Eco-Chic Your Home With Our Multi-Purpose Spray Recipe
Natural Eco-friendly cleaning products are rising in popularity and we wanted to share some interesting facts and a multi-purpose recipe for you to make your own delicious and surprisingly effective spray.
There are multiple reasons why we should all aim to use non-toxic cleaning products. The primary though has to be down to the benefits to our health. Standard chemical laden cleaning products are absorbed both into the skin and our lungs. Switching to an eco-friendly range means that chemicals will no longer be absorbed into the skin or breathed in by the person cleaning, equally to family members who are exposed to cleaners lingering in the air and sitting on surfaces. Instead - the body benefits from essential oils and food safe ingredients.
Whilst eco and organic are good for us and our bodies - they're also kinder to the environment. The environment is our ecosystem, we drink its water and grow our food in its soil - so whatever we spray, winds up going back into the planet and ends up back into and onto us anyway. Its a constant cycle. So don't assume that because you're flushing or washing it away that it won't be harmful to you.
Our multi-purpose recipe uses organic essential oils. The aromatherapy properties of using essential oils are like a double whammy of the good stuff. You get to clean your home with 'good for you' ingredients, which smell u - plus the properties of the oil you use will have a positive effect on the mind and body - calming, uplifting or energising, depending on which you use. Once you start playing with essential oils, scent mixing and more - we guarantee you'll be wanting to make several sprays for each and every mood!
What you'll need:
+ Brown Glass Spray Bottle
(Brown glass inhibits your spray from turning quickly)
+ 1/4 cup White Vinegar
+ 2 tbsp Baking Soda
+ 1 Freshly Squeezed Lemon
+ 6 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
+ 6 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil
+ 1 cup of Distilled Water
Mix everything together and give it a good shake. The mixture will keep up to 2 weeks in the bottle before you'll need to make another batch.
Due to the vinegar, initially, the spray will smell more vinegary than of essential oils, however, once your spray has dried - the oil smell will shine through.
There are heaps more ways you can create delicious and eco-friendly sprays for your home, why not try another blend of oils, or adding some castille soap instead of vinegar for another multi-surface spray option.
Written by: Chelsea Parsons
Photography: Kate Forster, Pexels