Make Your Own Organic Cleaning Spray

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It is very important to keep your home or office healthy and free of toxins. The many industrial cleaning products that we use regularly can be easily replaced by natural and homemade cleaning products. All you need are some basic ingredients that you can find at your local food store. In this article, we will talk about the basic ingredients to make natural and homemade cleaning products and some suggestions for using them.

Basic ingredients for making natural and homemade cleaning products

Essential oils

Aromatherapy is a very effective tool not only for use as an ingredient in cleaning products but also hygiene, cosmetics, health, and as part of your natural medicine cabinet  We recommend gradually incorporating different essential oils into your daily cleaning and health routine. To begin, there are two of them very versatile that will serve you for a multitude of home remedies of all kinds: tea tree and lavender.

The tea tree is a powerful disinfectant and can be used with water to create a simple cleaning spray. Lavender is a favorite of most essential oil owners. It has numerous therapeutic properties and a very pleasant smell that can be added to any household cleaning product.

 

Castile Soap

 

Castile soap is a concentrated vegetable-based soap made of natural ingredients. It's gentle on the skin and great for cleaning surface areas in your home or office. 

Lemon

Lemon has a pleasant clean smell and is a powerful stain remover and disinfectant. It polishes metals and is a fabulous deodorant (for the body and the house). Either use lemon juice or add a few drops of lemon essential oil to your natural and homemade cleaning products.

Vinegar

Vinegar is 5% acetic acid. This acid fights against bacteria and can be used on almost every surface (be careful of stone). Vinegar is one of the most frequently used ingredients in natural cleaners. 

Rubbing Alcohol or Vodka)

Rubbing alcohol and vodka (unflavored) are antiseptics and can be found at any grocery store or pharmacy. Rubbing alcohol and vodka kill germs, get rid of odors, and are a great way to clean without extra chemicals. 

Water

Water is used in almost all homemade cleaning products as the base. For quick cleans, tap water is fine but long-term storage, be sure to use distilled water or purified water.

Follow this simple recipe for a simple natural cleaning spray:

Option 1

  • 2 cups distilled or purified water
  • 2 TB castile soap up to 1/4 cup
  • 10 drops lavender, peppermint, tea tree, or orange essential oil

Option 2

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 10 drops lavender, peppermint, tea tree or orange essential oil

Combine ingredients into a spray bottle and shake gently. Store in the refrigerator for longer storage time. 

 

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