When I started making my own natural products for around my home, one of the hardest things for me to give up was my bleach-filled bathroom cleaner. I knew how many germs gathered in the bathroom and I wanted to make sure that every time I cleaned it, they were GONE. With this homemade cleaner, I feel just as confident that the germs are gone and it is great for sinks, toilets and showers and, the best part, no harmful chemicals! No more need to wear thick gloves or leave the bathroom window open and only clean when the kids are clear of the area due to toxic fumes. In fact, now the kids can HELP with cleaning the bathroom!
Get it at Coborn’s
For this blog I used Veriditas Essential Oils from Coborn’s. Veriditas are Certified Organic and Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, conveniently sold at your local grocery store. In fact, I purchased all of the items for this blog at Coborn’s. From the Veriditas Essential Oils to the Empty Spray Bottle. You will typically find all of these items in the Natural Foods Department, however some Coborn’s stores have their natural and organic items integrated throughout the grocery store, so just ask an employee if you need some help. The distilled water is by the bottled water and I found the spray bottle by the brooms and other cleaners.
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You can also Click Here and print a label for your bottle. Simply open the file and print on Avery 42395 labels and stick to your bottle, or if you want to be crafty, you can cut around the shape to make it really cute.
In the recipe below it calls for 15 drops orange and 15 drops lemon. I actually use 8 drops of each. It is really your own preference, do what smells best to you.
Also note that depending on the size of your spray bottle, you may be able to double this recipe for twice as much cleaner!
- 2 Cups Distilled Water
- 1 T. Super Washing Soda
- 3 T. Liquid Castile Soap
- 15 Drops Veriditas Good Samaritan Essential Oil
- 15 Drops Orange and/or Lemon Essential Oil
- Empty Spray Bottle
- Pour distilled water into a large bowl
- Add Super Washing Soda.
- Quickly stir together to dissolve Super Washing Soda.
- Mix in the rest of the ingredients.
- Pour mixture into an empty spray bottle.
- Shake before each use.
Coborn’s, Inc. Senior Administrative Assistant
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