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My Top Ten Low Tox Cleaning Recipes



Today, I'm going to share with you ten low-tox cleaning recipes that have become absolute game-changers in my daily routine. We're kicking those harmful chemicals to the curb and embracing a cleaner, greener vibe with a touch of essential oil magic. But why does it matter, you ask? Well, let's dive into the science and explore the importance of low-tox cleaning that goes beyond the sparkle and shine.


In recent years, numerous studies have shed light on the potential health risks associated with common household cleaning products. Many of these conventional cleaners contain harsh chemicals like phthalates, formaldehyde, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These nasties can contribute to indoor air pollution, leading to respiratory issues, allergies, and even more serious long-term health concerns. Now, I'm not here to scare you – I'm here to empower you with alternatives that not only clean effectively but also promote a healthier living environment.


You can start will small simple changes around your home, at a pace that feels right for you. Remember that each time you remove just one toxic product you are reducing your toxic load and creating space for better health and wellness for your whole family


Here are ten low tox cleaning recipes you can get started with around your home:


  1. All-Purpose Citrus Cleaner:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups white vinegar

  • 2 cups water

  • 20 drops lemon essential oil

  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle for a refreshing and antibacterial all-purpose cleaner. Ideal for countertops, glass, and surfaces throughout your home.


  1. Lavender Linen Spray:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup distilled water

  • 2 tablespoons witch hazel

  • 15 drops lavender essential oil

Create a calming atmosphere in your bedroom by spraying this lavender-infused mist on your linens and pillows. Sweet dreams await!


  1. Tea Tree and Eucalyptus Bathroom Scrub:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 1/4 cup castile soap

  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil

  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Say goodbye to harsh bathroom cleaners. This scrub effectively cleans and deodorizes while leaving a fresh scent behind.


  1. Zesty Lemon Dish Soap:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup liquid castile soap

  • 1/4 cup distilled water

  • 10 drops lemon essential oil

Whip up a natural dish soap that cuts through grease without the use of harmful chemicals. Your dishes will shine, and your hands will thank you!


  1. Peppermint and Eucalyptus Floor Cleaner:

Ingredients:

  • 3.5 L hot water

  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar

  • 1/4 cup castile soap (optional)

  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil

  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Give your floors a spa-like treatment with this invigorating and antibacterial floor cleaner. Ideal for all floor types.


  1. Grapefruit Garbage Disposal Freshener:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 1/2 cup salt

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 10 drops grapefruit essential oil

Keep your kitchen smelling fresh by tossing these effervescent cubes into the garbage disposal. A burst of citrus will eliminate odors.


  1. DIY Wood Polish:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 10 drops cedarwood or arborvitae essential oil

Revitalize your wooden furniture with this nourishing wood polish. It cleans, shines, and leaves a protective layer.


  1. Citrus Dishwasher Tablets:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup washing soda

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 1 cup citric acid

  • 1/2 cup sea salt

  • 20 drops lemon essential oil

Make dishwashing a breeze with these homemade dishwasher tablets. Pop one in, and let the fresh citrus scent linger.


  1. Lemon and Lavender Carpet Deodoriser:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 10 drops lemon essential oil

  • 5 drops lavender essential oil

Sprinkle this delightful mixture on your carpets, wait, and vacuum away. Say hello to a fragrant and refreshed living space.


  1. Soothing Aloe Vera Hand Sanitiser:

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup rubbing alcohol

  • 1/3 cup aloe vera gel

  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil

  • 10 drops lavender essential oil



And there you have it! Simple swaps you can start making in your own home that prioritise health & the planet. The studies speak volumes about the potential risks lurking in our cleaning cabinets, but fear not! We have the power to make better choices, and it's easier than you probably thought.


Tag me in your DIY cleaning adventures—I'd love to see your space transform into a sanctuary of health and harmony. Let's keep the conversation going on this journey to a cleaner, toxin-free lifestyle.


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