Most of us have the habit of cleaning our homes everyday but have you ever thought how truly healthy this routine is? The sad truth is that the conventional cleaning products that we use on a daily basis are loaded with numerous chemicals and toxic ingredients which can be even more harmful than germs and dirt. The best possible way in which you can make your home healthy as well as clean is to prepare your own natural cleansers at home using safe and inexpensive ingredients. Adding essential oils to these homemade cleaners will make your home smell great along with giving the cleaner an added energy boost.
Here Are 5 Great Recipes To Help Your Make Your Own Diy Natural Cleaners
Vinegar & Lemon Window Cleaner
4-5 tablespoons of distilled vinegar, 12 drops of lemon essential oil.
To make your own DIY window cleaner, mix together lemon essential oil with vinegar in the above mentioned quantities and fill it in a 22-ounce spray bottle. Fill up the rest of the space with clean distilled water and your homemade window cleaner is ready. Spray the prepared cleaner on your windows and wipe dry using crumpled old newspapers to give them a lint-free and smudge-free gleam.
Multi-Purpose Spray Cleaner
½ teaspoon of Borax, ¼ teaspoon of Castile liquid soap (unscented), 2 cups of water, 2 teaspoons of lavender essential oil.
Add 2 cups of water in a spray bottle and dissolve borax into it. Once mixed completely, add the lavender essential oil and shake the bottle well to mix everything together. Spray the cleaner on a cleaning cloth and wipe any surface to clean it. This is a multi-purpose cleanser which can be used to clean any part of your home and provide it a sweet and fresh scent.
Lemon And Tea Tree Floor Cleaner
2 tablespoons of any liquid soap (unscented), 4 drops of tea tree essential oil, 8 drops of lemon essential oil.
Mix together all the ingredients and add this mixture of a bucket containing a gallon of warm water. Stir everything well till the mixture it well combined. Now use a wash cloth, mop or sponge to clean your floors or wipe the grime off your countertops. This gentle but effective cleaner will remove all the grime and make the entire home smell fresh.
Disinfecting Grapefruit Tile And Tub Cleaner
2 tablespoons of sea salt, 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 15 drops of grapefruit essential oil, 3 drops of tea tree essential oil, 3 drops of peppermint essential oil.
Mix all the dry ingredients together and then slowly sprinkle the essential oils and stir. Now sprinkle the prepared mixture on your bath tub and tiles and scrub gently. Finally, rinse off and enjoy the disinfecting and cleaning benefits of these wonderful essential oils. Not only will your bathroom be sparkling clean but you will get a complete aromatherapy experience.
Orange & Vinegar Mirror Cleaner
½ cup of vinegar, 1½ cup of distilled water, 8-10 drops of orange essential oil.
To give your mirrors extra shine while disinfecting them at the same time, mix together the above mentioned ingredients and pour into a spray bottle to make your own DIY mirror cleaner. Whenever required, spray some of the prepared mixture directly on the mirror and wipe clean using a microfiber cloth. The orange essential oil with augment the cleaning power of your cleaner and provide a citrus fresh scent to the surface as well.