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Quick & Easy DIY: Make Your Own Baby-Safe Household Cleaner

Where's my cleaning lady already? Oh right, that's me.

Cleaning. Joy. That’s me right about now. Exhausted. Sure, I let things slide – but there comes a time when one has to clean. Disinfect. Especially with wee ones running around. Or you know, because it’s nice to not live in a pigsty.

With all of the crap they put in cleaners, it’s no wonder many parents I know spend the extra buck(s) on eco-cleaners. We want safe products for our babies and kids. Ones that work. Some of us would go so far as to say we keep the planet in mind when making such purchases too. Simple.

A trend on the rise, every big brand out there is making it’s claim to being ECO, but are they really? Read those ingredients/materials? I’ve often found it’s more clever marketing than a true green product.

So without further ado – because really who wants to blather on or read about cleaning? I give you a quick, easy tutorial on how to make your own green cleaner.

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  • What You’ll Need 1 of 7
    What You'll Need
    1. Peroxide, (a disinfecting bleach alternative that is practical, non-toxic and cheap). 2. Peppermint Castile Soap 3. Essential Oils 4. Water 5. Spray Bottle
  • My Oils of Choice 2 of 7
    My Oils of Choice
    Tea Tree Oil for it's anti-bacterial properties and fresh green scent, lavender for neutralizing odours.
  • Peroxide & Castille Soap 3 of 7
    Peroxide & Castille Soap
    You can choose any kind of castile, (biodegradable and SLS free) soap you want, I like peppermint.Buy your peroxide in bulk, it's even cheaper this way!
  • Instructions…1: 4 of 7
    Instructions...1:
    Pour approximately 4 tbsp., (otherwise known as 4 long squeezie glugs) of castile soap into your spray bottle.
  • 2: 5 of 7
    2:
    Add 20 drops each of lavender and tea tree oil. Then fill spray bottle 1/2 way with peroxide.
  • Finish…3: 6 of 7
    Finish...3:
    Fill to top with water.
  • Oh. The Joy. 7 of 7
    Oh. The Joy.
    Now, act slightly crazed, (act?) Put on some Led Zeppelin and rock out. Might as well have some fun. Have a beer after even.

This spray cleaner is multi-purpose and actually works! Another staple cleaner we use around here is baking soda with vinegar. Great for bathtubs and toilets. Now you’re all inspired to go on a cleaning binge, right? Indeed.

Roll up your sleeves with Babble’s Baby Clean-Up Guide!

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