Our Top 5 Products for a Toxic-Free home
When it comes to keeping up your home whether you have young kids or not, making it simple and easy to clean without using toxic chemicals can be a challenge.
These are our top 4 favorite YL product recipes to help maintain a toxic-free home environment.
Thieves Household Cleaner
We love our Thieves Cleaner! We mix one capful in a 14-16oz spray bottle to clean bathrooms, kitchen, wood flooring and carpet. Mix 1/2 a capful in a 16oz bottle to clean windows, mirrors and as a dust spray.
Not only do we use it to clean rooms and furniture, but we mix a capful in DIY dish soap and DIY laundry detergent. (Tip: add a couple drops of lemongrass or lemon oil to add a fresh scent to your laundry).
We love using Purification in our laundry - specifically we use Young Living's dryer balls instead of dryer sheets and you can save lots of $$! Add a couple drops of purification on the dryer ball to get rid of yucky odors.
We also like to add a spray nozzle to our bottle (take off top and orifice and replace with nozzle) to use when deep cleaning to rid of bad odors.
Lemon oil is great to add to your dish soap to make glass shiny, add to a DIY dust spray and wood floor cleaner with Thieves Household Cleaner. Lemon oil creates a refreshing and bright aroma and especially paired with lime!
DIY Dust Spray (from recipeswithessentialoils.com)
- 1 spray bottle (glass, or made with HDPE or PET plastic)
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1/2 cup witch hazel or vinegar
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp unscented Castile soap
- 15 drops lemon essential oil
DIY Floor Cleaner Concentrate (from Mom4Real)
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 8 tbsp liquid Castile soap
- 30 drops lemon essential oil (orange or grapefruit work well, too!)
Fill a 1 gallon jar (an old juice container will work or two 1/2 gallon mason jars) with water about 3/4 filled. Add vinegar, Castile soap and lemon oil (or oil of choice). Place lid tightly on and shake very well. Add 1 cup to a gallon of hot water and start mopping!
We use baking soda for deep cleaning for sinks, toilets, bathtubs, or where you find any unwanted gunk. Sprinkle baking soda, scrub, spray your Thieves Cleaner DIY spray and scrub, scrub, scrub for a clean finish!
Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner (by Evangeline Reed)
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup citric acid
- 50 drops of various oils (Thieves, Citrus Fresh, lemon, or half a cup of THC)
Mix together and pour in a jar WITHOUT water. When you sprinkle in the toilet, you get a nice bubbling action going! When you mix with water ahead of time in a closed container, you get an explosion.