Do you want to learn how to make natural cleaning products with me?
I am done with store-bought cleaning products. Even the environmentally friendly one’s. The prices are through the roof and I am constantly finding ingredients in them such as sulfates which are not friendly to the environment at all.
I’ll be honest… I’m lazy. I don’t even want to clean let alone make things to clean with. I’m a mom with a hundred balls in the air at any given moment and the last thing I need is to add to my to-do list. Are you with me?
But… The chemicals found in most cleaning products are toxic, bad for the environment, and especially bad for young children. What’s a Lazy mom like me to do?
Start slowly, brick by brick, one cleaning product at a time.
How to Make Natural Cleaning Products
I have several cleaning products to share with you beginning with an easy to make all-purpose cleaner below. Links to the next articles in this series at the bottom of this post.
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How to Make Natural Cleaning Products: All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe
- 12 ounces of distilled water
- 4 ounces of witch hazel or vodka [Yup, I said vodka]
- 15 drops of Thieves Essential Oil
- 10 drops of Citrus Fresh Essential Oil
Place all ingredients in a 16-ounce glass spray bottle and you will be ready for some serious cleaning. Do not use plastic bottles — citrus essential oils will eventually eat right through it!
I use this 16 oz Blue Glass Spray Bottle for my all purpose cleaner. Clear and amber bottles are also available if you prefer. I use all three colors for different cleaning solutions so I know which is which. My all-purpose cleaner is blue, but you are welcome to use whichever color you like.
The bonus of using a glass bottle is that I don’t mind it sitting on my kitchen counter ready to use. It looks nice as opposed to an ugly plastic bottle with a logo on it. Having it on the counter makes my husband more likely to use it — double bonus!
I attempted to make my own cleaning products in the past but they bombed miserably. I couldn’t stand they way they smelled. I hated smelling them when I was cleaning, and I didn’t like the smell they left behind. When I clean I want to feel rewarded by a home that both looks and smells fresh and clean. Don’t you?
Essential Oils have been the ticket to my lazy mom success. They are cleaning agents that also make everything smell wonderful–naturally. Triple win! I love making natural cleaning products now that I have found Essential Oils! For more information click here.
How to Make Natural Cleaning Products Recipes
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