mask is also a good idea here.
2. If your herbs are already powdered, then put about ¼ cup of herbs in the coffee grinder with the essential oils and give a few pulses to combine. You can also drip the oils in ¼ cup of baking soda and crush them with a fork if you do not have a coffee grinder.
3. In a large bowl, mix the rest of the baking soda and ground herbs until well blended. Store your creation in a glass jar.
4. To use, sprinkle generously on the DRY carpet and leave it overnight. I use a container of reused Parmesan cheese for easy and even spraying. Do not use baking soda on wet backs or you will have a hard stone paste that will not suck. You can also use your hands to move the powder into the fibers of the carpet. Aspirate the powder after 12-48 hours. You will have to leave it for longer for the most stinky carpets.
2.6. DIY Grease-Fighting Lavender Homemade Dish Soap
I never thought I could do that with fat like one bought in the store. Well, that has changed! I think I finally found the solution and I’ll say goodbye to blue soap and grease residues forever.
When you prepare a homemade dish, which is incredibly easy, you can control what it contains. Which is fun! No toxic chemicals or artificial colors.
Below is a completely natural homemade soap that fights hard.
2.6.1. The ingredients
• 2 cups or water
• 1/4 cup of all natural soap flakes or grated soap
• 1/4 cup of castile soap
• 2 teaspoons or super wash soda
• 1 teaspoon or vegetable glycerin without GMO
• 30-40 drops of lavender essential oil.
1. Put the water to boil in a saucepan.
2. Add the soap flakes and stir to dissolve.
3. Add castile soap, wash soda, glycerin and essential oil.
4. Stir well, making sure everything is dissolved.
5. Pour carefully into a bottle with a spout or pump.
6. It needs to be fixed for about 24 hours.
Note: if it is too thick, add a little more water. There are different factors that can affect the thickness of the soap: the water it uses (if it is filtered), the brand of soap flakes or grated soap, etc. If you want a thicker soap, pour the soap back into the pan and heat it. Add a little more washing soda.
2.7. Recommended Essential oils
Many essential oils help eliminate odors and refresh the air. Here are some of my favorites that will do an excellent job:
• Tea tree essential oil (use carefully around cats, as it can be dangerous for them)
For your Poo-Spray you can use single oil or a mixture of oils, such as rosemary and mint. Use any scent you like. Essential oils are volatile and tend to evaporate quickly, so you may need to spray the area more than once.
You can add aromatic oils if you prefer the aroma. The stronger the essential oil, the longer it will last.
2.8. Materials Used
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