Why Homemade Cleaners?
“When your environment is clean you feel happy motivated and healthy” -Lailah Gifty Akita
Why homemade cleaners?
• You can control the ingredients
• Better air quality in your home
• Cost effective
• Environment friendly, less waste
• Eliminate resistant bacteria
Fragrant cleaning products have been associated with a range of adverse health effects such as migraine headaches, asthmatics, respiratory difficulties, neurological problems, mucosal symptoms, and dermatitis.
Fragrances are linked to our staggering numbers of health risks across multiple research studies. Chemicals used to make fragrances are classified as allergens, hormone disruptors, asthma triggers, neurotoxins, and carcinogens. Fragrances are highly toxic and that’s why I started to use homemade cleaners.
A clean home leaves fewer places for germs and bacteria to hide. Dust and allergens can build up in carpets and bedding and that can lead to worse allergies, and on top of all of that, respiratory irritation.
My homemade cleaner recipe is very easy to make. As well, the cost is so minimal it almost seems free!
I bought this glass bottle over 4 years ago and it’s still works great and I use it a lot! You can find this glass bottle HERE.
I also love to use these swedish dishcloths to clean and wipe down the counter.
You can find all of my cleaning supplies in my Amazon store, or in the links below!
All Purpose Cleaner
• 1 1/2 C water
• 1/2 tsp dish soap
• 20 drops of tangerine essential oil or good mood essential oil
Heavy Duty Cleaner
• 1/4 C baking soda
• 1 TB sal suds
• 1 TB fractionated coconut oil
• 15 drops of essential oil (I like lemon or tangerine)
Make this using 50% vinegar and 50% distilled water. It might not smell great, but it’s way better for your heath when using indoors.
The other recipe is 50% rubbing alcohol, 50% water. My honest opinion is that this one cleans the mirrors and the glass a little better than the vinegar recipe option, but it is highly toxic to breathe in because of the VOC (volatile organic compounds – has plastic and can cause neurological damage). Because of this, I only use this recipe option outside.
If you want to see me put these cleaners in to action, you can see it in this video!
My son “introduced” you to me just before Christmas last year! We’ve incorporated so many of your cleaning, storage, cooking and decorating methods into our home! And I just purchased some of your artwork – excited for that!! Thanks for being my Saturday AM YouTube buddy and ongoing inspiration!!!
QUERIDA NOEMI, SOY SANDRA DE ARGENTINA, NO HAY SABADO QUE NO MIRE TUS VIDEOS, REALMENTE, TE ADMIRO MUCHISIMO. GRACIAS POR SER PARTE DE MI FAMILIA CADA SABADO. A MILES DE KILOMETROS DE DISTANCIA TE MANDO UN FUERTE ABRAZO. MIS BENDICIONES.-
Hi Sandra! Thank you so much for all of your support and for watching my videos! It really means a lot to me, and I’m so glad you enjoy them 😃💞❤❤ Hugs!
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Hello Noime. I live in Georgia and just found your YT channel yesterday. Looks so beautiful in Oregon..I have never been out west. Just thr Eastern states. Looks beautiful there. I have watched I think 5 vlogs..you have inspired me to get more organized. I have my Amazon bin full of storage containers lol.. I can’t get out and shop much bc my mom lives with us and is on Hospice so we can’t leave her. I think I will make the garbanzo bean fritters tomorrow with our fried salmon patties. I sent the recipe to my daughter inlaw. I look forward to watching more videos!
Karen from Ga.
Hi Karen! I’m so glad you found my YouTube channel and find it enjoyable! Thank you so much for watching my videos ❤❤ My amazon cart is always full of some sort of organization things too ? Sending you and your mom hugs and well wishes ❤ I hope you and your daughter in law enjoy the garbanzo bean fritters too!
I love watching your videos!
They motivate me to organize my home and keep up with the daily cleaning so I’m not overwhelmed.
However, I am not a minimalist and enjoy an English country style of decorating in my home. I am trying to adjust your tips to my style of decorating. I believe the organization principles and cleaning tips should still apply no matter what our personal decorating style is, do you agree?
Sending much love and best wishes from New Jersey?????
PS: I am very interested in your food preparation as I also have many food sensitivities and dietary requirements.
I know on one of your videos you mentioned expanding to a couple more YouTube channels as well as your husband having his own channel, perhaps you can do one exclusively on food preparation, and how would I find those additional channels? Thank you?
Hi Annie ❤ Thank you so much for watching my videos, it really means a lot to me! I’m so glad my videos are helpful for motivation ? I think you should decorate in whatever way makes you feel happy 🙂 and I believe the organization and cleaning tips can still apply no matter how you like to decorate! I will be sharing some more about food preparation and recipes here on my website too! I don’t think at this time I am going to expand to more YouTube channels, but I will be putting more content here on the website including more of Z’s projects ???