Let us just say that ever since my son was born, 7 years ago, I started to kinda/sorta go semi-green (for starters) around the house. I purged my household little by little from the usual house cleaners I practically grew up with. Aside from the commercial cleaners brands send my way, I really cannot remember anymore the last time I bought a household cleaner solution that is non-organic. But here is one thing for sure, a homemade organic household cleaner, that is something that anyone can make. Even my 7 year old kid can do it! It really is so easy.
Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap, Tea Tree Oil, an empty PET bottle, a 16fl.oz spray container (recycled)
I use my own concocted homemade organic all around cleaner on just about anything around the house. The kitchen counter, floor, bath tub, lavatory, toilet. Name it! It started off with an article I came across when I was still pregnant about Tea Tree Oil‘s ability to clean molds that I thought were stuck in our fridge (that I inherited from my folks) door forever. The molds came streaming down just like that! In one spray! I was practically staring at it like I was dreaming! Needless to say, that birthed my being a tea tree oil believer! 🙂
The three ingredients I use are: Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap, Tea Tree Oil and Purified water. It is effective without subjecting our household to toxins.
The hubby teases me that I should sell bottles of this all purpose cleaner. I have actually seen a couple of brands selling the same with all neat packaging and local envelope printing for their advertisement. I really would rather blog about it and let people know how easy it is.
Ingredients for Organic All Purpose Home Cleaner
- 3 tbsps. of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap (Healthy Options only has Peppermint and Lavender)
- 20 drops of Tea Tree Oil (my default brand has always been GIGA)
- 16 fl. oz of purified water
I super love Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap! I blogged about it via KikayCorner.net early this year –> Dr. Bronner’s Magic Pure Castile Liquid Soaps. If Human Nature manufactures Castile Soaps, then I’ll be the happiest homemaker in the world! Dr. Bronner’s liquid soaps don’t come cheap. But it is the perfect soap to clean my makeup brushes, et.al. No shampoo or any other soap comes close! I also concoct my son’s bath soap with it. I super swear, if my son uses any soap other than Dr. Bronner’s, he is going to stink (as most kids his age do) in no time after bath! And you know how much energy kids have these days! They are like tops that won’t stop spinning until their die-hard batteries run out, which is often late at night. That kind of energy plus Manila’s ultra-humid weather, not a very fragrant equation. 🙂
Other than loving the fact that my home is semi-green because of these little things I do (I also make my own laundry detergent, wet wipes, et.al), I also love the fulfillment it gives. Not that it places me notches closer to being a superwoman. It really is something else when you see the things you do work, regardless of how trivial they may seem to be at the beginning. And between these juggling tasks of helping the hubby supplement the family income with my online tasks, the homeschooling and the house chores, I really love being the queen of my own home!
Go make your own homemade organic home cleaner and let me know how it goes! While mommies, for the most part, are gullible to commercials that make us feel inadequate if we don’t buy, trust me when I say, the tea tree oil in this cleaner will do any disinfecting job any part of your house will need. Look it up and thank me later. Enjoy making your own homemade cleaner while you’re at it. 😀