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4 ways to make natural cleaning supplies

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If you haven’t ventured into the world of DIY natural cleaning supplies yet, well, let’s be real — you probably talked yourself out of it at some point.

Maybe you convinced yourself you didn’t have time to Frankenstein ingredients together in your kitchen. Or you figured you’d somehow mess up the formula (and whatever you were spraying it on). So, you’ve been reaching for the perceived convenience of a store-bought cleaner instead.

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It used to be that people who made DIY cleaning supplies were considered “crunchy,” and maybe you never thought you felt like you were holistic enough to earn that label. But with new headlines dropping every day about the toxicity of the chemicals we use in our homes, more of us have begun considering the merits of going all-natural.

We’re intrepid crunchies. New bohemians. Whatever you want to call us, we’re ready to turn over a more natural leaf. Raise your hand if you’re tired of the store-bought stuff that reeks of noxious fumes and, in all likelihood, is doing unseen damage to your respiratory and central nervous systems. Yeah, us too.

The good news is making natural cleaning supplies isn’t the complex and potentially volatile science experiment you’ve probably made it out to be in your mind. In fact, it’s pretty darn easy. Bonus? It’s actually super affordable, too.

What you’ll need:

  •           Baking soda
  •          Castile soap
  •           White vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  •           One lemon
  •          Rubbing alcohol with 70 percent concentration
  •           Essential oils (your preference)
  •          Distilled water

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Seriously, that’s it — with those non-toxic ingredients and fewer than five minutes, we’ll teach you to whip up four simple, natural cleaning supplies that you can replicate at home. Come on over to the crunchy side, friends.

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