Friday, June 10, 2016

My Green Home ::Recipes Included::

I have been thinking about this post for sometime and I'm very happy that I have finally gotten it together! You can expect that these recipes have been tested and proved by yours truly! I have included some do-it-yourself recipes along with product recommendations. I often get asked, how I green clean my house or how I keep my house green clean and within this post I will be giving you my favorites for a full house clean! 

First up, the goods! I'm sure you're asking yourself why ridding your home of toxic chemicals is a good idea. Well--for starters we spend 80% of our time at home and considering that most common toxins in household cleaners have been linked to sever liver and kidney damage, narcosis, and pulmonary edema--I think I'll stay away. 

My DIY Faves 

 ::Laundry Detergent:: 
1 cup Super Washing Soda 
1 cup baking soda 
1 cup Epsom Salt 
6 drops Purification 
Directions: Combine all ingredients into and air tight container. 
**you can add 1 cup of Borax if you'd like** 

 ::Laundry Softener:: 
1 cup White Vinegar 
1/4 cup Organic Hair Conditioner 
6 drops Purification 
 Directions: Combine all ingredients into a jug or large mason jar. Add 1 capful (or 3 tbsp) to basin while filling. 
**for added softness use wool balls and dryer sheets** 

::Reusable Dryer Sheets:: 
1 package multi-purpose reusable wipes 
1 cup of laundry softener (see above recipe) 
 Directions: Cut reusable wipes into squares, place them in mason jar, pour laundry softener over wipes. The mixture will soak into the dryer sheets. To use them, simply throw one into your dryer! Once you use a dryer sheet a couple of times, you will want to set it aside until you have used them all. Once all of your dryer sheets have been used, you simply place them back in your airtight container and repeat! 

::Citrus Soft Scrub:: 
3/4 cup Baking Soda 
1/4 Castile Soap (Dr. Bronners) 
1 tbsp Distilled Water 
5-6 drops of Lemon or Purification 
Directions: Combine ingredient into a squeeze bottle. 
 **this makes an amazing stovetop, bathtub, and toilet scrub** 

Products I Love

 ::Thieves Dish Soap::
With naturally derived ingredients, Thieves® Dish Soap effectively cleans your dishes without chemicals, dyes, or synthetics. Young Living pure essential oils—Thieves, Jade Lemon, and Bergamot—work with other plant-based ingredients to leave your dishes sparkling clean.

::Thieves Laundry Soap::
With a plant-based formula, Thieves Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes, cleaning them without any chemical or synthetic residue. Natural enzymes and powerful essential oils add to the formula’s strength to leave your clothes fresh and clean with a light citrus scent.

::Thieves Household Cleaner::
Formulated with the power of Young Living’s Thieves oil blend, you can get a deep clean without dangerous or synthetic ingredients. Thieves cleaner also includes the scent of Lemon essential oil for an even more uplifting aroma. Chores will feel like less of a chore with the sweet-and-spicy scent and effective cleaning power of Thieves Household Cleaner.

This all-purpose cleaner can be used on any surface in your home for dusting, spot cleaning, scrubbing, or any other cleaning need. Wherever you use it, you’ll feel good knowing it’s safe to use around everyone in your family, including pets. Spot test in an inconspicuous area before applying this product to woods, plastics, fabrics, and granite. If staining or damage occurs, discontinue use on the material.

So that is my current cleaning solution! If you are interested in learning MORE about Greening Your Home Please check-out this informative video!

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