Safe cleaners for all flooring.
In the coming weeks, we will dive into cost-effective and toxin-free ways to clean your home.
Along the way, we will throw out some of the most harmful products in your cabinets.
This week we will tackle one that will cover lots of bases: Multi-Purpose Cleaner.
BEST OVERALL PICK
While I will provide other DIY options, Thieves Household Cleaner is my number one, overall pick because I have seen its power first-hand and know for a fact that it will never be altered in a way that makes it toxic.
The best part about Thieves Household Cleaner is that you will see it as an option for the next several weeks.
This means that you will be able to ditch tons of bottles by the end of this series to not only make your home safer, but to save you tons of money!
I always try my best to give both in-store as well as DIY options.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything clean enough for me to add in this post when it comes to in-store multi-purpose cleaner.
Feel free to check out other ewg.org rated “A” multi-purpose cleaners that are already put together, but the washing soda is the only option without any possible harm.
POWERFUL + SIMPLE DIY OPTIONS
Below are three DIY options for you.
The first is the easiest, and my choice for our family.
Thieves (concentrated) Household Cleaner comes in two different sizes. 14.4 and 64 oz. In the small bottle, you can make 30+ spray bottles of multi-purpose spray! Just one more reason why this is my top pick!
That’s it! Enjoy!
The second DIY option is still easy and only takes a few ingredients.
When it comes to adding in essential oils, I chose Lemon and Purification because they are known for cutting grease and creating an overall seriously clean surface.
In a 16 oz. glass spray bottle, add the following:
Warm water almost to the bottom of the neck. Leave room for the other ingredients.
1/2 tsp. washing soda
1 tsp. liquid Castile soap
4 drops Young Living Lemon essential oil
The third and final recipe is one I like if I’m in a pinch because it calls for staples from my pantry that I always have on hand at a moment’s notice.
Again, I have chosen the essential oils because oils, and for multi-purpose cleaner use especially, make a typical recipe super powered!
1TBS baking soda
1C warm water (from tap is fine)
Real Life Use
It does make it easy to always choose Thieves Household Cleaner with my 24% discount. Pouring one capful into a bottle full of water? It doesn’t get much easier than that for toxin-free living!
It’s just so practical and (as you’ll see in the coming weeks) useful throughout our home.
How to Get Thieves Household Cleaner
You have three options for how to get this cleaner in your home.
Option 1: Retail
Click the following link to be taken to a page to buy oils: Young Living Oils: Retail. You’ll choose the “Retail” or full price option, search Thieves Household Cleaner, choose which size bottle you want, and check out.
Option 2: Basic Starter Kit 24% Discount
The basic starter kit is $45.
It comes with an essential oil blend called Stress Away, a Thieves Household Cleaner sample, and two packets of a wellness drink called Ningxia Red.
You will get your own login and password to shop whenever you feel like it at a 24% discount.
No obligations to buy-ever.
Option 3: Premium Starter Kit 24% Discount
The Premium Starter Kit is $160.
It comes with the following:
- Premium Essential Oils Collection;
- Lavender 5-ml (sleep, cleaning, skin support)
- Peppermint Vitality™ 5-ml (digestion, energy, tension support)
- Lemon Vitality™ 5-ml (cleaning, purifying, immune support)
- Copaiba Vitality™ 5-ml (overall wellness, intensifies other oils)
- Frankincense 5-ml (grounding, wellness, immune support)
- Thieves® Vitality™ 5-ml (immune support)
- Citrus Fresh™ 5-ml (smells, immune support, digestion)
- Raven™ 5-ml (respiratory support)
- DiGize™ Vitality™ 5-ml (digestive support)
- PanAway® 5-ml (muscle support)
- Stress Away™ 5-ml (emotional support)
- AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
- Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
- 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. samples
You still have no obligation to buy. You still enjoy your discount.
However, I chose this route because it was the fastest way to toxin-free living. You’ll notice this week I’ve added oils as well as last week to my DIY recipes.
That’s because they kick the cleaning power up in a big way!
Please feel free to join me on Facebook at Grace Blossoms Non-Toxic Living for extra guidance and ideas as we head into week three. I’ll also be posting on Instagram @grace_blossoms_blog with tips in my feed as well with ways to use the weekly guide in my InstaStories!
I hope you are as blessed by this week’s switch as our family has been.
See you next week!
WEEK 3: Oven Cleaner>>>>>
Welcome to this week-by-week simplified version of going completely non-toxic!
My dream since starting Grace Blossoms was to walk families through the non-toxic process step-by-step, and I am so blessed to say it’s finally here!
Please don’t let this shy you away from this amazing transformation! I just want to make sure that we’re totally clear about what is needed to walk through this together.
You agree to ditch fake stuff.
Before you even think about jumping into this class, I have to ask (even beg if I must!) that you rid your home of any and all synthetic fragrances.
It’s painful. I know it is because I’ve done it.
Survived the marital argument about wasted money. Cringed as years of finding my favorite scents got tossed into the oversized garbage bag.
It. Is. SO. WORTH. IT!!
Go ahead. Take the plunge.
Here are some main offenders you’ll need to hunt down:
-candles (yes, even soy and other “special” ones)
-fake, store bought essential oils (yes, those are synthetic!)
Why is it so important to completely rid your home of synthetic smells?
