Running a household with little ones can be quite a challenge (and a mess). Cleaners and disinfectants are definitely a must-have in all households but especially in households with children. However, having a bunch of dangerous chemicals around the house isn’t exactly a kid-friendly environment. Furthermore, a lot of the chemicals used in common store-bought household cleaners are bad for our health! Crazy right? Well, don’t you worry. You can actually ditch those icky chemicals and introduce safe homemade cleaners to your household. You may even be surprised to find that these DIY cleaners work better than all of those powerful chemicals. Check it out below.
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Use: White or Apple Cider Vinegar, Water and Essential Oil of choice (for fragrance)
Fill a spray bottle with half water and half vinegar then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the mixture to give it a more pleasant smell.
Shower, Tub, Tiles, and Counters
Use: Baking Soda, Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Essential oils of Choice
Fill a jar with 2/3 cup of baking soda, 2 tbsp vinegar, and 1/2 cup water. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a more pleasant smell.
Use: Baking Soda, White Vinegar
In the toilet, mix 1/4 baking soda and 1 cup vinegar. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes before scrubbing. Flush once finished.
Use: White Vinegar, Hot water, Dishwashing liquid, essential oils of choice
Fill a bucket 50% with hot water and 50% with white vinegar. Add in a few drops of dishwashing liquid and essential oil of your choice and mop away!
Use: Baking Soda, Essential Oils of Choice
Fill a jar (I use an old Parmesan sprinkle container) with 1 cup of baking soda and several drops of essential oils. Shake the container to mix ingredients and let sit overnight. Sprinkle over carpet when ready to use, let sit for 10-15 minutes then vacuum.
What homemade cleaners have you tried (if any)? Comment below!