Phew. Man yesterday was rough! Sorry for no post, and a late one today, but my goodness. Being home with a crazy almost 4 year old by yourself all week has already taken a toll on me. And it’s only Tuesday. #momlife But I’m super pumped for today’s post!!
Y’all know I’m a bit of a hippie. Well, maybe you don’t. But now you do. I’m a bit of a hippie. I love my essential oils and since I started using them a year ago, I’ve found more uses for them than I ever thought possible.
So I thought that instead of hoarding all of this all natural goodness, I’d share the love with my people. My Young Living team is amazing and have shared so much with us, that I want to share with you as well. So many people don’t realize the diversity of essential oils. And because I know I’m not the only hippie out there who loves some all natural products.
When I first discovered the diversity of essential oils, I was skeptical. Could it actually do the job? Could it get my counter tops clean? And I can say with a resounding YES! They do! And they do a better job of it, and smell 1000 times better, than your ordinary household cleaners.
Here are 3 of my favorite all natural cleaning recipes.
All natural foaming hand soap
8 oz foaming hand soap bottle
2/3 cup filtered water
1/3 cup unscented Castile Soap (I get mine at Target)
5-10 drops Young Living Thieves essential oils
Directions: Add water to bottle first.
Add Castile soap, then essential oil.
Shake gently, pump onto hands and wash!
It’s that simple. The large bottle of Castile Soap I have has lasted me almost a whole year, and we have 3 soap pumps in our house that I refill often, and I use it in my laundry detergent recipe (that you’ll see below). So it definitely goes a long way.
You could also try a different essential oil that you love the smell of, like lavender or something citrus!
All natural all purpose cleaner
28 oz spray bottle (I get mine at Walmart or the Dollar Store)
Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner
Directions: Add 2-4 capfulls of the Household cleaner to the bottle and fill the rest with water.
Shake gently and use on all surfaces! And I do mean all surfaces. Window, counters, mirrors. It works on everything and makes my kitchen smell amazing. No more chemical smells in our house! Because the Thieves cleaner goes such a long way, the cost per bottle of homemade cleaner is under $1!
I also use lemon oil and water as a cleaner as well. Especially in the summer. Smells so good!
All natural laundry detergent
Now this is the one I was most skeptical of. You see I live with a man. A man that sweats. A man that sweats like it’s going out of style. Especially when he works out. And that sweat creates a smell. A smell that must be gotten rid of in the wash. So to say I was skeptical of this working is an understatement. But even the hubs says he loves this detergent and his clothes are just as clean, if not cleaner, than using regular detergent. And it saves us a boat load of money! Win-win people!
1-2 gallon jug (I just used an old laundry soap jug)
3-4 tablespoons Borax (can find at grocery store)
3 tablespoons washing soda (can find at grocery store)
3 tablespoons Castile Soap
3-4 tablespoons Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner
Directions: Add the Borax and washing soda to the jug. Then add very HOT water to dissolve the powders.
Slowly fill the rest of the jug with warm water.
Add the Castile soap and Thieves cleaner. Shake well.
I use around 1/2 cup per load. More if it’s a really soiled load.
And those are my go to all natural cleaning products! Simple to make, good for your family and all smell good too.
Do you make any of your own natural cleaning products?