As the weather warms up, windows are flung open to allow that fresh air to flow throughout the house. For me, I start to look at my house, and notice the stuffiness and dust bunnies that accumulated this winter.
Here are some ideas to help freshen your house this season without chemicals.
Did you know you can make your own homemade cleaner? Ditch the chemicals and save money with a cleanser that is just as effective as the commercial cleansers.
Here is one of my favorite cleaners to make
All Purpose Cleaner
- Dish Soap (1 TBS)
- 10-15 drops of essential oil of choice (I like lemon for cleaning power)
You can easily purchase great cleaners on amazon or at your local natural grocery store.
Diffusing oils will help to:
- Freshen the air
- Uplift your mood
- Detoxify the room
Using a diffuser with essential oils is a wonderful way to freshen a room without the use of chemicals.
You can purchase essential oil diffusers on amazon or from your local essential oil consultant.
Opening the windows:
The fresh air does wonders, try opening all the doors and windows. This allows the fresh breeze to flow through your home and will rejuvenate the space.
Did you know you can make your own laundry soap? Years ago we did this – and it lasted forever! Additionally you will experience the benefit of less exposure for your family to chemicals that are found in conventional cleaners while saving money.
Here is a link to the detergent I used to make.
If you’re not interested in making your own detergent, looking for a ‘free and clear’ is going to be a healthier mainstream alternative.
As for your dryer – using dryer sheets can put loads of chemicals on your body. Dryer balls are a wonderful alternative!
You can make dryer balls by forming wool into a tennis ball shape. Find the directions Here.
Making or purchasing dryer balls is a wonderful way to:
- cut down on static
- dry time
- eliminate all those disgusting chemicals
Inspired to give your house a deeper clean?
Making your own cleaning products that inspire you to clean more is wonderful. Be prepared for a potential problem to arise; “what should I clean now?”
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