Are you as conflicted as I am about cleaning products? As a cancer survivor, I wonder and worry about all of the harmful chemicals. As a germ-a-phobe, there is a certain comfort in knowing that my dearly beloved chemicals are cleaning my home. Today, the worlds biggest skeptic will share with you a homemade, all-natural, non-toxic all purpose cleaner. That works. And is cheaper than the store bought alternative.
I’m taking baby steps to take back my environment. It started with focusing on my nutrition protocol, including going gluten free. The next step is to make some changes with our cleaning products, and the first victim is the traditional all purpose household cleaner.
Let me tell you – I am a hard core skeptic. There is a huge amount of comfort knowing that all of these chemicals being sprayed out of a bottle are going to kill the bacteria on the counter I’m preparing food or the table where my family is eating. What’s all of this sassafras nonsense about all-natural and organic cleaning? Does it really kill germs? How hard it is to make these new fangled cleaning products and do I need to buy weird ingredients? The answer – IT’S EASY!
Equal Part Vinegar and Distilled or Filtered Water
15-30 drops Essential Oil
(NOTE: I no longer use baking soda in this mix).
- Measure the volume of your container.
- Minus one unit, and divide the liquid ingredients in half. So if the container is 16 ounces, then you will need seven ounces of water and seven ounces of vinegar.
- Or – you can just eyeball it – half water, half vinegar, and leave a little space at the top. Much easier, and no math needed!
- Using a funnel, combine the liquid ingredients into the container.
- After a couple minutes, add drops of your favorite Essential Oil until it achieves your desired scent and minimizes the vinegar smell.
- Shake slightly each time before using.
If you want to get super fancy, add a chalkboard label. Or you can cut out a pretty picture and add it onto the container with Mod Podge.
Cut out a picture, and then use an X-ACTO knife to cut to size. Apply with Mod Podge to adhere to the container, and then a layer of Mod Podge on the outside. Let it dry, and add a second layer of Mod Podge (I wanted to add an extra layer since it will encounter liquids).
Like I said, give it a little shake and clean like normal. Our grandmothers used vinegar and it’s making a huge comeback.
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