Healthier Alternatives I Use In Our Home

Happy Saturday!

Today’s post is about items I have replaced with healthier alternatives in our home. I am slowly getting away from harmful chemicals and trying to live more simple and eco-friendly.

I love Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I use it to replace 3 items in my home. I use it as a makeup remover, body oil and hair treatment/conditioner. It works so well, with no harsh chemicals.

Instead of dryer sheets I use a wool dryer ball. I still get static free clothing, but no added fragrances or chemicals on our clothes. I got a 3 pack at Walmart for $6.00.

I make homemade dish liquid. I use 1/2 cup liquid castile soap, 1/8 cup water, 1 tsp. vinegar and 4 drops of orange essential oil. I mix together and it works great!

Household cleaners can make me ill. I get headaches and I start coughing. So I make my own out of vinegar, water, baking soda and essential oils. Here are a few of my recipes…

All Purpose Cleaner (Spray Bottle)

1 cup water    1 cup white vinegar   15 drops of orange or lemon essential oil

 

Glass Cleaner (Spray Bottle)

I just put water in the spray bottle and use a Microfiber Towel.

 

Dusting Furniture

I just use a microfiber towel. If something is sticky, I dampen a towel to wipe it up and immeditely go over it with a dry microfiber towel.

 

Toilet Cleaner

I sprinkle Baking soda in the toilet and follow with a cup of white vinegar. Let it fizz down and scrub.

 

Tub’

I make a paste of baking soda and water for scrubbing. Rinse with water after. 

 

Floors

I use a Swiffer Wet Jet Mop. I use microfiber cloths for the pads and I am able to get the tops off the bottle to refill the cleaner with my all purpose solution.

 

I have also replaced plastic straws with reusable ones.

 

Items I am working on replacing

1) Paper Towels: I am slowly getting cloth napkins to replace paper towels.

2) Plastic grocery bags: I use old tshirts to make bags and I use boxes or baskets to load my groceries into when I go to Aldi.

 3) Storage Bags/Ziplocs: I am buying more glass storage containers and looking at reusable food bags for outings and my daughter’s lunch box.

4) Detergent: Want to make my own.

5) Trash/Recycle: I am using my recycle bin and reducing my trash. I would love to replace my plastic trash bags. This is a work in progress as I am trying to reduce my processed foods.

I am enjoying looking at ways to make life simpler with less products and more eco-friendly by replacing harsh chemicals in our home.

I am excited that my blog almost has 160 followers! Thank you all for stopping by. Have a great day

 

 

 

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