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diy: dr bronner's & making your own all-purpose cleaner

what an easy and safe way to make your own home cleaner, huh? first, i need to talk about how this summer has been a life-changing one. with the amount of toxic and harmful chemicals that we all use every single day in our foods, home products, cosmetics, the list goes on; it is more important now than ever to start making smart choices to rid the amount of harmful chemicals in your homes. not
 only have i transformed my beauty product regimen by adding safe products to my routine instead of harmful ones with beautycounter, i have also transformed our cleaners and home products as well. i will be doing another post soon on beautycounter (i could talk about BC for days ha) but wanted to start with introducing you to dr. bronners. 

have you heard of or do you use dr. bronners? if you haven't, i must say i am a little obsessed with it and you definitely need to learn more about this wonderful brand.  Go here to learn more:

what do we use it for? at our house, we use this for an all-purpose cleaner as shown above, hand soap (our favorite is the peppermint), and reed loves their bar of soap for the shower (eucalyptus) has a manly smell ha! there are so many more uses for dr. bronner's but these are just a few ways we use them. they are safe, smell amazing, and work great! oh, and another favorite is my lavender spray germ-x that i use a ton of! love it!

now, that i have shared a little of information, lets get to how i made the all-purpose cleaner. i made several of these for family members and they have all enjoyed them as well.

ingredients & details: 

-grab a bpa free spray bottle from your local whole foods, target, etc
-use or purchase your favorite essential oil (my favorite is peppermint and this is what i use for everything)
-grab a bottle of pure castille soap from dr. bronners or another brand if you prefer (you can get unscented like i did or you can get scented- they have citrus, peppermint, lavender etc)
-then, you mix 1/4 c of soap in a quart of water in your spray bottle
-add 1/4 teaspoon of your favorite essential oil
-then shake well, and shake before using it each time
-thats it! easy and safe!
-i labeled mine with my blog name sticker and you can do the same or just write with a sharpie what it is :)

here is a little bit of specific information on dr. bronners castille soap: 

With no added fragrance and double the olive oil, our Unscented Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is good for sensitive skin – babies too (though not tear-free!). Dr. Bronner’s soap is concentrated, biodegradable, versatile and effective. Made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients, packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle. All-One!  info found on 

where can i purchase this stuff???

regular castille soap, essential oils, and dr. bronners can all be found at your local whole foods, fresh market, sprouts, etc. i hope you have enjoyed this important diy project, thanks for stopping by! :)

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