Spring is here! Warmer weather is coming so I always like to get my spring cleaning done early so I can enjoy being outside and not inside cleaning. If you have kids at home maybe you can even get them to help out too! Whats great about these cleaning recipes is that they are plant based but super effective so they are safe for the kids to handle.
So you might ask why should I make my own cleaners? Most cleaners on the market are filled with toxic chemicals & synthetic fragrance. These scents are harmful to the respiratory system when inhaled. So that "clean" house smell can actually be very harmful to you and your family. These DIY cleaners are safe, non toxic and very effective.
Deep Cleaning Scrub Recipe
1/2 cup baking soda
1 TBSP unscented liquid Castile soap (I like Dr. Bonner's)
2 TBSP Thieves Household Cleaner
4 drops Purification essential oil
4 drops Lemon essential oil
Air tight glass jar
Add ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir well. It will have the consistency of frosting. Use to clean sinks, get soap scum off showers and bath tubs, clean grout, great for stainless steel cookware too!
Click here to watch a video of my daughter and I making it :)
DIY Wood Polish
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white vinegar
15 drops Lemon essential oil
8 oz. or larger spray bottle
Add all ingredients to the spray bottle and shake well to mix.
Use on wood furniture to give it a beautiful shine.
*Tip make you kitchen cabinets shine. Use a little of the deep cleaning scrub to remove any grime on cabinets then polish them to a shine with the wood polish. My kitchen cabinets have seen better days but I am always amazed how great they look after a good polish with this recipe.
Next time you clean and wash your vacuum filters add a few drops of Thieves or Purification essential oil to the filter. When you vacuum next time you will have an aromatherapy experience all while cleaning the air in your home.
Is your carpet stinky? Before you vacuum add 10-15 drops of Purification essential oil to 1 cup of baking soda. Mix and shake over carpets. Let sit for an hour and vacuum it up and smells will be gone.
DIY Glass and Window Cleaner
3 cups distilled water
1 tsp white vinegar
10- 15 drops Lemon essential oil
1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
24 oz. or larger spray bottle
Add all ingredients to a spray bottle (I get those really big ones from the $ store). Shake well to mix and use to clean windows & mirrors. I Like to use a microfiber cloth so I can really get the windows shiny. Works great on the outside of the windows too.
Mold & Mildew Cleaner
3/4 cup white vinegar
2-1/4 TSP Thieves Household Cleaner
15 drops Tea Tree essential oil
8 oz. spray bottle
Add all ingredients to a spray bottle and shake well. This works amazing on the walls in my bathroom. From time to time we get mold on the walls and ceiling above the shower and this takes care of it very well.
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Want to learn more about Thieves!
Learn why Thieves products are a safe option to those toxic cleaners and household products. These plant based alternatives are non-toxic and safe for you and your family and still have the power to get things clean!
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If you are looking for more DIY cleaning recipes please contact me and I can share so many more with you!