Remember when I wrote that post “Stuff Crunchy Mamas Like?” Well, I mentioned that I have all these essential oils and don’t know how to use them. It’s been driving me crazy. Luckily, I have crunchy friends and one of them, Rebecca, gave me some ideas on how to use them. This isn’t really a DIY blog, however, I thought some of you might like having these recipes for all-purpose cleaning products too!
all purpose cleaner
1/4 cup vinegar, 2 cups water and 10 drops oil of your choice (use a citrus-based one to cut through grease)
all purpose cleaner Option 2
Use plain liquid Castile soap (Like Dr. Bronner’s) in place of vinegar.
That recipe is 1 gallon hot water, 2 tbs liquid Castile, 15 drops wild orange essential oil and 8 drops lemon essential oil.
I liked that idea because vinegar sort of reeks. If you do want to use vinegar, Rebecca suggested trying Apple Cider Vinegar because it doesn’t reek as bad. I did use the first recipe on my floors and while it did the trick, it left them kind of dull (a total First-World Problem, I know). So, I plan on making the second one today and trying it out. Also, if you have granite counter tops, you don’t want to use vinegar as it eat away at the granite. Here’s Rebecca’s solution to that problem:
is 1/4 cup alcohol, 1 cup water, 2-3 drops Dawn (not natural I know, but if ducks can get cleaned with it after an oil spill, it can’t be that bad)
Hope you like those recipes everyone! If you have any simple all-natural cleaning solutions will you put them below in the comments section so that other crunchy mamas and myself can try them out? It’s much appreciated! Happy Friday!
PS If you want a little Friday Funny, click on the First-World Problem link above =)