If you are like me, right about now you are tearing down the decorations and scrubbing everything. I always get that spring cleaning itch right after Christmas. I scrapped my tree yesterday. A nice clean slate! Clean countertops and clutter free rooms- bliss.
This year, as gifts for my friends, I went a little crunchy. I put together little cleaning kits for my friends.
The Dollar Tree was so helpful. I found the empty spray bottles, scrub brushes, microfiber sponges and cute green baskets there. I also tucked in an organic cotton dish towel. The cleaners I made for them: All-Purpose Cleaner, Window Cleaner, and Lavender Scouring Scrub.
Here's how I made them.
All Purpose Cleaner:
In an large glass measuring cup I mixed together 1 tsp Baking Soda, 2 tsp Borax, a few drops of Lliquid Dish Soap. (I used this because it was dye and fragrance free), and 2 cups of very Hot Water. Stir, stir, stir. Then I added a splash of Lemon Juice and several drops of Lemon Essential Oil. Then, use a funnel to pour cleaner into an empty spray bottle.
Again, in a large glass measuring cup mix together 2 Tbl Vinegar, a few drops of Liquid Dish Soap, and 2 cups Hot Water. Using a funnel, pour into empty squirt bottle. This one is so easy! If you are just staring to use natural glass cleaner you may find this to be somewhat smeary as it cleans off all the residue of commercial cleaners.
Lavender Scouring Scrub:
In a large bowl measure 2 cups of Baking Soda. Add 10-15 drops of Lavender Essential oil into the bowl along with the baking soda. Then, pour this mixture into a sifter and work all the little clumps out. I put finished mixture into a wide mouth pint jar. This smells so good and can also be used in the laundry along with to your soap.
Easy huh? Happy Scrubbing.
**With all the tidying up around here, I haven't neglected myself. There's been some "cleaning house" going on inside of me too. I've been doing this program for sometime now and am beginning to see real and lasting changes in my heart and in my weight too. Just thought I would throw that out there as many of you may be contemplating your New Year's Resolutions.