With spring just around the corner, we don’t know about you but we actually get excited about spring-cleaning. There’s just something therapeutic about clearing out all the things you don’t need, opening all the windows and letting the fresh air in after a long winter. These three recipes are MEB’s favorite go-to DIY natural cleaners because they are so easy to make and guaranteed to get the job done.
The first cleaner is a creamy scouring scrub that you can use on sinks, tubs, hard to scrub dishes and even toilets. All you need are three simple ingredients and away you go!
Creamy Scouring Scrub
1 Cup of Baking Soda, 5 TBSP of Liquid Castile Soap, 7-8 drops of Orange essential oil.
Mix the ingredients together until they turn into a creamy paste and then put them into a small glass jar.
We used Orange essential oil for this one because of its natural disinfectant properties and because it smells so fresh and energizing. Lavender, Tee Tree and Peppermint essential oils are also great options.
MEB’s second go-to cleaner is an all purpose spray that is great for wiping down surfaces like stainless steel, wood, tile, granite as well as plastic finishes.
All Purpose Cleaner
2 TBSP (30ml) Liquid Castile Soap, 20 drops Lemon essential oil, 10 drops Lavender essential oil.
Combine ingredients in a 500ml spray bottle. Fill with water. Shake before use.
Finally, your spring cleaning arsenal is not complete until you have a hard-working glass cleaner. Regular glass cleaners are full of chemicals that can be dangerous for your family and bad for the environment. This natural glass cleaner is just as effective and much safer, especially if you have kids.
Natural Glass Cleaner
Add 1/3 cup (80 ml) Rubbing Alcohol, ½ cup White Vinegar, 1 TBSP (15 ml) Cornstarch, 5 drops Citrus essential oil or Cleansing blend.
For extra grimy windows, you can also add ¼ teaspoon of natural dishwashing soap.
Combine ingredients in a 500ml spray bottle. Top with water. Shake before use.
These three cleaning products are all we at MEB ever really need to keep our homes sparkling clean without having a cupboard full of chemicals. Not only that but it saves tons of money and is safe for the environment. So Happy Spring Cleaning!
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