Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tree Hugger

In the past I've mentioned how I'd been wanting to make my own cleaning products. I knew it was easy. I knew it was cheap. I was just being lazy about it. A few months back I started with an all purpose cleaner, then it just went from there. I have become in love with making my own cleaning supplies! As of now I have non-chlorine bleach, dusting spray, Pet deodorizing room spray and the all purpose cleaner. Next up on the list is dish soap, I'm just waiting for my bottle to run out so I re-use the bottle I have. Window cleaner might also be added to the list in the next few months, but I need to do some more investigating into different recipes.

All Purpose Spray
  • 32-ounce plastic spray bottle
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure castile soap
  • 3/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 20 drops tea tree oil
  • 20 drops of lavender or lemongrass essential oil
{Courtesy of 'Gorgeously Green' by Sophie Uliano}

Non-Chlorine Bleach

Equal parts water and hydrogen peroxide with 3 tablespoons lemon juice. You could use less lemon juice if you make a smaller amount.

Dusting Spray
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
I found this spray here while searching the Internet.

Pet Deodorizing Room Spray
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 6 drops cedar wood essential oil
  • 3 drops tea tree oil
I love the site I found this one at, they have a long list of many many different sprays you can use around your house. I've been wanting to get lavender oil so I can make a spray for my bed.. one day. For now you can check out all the options here.


La Familia Workman said...

Wow! I didn't even realize you could make it homemade! I'll have to try it when I have the extra change for all the oils. Hope it's cheap!

Kelly @ The Startup Wife said...

oooh, I love these!! I'll have to try it!

Kelsey Claire @Lavender, Leopard, and Lace said...

Look at you! I might have to add this to my summer to-do list!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I am really impressed!!! Maybe I should too :)

Pam said...

Good for you & for the environment. You have inspired me to make my own.

Whitney said...

This is FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing. :)