It’s Friday, and to me it means cleaning and fresh flowers! Fun right? 😀 Flower part yes but the cleaning part…well, it may not be the most pleasant thing to do in the world but something you kinda have to do once in a while. I have dedicated Friday mornings and early afternoons to cleaning up the house because I like to start off the weekend in a clean and tidy home. It’s much more relaxing and pleasant to gather up with the whole family or friends for a nice Friday evening dinner when the home is in order.
Even the kids will enjoy the clutter and dirt free home when they have more clean space to jump around. When all the toys are not all over the place they have to use more creativity to come up with something to play with. Today they took my yoga pads and blocks and started to make towers and DIY sport tracks. They had so much fun and I din’t mind about all those things being all over the living room floor because the rest of the house was tidy and smelled like roses.
For about half a year now I have been using only one product to clean the whole house. I use this same self made detergent to clean the kitchen, bathrooms, windows, mirrors, doors, tables, and any other surfaces except floors (for the floors I use only one capful of Thieves Household cleaner from Young Living and hot water). I used to have a detergent for all of the spaces and surfaces mentioned above. And all those detergents contain harmful substances. Whenever I sprayed those I felt like I would have needed a gas mask on my face; my eyes got irritated, nose started to run and I felt I couldn’t breath well. During my first pregnancy I got really sensitive to all artificial & possibly harmful components and I changed all my detergents to scent free ones and stopped using perfume. The smell was just too overwhelming and my body was telling me to stay away from anything that harmful to protect the baby and myself. After that I have been choosing the most natural and odourless detergents and washing liquids I could find in the shops. Unfortunately, even the ones who claim to be all natural, in the end, may not be all that. So, I did some research and decided to make my own cleaning product that really contains only ingredients that are known to be safe. It works like magic, smells like heaven, and is as clean as a whistle.
What you need:
- 500ml (glass) spray bottle
- One capful of Thieves Household Cleaner (Young Living)
- 10-15 drops of lemon essential oil (sometimes I add five drops of Purification essential oil as well).
- 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
Mix all together in a spray bottle and start cleaning!