Natural Cleaning Alternatives
Harmful ingredients in cleaning/freshening products (like phthalates) can be hazardous to our health. Especially if you have children or pets, you might want to reconsider these natural, organic options the next time you're shopping.
Warning: These oils are very potent, so a little goes a long way!
Tea Tree (Melaleuca) - Derived from the Tea Tree plant, this a natural anti-bacterial disinfectant. This is not harsh on the skin and completely safe for children, pets, and your household. It's also perfect for cuts and scrapes. Put a few drops in your laundry machine to help disinfect the clothes!
Grapefruit Peel -This is perfect for cleaning that dirty drain while leaving your space smelling AMAZING. It's powerful, citrus scent is perfect for freshening up your space. Side note: we are referring to the oil from the Grapefruit peel (not the seed extract).
Rosemary - Antibacterial and antiseptic, Rosemary smells amazing and it's not just for cooking! It's perfect for clogged drains!
Peppermint - This oil has a plethora of benefits for the body, mind, and household. Because of it's clean, fresh scent this is a perfect deodorizer. Cleaning with this (perhaps mixing with water or vinegar) will get rid of bacteria. Additionally, it relieves nausea and headaches.
Eucalyptus - This oil is great for freshening the air due to its amazing smell. It opens up the sinuses and it's a natural air freshener. This is a natural germicide, so don't fear - Eucalytpus oil is here!
Consider these options next time you're looking for wholesome, organic ingredients.