Homemade Cleaning

Homemade Skin Care

Scented All-Purpose Cleaner

-One part white vinegar

-One part water

-15 drops each lavender and rosemary essential oils (use peppermint or orange essential oil for furniture polish).

 

Combine the above ingredients together, pour into a spray bottle, shake, and then let infuse for a week before using.  Do not use on granite

Kitchen Cleaner and Deodorizer

-4 tablespoons baking soda

-1 quart warm water

 

To deodorize you could also pour baking soda straight from the box and into your drain or garbage disposal to remove odors. This recipe will clean stainless steel too. Apply it with a damp cloth and rub gently in the direction of the metal’s grain. Rinse and buff dry.

Mirrors, tubs & toilet Cleaner

-2 cups water

-1/4 cup white vinegar

-2-20 drops of orange essential oil for smell (If you use young living you'll likely only need ~2 drops)

 

Pour ingredients in a spray bottle.  For mirrors, spray the solution on a paper towel

Natural Heavy-Duty Scrub

-1/2 lemon

-1/2 cup borax powder

 

Rust stains on porcelain or enamel sinks and tubs are no match for this cleaner. Dip the lemon into the borax and scrub the surface, then rinse. (This is not safe for marble or granite.) Tip: You can find borax in the detergent aisle or order it on Amazon.

BATH SOAK RECIPE

Oatmeal Cookie Bath

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

 

Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until they become powdery. You are looking for the mixture to become smooth, no big pieces left. Put into a jar with a tight fitting lid.

To use: pour all the mixture into a warm bath while the water is running. Soak and relax.

LIP SCRUB

1.5T soft coconut oil

2T brown or turbinado sugar

1 drop peppermint or lemon essential oil

Mix together and put in small container

BODY SCRUBS

Coffee scrub

1/2 cup coffee grounds

2 tbsp. hot water

1 tbsp. coconut oil, warmed

 

Add the coffee grounds and hot water to a mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly with a spoon.

Add the coconut oil. If needed, add more coffee grounds or more oil to get the consistency right. Spoon the mixture into a glass container with a lid.

 

Brown sugar scrub

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup oil of your choice, such as coconut, jojoba, olive, almond, or grapeseed

1-2 drops essential oils (optional)

 

Mix brown sugar and oil in a bowl. Add more sugar or oil as needed

 

Sea salt scrub 

1/2 cup sea salt

1/2 cup oil of your choice

1-2 drops essential oils (optional)

 

Mix salt and oil in a bowl. Add more as needed .

 

Green tea sugar scrub

2 teabags green tea

1/2 cup hot water

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

 

Add teabags to hot water. Let the tea steep until it cools. While the tea is cooling, add brown sugar to a bowl. Add coconut oil to sugar and mix well. Once the tea has cooled, add it to the sugar mix. 

If the mixture is too crumbly, add more coconut oil. If it’s too soggy, add more brown sugar.

 

Honey sugar scrub

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

2 tbsp. honey

 

Mix brown sugar, coconut oil, and honey in a bowl. Add more coconut oil if it’s too crumbly.