Since there are so many things we can’t easily control in the environment, I try to cease any opportunity to limit exposure to harmful chemicals. I’ve been purchasing safer cleaning products for a long time and use a variety of DIY options. This season I am kicking it up a notch and making a collection of my own cleaning products that I will share with you, dear reader.
First gather up the following items:
- spray bottles
- mason jar with holes in cap
- white vinegar
- baking soda
- isopropyl alcohol
- essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus…)
- citrus fruit
- castille soap (ex. Dr. Bronner’s)
This works great on tile, showers, and glass.
All Purpose Spray
This mix is effective but gentle to use on almost any surface – stone, furniture, floors…
Mix these 2 into a mason jar shaker as a scrub for bathrooms and sinks. Let sit for 10 minutes and then scrub away. Also works great as a carpet freshener. Let sit for an hour and then vacuum.
Disinfectant Spray (safe for granite)
This mixture is a great follow-up to the All-Purpose Spray. Spray and let sit for 3 minutes then wipe.