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CLEANING ESSENTIALS

We all want a clean home. Agreed? Agreed. But we also hate having to use harsh chemicals that are potentially dangerous and damaging. So here’s what you might not know: it’s incredibly easy (and cost effective) to make your own cleaning sprays and and scrubs. Below is our list to our essentials followed  by our favorite DIY All-Purpose Cleaning/Surface Spray!

 

CLEANING ESSENTIALS

  1. Distilled White Vinegar: Distilled white vinegar is the do-it-all of natural cleaners & no house should be without a giant bottle of the wonder liquid. Simply mixed with water, or with any of the below items, it can clean just about anything.
  2. Baking Soda: Baking soda works great when you need a soft scrub & something more abrasive than liquids only.
  3. Hydrogen Peroxide: This is a disinfectant that can be used to bleach, kill bacteria, mold, and even salmonella.
  4. Citrus Fruit: Fruits such as lime, lemon and grapefruit can help polish, bleach, eliminate mildew and of course add a fresh fragrance to the home. Note: careful with these on certain marble, as the acidity can cause etching (just look and see what your marble has been sealed with)
  5. Essential Oils: A few drops can make a cleaner antibacterial and add a nice subtle scent. However, use with caution, as it is reported to be harmful to some pets.

 

Other items you’ll need:

  1. Glass spray bottles
  2. Airtight Jars
  3. Scouring pad
  4. Funnel

Our secondary “essentials” list:

  1. Castille Soap
  2. Isopropyl Alcohol
  3. Kosher Salt
  4. Dish Soap

 

ALL PURPOSE CLEANING SPRAY:

  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 lemon, squeezed  (if you have marble surfaces, double check to make sure lemon is safe with the sealant used, lemon acidity can cause etching)
  • 12-15 drops of essential oil of choice
  • https://www.instagram.com/p/BuCQIcrnV-x/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
  • Recipe:
      • Combine all ingredients into a large measuring cup
      • Pour into glass spray bottle
        • Some people prefer to use a funnel to avoid mess, we like to live our lives on the edge and just go for it
      • Shake shake shake and SPRAY!

    Hi, this is me actually making the spray: https://youtu.be/PoGrs_FoT_Y

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