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31 Days to a Kitchen You Love Day 10: Making Nontoxic Cleaners



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!

3 thoughts on “31 Days to a Kitchen You Love Day 10: Making Nontoxic Cleaners

  1. I have not used conventional cleaners for some time. I love making my own. However, we do have the regular stuff for bathroom cleaning but I am hoping to phase them out. Do you find your homemade cleaner as effective on showers and fiberglass? I have a hard time getting my porcelain tub sparkling clean…

  2. There was a time when I would have said I can’t be bothered making my own cleaners, but we recently made our own deodorant and it was so easy! I am going to cvheck out that link! Thanks!

  3. Jessica, I’ll be honest, my tubs are very old and were stained when we bought the house, so getting them sparkling is unrealistic. However, I’ve had the best luck with a scrubby sponge. I’m not sure if this would be too abrasive for a nice tub or not.

    Theresa, right now I’m using Tom’s of Maine deodorant, but I keep hearing how easy it is–maybe I’ll give it a shot!

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