I love to share safe, non-toxic ways to keep our indoor places safe. Here are some DIY cleaning recipes to clean windows and also a great one to keep your showers sparkly, clean and smelling fresh. Why should we be so concerned about the cleaning products we use? Read this valuable information to learn how our bodies react to our surroundings and the products we use each and every day.
Since your skin is your biggest organ, it is important to realize what we surround ourselves with in our homes, including our cleaning products gets absorbed very quickly into our bodies. What we come in contact with matters! Most people apply up to 300 potentially harmful chemicals to their bodies each day…typically 80 before breakfast! What we come into contact with gets absorbed so quickly through our skin straight into the bloodstream. Our skin is like a coat of armor for our bodies, but we need to remember it is highly permeable.
We cannot avoid everything, but we can choose to mindfully make better choices in our homes. When you know better, you do better! There is a fantastic app called Think Dirty! I use this all the time to see what products are safe to use in my house and on my body.
Cheers to Good Health!
DIY Window Cleaner
2 cups water (distilled or filtered are best so you won’t have any residue)
2 tbsp vinegar
10 drops of Young Living essential oil (Lemon is a great one or Citrus Fresh)
1 large glass spray bottle
Mix all three ingredients together in spray bottle.
Use a cotton or microfiber cloth for cleaning windows.
If this is the first time you are using this recipe, I also suggest adding in a few drops of Castile soap to remove the residue from commercial cleaners.
DIY Shower Spray
2 cups distilled or filtered water
1 cup white vinegar
10 drops of Thieves or Lavender Young Living Essential Oil
Mix all three ingredients together in spray bottle. Spray in your shower 2 times per week to keep your shower clean, sparkly and smelling wonderful! This is an easy way to keep the bathroom amazingly fresh without harsh chemicals.