Recipes for Making Safe Cleaning Solutions with Essential Oils

Did you know that there are over 17,000 petrochemicals available for home use, only 30% have been tested for their effects on human health and the environment. Presently we know very little about the implications of these products which we are breathing in every day. Cleaning smells are everywhere, homes, offices, and even our cars. Have you ever stopped to read what is in a car freshener? They have that "delicious smell" because they are made with synthetic fragrances created by additional chemicals rather than natural scents.We are spraying , burning, and plugging in chemicals everyday to get that "fresh smell" in our homes and vehicles with little regard to what it may be doing to our health. Well, here is good news- you can have your home smell clean and fresh and do it on a dime. Making your own cleaning solutions isn't difficult and can save you a lot of money Here is what you will need: baking soda- club soda- white vinegar- castile soap and essential oils. You can use any fragrance oil you choose. I prefer peppermint, lemon and lavender. To make your window cleaner, simply pour club soda into a spray bottle One large bottle of club soda can make four bottles of window cleaner. That is a cost of thirty- five cents a bottle. And, it's safe for small children to use. For soft scrub or cleanser- Mix 3/4 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup castile soap and three drops of essentials oil . I mix this in a cheap plastic mustard bottle that I get at the dollar store. Just remember to shake the bottle each time before using it. This will cost you ninty-five cents a bottle. For your all purpose or disinfectant cleaner- mix two cups white vinegar and two cups water in a spray bottle with five drops of essential oil. This cleaner has a cost of one dollar a bottle. For a great smelling and safe carpet freshener- mix 1/2 box baking soda and ten drops of essential oil in a cheese shaker. mix well. This is a cost of one dollar and fifty cents a jar. i keep a jar of this by the kitchen sink to rinse my dishcloth everyday. It keeps the dishcloth or sponge from getting that mildew smell. Don't forget to label all your containers and store in a safe place. The cleaners smell good, so remind your child they are not edible.