Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of the human body? It’s just as important to be aware of what you are putting in your body as what you are putting on it. And around it. The harsh chemicals in cleaning supplies effect you and your skin. They also disrupt your immune system, endocrine system and respiratory system. Plus most of them shouldn’t be used around kids, and well, I want my kids to help me clean…..Enter Homemade All Purpose Cleaner! YAY!
Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
What you need:
- 1 part vinegar
- 1 part water
- 15 drops of lemon essential oil (antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and it smells great!)
- glass bottle
What you do:
- Add the ingredients to your bottle.
- Use it to clean anything! Easy Peasy.
Tips…….You should use a glass bottle since essential oils break down toxins and petrochemicals (in plastic and in your body) and will end up leaching them from your plastic bottle.
I happily discovered that a nozzle from just about every spray bottle I had will fit a glass Heinz vinegar bottle! Hooray!
Or you can buy one like this ……
Let’s kill ’em with kind scents!! Funny!
Please note that not all essential oils are created equal.
When you are choosing your essential oils, please know that there are different grades available. You can find some low priced oils in your grocery store or health food store.
Hi! I love your blog and ideas for a healthy, green home. I am concerned about the advice to put essential in a clear glass bottle. Essentials are sold in amber or blue bottles because light can damage them and cause them to lose their efficacy. Just a tip I thought might help!! Thanks!