This guest post comes from our contributor FP Naomi.
This general-use cleaner is chemical free and a gentle eliminator of harmful bacteria. Why is that important? Believe it or not, our bodies and health depend on a rich environment of microbes. We don’t want to wipe them all out. Strong anti-bacterial products have their place in hospitals and things of the like, but not so much in your home. Harsh chemicals used to kill bacteria have been linked to toxins that are suspected to cause cancer and cellular damage, as well. It’s always best to avoid inhaling fumes or adding toxins to surfaces, especially those you use to prepare food.
You can easily make your own surface cleaner to avoid chemicals and microbe extermination. You mostly likely already have the ingredients floating around your home to do so. The recipe below takes about five minutes to throw together, and should last you a month or so. Instead of strong fumes, it has a nice herbal clean smell that you won’t be able to get enough of.
You’ll Need (Makes 12 oz.):
1 Spray Bottle
1 Cup Water
¼ Cup Distilled White Vinegar
10 Drops Tea Tree Oil
10 Drops Lavender Oil
- Add water & vinegar to spray bottle.
2. Add tea tree oil.
3. And lavender…
4. Close spray bottle and give it a good shake.
5. Spray & wipe surfaces.
Enjoy a clean, lavender-smelling home!
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