There are so many toxic chemicals in most household and personal care products. (Make sure you watch the movie ”Stink” on Netflix) I find it satisfying to create my own products with clean ingredients. During the dry, cold winter months, this will also help reduce static electricity.
DYI FABRIC SOFTENER WITH ESSENTIAL OILS
1 Gallon White Vinegar
30-40 drops Essential oil (lavender, orange & peppermint are good choices to fight stains, lovely scent & tough on odors)
Mix and store in glass container.
Add 1/4-1/2 cup to the rinse cycle
DYI DRYER SHEETS
Make your own dryer sheets by applying this mixture to a cotton rag or wool dryer ball.
Diffusing essential oils add moisture to the air thus keeping static to a minimum.
DYI HAIR SPRITZ
Keep your hair shiny, static free and smelling fresh with this spray:
In a small glass spray bottle, add 5 drops of lavender or your choice of essential oil. Fill with witch hazel. Swirl and spray. Peace & Calming blend is another good choice because it smells great and makes hair glisten.
KEEP YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE FRESH - or make your faux tree smell like a real tree!!
Grab your favorite tree oils, Idaho Balsam + Northern Lights Black Spruce + Pine are my fav- mix & match if you like or just stick with one.
Grab a glass spray bottle, add 10 drops essential oil per 2oz. Add in a splash of witch hazel to help disperse the essential oils in water, top with distilled water and shake & spritz on your tree, garlands & fresh cut greens to keep them fresh longer, or mist around your home for a festive room spray!
Time to ditch the toxic air fresheners! Air wick and febreeze rate 8/10 on the toxic scale for fake fragrance! Which we all know is terrible for us!
Here’s a more natural and CHEAPER way to freshen things up- Mix 10 drops Citrus Fresh, 10 drops Tangerine, 10 drops Grapefruit, 1/4 part witch hazel, topped off with water to spray on linens, in the bathroom and more!
Store bought bleach (Clorox, soft scrub, scrubbing bubbles, Ajax, comet) on the think dirty app! It can cause skin irritation, respiratory problems and organ toxicity! I mean haven’t you seen those bleach commercials on tv?! Bleach can clean up a dead body!