Posts tagged #Household Cleaning

DIY Natural Cleaners

DIY Natural Cleaners

•    1.5 cups water
•    1 cup white vinegar
•    1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
•    1 teaspoon natural liquid dish soap (not castile soap)
•    15 drops lime essential oil
•    15 drops melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil
Combine in a quart-sized spray bottle. Spray daily on shower door and walls after use (this is a preventative spray, designed to help prevent build-up)

•    Lemon essential oil
•    1-2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil or almond oil (optional)
Mix together, then apply directly to sticker residue, random goo, gum, crayon marks, etc. (Test in an inconspicuous place first, if needed) Rub in with your fingers, then wipe away with a clean rag. Repeat as needed.

•    3/4 cup water (I use tap water, but distilled is fine too)
•    2 tablespoons vodka, rubbing alcohol, or real vanilla extract
•    10 drops lavender essential oil
•    5 drops chamomile essential oil
Combine in a 8 oz spray bottle, shake to combine. Spray throughout the house to eliminate odors or stale smells.

Posted on April 4, 2017 and filed under You asked us.

Spring Cleaning products

With Spring officially here, it's time to put a little elbow grease into your cleaning routine. Maybe this is when you clean window frames or base boards but if you're looking to use more natural cleaning products or to make your own, look no further!

We carry Many natural cleaning products from Nature Clean as well as other Ecover, Seventh Generation and more. Most are unscented which is great for those with sensitive skin. 

If you're thinking of making your own products we carry lots of ingredients from natural bleach (hydrogen peroxide) to apple cider vinegar to borax and many essential oils. We also have bottles and containers for your creations! Come in and check us out today and look up recipes for DIY cleaning products in our scrapbook section or by searching.

Posted on April 4, 2017 and filed under Feature of the month.

DIY Disinfectant Spray

Want to make your own natural disinfectant spray at home? Here are a few great recipes using thyme oil, which is an excellent germ killer! 

10 drops of lemon essential oil
10 thyme essential oil
1 oz vodka
3 oz distilled water
Allow this blend to mellow for an hour and always shake before using. 

3 cups of hot water
2T borax
4T vinegar
10 drops thyme essential oil
1 tsp dish soap
Mix well and shake before using. 

Posted on February 22, 2017 and filed under Helpful Hints.