natural cleaning our home

when we were blessed with our sweet hayden, it became clear to us, that we should rid our home of chemicals and toxins to our best ability [it’s all about balance, right?! balancing out the bowl of lucky charms i will eat, with the natural cleaner. you get the picture].  to do and to use things more naturally. having him really opened up our eyes to the idea of it all. i wanted to do better for him, be better for him. this is when the idea of essential oils really came into play for us.  we use our oils endless amounts of ways [immune system support, beauty products, a calming baby lotion, brighten our moods, and even to spice up our food to name a few] but one of our favorite ways to use them in our home, is to create natural cleaning products. not only are homemade cleaners cheaper in the long run, they’re safer [no yucky chemicals or toxins here] to use and just as effective. a win win, if you ask me!

today i found myself whipping up some new cleaning solutions and a yummy air freshener while the boys were napping.  bonus? it took all but ten minutes. i’ve  definitely found different recipes along the way, and i am usually switching it up, but these are my current favorites. i hope you find them useful! happy cleaning! xo

all purpose spray:

  • 1 1/2cups distilled water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 30 drops essential oil – i like 15 lemon + 15 lavender

disinfecting spray:

  • 1 1/2 cups distilled water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 30 drops essential oil – i like on guard

freshening spray:

  • 1 3/4 cups distilled water
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • 30 drops essential oil – i like 10 drops lavender + 10 drops lemon + 10 drops rosemary or 8 drops lemon + 8 drops lime + 8 drops grapefruit + 8 drops wild orange or 30 drops purify

mix all ingredients together, and store in an amber spray bottle. these recipes work for 16 oz bottles.

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