As we all try to navigate our lives with the Coronavirus at large and leaving everyone with more questions than answers, we want to do our part in pulling resources together to make it even just a bit easier.
One of the things we thought we could help tackle in the home – because hey, homes are what we know – is how to keep it as clean as possible for you and your loved ones. Cleaning products are expensive. On top of that, the shelves of many grocery stores and supermarkets may look a little bare depending on where you live.
We’ve compiled a list of the five cleaning products you can make at home – with things you probably already have onhand. We’ve linked out to the direct, original articles and would like to thank the pages that put these recipes together – We do not claim any credit for these recipes.
Disinfecting Cleaning Spray via One Essential Community
This disinfecting spray acts as a multi-purpose spray that’ll leave your home feeling –and smelling– just a little bit cleaner. Use it on surfaces, doorknobs and anywhere else that may be regularly touched.
How to make it –
Step 1 – Fill a 16 oz glass spray bottle most of the way full with high-proof alcohol
Step 2 – Add 1/2 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide
Step 3 – Add the following essential oils: 30 drops tea tree essential oil, 15 drops lemon essential oil, 15 drops lavender essential oil, 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Step 4 – Shake to mix well
Natural Laundry Detergent via Boots and Hooves Homestead
What about your clothes? In this recipe, Boots and Hooves Homestead lays out a phenomenal (and easy) recipe for all-natural laundry detergent. She also talks about what to avoid when making this detergent. See the full article for all of the details.
1 ½ cups sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)
1 ½ cups washing soda
½ cup epsom salt
¼ cup sea salt
20-25 drops of your preferred essential oil combination (optional)
How to make it –
Step 1 – Mix all ingredients well.
Step 2 – Store with a tight lid.
How much do I use?
The article recommends using 1-2 tablespoons per load.
Liquid Dish Soap via One Essential Community
Another great recipe from One Essential Community, this recipe needs only three ingredients, and there’s a good chance you have all of them.
Step 1 – Add 1 cup all-purpose cleaner to a glass bowl. She recommends THIS one.
Step 2 – Add 1 cup of water.
Step 3 – Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
Step 4 – Add 20 drops of lemon essential oil.
Step 5 – Whisk ingredients together until baking soda is dissolved.
Step 6 – Bottle!
Thank you again to One Essential Community and Boots and Hooves Homestead for putting these recipes together. It’s times like this where we can really utilize our resources, support each other and share tips and tricks. Visit both of their pages for more incredible articles, and stay tuned for more from Metro.
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