I have been intending to do this little shift from regular cleaning products to a more natural cleaner since the summer but I think somehow in my head it was going to be a bit of hassle and an extra job to do on top of the whole other list of daily things to be done!
It partly started during a period of sickness which led to me cleaning our house to within an inch of its life…followed by the paranoia and thoughts of the toxic chemicals which now coated every surface that our kids would touch!
I spent an age researching loads of different ideas and cleaners and eventually seemed to find a common ground within many of the different ideas and recipes out there…
White Vinegar || Castile Soap || Distilled Water || Baking Soda || Essential Oils
I decided to start with an all purpose cleaner:
1 cup of distilled warm water
1 tbsp castile soap
10 drops of lemon essential oil
Pour these all into your spray bottle, give it a shake and you’re ready to go!
I have to say I have loved the smell and found it has cleaned really well…I’m definitely a convert!
Check out a few of these websites I found to be really useful if you want more information: