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I love DIY and I love essential oils. You see where this is going, right? Yep, one of my favorite things to do is create DIY products with my essential oils. I get to have fun creating something and I get to use my oils to enhance the products. Not only am I getting the benefit of the essential oils, I am also reducing the toxins that are introduced into my home. Reducing toxic load is part of my family's overall wellness plan and creating our own body care and household cleaning products is a big part of that plan.
I really hope that if you haven't already tried making homemade green cleaning products, I can entice you to give it a shot. I really do believe it is better for you and your family. And, bonus, it can be very cost effective! Try one or two products to replace your current store bought products as they run out. If you find that it works for you, then just continue replacing products as you use up your supply. In no time at all, you can really cut down on the toxins that in your home.
We have a lot of the supplies you will need in the I Heart Oils Shop. Our supplies include Baking Soda, Borax, Castile Soap, Wool Dryer Balls, White Vinegar and more. I don't know about you, but I don't like to spend a lot of time running errands, so it is super convenient to order the supplies online. A few of the items are a little more obscure, so having them all available in one place is awesome. Check out all of our Green Cleaning Supplies HERE. Below is a recipe to get you going.
Laundry powder is a great one to start with. It is very simple to mix up and can save tons of money since store bought detergents can be so expensive.
CLOTHES WASHING POWDER (FOR MACHINES INCLUDING HE):
- 16 cups Baking Soda
- 12 cups Borax
- 8 cups Soap Flakes (can grate bars of soap)
- 3 tbsp Essential Oil of Choice, i.e. Lavender, Lemon, Grapefruit, etc.
Combine ingredients, mix with a wire wisk. Use 1/8 cup per load. Makes enough to last a family of 4 one year. Can reduce the recipe by 1/4 for a smaller batch.
Do you make any of your own body care or cleaning products?