Non-toxic essential oil toilet bowl cleaner

Quick post with a great recipe that i have started using since trying to eliminate chemicals from my home.

1/4 cup liquid castile soap (I use Dr Bronners)
1 and 3/4 cup distilled or boiled water
2 tablespoons baking soda
8-10 drops antimicrobial essential oils (lavender, tea tree oil, thieves, purification or others)

Mix, pour into bottle and shake/swirl.  Squirt some into your toilet bowl and scrub away!



Home Made Laundry Detergent

2017 Update [I have since switched to using laundry detergent with soap nuts.  Read that post here]


I have been making my own laundry detergent now for 3 years!  I love it!  Recently with the little one and his propensity for food stains, I have purchased a spray on stain remover for heavy stains  But for my husband and I, this detergent has been doing us well.  It’s super easy to make and cost effective.

  • 1 and 1/2cups Borax
  • 1 cup Super Washing Soda
  • 1 cup oxygen cleaner such as oxyclean (i have used dollar tree brand with success)1 1 bar of soap, grated
  • 20 or so drops of essential oils (optional)

Mix together.  I use 2 tablespoons per load in my HE washing machine.  I use wool dryer balls in the dryer and sometimes sprinkle some essential oils on for some added scent.

The ingredients can be tricky to find sometimes.  I can find washing soda at most grocery stores, but wal-mart or amazon is the only place I have been able to find borax.

Essential Oil Spray Deoderant

There has been so much talk about how anti persperant deoderants can lead to health issues.  I ditched mine in the trash, but have been looking for a more natural solution to help with the stink!  This alcohol spray works great! Just a note-it doesn’t do anything to reduce the sweat, just the smell.  So you might still end up with wet pits, but they won’t stink.  I’m okay with that.

Here’s the recipe-super simple!  I mixed mine up in a small glass spray bottle and I was good to go!

  • high proof liquor (i use vodka) –Some people recommend rubbing alcohol, but this is not considered good to use long term.
  • 10 drops of essential oil for 1 oz of alcohol (lavendar, citrus, tea tree oil, or whatever you like!)