Myths about all natural cleaners bring up interesting points on whether they really clean or not. Frugal tips about making homemade cleaners are found everywhere on the internet. Facts for homemade cleaners are explained on many blogs, as well as ads and sponsored posts for store bought cleaners. Purchasing cleaners at the store is easy, they can be found on sale, and are usually made strong enough to clean quick. Essential oils can be found through several distributors online and in communities.
Part of homemade is the process and satisfaction of making something healthy to use in the home. Debates on essential oils versus the chemicals in cleaners formulate as mom’s go back and forth on the issue. Trying to keep our children safe from hazardous chemicals is a goal for most mom’s.
Our family tries to use homemade and and only a few store bought chemicals. My rule for both is that they clean what I need to be cleaned. Some products like furniture polish I choose to make. The smell of essential oils lavender is so good.
I have children that touch everything around our home. I switched to homemade products for that reason. The thought of them getting chemicals in their mouth and on their hands worried me.
Investing the time to make my cleaning products keeps our home safer. In the end, the discussion of homemade or store bought boils down to preference.
1/2 paper towel roll
orange, lemon, cedarwood,lavendar or lemongrass essential oil (10 drops)
coffee can (3 lbs.)
vegetable oil (1/2 c.)
Our first step is to cut the paper towel roll in half. Use a log blade, non-serrated knife. Work in an area that is outside or on a table. Paper towel pieces will get everywhere. Lay a newspaper under the cutting area to help with clean up.
Next, place the paper towel half into the coffee can. Peel out the center piece of cardboard. Pull up a small piece of paper towel to help with using individual pieces.
Together with the paper towel, mix together the vegetable oil and essential oil. Pour over the middle and sides of the paper towel. Be careful to not get any on the outside of the coffee can.
Here, put the lid on the coffee can to allow full absorption into the paper towel. 2 hours later the wipes should be ready to use.
In conclusion, frugal tips to make homemade cleaners highlights the fact that frugal people invest time into their lifestyle. Homemade is good. Homemade is healthy. Homemade products are an investment. No not a ton of money will be made from a homemade product, but money will be saved. The investment comes from the time it takes to make the product, and the care that goes into the creation.
Lastly, saving more money by making homemade cleaners will give peace of mind that there are no chemicals to be ingested. My use of store bought cleaners is minimal. Our family has chosen to use both. What about yours? Do you use homemade cleaners or store bought?
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