The cleaning products in your home enter your blood stream via the mucous membranes in your nose and right through your skin too! 70% of what comes in contact with our skin, makes its way into our blood stream.
The chemical toxins that clean our home are silent hormone disruptors and also wreck havoc on the immune system, leaving us vulnerable to estrogen excess issues, thyroid imbalance and immune issues like asthma, allergies, rhinitis or even autoimmune issues.
We as adults are vulnerable to these toxins, but imagine the impact on smaller bodies like in children or pets.
Luckily, making these swaps is simple, cheap and surprisingly fun!
Top 5 Cleaners to Make Au Natural for Your Kitchen
Your Multi-Purpose Spray
This is the one cleaning product I find myself reaching for at least 5 times per day.
1 cup warm water
1 cup white vinegar
20–25 drops essential oil (use an oil dropper if you want an exact number of drops)
Combinations I recommend:
10 drops Protective Blend, 10 drops Lemon, 10 drops Melaleuca
5 drops Thyme, 5 drops Cassia, 10 drops Wild Orange
5 drops Clove, 5 drops Cilantro, 10 drops Lime
5 drops Clove, 5 drops Cinnamon, 10 drops Bergamot
1. In a stainless steel or glass spray bottle, combine water and vinegar.
2. Add essential oils of choice and shake well.
3. Use on counters, wood, glass, stainless steel, and porcelain.
4. Wipe with a microfiber cloth or paper towel.
Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner
1 cup white vinegar
2 cups hot water
15 drops Lemon EO
1. Combine the ingredients in stainless steel or glass spray bottle.
2. Spray mixture inside fridge or microwave, then scrub and wipe using damp cloth.
Garbage Disposal Cleansing Pods
2 cups baking soda
1 cup salt
½ cup water
⅓ cup unscented liquid castile soap
30 drops Lemon, Spearmint, or Tangerine EO
Note: Liquid castile soap is a vegetable-based soap commonly found in health food stores.
1. Combine baking soda and salt into bowl.
2. Add castile soap and essential oil into mixture.
3. Add water one tablespoon at a time while stirring with hands until it forms into the consistency of damp sand. It should stay together when you press it together. If you add too much water, just add some more baking soda and salt until the consistency is right.
4. Grab a tablespoon measurement device and scoop packed spoonfuls onto parchment paper.
5. Once the mixture has been scooped, let dry for 24 hours or until they are hard. One batch should make about 36 garbage disposal refreshers.
6. Once hard, store in a glass jar or container.
7. To use, just put 1 to 3 refreshers into the garbage disposal and turn it on the next time you do the dishes. You will immediately smell the refreshing essential oils.
Stove Top Cleaner
¼ cup baking soda
¼ cup table salt
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp water
4–5 drops essential oil (try Lemon, Lime, Melaleuca, or a combination of the three)
1. Stir all ingredients together until they form a paste and spread it over the stove top and burners.
2. Leave it on for 15 minutes or longer for hard-to-remove stains.
3. Using a sponge, scrub the mixture into the grime.
4. Remove excess cleaner and wipe surface clean.
Stainless Steel Cleaner
Undiluted white vinegar (enough to almost fill the bottle) 6 drops Lemon EO
1. Combine ingredients into glass spray bottle.
2. Spray your stainless steel surfaces and wipe down for clean look.