Using green cleaners is the way to go these days. They are safe and they are good for the environment. While you can purchase many green cleaning supplies as they are readily available, you can also save a little cash and do it yourself.
Here are a few do it yourself recipes for healthier cleaning supplies. These recipes are courtesy of Susie Schiering my doTerra essential oils representative (her website) and Miriam Bogard my friend and owner of MB Organizers.
For all the oils listed, I recommend using doTerra essential oils, however if you have another favorite brand then that will work just fine.
Window and Glass Cleaner
- 1 and 1/2 C of White Vinegar
- 1/2 C of Water
- 8 Drops of any citrus oil.
Note: All citrus oil solutions need to be in an aluminum or glass container as citrus oils break down plastics
- 1 Tsp of Borax with
- 2 Cup Very Hot Water
- 2 TBLSP of White vinegar
- 1/2 Any dish soap
- 5-6 drops of essential oils-grapefruit, citrus,lemon,or lavender
Mix all together in the order listed and you are done.
Homemade Soft Scrub
- 1 C Baking Soda
- Liquid Dish Soap
- 10 Drops of Melaleuca Essential Oil
- 1 Tsp Glycerin
Pour Baking soda in bowl and add liquid dish soap till consistancy of frosting. Add Melaleuca Oil and Glycerin and stir till even. Place mixture in tight sealing container.