How to Clean Naturally -DIY



Toxic cleaners can make you sick. I like things clean, but I do not like being exposed to chemicals or listen to my kids coughing to the tune of a bottle of harsh cleaning supplies. I have become more and more aware because when I changed my children’s laundry detergent from commercial to organic non toxic handmade powdered laundry detergent  (via Etsy) my asthmatic toddler stopped coughing at night. In fact she improved massively.


Okay so maybe just maybe your home won’t turn into a place designed by Nicole Davis, but it’s pretty gorgeous no? Plus who doesn’t like a little internet house eye candy? So talented!




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Via Zest for Color


We never use liquid detergent, fabric softener or dryer sheets, all of which can leave a coat of chemicals on the fabric and make your respiratory system irritated. Many have mentioned they love the smell of clean laundry. Add a drop of lavender or other oil to your full wash basin to make your laundry smell fresh (we like lemon, clementine, mint, patchouli).


Use dryer sachets or wool dryer balls, these are so easy to make, buy old cotton fabric quarter remnant, add dried lavender and tightly sew up! If you need just rejuvenate with lavender oil.





How to Make Natural Cleaners

All Purpose

  1. Glass bottle
  2. 1/2 cup of water
  3. 2 tablespoons of castile soap
  4. 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  5. Thieves oil, or tea tree oil 5 drops
  6. Lemon oil 3 drops





Bathroom Cleaner

  1. Glass spray bottle
  2. 1 1/2 tbsp baking soda
  3. 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  4. 1 1/2 cups water
  5. 2 tablespoons liquid castile soap
  6. 5 drops of tea-tree oil, and 5 drops lemon oil, orange or mint oil




Granite or Stone Countertop

  1. Glass spray bottle
  2. 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  3. 2 cups water
  4. 1 tablesoon castile soap
  5. Essential oil drops (about 6-8) try orange or lavender






Christy at 11 Magnolia Lane has made it simple for all of us with her pretty, and easy DIY cleaner labels with the actual ingredients on the label!!!



Via 11 Magnolia Lane

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