Planning on doing a little cleaning in the near future? Maybe things around the house need a little refreshing after holiday guests and get-togethers. Or, maybe it’s a random Tuesday and you feel like seriously deep cleaning your house (go you!). Whatever the cause may be, here are a few easy DIY recipes to get your home in tip-top shape. With natural ingredients and a few products you might just have stuffed in a closet somewhere around the house, these are wonderful alternatives to chemicals and store-bought products- and they’re easy on the wallet!
Mattress Refreshing Powder
Combine ingredients in a mason jar or similar container. Close lid tightly and shake to mix ingredients together. Using a kitchen sifter, lightly sprinkle the mixture over the mattress and allow to sit for a few hours. Vacuum powder off with upholstery attachment or handheld unit (like a dustbuster). Your mattress will be clean, refreshed, and smell fantastic!
*tip- if you use essential oil that promotes relaxation, like Lavender, your guests (or yourself) will have a wonderful night of sleep!
Clean Scent Room Mist
- 2 oz. Spray Top Bottle
- 1/3 cup Vodka
- Distilled Water
- Bergamot Essential Oil
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
Using your 2 oz. spray bottle, fill the bottle with 1/3 cup vodka. Add in 6 drops of Bergamot Essential oil, 3 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil, and 2 drops Lemon Essential Oil. Shake well. Fill the remainder of the bottle with distilled water and shake before each use.
Purifying Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- Spray Top Bottle
- 18 oz. Water
- 1 cup Liquid Castile Soap
- 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 5 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 5 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Combine all ingredients in your spray top bottle and shake prior to use. Spray liberally in the toilet bowl and use the brush to scrub.