Go Green: How to make Homemade Cleaning Products

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Healthy Living: How To Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products

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Have you ever been cleaning your bathroom and become overwhelmed by the fumes as you used some cleaning products? I have. There have been times when I prepared for the fumes by opening windows, turning on the fan, wearing heavy-duty gloves and even a donning a mask. Ladies, let's see what other cleaning options we have.

My aunt died when she was 18 months of age due to ingesting a toxic cleaning product my grandmother was using. To prevent something like this in your home, either keep the cleaner locked up or try some greener solutions. Remember, cleaners may leave a residue that can get in the body through the skin, which you may want to consider with children or pets in the house.

The solution? Commercially prepared non-toxic cleaners products are usually more expensive than their regular counterparts. So the solution is to make them yourself! I'm going to start your wheels in motion by giving you some recipes!

Green Cleaning Product Recipes

Here are homemade antibacterial cleaning products with essential oils:

Diaper Pail Deodorizer

Use a cup of baking soda. Add 1 teaspoon of your favorite essential oil and mix well. Sprinkle in the bottom of the pail before you place your liner. Change out periodically.

Mold and Mildew

Make a spray with equal parts white vinegar and water. Add drops of your favorite essential oil to leave a fresh smell!

Bathroom Air Freshener

Use a one pound box of baking soda and add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Place under or near your toilet. Refresh as needed with more essential oil drops. Change out every three months and use the old baking soda in other cleaning solutions.

Silver Cleaner

Super cheap idea: Use a non-gel toothpaste to clean (don't add essential oils).

Wood Furniture Polish

3/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup vinegar, and 20 drops lemon essential oil.

All Purpose Cleaner

2 tablespoons vinegar, 2 cups hot water, 1 tsp. washing soda, 1/4 cup liquid soap, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil, and mix in a spray bottle.

Window Cleaner

1/8 cup vinegar, 1 cup water, 10 drops lemon essential oil. Place in spray bottle.

Laundry Detergent

You can make your own laundry detergent very inexpensively. The internet is full of ideas for making your own green cleaning products. Many do not call for essential oils. I like to add essential oils for the clean smell and because I like the antibacterial disinfecting properties.

Experiment! See how you can make your home a safer place to be, help the environment by not throwing away all the empty cleaner containers, and shave dollars off your budget!

For information about all the hazards of some cleaning products, check out How Toxic Are Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

What are some of your favorite cleaning products?

Joyce Harrell, RN, OCN is a holistic nurse who provides natural solutions for health and home. Joyce utilizes the art of nursing by implementing essential oils, enzyme therapy, vision boards, wellness coaching, and nutritional therapy to help you create an environment for your body to best heal.

Joyce is a wife, mother, nana, author, holistic healer, and above all committed to her relationship with God. You can find Joyce at www.NurseCoachOnline or email her at joyce@nursecoachonline.com.

 

 

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6 Responses to “Healthy Living: How To Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products”

  1. Nice tips i must say, as professional domestic cleaning company we have to keep our clients homes clean and also making sure that they are safe from the fumes and odours of this cleaning products.

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  6. It is indeed truth that baking soda cleans every kind of dirt.

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