Natural Cleaners DIY
A lot of common cleaning products contain toxic chemicals. That can cause damage to our health. One common example of toxic components is 2-Butoxyethanol that can be found in many multipurpose and window cleaners and gets into our body through inhalation.
What most people don’t know is that there are several ways to escape that toxic influence on our body. In this blog, we show you some tips and recipes with which you can make homemade natural cleaners like a multipurpose cleaner, rosemary dish soap and a detox cure for your mattress on your own. It’s way easier than you might think and leaves a burst of aromatic essential oils magic in the air.
Natural multipurpose cleaner
- 5 drops of Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Organic Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil or Organic Clove Essential Oil (this last one is good if you would like to use it for cleaning your bathroom and kill mold)
- 500ml White Vinegar - or vodka if used on marble, granite or stone rather than vinegar
- 500ml water - 1 liter Glass jar (if you can repurpose one that you have at home, better!
- Atomiser or spritzer
Mix all ingredients, give it a good shake to mix up all the oils. Leave it for at least a couple of days to infuse and that’s it! your homemade cleaner with essential oils is ready to use! Shake well each time and use within 21 days.
Why don’t reuse one of your old Oleu Life Spray bottles or repurpose any other bottle that you have at home and give it a second life. That’s not only saving you money but reducing your waste which is good for our environment.
Rosemary Dish Soap
- 1 ¼ cups of distilled or filtered water
- 2/3 cup liquid castile soap
- 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary or 1 heaping Tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1 tablespoon pure aloe vera gel
- 1 ½ teaspoons washing soda from the supermarket(optional)
- 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 20 drops essential oils- lavender, rosemary, etc.
- 5 drops tea tree oil
Boil the water and add in the dried herbs. Cover and let them steep for a few hours. Remove the rosemary from the water. If you used dried herbs, strain them. In case you chose to use the washing soda, dissolve it in the warm rosemary-infused water. Now add castile soap, aloe vera gel, olive oil, vegetable glycerin, and the essential oils.
Transfer it to a glass bottle. If you used the washing soda, the soap will get thicker as it cools off. Otherwise, it stays liquid. Because it is so concentrated you don’t have to use that much. Just as desired.
We recommend to make small batches and use within three weeks to a month as it doesn't have any preservatives.
Detox your Mattress
Let’s be honest most of the people aren’t cleaning their mattress regularly or even tried to clean it before. But with this tip it’s so easy to give your mattress a little detox. Combine ½ cup baking soda with a dozen drops of essential oils. To deodorize, eliminate moisture and kill dust mites effectively this study recommends eucalyptus or lavender essential oils.
Now sprinkle the mixture onto your mattress and let it sit for an hour or longer. Vacuum up the baking powder and replace the mattress cover. Et voila! your mattress is fresh and clean.
Other ways to include Essential oils in your cleaning routine:
Did you know that you can fill your home with a fresh aroma by putting just a few drops of your favorite Essential Oil in the filter of your Vacuum Cleaner? It can be so easy to refresh your home.
Oils can also work to freshen up stinky garbage bins, just put a piece of cotton, Just add 4 drops of your preferred Essential Oils to a cotton ball and place it on the bottom of your bin. This will reduce the bad smell and you don’t have to use scented garbage bags that are made with chemicals. Lemongrass essential oil, for example, would be a good choice because of its antibacterial properties.