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So many of us are looking to save as much money as we can right now and I want to help, here are my tried and tested Money-Saving DIY Cleaning Recipes!

Have you ever used castile soap in your home?

Castille soap is one of the most versatile ingredients you can have in the home. It’s non-toxic and very effective at making a number of products we buy daily, like hand soap, all-purpose cleaners, even face wash!

Conventional cleaning products can increase indoor air pollution, many of them, like bleach and ammonia, give off volatile organic compounds that off-gas in the home, contributing to poor indoor air. Castille soap is made from vegetable oils like coconut, jojoba and olive oil.

Castile soap is great for all surfaces and this large bottle will last me at least 6 months and I can make so many things from it….which I am going to show you 5 of them today!

For all these recipes you will need a clean spray bottle, some measuring spoons essential oils, a small funnel, distilled water and the castile soap of course.

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ALL-PURPOSE CLEANING SPRAY

What I love about this recipe is that it can be used safely on all surfaces in the home and does a great job at cleaning.

Ingredients:

1 cup distilled water
1 tablespoon unscented liquid castile soap
10 drops of essential oil – you can use lavender on its own or you can 5 drops of lavender and 5 drops of tea tree – both of these essential oils offer antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties – which make then great for cleaning

Instructions: Add all the ingredients to a spray bottle. Use as you would any all-purpose cleaner

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DIY FLOOR CLEANER
1/4 cup Castile soap and 2 gallons of hot water and mop away!

DIY SINK SCRUB

Ingredients:
1 cup baking soda
1/4 cup CS
5 drops EO

Instructions: Add all the ingredients to a bowl, mix to form a paste, transfer to a clean jar, use as you would any tile scrub.

DIY HAND SOAP

Ingredients:
1 cup distilled water
1/4 cup castile soap, liquid
1 tbsp fractionated coconut oil
15 drops essential oils of choice (7 drops Grapefruit + 8 drops Lime)

Instructions:

In a soap dispenser, add all ingredients and stir/shake until everything is combined. Wash hands using soap and rinse off.

DIY DISH SOAP

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup filtered water
1 cup unscented pure castile soap
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp fractionated coconut oil
12 drops grapefruit essential oils

Instructions:
Add water, and castile soap to a large mixing bowl.
Next add in baking soda, coconut oil and your favourite essential oils!

Use a whisk and very gently mix solution so that baking soda is dissolved and everything is well combined.

Pour into a container with a good pump. You can even reuse what you have at home.

I’d love to hear from you. Have you ever made a DIY cleaning recipe? And don’t forget if you make any of these, please tag me on Instagram @candicebatista and @theecohub

 

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Candice Batista

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.
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