Many conventional cleaning products are filled with ingredients that are bad for the environment, and bad for our health. Make the step towards cleaner cleaning (and cleaner living!) by making your own house cleaners with earth- and people-friendly ingredients.
OLIVE OIL FURNITURE POLISH 30mL (2tbsp) olive oil 15mL (1tbsp) white vinegar 1L (4 cups) warm water
Mix ingredients and store in a pump dispenser. Place bottle near heat before use, as the polish works better warm (i.e., place bottle in a pan of warm water). Apply to furniture and rub dry with a soft cloth.
ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER 30mL (2tbsp) castile soap 30mL (2tbsp) vinegar 3.5L (14 cups) warm water pine essential oil
Combine vinegar and castile soap. Add 500mL (2 cups) warm water and mix well. Add remaining warm water. Add 8 drops pine essential oil per cup of cleaning solution. Clean as normal. **The pine essential oil gives this cleaner anti-microbial properties.
FABRIC SOFTENER 500mL (2 cups) herbal vinegar or white vinegar 500mL (2 cups) baking soda 1L (4 cups) water
Mix the baking soda and vinegar together. Add the water and stir well. Add 60mL (1/4 cup) of solution to the final rinse of your washing machine cycle. Recipes from: Eco-Pioneer Cleaning Guide (from Puresource)
Katie has worked in the natural health & wellness industry for over 10 years and is currently studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She is passionate about eating #feelgood food and recognized that this might look different for each and every person. She truly believes that in a healthy lifestyle, you can have your cake and eat your kale, too! Follow her on Instagram @katielmitts