Making non-toxic cleaning products has been on my list of things to do for a very long time. I finally made it to a health food store to buy some essential oils–lemon and peppermint to start with. I used the lemon to make an all-purpose cleaner which I’m using as I scrub the counters (water, a squirt of unscented soap and 20 drops of essential oil), and I added the peppermint to my mop water. I love the smell of peppermint, so when the house smelled like a candy cane after I mopped, that was totally fine with me.
Here is a great post about making your own cleaning supplies. It is so very wonderful to be able to clean without the chemical headache I get after using commercial cleaners!