3 Super Cheap and Effective DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Products For Your Home
A few years ago, I participated in a low-tox living program, where I learned a lot about the harsh reality of chemicals and toxins we absorb/consume/are subjected to in our lives. There is no hiding from the fact that many products (and foods) we use nowadays contain ingredients that are questionable, or that we know little about – many we can’t even pronounce, let alone know what they can do to us! Carcinogenics, endocrine disrupters and irritants are all very common amongst many every day household products, but there are some effective ways to reduce our exposure
to them, in a really easy and affordable way!
I recommend looking at your generic cleaning products you use in your home, and start making the switch to better alternatives as they run out. You may be surprised how easy it is to make your own! In addition to affordability, simplicity and effectiveness were important prerequisites I had when I started looking for alternative cleaning products for our home. I soon discovered dozens of DIY ‘recipes’ and concoctions and quickly set to trying them out! After much trial and error, I now keep a few very simple ‘ingredients’ on hand at all times, that I can use to create multiple DIY products! My top (not so) magical ingredients are:
Essential Oils (I use lemon the most!)
Check out some super simple DIY ‘recipes’ to try out below. All you need are the basics above and a few containers to hold them. If you give them a try we would love to hear how you go!
1. Multipurpose spray
To a spray bottle add 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 1/2 cups water and 1 tsp Castile soap. You can use this spray on benches, walls, toys, etc. It is great!
2. Toilet cleaner:
To a squeeze bottle add 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup Castile soap, 1/2 cup vinegar and 15-30 drops of essential oils. Use like any other toilet cleaner.
3. Oven cleaner:
To a jar add 1/3 cup vinegar, 1/3 cup baking soda and 1 tsp Castile soap to form a paste. Apply liberally and leave for min 6 hours before wiping clean.