I have always been a fairly healthy eater who exercised and never smoked. However, five years ago when I became pregnant with my first child, I became hyper aware of the chemicals that I was exposing my body to on a daily basis. I started closely looking at the chemicals I was breathing in when I found myself becoming short of breath when I was cleaning my bathroom while pregnant. Even though I was using a standard bathroom cleaner that I had been using for years and probably ninety percent of America uses, when I was pregnant it became unbearable to breathe in. It really made me stop and think just how harmful these cleaners are for us and our children. I vowed to never use harsh chemicals again to clean my house and have been making my own cleaners ever since. Keep reading for my homemade natural household cleaners recipes! I use them in every room of the house.
Orange Clove and Lemon Glass Cleaner
- peel of 1 orange
- 1 tablespoon cloves
- peel of 1 lemon
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 1 cup water
Step 1: Place peels into two separate glass mason jars with tight-fitting lids.
Step 2: Add cloves to the jar with the orange peel in it.
Step 3: Pour white vinegar into each of the mason jars, distributing it evenly amongst the two. Pour ½ cup water into each jar. Place lids on jars.
Note: Mixture can be poured into spray bottle to make cleaning easier.
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