I’m interested in preventive measures when it comes to the health and the well-being of my family, and in my home office. Since home is where many of us spend 90% of our time, it’s a good idea to make the indoor environment as toxin free as possible. We can’t control what’s happening outside but we can when it comes to the indoors. Did you know that most of the conventional cleaning products available on the market contain toxic chemicals and hazardous substances that are harmful to our health?.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/10/worst-household-cleaners-cleaning-products_n_1871420.html
One of the easiest and best ways to reduce exposure to chemicals in your home is by making and using your own all-purpose non-toxic cleaning products, and you’ll save money too. I just made a batch that will last me for months. I’m also trying to reduce the amount of waste my household produces by reusing glass containers. I wash and save the glass milk bottles I get at the market. They make excellent containers for my homemade cleaning product. Or use large pasta sauce jars.
All you need: White Vinegar + Water + Tea Tree Oil + Orange Essential oil (or Lavender or Rose Geranium)
Fill 1/4 of the bottle with White Vinegar, then fill the rest of the bottle with tap water, almost to the top. Add 20 drops of Tea Tree Essential oil, a natural anti-bacterial and 20 drops of Orange Essential oil to make it smell nice. Put the top back on and shake it up.
These 8 bottles are full and ready to be carried back to where they are stored on a shelf, and out of direct sun.
The all-purpose cleaners smell so good, clean and fresh. Poured into glass spray bottles, they are all ready to be used with washable and reusable cloth rags instead of wasteful paper towels.
Let me know if you have a recipe you love to make and use for cleaning your home or office! Let’s all help each other be healthier as well as save money while doing it.
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