posted by Jennie on Dec 7

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. :D

13 Comments to “Homemade All Around Organic Home Cleaner”

  1. Pepper Tan Says:

    I guess it really is high time we all went green and organic. We’ll be doing our environment and families a great deal of good.

    Reply

  2. Pinay Mama Says:

    Haven’t tried going organic when it comes to cleaning our house BUT we start by using less plastic bags. :)

    Reply

  3. zoan Says:

    I am trying my best to help mother earth too, I’ll definitely try to make my own household cleaner na rin, thanks for sharing:)

    Reply

  4. matty aspacio Says:

    I use green and organic when it comes to physical wellness but not in household cleaning. Thank you for your blog, I will share it.

    Reply

  5. matty aspacio Says:

    It’s high time that I should seriously consider using this also as my household cleanser. . :)

    Reply

  6. Mommy Pehpot Says:

    way to go Jen! I still have to find time doing stuff like this.. but I also plan to have a greener home soon :)

    Reply

  7. Toni Lim Says:

    We’re doing almost the same thing at my home! Yeah tea tree oil is a great antiseptic for the whole house, but I’ve been trying other essential oils too like peppermint, thyme and oregano.

    I also don’t use Dr. Bronners anymore because I found a maker of Castile Soap in the Philippines. Casa de Lorenzo has Castile Soap (made from Olive Oil) and an Old Fashioned Soap (made from Olive Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil) which I really love using! Check out their website: http://www.thecasadelorenzo.com

    Reply

  8. Easy Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder Recipe | Marriage and Beyond Says:

    [...] have been making our own all around organic home cleaner ever since my son was born. That’s more than 7 years now. My homemade laundry detergent, I [...]

  9. Jessica Cassidy Says:

    good job on the home made organic cleaner :-) that is free of smell too and healthy :-) the cleaner I use her makes me sick :-( gives me headache, that is why I seldom clean the bath tub and toilet :-( but if I use the comet then I am great and free of headache :-)

    Reply

  10. April Says:

    we have gone totally organic yet. but i help through segregating our trash and recycling.:)

    Reply

  11. jheylo Says:

    its nice to hear that you really are working so hard to become an eco-friendly individual by using products that are greens and organic. I love organic too it’s just that they are expensive at times.

    Reply

  12. Makoy Says:

    Nice to know that there’s alternative to the usual strong chemically formulated products. My concern only is the price for organic products. But I have to say the price is worth it.

    Reply

  13. Chubskulit Rose Says:

    I admire you for going green, I don’t have the ability or the talent to make stuff like you do, so kudos to you!

    Reply

Leave a Reply