The number of chemicals that we allow ourselves to be exposed to on a daily basis is SCARY. I’m still on my mission to cut the number of toxic products that I purchase and use and have so far enjoyed getting on the DIY bandwagon, gradually replacing items with natural alternatives.
Hence the low-tox post!
I’ve made a couple of cleaners recently and refined a few recipes with a bit of inspiration from my SIL, Bianca and her bottle of vodka!
The first one, is a glass cleaner and I’m storing mine in an amber glass spray bottle that I purchased from Taylor Natural
Lemon and Peppermint Sparkling Glass Cleaner
Ratio of 1:1:2
Vinegar : Vodka : Water
5 drops peppermint
5 drops lemon/bergamot/wild orange – a citrus oil of your choosing.
Pour ingredients into the bottle and give it a little shake before each use.
You can also mix up the oil combinations – citrus is always good to include for cleaning.
I got this combo and slightly modified the recipe from Kim Reid 🙂
Bathroom Shower, tile and toilet cleaner
3/4 rounded cup baking soda
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vinegar
10 drops Lemon essential oil
Combine the ingredients and mix to a soft paste. This can be stored for a short time but will be most effective if you make small batches regularly for when you need it.
I found this recipe on the doterra blog here and used it today to clean the toilet. No bleach! Worked a treat!!
Let me know if you give them a go 🙂 or if you have a recipe to share with me!
Send me a message if you’d like to try the lemon or peppermint oil that I use! I can pop a sample in the mail if you like! Or visit My doTERRA page to purchase.