PRACTICAL – DIY CLEANING PRODUCTS

PRACTICAL – DIY CLEANING PRODUCTS

Did you know?

Our cleaning products contain some 30,000 chemicals in Australia which have never been assessed by a regulator! These chemicals are found in our daily cleaning products, used in our kitchens, bathrooms, wipes, floors etc and there is no one out there actually checking the harm this can cause to our health. We absorb these chemicals through the skin and breath them in with no real understanding of the impact they make to our bodies.

According to the Australian Water Association, up to 140,000 chemical contaminants from cleaning products can be found in our waste water – makes you think, doesn’t it? What damage are all these chemicals having to our households and the households we share with our fauna and flora.

With a little effort, it’s actually pretty easy to throw the majority of your cleaning products out and use commonly found items around you house to do the cleaning!

Where to start?

Add these to your next shopping list…. White Vinegar, BiCarb Soda, Lemon Essential Oil, Liquid Castile Soap, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oil and Vanilla Essence. As far as equipment to clean – a few refillable or reusable spray bottles, and a few glass jars, scrubbing brush, sponge, microfibre cloth, and a cheap toothbrush.

Let’s get started! 🤩

DIY Bathroom Cleaner

1/2 cup of baking soda

1/4 Liquid Castile soap

splash of water

2 drops of tea tree  essential oil

2 drops of lemon essential

Mix into a paste and get working on your sparkling bathroom, guilt and chemical free!

DIY Air freshener

1 spray bottle filled almost to the top with filtered water

2 tablespoons of vodka OR vanilla extract (alcohol emulsifies the oil and water)

10 drops of wild orange essential oil

8 drop of peppermint essential oil

Get spraying!

DIY Floor cleaner

500ml filtered water

125 ml white vinegar (not suitable for wooden floors)

10 drops of lemon essential oil

1 tablespoon of bi carb soda

2 tablespoons of liquid castile soap

Get mopping!

DIY All purpose cleaning spray

2 cups of water

3 teaspoons of liqiud castile soap

10 drops of lemon essential oil

5 drops of tea tree essential oil

Works on bench tops, sinks, tables, fridges, toilet and more! Spray and wipe with clean cloth.