Herbal Blend Recipe: How to Make Natural Cleaning Products

 

Who loves a good Spring Clean??? I sure do! It is one of my favorite times of the year where not only do I do a mental de-cluttering, but also a physical elimination of physical clutter and a good scrub of my home from ceiling to floor. It feels soooo good! Open the curtains and shake all the dust off! A few years ago I started experimenting with making my own cleaning products and was shocked that with a few simple ingredients I could make my own natural cleaning products for my home.

With a few simple household products you can make a multi-surface cleaner, scrubbing cleaner, room freshener, and laundry detergent. You may even have most of these ingredients already around your home.

Here’s what you will need:

Course or Fine ground Salt

Baking Soda

Washing Soda

Bar Soap

White Distilled Vinegar

Distilled Water (Flower Waters like Rose and Lavender)

Alcohol

Essential Oils of Choice

 

Natural Laundry Detergent:

2 cups Baking Soda

4 cups Washing Soda

2 cups Bar Soap (whatever sent you prefer)

Essential Oils Maybe you want something fresh like Mint or Lemon. Soothing like Lavender or Chamomile. Rejuvenating or uplifting, orange or geranium. Creating your own scent is, as unique as, each one of us is.

To Make: Grind up the Bar Soap in a vitamix or ninja. This can be any variety of Laundry Bar Soap you like. Play around with different scents to see what you prefer or do unscented. Add all the dry ingredients together and add essential oils to desired scent is achieved. I suggest starting with 10-20 drops. Label and date. Save your receipt so you know what you did for the next time.

To Use: 1-2 Tablespoons per load.

 

Multi-Purpose Cleaner

4oz Distilled Water

4oz White Distilled Vinegar

Essential Oils of Choice

8oz Spray Bottle

To Make: Mix the Distilled Water with the Vinegar. Add Essential Oils to your desired scent. Check out our essential oils to read all about a variety of scents. I suggest starting with 10-20 drops. Equal parts works well for making a multi-purpose cleaner. You can use this on hard surfaces and great on mirrors. Make a fun label and add all ingredients on there for future reference.

To use: Apply to surface and wipe with a reusable cloth.

 

Natural Room Spray

1.75oz Distilled Water (Flower water would be a nice option)

.25oz Alcohol

Essential Oils of Choice

2oz Spray Bottle

 

To Make: Mix all ingredients together. Add Essential Oils to scent preference. I suggest starting with 5-10 drops since the bottle is much smaller. This makes a great spray for your room, linens or your body.

To Use: Apply in the air as often as needed.

 

Natural Scrubbing Cleaner

3oz Baking Soda

1oz Salt (Fine or Course)

Essential Oils of Choice

4oz Shaking Container

To Make: Mix all ingredients together. Add Essential Oils to scent preference. I suggest starting with 5-10 drops since the bottle is much smaller. Label with ingredients. Use on your bathtub or shower, sinks and toilets.  

To Use: Apply to area of cleaning, use a scrubbing brush and rinse with fresh water.

Learning to make your own natural products is a fun evolution to bringing balance to your life. On your person and in your home. We understand that not everyone likes to make his or her own products. We take great pleasure in creating products for you! Check out our 2 New Cleaning Line’s Citrus Forest & Summer Wind.

 

To set up an herbal consultation with me email: info@theherbshoppepharmacy.com


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Amanda Furbee

Amanda Furbee

Amanda’s interest in herbalism began at an early age but it wouldn’t be until 2010, when she moved to the Pacific Northwest, that her relationship with medicinal plants blossomed. The move from the east coast to the west coast would be more than a change of scenery, it brought her closer towards the wonderful world of herbalism. Ambitious to start learning she found a golden opportunity working at Portland’s first all organic herbal supplier, The Herb Shoppe. Her experience was even more fulfilling than she had hoped for, feeling invigorated Amanda knew this was a step in the right direction. 

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