I’ve always been one to do things a little differently. Always ready to try the next thing and tweek it until it works for me. I’m confident (usually) but I do often feel like the black sheep, the outcast, the “odd ball”. Well, I’m ready to confess…
Hi, I’m Heidi and I have not bought a store bought cleaner for my home in 4 years (pause for groans and a hushed “oh she’s that kind of person” coming from the back of the room).
Okay, so now you are wondering if I live in a pig sty (which, by the way, pigs aren’t dirty). But, I am a neat freak, I swear! My house is always clean. Just ask my four year old. When my husband asked him what he wanted to get me for my birthday and suggested that he think of something that I like he responded with “mom likes to clean”. Yep, I heard that and I can’t
wait to see that gift. I think I need to start doing other things rather than chores around my four year old. Then again, that is one of the benefits to using natural cleaning recipes for your home.
Kids can help
Granted you may not always want (or need!) the help from a four year old, but you can hand him a bottle of your natural organic cleaner and know that it is safe. There are no carcinogens in my cleaners. There are no inhalation poisons that cause dizziness. Oh and about that smell, with natural cleaning recipes you can:
Choose your own personal scent
Do you like flowers, spices, or herbs? What scent makes you happy? Which ones do you hate? Do you like the smell of chemical cleaners because you have been brought up to believe that is the smell of clean or do you really enjoy the smell. The first time I cleaned my wood floor with a real cedar and lemon scented cleaner I was surprised to find that I liked it so much more than the store bought version. It lasted longer and smelled fresher.
Say goodbye to scent induced migraines
A short while after I started using my natural cleaning recipes I ran out of laundry detergent. I had a little bit of the store bought detergent left so I cleaned a load of my husbands work clothes using that. He came home from work that night with all of my ingredients for my natural cleaning detergent. Apparently the scent of the store bought detergent triggered a migraine. He said he never realized how awful it was until he got used to our custom scent (at the time my detergent was made with a mix of sweet orange and vanilla). He has not had a scent induced migraine ever since.
Of course one of the benefits to using natural cleaning recipes is that it is frugal! Essential oils can be expensive, but they last a long time and I usually buy mine from Amazon.com using my free amazon gift cards. Amazon has quite a few essential oil options as well as many of the ingredients used in the natural cleaning recipes. It ships right to your door and you are ready to go!
I hope this has tweeked your interest enough so you give natural cleaning recipes a try! It is easy to do and so much healthier for you. I write for Frugal Tips by Little People Wealth and I hope to see you at my site soon. You can also follow me on facebook or twitter.