I’ve always been envious of people who make their own stuff. Everything from clothing to cleaning items, I want to do that too!! Well, now I do. We’ve started using our own cleansers in the kitchen. Now, when I wipe my children’s eating areas clean, I don’t feel like they’re eating toxic chemicals & I’m saving mucho dinero in the long run! Start off with a spray bottle of this:
Equal parts water & white vinegar (you can use distilled water and/or distilled vinegar)
I make this in 2 cup batches. Talk about easy! I use it to spray down the highchair, boosters, placemats, counter tops, stove, sink…you name it! It smells a little like we’re dying Easter eggs in the house all the time but who cares?! No one has even noticed yet.
I’m onto bigger & better sprays this time. Our “Veggie Wash” has run out & I decided I’m not purchasing another when I can make it cheap, cheap at home:
1 cup water
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. baking soda
Shake it up, shake it up, shake it up, shake it. Spray it on fruit or veggies & let it soak for about 5 minutes, or it still works pretty efficiently if you’re short on time. I store the spray in the fridge for a longer shelf life.
There you have it. Inexpensive, simple, safe ways to clean!! The plan is to replace most, if not all, cleaning products in the house as we run out. For now we still use Seventh Generation products in the bathrooms. They’re completely safe, especially for pregnant/nursing Moms & young children. I figure with the savings I’ve incurred, we’ll be able to afford a maid in no time at all! I must be dreaming…