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DYI Home made cleaning products

I believe that since I became a mum over 2 years ago, I became a little obsessed about what type of chemicals my family is exposed to.
Once I was watching tv and I saw that actor Fran Drescher (From the Nanny named Fran) speaking about how she had cancer, and changed her life radically and she said: Whatever you can do to get away of artificial and chemical, you should...every little bit makes a difference. (Maybe that weren't her exact words, but that's what she meant). That never came out of my brain again.
One of the things she was pointing out was about the harsh chemicals we use these days to clean our house. Her point was that we should use more natural cleaning products (Not only for the health benefits, but you even save money), so I did it, and she was right. My house (specially kitchen) is much cleaner using these natural concussions than it was before and I know if my food touch the surface, we are fine. 

Take a look into some easy cleaning recipes here: 


Multi purpose cleaner

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp bicarb
  • 5 drops tea tree oil (or eucalyptus, or lavender)
  • Lukewarm water, to fill up a 500ml bottle


Shake before using.

Furniture Polish


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • a squeeze of lemon juice

Prepare just before use it in a saucer or bowl, soak a clean cloth with it. When you finish it, dry it with a dry clean cloth. 

Mould Killer

  • 5 drops tea tree oil
  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 1 cup of water

Just shake it / spray it / scrub it.
Tea tree oil and vinegar have strong smell, but dissipates very quickly actually

Microwave cleaner
Put some lemon juice or vinegar (or both) in a glass of water and boil it in the microwave until steams / reduces the content of the cup by half. You can wipe it around after. BE CAREFUL AND WAIT A FEW MINUTES FOR THE TEMPERATURE OF THE GLASS TO COOL DOWN BEFORE TOUCHING IT.

Those 3 recipes should do for a good start on detoxing your house and save you some cash. But you can find many many more in the web. :) 
Image source: Carpetcleanimport.com


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