Updated: Apr 5
If you can’t find what you need at stores, here’s how to easily make your own cleaners.
Making your one cleaning materials feels like its the next step in managing your household.
1. It's much safer (and lessens your exposure to icky chemicals).
2. It's better for the environment.
3. It saves you money.
4. You are in control of what your body is exposed to.
In many recipes you will find the same basic materials:
Vinegar, Baking Soda, Lemon, Vodka, and Lavender.
Vinegar’s acidity is what makes it such a good cleaner. Because vinegar is so acidic, it can counteract some icky buildups. It can dissolve away soap scum, brines left by hard water, and glue left behind by stickers.
Be careful, though, because vinegar that is too concentrated can stain delicate fabrics. And there are other surfaces where vinegar can do more harm than good.
Why Baking Soda?
Yes, baking soda is your best tool for cleaning your home because baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a natural substance that maintains the pH balance. Baking soda neutralizes both acids and bases, so it actually eliminates odors rather than just covering them up.
Lavender oil is naturally antibacterial and anti-odor. Lavender also has calming qualities, which makes it ideal for use around the home. Its soothing scent works well in the bedroom to reduce stress and induce sleep—while keeping your bedroom fresh and bacteria-free.
The lavender essential oil deodorizing capabilities can also work wonders on your laundry. Why buy detergent or fabric softener with synthetic fragrances when pure essential oil can disinfect as well as deodorize your laundry?
Put 4 drops directly into the steamer of your iron with the water for a fresh scent while ironing. Add a few drops to the washing machine or dryer when doing laundry. For dryers, add a few drops of the oil to a dry cloth and place it into the dryer along with the wet laundry.
Lavender has tremendous antibacterial and deodorizing properties, even against bacteria within the Streptococcus species. This makes it a fantastic essential oil for cleaning naturally. Area rugs and carpets are breeding grounds for odors and bacteria, so I like to try this little trick for fresh and clean carpets without an expensive call to the rug doctors:
Add 8 drops of lavender oil to ½-cup baking soda. Sprinkle over the carpet, wait a few minutes, and then vacuum.
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Why Hydrosol Water? (event better Lavender Hydrosol Water)
Lavender hydrosol/distilled water is one of two products resulting from the steam distillation of lavender. It is also sometimes referred to as lavender flower water. It contains a small percentage of essential oils, as well as the water-soluble components of the plant material. It has similar properties as the essential oil, but is much gentler and also much safer to use.
Using Lavender hydrosol for skincare. Lavender hydrosol can be used for all skin types. It is balancing to the skin and can be helpful for redness or acne. As well for Facial cleanser/toner, Body Spray, Make lotions, Sunburns and many more.
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Why Lemon? Fresh or not (all types of lemon can work, but if you use fresh please remember that the cleaning material can go bad in several days.)
Lemons contain antibacterial properties that aid in fighting unwanted germs and bacteria in the home. Plus, citrus provides an amazing fresh scent to homemade cleaners.
Natural home Disinfecting:
Here’s how to make homemade hand sanitizer with ingredients available around your house. When followed exactly, this recipe produces a hand sanitizer with 60.66 percent alcohol content and meets the CDC recommendation of a sanitizer of at least 60 percent alcohol content.
2/3 cup Isopropyl alcohol 91 percent
1/3 cup aloe vera gel
Lavender Essential oil 20 drops
Combine in a small jar and shake (32-ounce)
Natural home cleaners:
All-purpose natural cleaner:
20 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil or fresh lemon drops
3 cups of hydrosol/distilled lavender water
1 cup white vinegar
1 tbsp Baking soda
Combine in a spray bottle and shake.
Natural linen spray:
1/4 cup of hydrosol/distilled lavender water
3 tablespoons of vodka
20 drops of lavender essential oil
10 drops of lemon essential oil
Add to small spritzer and shake to combine. Spray on sheets, pillowcases, linens, fabrics, and mattresses.
Natural air freshener:
3/4 cup of hydrosol/distilled lavender water
2 tablespoons of vodka
10 drops of lavender essential oil
5 drops of lemon essential oil
Combine in 8 oz spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray throughout the house to eliminate odors.
For tough stains, I use the power of baking soda:
Stainless Steel Sink Cleaner
Make a paste of baking soda and white vinegar. Soak paper towels in solution and wipe down the sink.
Pour baking soda directly onto the grimy surface and let sit for 5 minutes. Wipe with a damp sponge, scrubbing gently. Wipe clean with a soft cloth.
No-Wax Floor Cleaner
Mix ½ cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water. Mop the floor and rinse with clean water.
See this site for more great recipes:
Bardeau F. 1976. Use of Essential Aromatic Oils to Purify and Deoderise the Air. Chir Dent Fr 46 (319):53.
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