Another great cleaning product recipe is here! This shower cleaner, smells great, works great, it’s cheap, environmentally friendly and non-toxic!
Many people like the smell of clean house. Unfortunately, what they’re smelling is usually chemicals that linger in the air for days after and penetrate your skin and lungs.
When you make your own cleaners, your house smells even better, and you’re smelling all natural essential oils, rather than toxic fumes.
Here is a quick demonstration to show how easy it is to make your own Shower Cleaner.
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/3 Cup Borax
½ Cup Liquid Soap (Dr. Bronners)
2 Tbls Distilled Vinegar
1 Cup Warm Water
4 Drops Pine or Lemon Oil
1 Squeeze Bottle – I use a spray bottle in the video, but have since switched to a larger mouthed squeeze bottle.
An empty, 32 oz., Dr. Bronner’s bottle is perfect for this……..
Here are a few side notes that I put in all my home cleaning product posts…….
Why make your own home cleaning products?
1) It’s good for your health. While you’re cleaning you come in contact with many different chemicals on your skin and through your mouth and nose. It’s not just one exposure that is the concern, it’s the cumulative effect. Toxins build up in your body over time and are stored in our cells.
Store bought products contain safe amounts of each individual ingredient, but when mixed with many other cleaning supplies the combination may not be safe. If you make your own, you won’t be handling and inhaling toxic fumes while you clean.
2. It’s good for the environment – First, no more empty containers will be going into the recycling, or worse yet the trash. Second, no more harmful chemicals going down our drains and into the water supply. Many municipal water filtration systems are not designed to remove those types of chemicals. Therefor, they end up back in our water supply. What comes around goes around – whatever we put down the drain will come back in one way or another.
A few things to keep in mind when working with homemade cleaning products…….
1) Residue – The first few times you use home cleaning products (especially window cleaner) you may notice some residue. There are two reasons for this. First, there is build-up from your previous cleaner that becomes visible. Second, homemade cleaners require a little extra elbow grease. You will have to work that sponge or rag (hopefully not paper towel) a little more, but it’s worth it.
2) Essential Oils – Although they are natural, they can be quite potent, so make sure to wear gloves when working with Lavender and Tea Tree Oil.
Last modified on Tuesday, March 01, 2011