CONNECT WITH DANIELLE
I’m a wife and momma on the daily and bouquets of flowers from Trader Joes are my love language. I'm a wanna be cooking show host. You can probably find me watching Bravo TV with an iced coffee in hand. I'm a big fan of brunch with the girls and ice cream dates with my guys. I love encouraging others with words .
April 10, 2020
It’s pretty scary to learn that not all products on the market are safe for our bodies; many have harmful chemicals that become carcinogens (substances that can cause cancer) and many include “fragrance”, which could mean they have as many as 200 undisclosed chemicals in their ingredients. not to mention how these harmful ingredients can be hormone disruptors. It can be daunting to try to decode these labels, so that’s why I’ve turned to DIY nontoxic cleaning thanks to inspiration from my journey with essential oils.
Good news is that switching out your cleaning supplies is probably the easiest and least expensive step in detoxing your home/life plus with the concern of toxins growing our options are more readily available than ever. From “green” laundry detergent, surface spray, and even clean candles your choices are literally endless. As I began detoxifying my home I found myself using the Thieves cleaning line and a lot of easy, DIY nontoxic cleaning recipes.
Of course, when you decide to make the switch to nontoxic cleaning products, you’re faced with an initial investment that can seem daunting. Believe me, I know. So instead of purchasing everything all at once, I made the decision when I ran out of something, I would purchase a non-toxic version. It was a slow switch, but I felt better about it overall. When people ask me if switching to non-toxic is more expensive I LOVE sharing how I actually SAVE money….
For example, the Thieves Household Cleaner bottle is highly concentrated and equates to about 128 all-purpose 30 oz. spray bottles for only 88 cents per bottle (!) and 67 cents per bottle and the majority of DIY recipes include inexpensive and easy to find items such as baking soda, lemon essential oil, and white vinegar. By creating these simple DIY concoctions I’m able to create cleaning solutions that are MORE effective and longer lasting than their store-bought counterparts. Which means less trips to Target where I walk in for one thing and out with a whole cart full of items I do not need. Another money saving tip; buy bulk when you can, and common cleaning ingredients for your recipes will include: essential oils, baking soda, white vinegar, castille soap and of course your reusable amber spray bottles.
Anyway, enough rambling; check out a few of my go-to ways that I’m putting DIY nontoxic cleaning to work. It’s become an important factor of our household, especially with a toddler running around. These solutions are great to keep in mind especially for anyone with kids or pets.
KEEP IN TOUCH
Sign up to get your weekly dose of life + style in your inbox. This is also where I share exclusives just for my newsletter subscribers!
© 2020 Danielle Wraith | BRAND Photographer AND LIFESTYLE BLOGGER |
Terms + Privacy