I’m not exactly sure when our society stopped making their own things and switched to chemical-filled, store-bought products for their household cleaners.
I’m sure my grandmother knew the wonders of vinegar and baking soda, but at some point the convenience of pre-packaged cleaners took over. Unfortunately those cleaners are filled with chemicals and potential toxins.
For me, it’s not worth the risk to expose my kids to these things so I was absolutely ecstatic to check out the book Homemade Cleaners by Mandy O’Brien and Dionna Ford.
About the book:
SIMPLE STEPS TO A NATURALLY CLEAN HOME
Toxic chemicals are found in almost all commercial cleaners—the very products you buy to make your home hygenic and healthy. Homemade Cleaners offers a better solution. Its tips, tricks and formulas guarantee to make your home sparkling and germ-free.
Homemade Cleaners features over 150 recipes that are:
• Simple and Affordable
• Highly Effective
• Environmentally Sound
• Kid and Baby Friendly
Using ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and even vodka, the authors tackle the nitty-gritty of everything from countertop cleaners to air-purifying plants so you avoid using commercial products that can cause side effects including skin irritation, asthma and central nervous system damage.
I decided to start with a simple cleaner, an all-purpose spray for kitchen & bath.
Homemade All-Purpose Spray Cleaner
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups distilled vinegar
- 15-20 drops lemon or lime essential oil (optional)
- Mix in a spray bottle and spray as needed.
I used doTERRA Wild Orange oil in my spray cleaner. It smells amazing!
Only 149 more recipes to try!Note: I received a copy of the book shown above from the publisher to facilitate my review.
By the way, if you are interested in my glass spray bottle, you can make your own!