If you know me, follow me on social media, or go through my DIY cleaning posts, you will know that I make my own cleaning products.
One of the women in our Essential Olie Tree, Sue has tried and tested Cedarwood essential oil against carpet fleas.
It lead me to searching for a recipe that is easy to make and use that’s also low toxic.
I’m terrified on using toxic weeds killer around our home. Have you ever googled the ingredients, and the harmful side effects? I have and I almost instantly started googling natural alternatives. I’ve tried a few recipes, and played around with some recipe to tweak them to create my own low toxic version.
Swapping out a toxic dishwashing liquid for one that you make yourself is the easiest way you can start your low tox way of life.
Dishwashing liquid was one of the first products we swapped. Have you ever tried to read the ingredients in your dishwashing liquid? I did. I used a chemical app and google, and it freaked me out.
Do you usually buy dryer sheets?
I used to buy them all the time, as I loved the scent of them. Now days, I only use our dryer during winter and on cold days. We usually have a multitude of clothes airers around the house!
I love cleaning my house with essential oils, as we are not inhaling nasty chemicals and are caring for the environment by not flushing chemicals into our precious waterways.
It always grosses me out when I think of the chemicals that are flushed into our waterways.
Long before I used essential oils I used to use lemon peels (rather than throwing them out after using the lemons for the juice) and cut up old cot sheets and baby wraps that had I couldn’t pass onto anyone or donate to charity as they had small rips or holes in them.
Making your own low-tox liquid hand soap is probably the most commonly asked question in our Essential Olie Tree. Especially, when our customers are wanting to start to swap out toxic household items for low-tox items using their pure essential oils.
Christmas is fast approaching, and the linen season is upon us!
I personally love linen, but hate ironing it. From table clothes, aprons, quilt covers, pillow cases, shirts and pants – by the time you get to the other side of the item your ironing it’s creased again, and I doubly hate buying a toxic spray to use.
Here is my version of wipes.
You can adjust the quantity of essential oils for little tushies and use different oils depending on what you want to use them for. For little tushies, you might like to consider using lavender. For cleaning, then consider using OnGuard or Lemon or Tea Tree or even Oregano or a combination of essential oils.