About regular cleaners
Why would you use a non toxic DIY yourself countertop cleaner? My mom regularly scrubbed down our kitchen counter with household bleach. The sink was so shiny that it sparkled, and our floors were spotless. She didn’t do this to hurt us. She thought it was keeping us safe. In reality, there are lots of reasons to forgo store-bought home cleaning products. The latest example? According to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, regular, long-term exposure to spray cleaners increases a woman’s risk of lung damage similar to that of smoking a pack of 20 cigarettes a day.
This study showed the dark side of home cleaning products:
- Immune System Dysfunction
- Lung-Penetrating Air Pollution
- Snotty Kids
- Poisonous Gases & Beyond
- More Toxic Mixtures
Are you shocked? I was! I have asthma and I had absolutely no idea that something as simply as my laundry detergent made it worse. So I have chosen to only use non toxic cleaning products in our home. It has made an unbelievable change in our health and in the health of our pets.
Countertops are subject to a lot of cleaning. You prepare food on there so it better be clean, right? Did you know that certain essential oils have amazing cleaning properties because they are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral? Perfect to make your own DIY home cleaners!
Recipe for a non toxic DIY Countertop cleaner
Always make sure you only use essential oil cleaners in a glass spray bottles and not in a plastic one. This is the recipe for the perfect non toxic, DIY countertop cleaner!
16 oz glass bottle
4 drops Eucalyptus
8 drops Lavender
8 drops Lemon
4 drops Rosemary
8 TBSP Castile Soap
1-1/3 Cup of Water
Combine all ingredients, shake well and clean away!
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To get all the essential oils needed to make this cleaner, click HERE. Given the little amount you need, these essential oils will make many bottles of countertop cleaner!
I hope you will let me know how this works for you in the comments. For more information and recipes like my Facebook page and sign up for the newsletter below!