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  • DIY Disinfecting Glass & Surface Cleaner

    Published Mar 21 2017 in Category_DIY>DIY For The Home, Category_Green Living, popular

    DIY Disinfecting Glass & Surface Cleaner This DIY Disinfecting Glass & Surface Cleaner is much more than a brilliant solution to disinfected floors and sparkling window. No, for me, it represents a major milestone in my life! "Did she just say that her floor cleaner represents a major milestone in her life?" Yup, I did! I remember the day clearly.... I was pregnant with my daughter, and washing my floors with a commercial floor cleaner that was purple, reeked of artificial fragrance and was giving me a splitting headache. And at that moment it hit me! "Breathing in this toxic, cleaner CANNOT be good for my baby...or me!" I immediately put down my mop, picked up the computer, and started researching homemade, eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning alternatives. I was shocked to find that I had all of the ingredients for homemade floor cleaner, right in my home! Best of all, inhaling it wasn't going to make us (me + baby) sick! After I made that cleaner from I was hooked; my journey to a cleaner, greener life began. Over the next several months, I was a mom on a mission! I safely disposed of all of my chemical cleaning products (17 to be exact), replacing them with three, simple, eco-friendy cleaners, pillaged my pantry of any processed food and preservatives, and replaced my beauty products with non-toxic, DIY, alternatives. Everything from toothpaste to ketchup to facial cleanser has since then been made by modern hippie moi, and I've never looked back! And guess what? Living a #LifeFromScratch is not only incredibly rewarding and healthy for you and your family, the environment, and your bank account, also reap the benefits! Although I've since tweaked the original floor & glass cleaner recipe to better suite my preferences, I still use this DIY Multi-Purpose Spray-Mop & Glass Cleaner on a daily basis and STILL love it! You CAN have a homemade, eco-friendly and non-toxic cleaner that works!

    Here's how to make your own non-toxic and eco-friendly DIY Disinfecting Glass & Surface Cleaner:

    What You'll Need

    White Vinegar Rubbing Alcohol Distilled Water 1/4 tsp Eco-Friendly Dish Soap 10-20 Drops of Pure Essential Oils - Used for fragrance and their disinfectant properties. I like to use either lemon, grapefruit, tea tree, lavender and rosemary, and sometimes a combo of 2 or 3. Empty spray bottle of any size

    Instructions

    Fill the bottle up with equal parts Water, Vinegar, and Rubbing Alcohol. Add castile soap and your choice of essential oil. And. That's. It!

    Use this DIY Disinfecting Glass & Surface Cleaner...

    • in your spray-mop, to use on tile, vinyl, laminate and hardwood flooring
    • for cleaning windows, glass and mirrors
    • to disinfect kitchen counter-tops
    • in your bathroom to make your mirror and taps sparkle, and disinfect your toilet and sink
    • to wipe the sticky finger prints off of your TV (spray on cloth first, not directly on TV)
    DIY Disinfecting Glass & Surface Cleaner

  • 5 Fabulous Essential Oil Blends for Fall

    Published Oct 03 2016 in Category_DIY>DIY For The Home, Category_Green Living, essential oil blends, essential oil blends for fall, fall DIY, popular, seasonal essential oil blends

    Essential Oil Blends for Fall Fall is a stunning time of year - leaves are changing colour, the air is cool and feels purified, pumpkin spice is back in every form, and I can start burning my favourite fall essential oil blends, which, for whatever reason, only seems appropriate during this time of year. It's interesting how we associate different scents with specific seasons. Fall, in particular, has very specific scents that we associate it with, and the following essential oil blends are no exception! These blends are great for burning in your diffuser or incorporating into your DIYs (think Pumpkin Spice Whipped Body Butter, and Autumn Breeze Candles!) A Quick Comparison: Essential Oil Diffusers Diffusers differ in the way that they put essential oils into the air. In this post, I'm not referring to kind that uses heat to diffuse the oil, for example, inexpensive tea light diffusers like this. I'm referring to ultrasonic diffusers and nebulizers. I don't recommend heating your essential oils as a way to diffuse them because doing so changes the chemical make up of the oil, as well as the scent. And although they're initially a cheaper investment, you burn through much more of the oils, which are expensive, and also run the risk of having an open flame in the house (if you have small kids like I do, then you know this is a hazard). Ultrasonic diffusers, use humidification to dispense the essential oils into the environment, which maintains their therapeutic properties. They also double as a humidifier in small spaces which is great during cold and flu season! Nebulizers use an atomizer to disperse strong concentrations of essential oils into the air, and thus, can be used in much larger spaces.

    Five Fabulous Essential Oil Blends for Fall

    #1 Pumpkin Spice Blend No scent is more reminiscent of fall then pumpkin spice! It's easy to achieve this scent in your diffuser, too! Guests will think you have a pie in the oven ;) #2 Autumn Breeze Blend Autumn Breeze Blend is an uplifting combination of sweet citrus and earthy essential oils that will leave your home smelling fresh and revitalised! #3 "Antibacterial" Blend This blend of antibacterial essential oils, which are those used in the popular Theives® Blend by Young Living, are said to kill 99.96% of airborne bacteria! After doing a little research of my own, I was unable to find a scientific study that actually proved this to be true, so I'm not going to suggest that it is. That being said, this uplifting combination of essential oils will leave your home smelling amazing and cleaner then it probably is! #4 Fragrant Fall Blend This blend is sweet, earthy, and very grounding- it may be my favourite! It's great in diffusers as well as body products such as lotion, body butter, and roller perfumes. #5 Masculine Musk Blend Combined, cedarwood and clary sage have a very cologne-like scent. For this reason, I make several men's products using this essential oil combo - the two pair perfectly! Of course, this scent is not just for men, and has a sweet earthiness that is perfect for fall! Five Essential Oil Blends for Fall

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