Cleaning our house with natural/clean/organic (whichever word you want to use) products is important to me. Here is the breakdown:
*this is not a sponsored post.
Main Household Cleaner Recipe ( I have 1 spray bottle of this stuff on each floor of my house.) I use it for everything!:
4 TB Dr. Bronners soap
optional: 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (or white vinegar)
Toilet bowl cleaner:
4 TB Dr. Bronners Soap
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1-2 drops tea tree essential oil
1-2 drops lemon essential oil
Dr. Bronners, how I love you! Dr. Bronners castile soaps are amazing! I love every one I’ve tried (they have many different scents). My favorites are lavender, peppermint and tea tree.
-I use any of the scents (but usually lavender and peppermint) to hand wash my culinary equipment and utensils. I thin it out with water 1:1 and pour it into a soap dispenser kept next to my kitchen sink.
-I follow the same process for our bathrooms; both have soap dispenser with Dr. bronners thinned out with water 1:1.
-I use the lavender Dr. Bronners along with manuka honey, apple cider vinegar and water to wash my dogs. Recipe: 1 TB Dr. Bronners, 1 TB manuka honey, 1 TB apple cider vinegar and 2 cups of water. I put this in a spray bottle.
-To mop the floor, I add 2 TB of Dr. Bronners to the mop bucket full of water.
-I add 1 TB to a load of laundry- voila clean clothes!
VINEGAR (WHITE AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR)!
-Nothing gets glass and stainless steel as clean!
-I have a spray bottle with equal parts water and vinegar that I use for most household surfaces, including bathrooms,kitchen appliances and mirrors. . *Don’t use on granite. If you have granite counters, stick with the Dr. Bronners spray (without the vinegar in it) to clean that.
BAKING SODA: Baking soda is awesome!!
-I add 2 TB- 1/4 cup of baking soda to my loads of laundry. I use 1/4 cup if I am washing whites with a stain on them.
-Baking soda is great for stains and deep cleaning. Whenever my shower needs a good scrubbing, for example, I mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1/2 cup of vinegar and use it as a scrub.
SEVENTH GENERATION LAUNDRY AND DISHWASHER: I love both of these products!