Epic Glass Cleaner!!

This is actually a game changer! When did we stop using mother nature, it was a pretty bad idea! But now we are back on the right track šŸ™‚

Try this one and tell me you want to go back to the toxic stuff!

Glass Cleaner

IngredientsĀ 

* 1/2 teaspoon liquid Castile soap

* 1/4 cup white vinegar

* 25 drops of citrus essential oils

* distilled water (as needed)

* 500 ml spray bottle

Method

* Pour the soap, vinegar and essential oils into the spray bottle

* fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water, screw on the pump, and shake heavily

* spray directly on glass windows and mirrors for cleaning.

* I use a microfibre cloth to do a bit of the hard work too.

Dishwasher Tablets – approved!!

Dishwasher tablets have been a sticking point for me. I love the Ecostore ones and the Abode dishwashing powder is next level and so low tox it’s a no-brainer. However, I wanted to make my own and it took me a few goes to get these ones down pat! They work so well so I am happy to endorse them on this website. Please let me know how you go!

Dishwasher Tablets

Ingredients

* 1/4 cupĀ Bi-carb Soda

* 1/4 cupĀ Citric Acid

* 1/4 cup Sea Salt

* 1 tablespoonĀ Cornstarch

* 1/2 tablespoon Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (you could also use On Guard Cleaner Concentrate)

* 20 dropsĀ Eucalyptus Essential Oil

* 15 dropsĀ Lemon Essential Oil

* Silicone ice cube mould (or similar)

Method

* Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

* Pour in the castile soap and essential oils, and mix. You should have a dry crumbly mixture that holds together when squeezed. Add a little moreĀ castile if needed.

* Pack the natural dishwasher detergent mixture into the mould and leave to dry for 24 hours.

* Once set, remove from the mould and store in an airtight container.

* I used Lemon Myrtle and it was amazing. Get your hands on these oils here.

* Every week, put some apple cider vinegar in the rinse aid compartment. This will help keep your dishwasher clean of grease and grime, and your dishes sparkling!

Toilet Cleaner – this is a winner!

Some of our most toxic cleaners are saved for the toilet and then we sit with our most vulnerable parts directly on these surfaces. I think this is one of the most important alternative to traditional cleaners so I wasn’t going to leave this one off.

You can be so versatile with this cleaner and store it in your spare glass containers for use over time. I love the different smells you can create and how amazing the toilet shines after using this one. You can get your beautiful doTERRA oils here.

Toilet Cleaner

Ingredients

* 95g bicarbonate of soda

* 10 drops Eucalyptus or tea-tree oil (I actually love Siberian Fir)

* 125mL white vinegar

* 2 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide (optional)

Method

* Sprinkle the bicarbonate of soda (+ hydrogen peroxide) around the loo.

* Drop the oil into the toilet bowl water.

* Pour the vinegar over the sprinkled bicarbonate of soda and, as it bubbles up, use your toilet brush to swirl things around and scrub.

* Leave for 20 minutes before flushing

Multi-purpose Spray

Cleaning can be so simple!

What do you use for cleaning?

šŸƒWe have definitely been conditioned to need chemicals for cleaning. Our household has been chemical free for the past 3.5 years and our house is very clean! We have 2 big dogs and our house DOES NOT SMELL like dogs šŸ¶šŸ¶.
šŸƒI have transitioned to essential oils for my cleaning over the past couple of years and I haven’t looked back. I don’t even use vinegar anymore because it’s not needed (and stone bench tops don’t love it).

šŸƒI have been asked to check so many “natural” “organic” “pure” cleaning products in the last few years and most don’t stack up because there is no standard. THERE IS NO STANDARD OR GUIDELINES in Australia to determine whether something is allowed to have Natural, Organic or Pure on the label! This creates much confusion to the masses and I am keen to direct you to some trusted sources. The 2 below are the most easily accessible and when you find one that is good, you stick to it! Until you find out how simple DIY is.

šŸƒ1. Abode: This is a beautiful Australian brand that was created by a couple in Queensland who were sick of the chemicals in their environment so decided to make their own. Then family and friends started to jump on board and then the whole of Australia! This is your lowest tox, pre-prepared cleaning products. They seem to be concerned and conscious about the environment as well so that gets the tick of approval from me too.

šŸƒ2. Ecostore: This brand is the entry level to people transitioning to low tox cleaning products. They are available at Woolworths and is easy to put into your trolley if you are still shopping at the big ones. Be careful with these guys though, DO NOT USE their personal care products like shampoo and conditioner or bubble bath. The cleaning products pass the low tox numbers.

šŸƒ3. DIY is the best: The ingredient list is too long on all those cleaners but to be honest cleaning can be SO simple.

Multi-purpose spray

Ingredients

* 1/4 cup white vinegar (unless a porous benchtop – use 1 tablespoon of Castile soap instead, I personally don’t use vinegar at all)

* fill the rest with distilled water

* 30 drops of essential oil

* On Guard: powerful mould killer

* Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lemon, Wild Orange, any citrus oils, Lavender, Rosemary… (get your oils here)