Our modern world is full of daily environmental pollutants. We can control much of these by choosing to eat "clean" food and water, free from pesticides and harmful substances. We can also use healthy products on our body and I appreciate the Environmental Working Group for making this task and others easy to determine what's considered safe or unsafe. Yes, we can purchase "clean" products, but did you know that we can easily create "homemade" cleaning products that bring a sparkle to your home and smell good too? It also provides a little fun for kids and adults. Curious? Here are a few of my favorite recipes I use in my home.
“Homemade” Healthy Cleaning Products
In a container, add a tablespoon of Castile soap and ½ cup of distilled white vinegar. Allow this solution to sit for 15 minutes. Then, pour in ½ cup of baking soda and watch the reaction begin. It’s like a science experiment. When all the fizzing ceases, scrub the toilet with a toilet brush and you’re done. This is so fun for kids (and adults)!
Bathtub and Shower Cleaner
Combine salt, lemon juice and baking soda and mix until you have a paste. Apply this to stains in tub or shower. You can let this sit for hours and then come back and scrub and rinse.
Natural Soft Scrub
In a container, add a ½ cup of baking soda with a tablespoon of Castile soap. Mix together. To make it smell extra good and put you in good mood to clean, add a few drops of Lemon essential oil (or whatever essential oil that makes you happy; Note: Tea Tree Oil is a natural anti-bacterial). Scrub your sink, tub or whatever needs cleaning. Rinse when done.
As with any essential oil use, please know about the safety and quality prior to utilizing. Visit this link to learn more.