When I think about cleaning supplies, I think about the cabinet under the kitchen sink. So many bottles of items, so many toxic chemicals typically child-locked to prevent any accidents from happening. When we moved into our house back in December, I made the decision to no longer purchase items containing fake fragrances, PERCs, triclosan, chlorine, etc. Do your research – many of these items have very severe consequences with prolonged use or misuse. Scary stuff!
Young Living to the rescue!
Today I’m going to share with you some of my go-to recipes and Young Living products for cleaning your home:
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and add water until you create a paste. Scrub onto service, let sit for 10 minutes then wash away. Smells good and no gloves or masks needed!
Very similarly, fill a glass spray bottle with 1/2 cup YL Thieves dish soap, 1 cup of vinegar, and 5-10 drops of YL lemon essential oil. Spray surface (usually the shower for me) and sprinkle with baking soda. Let sit for five minutes, wipe down with a sponge and done!
Floor cleaner: I use this on our hard wood floors and tile in the bathroom
– 1 gallon warm water
– 1/4 cup vinegar
– 10 drops citrus oil, I prefer the smell of YL orange essential oil
Add everything to a bucket and mop! And no, the vinegar smell is not overpowering.
Glass / Mirror cleaner: You guessed it, I use it on our windows and mirrors throughout the house. No streaks!
– 1 1/4 cup water
– 1/2 cup 80 proof vodka
– 1/4 cup vinegar
– 8 to 10 drops essential oil of choice, again, I prefer a YL citrus oil
Funnel into a glass jar, shake and ready to spray! I’ve tried it without the vodka, the vodka just makes things evaporate quicker.
Thieves Household Cleaner: a little goes a looooooong way! I like to share this graphic to give you a comparable price breakdown:
I dilute this and use it throughout the house: on our counter tops, wherever the cat pukes, cleaning the workout equipment, etc. I keep it in a glass spray bottle under the sink so that it’s mixed and ready to be used.
Thieves Dishwasher Powder: I don’t use this in the dishwasher… I use it in the oven and toilets, ha! For the oven, I spray on the Thieves cleaner and then sprinkle this on, sit for five minutes then wipe clean. For the toilets, I just sprinkle some in, let it sit for a few then scrub clean.
I’m all for simplicity and stocking items that can be repurposed for multiple uses. It’s even more convenient when you can order everything from one place, with discounted shipping and get money back for future purchases = free product! Reach out to me if you’d like to learn how to get started swapping out items under your kitchen sink! Post 5/23 for August