Ahem. Attention, please.
I’m SO VERY PLEASED and excited to announce…
…that my days of Googling DIY household cleaners are OVER.
Seriously, this is kind of a monumental thing for me.
I think I’ve honestly tried and failed at DIY cleaners found on various blogs and online sites AT LEAST a dozen times. Let me think… there was the vinegar-based glass cleaner that smudged around the grime and left streaks all over the place, but I left it that way because I am NOT going to resort to Windex, dammit! (Until the husband couldn’t handle it anymore and busted out the blue nasty bottle while I wasn’t looking. I could still smell it, Husband. You weren’t foolin’ this little crunchy wife!)
Then there was the toilet cleaner that fizzled for a little while which was kind of fun to watch but had precisely 0.00 effect on the stained ring around the bowl. And oh, let’s see, the tub & shower scrub that I scrubbed. And scrubbed. And scrubbed. And still was left with a grimy film all over the shower. (And once again left it there, because I preferred the nasty grime to even touching the bottle of chemical-laden cancer-scrub from the store.) #FAIL.
And how could I forget—the homemade dishwasher detergent that left a lovely display of goobers from last night’s dinner smeared all over our glassware! And the streak-tastic silverware. And the nails I chipped trying to scrape off the crumbs cemented to our “clean” plates. Which were not clean. Not coated in toxic chemicals, yes, but also not clean. #FAIL.
But NO. More. NO MORE FAILS I TELL YOU!
I felt like the Gods of Crunchy DIY Heaven had descended their angels upon me as the following bible-of-all-things-clean-and-crunchy revealed itself unto my desktop…
[Cue crunchy DIY angel chorus— **haaaaaahhhhh!!**]
This, you guys, is the LAST blog post on DIY cleaners YOU EVER NEED TO READ.
Because that ebook up there? Is the last resource you will ever need for making your own non-toxic cleaning products. I will NEVER even bother trying out any other cleaning recipes on Pinterest, or ever Googling for any other DIY recipes ever again.
Why would I do that, when Heather Dessinger, of Mommypotamus fame, has spent hours upon dozens of hours researching, testing, and developing the BEST and most scientifically-sound cleaning recipes I’m ever going to find? She’s done all the fails for me, so I don’t ever have to have another cleaning fail again!
Like this homemade dish soap here?
Took THIRTEEN FAILS before Heather found a winning recipe that didn’t separate into a watery mess in the bottle, or turn to something resembling cottage cheese, or cause her hands to get super dried out.
And why would Heather work so hard to go through all this trouble to develop a homemade dish soap that really works? Aren’t there “green” and “natural” store-bought dish soaps you can just buy that don’t have all the bad chemicals?
We all know that most commercial dish soaps are loaded with toxins, but even “green” cleaners often contain chemicals I’d rather not lather up with. For example, the second ingredient in a popular “healthy” store brand is sodium lauryl sulfate, which is often contaminated with the carcinogen 1,4 dioxane and has been rated as a moderate health hazard by the Environmental Working Group”
There’s actually about 700 chemicals coursing throughout your body right now—”many of which can be found in the cleaning supplies that line store shelves: potent hormone disruptors, formaldehyde, and cancer-causing 1, 4 dioxane, to name a few,” (DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning recipes).
That is nuts. There is just no good reason that justifies buying these chemical-ridden store-bought cleaning supplies, especially when the alternative doesn’t have to be so freaking difficult. It IS difficult trying to find homemade cleaning recipes on the internet, and it IS frustrating to find that most of them don’t work, so it does make sense that most people just give up the DIY route.
But having DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes now means there’s just no more excuses, for me.
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes is filled with over 50 recipes and tutorials that cover everything you need for cleaning around your home.
Some of my faves:
- Citrus Splash All-Purpose Cleaner
- Tea Tree & Clove All-Purpose Sanitizer
- Goo & Gunk Remover
- Rosemary & Lemon Soft Scrub
- Citrus Vinegar Copper Polish
- Lemon & Rosemary Dusting Spray
- Simple Hardwood Floor Wash
- Sweet Orange Granite Countertop Cleaner
- Lemony Fresh Toilet Cleaner
- Tahitian Lime Air Freshener
- Citrus Shine Rinse Aid
Every room in the house and everything you could possibly need to clean is covered. And these recipes are not super-complex with tons of obscure ingredients that are expensive and difficult to find. Most of the ingredients are things you probably already have in your house.
That’s why this book literally pays for itself once you start making your own cleaners and stop buying store-bought versions. Want proof?
Cost of a store-bought glass cleaner = $3.43 for 26 ounces.
Cost of the DIY non-toxic glass cleaner? $0.64 for 26 ounces!
Cost of store-bought fruit & veggie wash = $4.35 for 16 ounces
Cost of the DIY non-toxic fruit & veggie wash? $0.52 for 16 ounces!
That’s just two examples. Things really start adding up once you switch all your expensive store-bought cleaners to simple, cheap and easy non-toxic DIY versions.
Wouldn’t you rather use your own homemade cleaners, especially since they’re proven to work just as well as the chemical-filled kind?
DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes even includes tutorials and cleaning how-to’s for things like:
- How to make washing soda
- Cleaning and conditioning leather
- How to polish oil-finished wood
- DIY wool dryer balls
- Un-paper (reusable) towels
- Homemade coconut oil soap
- Natural wood care
- DIY oxygen bleach
But what I love the most about this ebook is how well-researched all the recipes are. Like, that total fail of a DIY dishwasher detergent I made? There’s a perfectly good, scientifically-sound reason why it was so crappy! Heather explains:
If you’ve ever tried a homemade dish detergent and been disappointed with the results, chances are you were closer to a great recipe than you thought! Most do-it-yourself formulas use the same basic ingredients, but there’s a trick to getting them to work. You see, cleansers like washing soda are considered a base, while buildup removers like citric acid are, well, an acid! While both of these components are essential to a good recipe, they neutralize each other out if used at the same time. Many homemade recipes mix them together, when they’re really best left separate.”
It’s a good thing she shows exactly how to do that with her recipes for dish detergent, that work JUST as good as the chemically, chlorine-smelling, extremely-dangerous-to-your-children kind.
Yeah, Heather’s kid actually ate some of her homemade dish detergent one time. But it wasn’t going to poison him like commercial detergents would have. As Heather told the story, “Being the kind, thoughtful mother than I am, I handed him a glass of water to wash it down. That, folks, is the beauty of making your own non-toxic cleaning supplies.”
Your little rascal could swallow a big ol’ bite of this stuff and be totally fine. (I mean, it does look rather appetizing. Can you blame him?)
Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what’s in the products that you’re using to clean everything in your home—everything that your hands and feet touch every day, everything that your baby slobbers her mouth over, everything that the food you eat touches and the silverware you put in your mouth?
In most homes, everything is tainted with the highly toxic and potentially dangerous chemicals that were used to clean it all. Chemicals that aren’t even listed on the label—like the hundreds of individual chemicals used to create just one “perfume” ingredient.
But your home could be just as clean, without all the toxins. And you might even actually have fun in the process of making your own cleaners!
Not to mention that you’ll basically feel like a domestic goddess once you start doing this stuff. Who else do you know that makes their own cute little garbage disposal cleaners like these!?
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The book easily pays for itself once you get started making this stuff. Click HERE to check it out and get a FREE preview sample of the book!