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3/11/15

Chemical Free Spring Cleaning Solution // DIY

We are having a little peek of spring this week and that makes me think of family walks, little seedlings for the garden and of course giving this house a good organizing clean.  Emmett is old enough now that he wants to help me with everything but I am so paranoid to let him get near all the cleaning products.

So naturally this is one of the things I'm excited about with having a collection of essential oils in our home.  They give us lots of simple ways to switch out our chemical infused products for natural ones.
I've heard of lots of people using straight vinegar and water for cleaning their home, but let's be honest. The thought of my house smelling like a vinegar distillery isn't that exciting.  Enter Young Living's essential oil blend, Stress Away.  This is a blend of lime and vanilla with a hint of copaiba and lavender, my house now smells like a tropical paradise!!

Also, I didn't know but according to some studies referenced here, straight 5% solution of white distilled vinegar kills 99% of bacteria, 82% of mold and 80% germs (viruses).  That is so amazing to me I can set aside cleaning chemicals and have such great results with a natural God-made product like vinegar.  So awesome!!  Here's what Emmett and I recently made together.
Vanilla Lime Household Cleaner
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1 1/2 c distilled white vinegar
1/2 c distilled water
20 drops Stress Away Essential Oil // I recommend this brand // 
16 oz glass spray bottle  
Mix all the ingredients into the glass bottle and shake.  The witch hazel helps the oil to mix with the water.  Use on bathroom, kitchen and other surfaces around the home without worrying about your little guys being exposed to harmful chemicals.  



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8 comments:

  1. I've been kind of experimenting with vinegar and essential oils to find a cleanser I like. With two little babes and having to clean all the time, I want it to be safe AND enjoyable. This sounds like a lovely fragrance! Must try!

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  2. I was just telling my husband yesterday that I really want to find a good DIY Chemical Free cleaning solution, so thank you for sharing this! :)

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  3. yes! i'm so excited about this one. do you use essential oils already?! i know a lot of other oils would smell so wonderful with this! xo

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  4. yes!! do you use young living oils already?! the stress away is one of my favorite scents. i also think joy or lavender would be lovely. XO

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  5. this sounds heavenly!! love stress away! i've been using the thieves household cleaner but may have to give this a try <3

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  6. stress away is hands down one of my favorite scents!! and i haven't tried the thieves cleaner yet but i really want to on my essential rewards order next month!! xo

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  7. I don’t typically do spring cleaning I try to deep clean smaller areas spaced out over the year.

    Dorothy
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  8. i try to keep up on it too... but sometimes things build up. ;) XO

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