With a curious toddler in the house who will gladly help himself to anything in our cabinets and drawers, I’ve had to get serious about ridding my home of toxic cleaning supplies and products.
Today I want to share with you a few recipes for homemade, non-toxic cleaners that really work (and smell great, too). I also have a new tool I am loving right now that cleans with water alone – no chemicals or expensive disposable cloths required! I am tickled to demonstrate that tool for you – especially because one of you luckies will get to win one, thanks to the folks at HomeRight®.
To make my favorite thrifty, non-toxic all-purpose cleaner, you’ll need the following ingredients:
1 teaspoon Borax
1/2 teaspoon washing soda
1 teaspoon natural liquid soap – I like Shaklee’s Basic H2; it’s concentrated, though, so I use less than a teaspoon.
A few drops of essential oil(s) – I’m loving eucalyptus oil right now. It has a minty pine smell and supposedly keeps fleas off of dogs, which is why I originally bought it.
2 cups warm water (preferably distilled)
Mix everything and shake well. This stuff smells delightful and I feel like my kitchen is truly clean after I spray it on countertops, tabletops, the sink, etc.
Here’s another one of my favorite natural cleaner recipes:
Lemon Oil Duster
10 drops lemon oil
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
A few drops of olive oil
Mix everything together, spray on a soft cotton cloth, and use to dust furniture.
Now on to my new favorite cleaning tool. Check out the video below where I share how I’m cleaning everything around my home with the HomeRight SteamMachine Plus.
The HomeRight SteamMachine Plus Multi-Purpose Steam Mop is ideal for everyday, chemical-free cleaning. It heats up quickly and features a detachable hand-held steamer, which includes six attachments for cleaning, disinfecting and wrinkle-releasing. The 205-degree temperature steam at nozzle kills 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. The handle folds down for easy storage. The floor mop and pad are great for disinfecting hard floors, such as laminate, hardwood, tile, stone, vinyl and linoleum.
Photo from HomeRight
The best part? HomeRight wants to give away a SteamMachine Plus to one of you lucky readers!
Enter to win below:
This giveaway will be open for entries until 11:59 p.m. (EST) Nov. 24. Winners must respond within 72 hours of being chosen or a new winner will be selected.
If you don’t want to wait for the giveaway, you can purchase a SteamMachine Plus here*. From now until Dec. 14, there’s a $20 off coupon through the Amazon link above. Look for the coupon under the “Special Offers and Product Promotions” heading at the bottom.
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