If you're in cleaning and de-cluttering mode, you must see this post! Check out 5 Easy Household Cleaner Recipes –DIY!
You can save money and also avoid harsh chemicals in your home if you make your own homemade household cleaners. If you're interested in getting started, you can find some easy recipes here that use ingredients you probably have in the laundry room or garage!
Some recipes do call for essential oils, and it's important to avoid substituting these for other ingredients (for example, do not substitute Lemon juice for Lemon Essential Oil!). Essential oils are very strong, and if you aren't familiar with them, they go a long way. Be sure to observe Essential Oil safety, by working in a well ventilated area and keeping away from small children. Scroll to the end of the page if you would like to know more about Young Living Essential Oils, the ones I use. I hope these are useful recipes! ~ Consumer Queen
1. Floor Cleaners:
Vinyl-type floor Cleaner
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 Gallon of Water
Instructions: Pour ingredients into a bucket and mix. Mop as usual.
Wood Floor cleaner
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1 Gallon of Water
- 1/8 cup of Real Lemon brand, lemon juice OR a few drops of Young Living pure lemon oil (optional)
Instructions: Mix together in a bucket. Make sure the mop does not get overly wet. Dip your mop and wring it out until almost dry. DO NOT put the cleaner directly on the floor. Dry any wet spots on the floor with a clean towel as you go. See more here.
You can find even more DIY Floor Cleaners at my full post here. I have several floor cleaner recipes for various floor types. Be sure you know which type of floor you're cleaning, since there are a lot of variations now (some of the newer vinyl looks exactly like wood laminate)!
2. Homemade Toilet Bombs
These toilet bombs are the perfect solution to save me from scrubbing duty! These are made ahead and dropped in the bowl for a great quick clean, without needing that difficult to open toilet bowl cleaner. After they are done fizzing, just wipe clean with the toilet brush.
- 1 ⅓ cups Baking Soda
- ½ cup Citric Acid
- 30 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 30 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 30 drops Citrus Fresh Essential Oil (or combo of orange, grapefruit, lime, lemon, tangerine, mandarin)
- A spray bottle with water just in case
- Something to mold the toilet bombs, I used ice cube trays.
These do require some careful mixing, so see the instructions on my my full post here!
3. DIY Cleaning Wipes:
You can ditch the expensive store-bought wipes with this simple recipe! I am actually getting ready to mix up a batch of these since I have an empty cannister from some Lysol Wipes I will re-purpose.
- ½ Cup of vinegar
- ¼ Cup of water
- 1 Teaspoon liquid dish soap
- 10 Drops essential oil (to learn more about how I chose my favorite essential oils click here)
- 1 Paper towel roll
- Empty canister or tupperware container (you can also use an old cleaning wipe container)
See the instructions on how to do this at my full post here.
4. Homemade Streak Free Glass Cleaner
- Glass Spray Bottle
- ½ cup vinegar
- ½ cup rubbing alcohol
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 10 Drops your choice essential oil Orange, Lemon or Grapefruit are all great
5. Homemade Fabric Refresher
I love the idea of using Febreeze for those fabrics we can't wash… with the winter and summer months we just don't have a lot of fresh air and open windows so fabrics can show it (especially if you have pets). If you don't like the idea of chemicals in store bought fabric refreshers, consider making your own!
This can be made with any fabric softener, so it's ideal if you have skin sensitivities. You can opt for a free and clear, or even organic fabric softener to use in this recipe.
•2 cups of warm water
•1 tablespoon of baking soda (I like to mix it until it dissolves)
•Then I add 1/4 cup of fabric softener. (If I am using the concentrated kind I may add less–you can always add more fabric softener or water to adjust the scent.)
Interested in even more DIY's? Check out these posts below:
About Essential Oils:
If I sign up do I have to sell?
Absolutely NOT! This is what I love so much about Young Living. You can purchase the kit for yourself and enjoy the benefits of getting the oils at a wholesale cost. Your just one step away from a healthy alternative for your family.
Is there a monthly minimum?
NO! You are only required to purchase just $50 a year to keep your wholesale membership. Don't worry though if you ever need to take a break you can reinstate yourself by just placing a $50 order.
Why Choose Young Living Oils?
I took me a good 6months to decide to even use essentials oils but after doing my research I chose Young Living Oils. Why? Well, they are the only company that was completely open to me visiting their farm and distillery to check out how authentic and pure their products are. Everyone else said no. So it just so happens that I got to visit the Lavender farm and distillery in Utah to see for myself. Also I love the fact that Young Living Oils do not have an expiration date and that they can be ingested. They gurantee that no pesticides are used on the plants that they grow for their oils.
You see my grandmother used to plant peppermint in her garden and she would pluck a leaf off and put it straight in her mouth or in her tea. You should be able to do this with your oils. The FDA says you only have to have 5-10% pure oil to be considered pure. That means you could be ingesting a lot of chemicals with other brands if you are not carefully doing your own homework.
Once I get my kit, how will I know what oils to use?
You become a Young Living Distributor, you become a part of the family. We offer online and offline classes. We also offer a private Facebook group that provides support and information for all of our team members.
What else does YoungLiving Offer?
Young Living also offers a way for your to earn FREE OILS with every purchase you make. We will make sure you have all that information when you sign up.
Young Living also offers and extensive line of health and beauty products, supplements and cleaners. They even have oils for babies and pets.
Check out our post on Must Have Products for Essential Oil users.
Disclosure: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.