how to make your own green cleaning products at home

A few months ago when my 3rd child was born I decided that it was probably a good idea to have someone help me clean my house occasionally in order to avoid sheer insanity.  At least temporarily.  Well, after some research I found a wonderful family that has a local business called Inner Spaces Eco Services, and not only are they wonderful people who have become my friends, but they also make all of their own freshly-scented cleaning products.  This got me inspired to follow suit, as I had been thinking about it for a while, and now I had someone to show me how.  It’s a lot easier than I imagined, and I love the natural smell and sparkling clean that these natural, chemical-free cleaning products provide.  Here’s what you’ll need:

8oz white distilled vinegar
8oz water
2 Tbsp liquid castile soap (optional)
20 drops lavender essential oil
10 drop tea tree oil
1 spray bottle (you can reuse one you already have)

Simply mix all the ingredients in your spray bottle and clean away! You can change up the essential oils if you prefer a rosemary or lemon scent for example instead of the tea tree or lavender. If you’re interested in making your own products at home, here’s some exciting news. Mountain rose herbs is offering a free give-away for an abundant supply of these natural cleaning supplies, as well as some great recipes for cleaning products. You can enter the giveaway here on their blog.  You can enter this giveaway until Monday Jan 9, so act now to enter!

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About earthwisemedicinals

Chana Laila has been studying herbal medicine since 2003 when she enrolled as an apprentice at Blazing Star Herbal School. Throughout her time studying herbal medicine, Chana Laila has become the mother of three children, and has focused on learning how to care for her family using herbal remedies and products. This work has inspired her to create Earthwise Medicinals, a line of ethically and sustainably harvested herbal products for women's and children's health. In 2004 Chana Laila completed a doula training program and currently works with women to offer professional labor support services. Chana Laila teaches classes on herbal medicine for women's health, as well as classes on how to make herbal preparations at home, and is currently enrolled in a correspondence certification program on herbal medicine for women's health taught by Aviva Jill Romm. Chana Laila is also a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. Her music can be found at http://chanalaila.bandcamp.com and http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chanalaila
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