Homemade Cleaning Supplies

Since my daughter recently has been having issues with breathing, I have been trying to get better with cleaning. I am a perfectionist and I tend to live in denial instead of cleaning to my standards. I have also been making my cleaning supplies because it's cheaper and I have a slight problem with jars.

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So I bought a pretty jar to put my homemade laundry detergent in that was on sale, it broke when I opened the back door to my new van. So I bought another one and strapped it into my older daughters car seat. Thus an unhealthy collaboration of an affinity for jars and a love of frugality was born.

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I don't use any of the essential oils just because they are very intensive in smell and because of the little one's allergies I would rather err on the side of caution and just not add insult to injury. This recipe is based on http://www.dwellinginhappiness.com/chemical-free-liquid-laundry-detergent/ 

Get a beautiful jar like that here.

I then decided to make my own dryer sheets, because I have a secret to tell you. We don't generally use them. Because we forget to buy them. I don't know what this does to our clothes, but I am happy when everyone in my family is clothed (small steps).

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I also have been using homemade cleaners. Also for financial reasons, and because I am too lazy to buy products when I own most of the components for the recipes in the first place. We have all hardwood, linoleum, or tile surfaces in our house except for in our bedroom. Which will eventually be converted to one of the previous floorings I mentioned. 

They are just easier to clean. We used to have an area rug in our living room as well, but since the little one started to have her allergies we had to get rid of it. So I try to use a cleaner that is good for my hardwood floors and I just use it on all of them. 

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Do you use homemade cleaning supplies? If you do what recipes do you use? What kind of schedule do you have for cleaning?


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