Our homes are 3-5 times more toxic (AKA carcinogenic, hormone disrupting, respiratory debilitating, developmentally harmful, environmentally harmful) than the outdoor pollution because of toxins in our homes. Synthetic fragrance is a HUGE contributor!
Ready? Drumroll, please…
That mountain fresh scent you’ve come to love? It’s killing you.
Man, do I hate being the bearer of that bad news.
So many people get angry hearing it, but I only share it with love and because I know it will help your family in so many ways.
Okay, you’ve got to figure out what kind of non-toxic kind of person you are. There are three types:
Type 1: The Hardcore DIY-er.
You’re cool with stocking up on all the ingredients and going boldly into the DIY lifestyle.
Type 2: The Straight Shooter.
A person who just wants the link to whatever works so you can move on with life.
Type 3: The Combo.
If you’re like me, you’re a combination of both, so I’ll offer both each time we make a switch.
Option 1: Simple and Awesome DIY Recipe!
You’ll want to bookmark this amazing DIY detergent recipe that has been our family’s go-to for a while now.
Best DIY Laundry Detergent Recipe: DIY Laundry Detergent
Option 2: Links to Non-Toxic Detergents
Keep in mind that the only one you can actually count on never going toxic is the Young Living option.
There have been many times when I’ve found that after a good amount of time using an off-the-shelf product, they’ve changed their formula, and it no longer is clean enough for our home.
Young Living’s Thieves Laundry Detergent: Click HERE
I wanted so badly to give you this big list of detergents you could click and buy, but this was the only one that rated an “A” and also had no concerns for asthma, cancer, environmental, Skin Allergies & Irritation, or Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity.
If you’d like to go to EWG’s website to see all those who rate an “A” feel free, but I must warn you against any that have a scent.
There’s a serious misconception that fragrance is somehow natural when it’s labeled as something we commonly use (i.e. grapefruit, lavender, eucalyptus), but the truth is that unless it discloses that Young Living is supplying its oils to create a fragrance, you’re getting synthetic fragrance, which means you’re messing with your body’s hormones, increasing your cancer risk, etc.
Real Life Use
As a mom running every which way, I must say I really don’t mind the five minutes it takes to make the DIY detergent. The links in the recipe lead to buying in bulk, which means I have all the ingredients I need to make this about once a month for a little over $3 per month, saving me lots without much trouble.
One of the worst offenders when it comes to our home’s air quality is fabric softener and dryer sheets. They release fragrance that sticks to your clothes and whose chemicals enter into your blood stream through your largest organ-your skin.
Option 1: Super Fast DIY
DIY Recipe Here: 2 Ingredient Fabric Softener
Option 2: Links to Non-Toxic Fabric Softener
So many people have fallen in love with throwing a Young Living baby wipe in the dryer as their dryer sheet that I have to share it!
Young Living Seedlings Baby Wipes:YL Baby Wipes
Attitude Little Ones Fabric Softener-Fragrance Free:Ewg.org Approved Attitude Little One’s Softener
Real Life Use
Mixing two ingredients together once a month for a few bucks and reusing our dryer balls whenever we want a little extra fragrance is my personal choice because it’s just too easy not to!
Just by removing all air fresheners from your home and switching your detergent and softener, you have created a much cleaner and safer environment for your family!
While the idea of pulling all the toxins from your home can be daunting, please remember that what you’re doing this week is making a huge difference and to give yourself grace through this process.
You will get there, and I do so wish I would’ve done it this way instead of the panicky, scrambled way I learned.
Please feel free to message me on my Facebook page or to post your own thoughts and questions on this week’s switch on that platform, so we can all work together toward a better, cleaner, and safer future!
Make it Even Simpler
If you’d like to find out how to get the simplest form of this amazing toxin-free life, click here.
Whether you’re researching the life blood of plants, sitting with your new kit in front of you, or an old pro, these tips can make life so much easier!
Use Young Living Oils and products to make your home toxin free!
DIY is totally achievable…if you have the right resources.
Get more bang for your buck with the use of rollerballs!
Let’s dig into some of my favorite recipes!
In addition to the amazing value in the Premium Starter Kit, there’s a way you can get the most out of your products- stretch them!
Get on Essential Rewards-STAT!
Use the referral program… the right way.
Educate yourself… the right way.
Learn some quick basics to make your life easier.
Take your oils EVERYWHERE!
“Give yourself a year’s worth of a lot of grace.”
This cystic acne fighting girl has been on the search for a face wash for as long as I can remember.
After years of searching, trying, and failing in quite the vicious circle, I have found one that works well enough to share with you!
The search for the perfect shave gel has been on for years!
Once I started chasing this non-toxic life, I realized it might be even harder (and it was) to find an option that fit my needs.
Finally, I have found the gel that is both safe and works great!
There’s this thing that happens.
Had I known how easy and cheap making my own baby powder was, I would’ve started this a long time ago!
Currently our choices are doom and gloom or pay through the nose for a few ounces of the stuff.
I call shenanigans!
Every parent knows that once August and September roll around, we might as well stock up on our favorite tissues, hand sanitizer, and cough drops.
But what if there was a better way to support our wellness?
Before watching helplessly from the sidelines as the next virus runs through each kid and adult in your home, you may want to take a look at these natural supports first.
“You’re killing your hair.”
If there’s any time I need God’s grace, it’s when I am mustering up faith in Him taking care of me.