Cleaning is essential to maintaining optimal living. None of us want to live in a maggot or cockroach-infested house. The method we employ to get there might be different. Some people procrastinate their cleaning to perhaps once a month and have no problem having dirty dishes or old food caked onto their countertops. Others clean daily like the inner OCD-child that lives deep within them.
DIY, Easy Non-Toxic EO Household Cleaner
Either way, we need to clean. Big Business knows we need to clean so they offer us a myriad of products to accomplish the task. Through their advertising lackeys they convince us that no task can be accomplished without the use of their product.
But what are the drawbacks of 409, Lysol, Fabuloso and alike? Two large ones. 1. They are expensive and as you continue to buy them you are spending hundreds on these cleaners. 2. They are toxic. Many of them contain hormone disruptors and carcinogenic chemicals. The labeling is often done to dissemble or obfuscate this fact by labeling the products as “Non-Toxic” or “All-Natural.” Read the labels and research the active ingredients yourself.
No reason exists as to why you even need to bother with this seeming health and monetary fiasco. Just make your own DIY cleaner. Vinegar is a time-tested weapon for disinfection. It destroys close to 95% of all pathogens.
The choice of essential oil is up-to-you. I’ll cover some of the popular ones. In Kate’s podcast on Lemon Oil, she mentions the efficacy and popularity of it for cleaning. Also lemon is great for cutting through grease cakes.
Lavender is a great antifungal and over antimicrobial. Not to mention it smells great. A great ancillary benefit of lavender is that is soothes anxiety. Listen to Kate’s Apothecary episode on lavender to learn more.
Tea Tree is renown for its antiseptic features, both in the house and on the skin (mix it in with a carrier agent, like coconut oil, if applying topically). Use it in the bathroom sink and bath tubs.
Really, water, vinegar, and an oil is all you need in a great cleaner. (Add soap or baking soda to maximize its strength.) Mix up the oils weekly to get a sense of the various aromas and effectiveness of each.
Use this DIY, Easy Non-Toxic EO Household Cleaner. Discard those toxic cleaners and never use them again.
Mix equal parts. Applicable on wood, plastic, ceramic and all surfaces. Clean with damp microfiber cloth or paper towel.
The Destroyer of Dirt & Debris DIY Household Cleaner Recipe Print This
Mix equal parts.
Applicable on wood, plastic, ceramic and all surfaces.
Clean with damp microfiber cloth or paper towel.