Switching out your cleaning supplies can at first seem daunting. I am finding that it is one of the easiest and least expensive steps in detoxing our home. I decided to take it one small step at a time, replacing cleaning supplies as we use up the items we previously had. This significantly cut down the "initial investment" we would have faced had we replaced everything all at once.
Simple DIY cleaning solutions are more effective and longer lasting than most store-bought solutions. Can we throw up all the praise hands for less trips to the store, walking in for one thing and out with an entire buggy full of items we don't need?! I'm looking at you Target. I love this all purpose cleaner for just about everything! It is super easy to make, and inexpensive to refill!
DIY All Purpose Cleaner
- 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
- 5 drops Thieves essential oil
- 5 drops lemon essential oil or the juice of 3-4 lemons
- 5 drops rosemary essential oil
- 1 cup distilled water
Money Saving Tip: Buy bulk when possible. Also, I love all the pretty things from Grove Collaborative. If you click here, you will save $10 on your first order. If you aren't a big DIY'er, you can purchase their products knowing they offer the best natural products for your home.
Common cleaning ingredients will include: essential oils (I love essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs, and Thieves from Young Living), white vinegar, baking soda, castille soap and these cute reusable glass amber spray bottles, or the glass spray bottle pictured from Grove Collaborative.
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