Simplifying life with Natural Cleaners

In the quest to simplify my life I opened the cabinet under my kitchen sink. I was greeted with a host of chemicals each declaring their own special use. This toxic station was screaming for simplification.

Four reasons I decided to stop buying chemical cleaners:

  1. Simplification: Life is easier with less stuff. The companies and their brands are great at marketing products, but the bottom line is they are out to make money. I decided to stop listening to advertisements and commercials.
  2. Financial: Adding up the financial cost of each item I discarded from under my sink was in the hundreds of dollars combined. Using natural cleaners will save on my budget.
  3. Toxic: Not one of the cleaners under my sink came with no warnings to health or environment. I want to be responsible with my choices.
  4. Health: I began this quest for health reasons. I need to reduce the toxic load inside my body.  I desire to teach my children and grandchildren that chemical use comes with a high cost to life and the environment.

Making household cleaners is not difficult. Most can be made with ingredients already in your kitchen. Here is a basic list of things I use most often. Not everything is risk free but it is a great start.


  • Baking Soda
  • White Vinegar
  • Borax
  • Washing Soda
  • Epsom Salts
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Essential oils; tea tree oil, lavender oil, pine oil, Rosemary oil, lemon oil
  • wool dryer balls
  • Castile Soap
  • Original formula Dawn Dish Soap
  • Cotton dish towels

The internet is a great source for all natural or mostly natural cleaning solutions. I especially like Pinterest for recipe hunting. Here is one example that will get you questing for recipes.

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