As a new mom I am constantly worrying about what Oliver can get into, and it’s a valid concern considering youngsters put everything in their mouth!
I was doing some research on what household items cause the most problems with children and to no surprise household cleaners top the list. After a bit of pinteresting and googling, I’ve put together my favorite DIY non-toxic cleaner recipes with my personal touches of course.
Hope you enjoy! =)
All Purpose Cleaner:
All you need is water, white vinegar, borax, non-toxic dish soap, and your favorite essential oil for scent.
First add 2 cups of water to a measuring cup.
Next up is the perfect blend for sterilizing and preventing mold. Ideal for bathrooms.
Start with 1/2 a cup of water in a measuring cup.
Add 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol. This will serve as the sterilizing agent, much needed for bathrooms.
Add 1/2 cup of vinegar…
…and 15 drops of tea tree oil. This is an anti-fungal that will prevent the groth of mold and fungi, common in moist areas.
Lastly, add 15 drops of your favorite essential oil.
Mix it all together, pour into a spray bottle, and clean away! =)
In my family, light is everything! So anytime we are scouting a new location we look for lots of windows; and with lots of windows comes lots of cleaning! This blend leaves my windows streak free and crystal clear, every time!
Begin with 2 cups of water.
Add 3 tablespoons of vinegar…
…and 1/2 a teaspoon of non-toxic dish soap.
Add the mixture to a spray bottle and there you have it, the simplest non-toxic window cleaner out there!
Lemon Dusting Mist
This is a household essential; especially, if you have pets! Just spray onto a dusty surface and wipe away for a clean, polished, dust-free look!
Begin with 1 cup of water in a measuring cup.
Add a 1/4 cup of vinegar.
Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil to polish and protect the surface you are dusting. Great on wood surfaces!
Finish it off with 15 drops of lemon essential oil.
Pour into a spray bottle and enjoy the fresh scent and polished look of this non-toxic dust mister.
Hope you enjoyed this post and all of these great child and pet friendly, non-toxic, cleaners!
Until next time.