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Toxic Cleaning Products
Lately, my sister and I have been researching the ingredients in regular cleaning products, and their effects on the body. The findings are alarming, to say the least.
The average American is exposed to 500,000 chemicals every day.
Toxic cleaning products cause indoor air pollution, a problem which is only made worse in homes where the windows are never opened.
So we are literally spraying our house down with carcinogens, and then trapping them in so they have no where to go, but in our bodies.
Not exactly a situation I want to create in my home full of young children!
Non-Toxic Cleaning Products
For the past few years I have been content to clean my counters, bathroom, floors, and kitchen sink with Norwex microfiber cloths and good ol’ fashioned water.
I still love my Norwex cloths, but sometimes I want that clean smell, too.
And, about once every week, I need something a little more powerful.
Soap scum, grape juice counter-top stains, and burned food on the stove top all require a little too much elbow grease with microfiber alone.
This simple all-purpose spray with just 4 ingredients is non-toxic and effective for those difficult household messes.
Instead of filling my home with toxins, this cleaning product actually releases molecules into the air that are beneficial to the body!
Benefits of Essential Oils
Melaleuca is best known for its purifying properties. It is naturally antifungal and antimicrobial.
Lemon is a powerful cleansing and purifying agent.
It takes approximately 45 lemons to make one 15 mL bottle of lemon essential oil. That’s a whole lot of cleaning power in one little bottle!
Read more about the health benefits of lemon HERE.
According to this article by Dr. Axe, the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted a study that found when lemon essential oil was added to foods, it protected the food from human pathogens, like E. coli and Salmonella.
You can see how the combination of these two essential oils are effective against tough stains and germs in the home.
How to Store DIY All Purpose Cleaner with Essential Oils
Essential oils are powerful enough to break down plastic, so it is best to store your homemade cleaning supplies in glass spray bottles.
How to Use DIY All Purpose Cleaner with Essential Oils
Use this spray anywhere you would normally use an all purpose cleaner.
Kitchen counter tops, vanities, floors, the refrigerator, tables, and the kitchen sink are all great places to try out this spray.
DIY All Purpose Cleaner Ingredients
1/2 cup vinegar
1 1/2 cups warm water
15 drops melaleuca (a.k.a. tea tree) essential oil
15 drops lemon essential oil
DIY All Purpose Cleaner with Essential Oils Instructions
See, I told you it was easy!
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Print the Recipe DIY All Purpose Cleaner with Essential Oils
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 15 drops melaleuca (a.k.a. tea tree) essential oil
- 15 drops lemon essential oil
- Combine all the ingredients into your glass bottle with a funnel and give it a good shake.