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DIY household cleaner recipes

Posted by allswellaromatherapy@gmail.com on July 22, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Did you know that most of our "allergies" come from over exposure to fragrances and chemicals found in our cleaners, air freshenders and laundry supplies?

Window and Stainless Steel Cleaner: 16oz

4 oz. distilled white vinegar
12 oz. distilled water
15 DROPS LEMON AND 5 DROPS LAVENDER

A Gentle cleaner: safe for eye glasses, and computer or TV screens when used with microfiber cloth. Check manufacture guidelines.



Granite, Marble and Tile Cleaner: 16oz

12 oz. water
4 oz. grain alcohol
10 TEA TREE, 15 LAVENDER
*This mixture works for mold and mildew and disinfects too!
{Tile floor: ¼ c vinegar, TBSP liq Castile, 10 lavender to bucket of hot water}




Hard Surface Cleaner: 16oz

8 oz. distilled white vinegar
8 oz. distilled water
10 Tea Tree Essential oil
*Use this aromatic and disinfecting solution for cleaning kitchen counters, cabinets, refrigerator shelves, blinds, painted wood surfaces, painted walls, molding, fan blades, and more.



Furniture Oil: 8oz

4 oz. distilled water
1 oz distilled white vinegar
4 oz unrefined cold pressed olive oil
5 drops vitamin e
15 drops lemon, 10 lavender, 5 drops peppermint essential oils

*Shake well and spray onto your rag or directly onto furniture. Buff dry immediately with clean cloth.



Dishwasher Soap: 8oz
3 oz. borax
3 oz. washing soda
1 oz. citric acid
1 oz. kosher salt
15 lemon, 5 lavender Essential oils
*Use 1 TBSP per load, not suitable with hard water.



Dry Dish Soap: 8 oz

4 oz borax
4 oz washing soda
12 drops lemon, 12 drops lavender



Laundry Soap:

8oz use warm water
4oz Castile soap grated (1/2 bar)
2 oz washing soda
2 oz borax
10 drops of bergamot and lavender Essential Oils

Use 3 TBSP per load, be sure to use warm or hot water for better results. if you have hard water you may need to add vinegar to the rinse cycle.*Add 1 Tablespoon of oxy clean to warm water loads to remove stains and brighten whites.


Reusable Disinfecting Wipes:

I've seen lots of recipes for reusable wipes using old wipe containers, however, I find the best way to keep them is in wide-mouth canning jars...I use quart jars, but I have seen 1/2 gallon jars readily available these days. You can make your own wipes by cutting up old cotton t-shirts, or microfiber cloths. I have 2 jars, one for my Hard Surface Cleaner and one for my Granite Cleaner.***


Homemade Baby Wipes

1 1/2 cups water
2 Tbsp. baby bath or shampoo (I suggest Dr. Bronner's Unscented Baby-Mild Pure Castile Soap)

1 Quart wide mouth jar, with plastic lid
12 baby washcloths or old cotton t-shirts cut to 4" squares

Mix the liquid ingredients, place in jar with cloths, wait a day and your good to go!

THIS MAKES A GREAT SHOWER GIFT!

***IF YOU DON'T WANT REUSABLE WIPES YOU CAN ALWAYS TRY PAPER TOWELS, I SUGGEST HEAVIER ONES LIKE BOUNTY BECAUSE THEY HOLD UP TO BEING WET BETTER.

 


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