For a while now more and more people have been wanting to make their own homemade cleaning products. Now that Essential oils have become a big part of our daily lives due to all of the health benefits. One of the first things we wanted to make was a DIY Purify Household Cleaner, and believe it or not, it is super easy. Another massive bonus is that it is less expensive to make your own and you have full control over what goes into it. If you have read many of our other articles, you know that we are in love with the idea of replacing the chemical-based cleaning products around the house with something natural and healthy for your family and pets.
Let's be honest most of us think the cleaning products we use in our homes are safe, unfortunately, that's not the case. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) warns us that cleaning supplies have hidden toxins such as chlorine, ammonia, and lye. These toxins are harmful if inhaled and can cause external irritation if they come in contact with the skin. One of the best ways to avoid these chemicals and their side effects is to make your own cleaning supplies and that is exactly what we will help you do.
Some interesting history on Purify:
Purify (also known as thieves) was created by a group of thieves who used to rob people infected with the plague or sometimes rob graves. They would use a combination of cloves, eucalyptus, Rosemary, and other oils rubbed all over their bodies and mouths to protect themselves. Europe was devastated in the late middle ages by the Bubonic Plague, killing a third of the population in its duration. It was during this time that the legend came around about the thieves who were caught and charged for robbing the dead and dying. The officials who tried the thieves offered a shorter sentence if they shared their secret of how they kept safe from contracting the plague. We created Purify Oil inspired from this story, it has proven to be a strong cleaning and disinfectant agent. We use it to keep our homes and selves safe during times of sickness. It smells amazing so you will want to probably use it all year long anyway!
We love to diffuse Purify or use it as a topical immune booster, but now we are stepping up our game and making our own DIY Household cleaning spray. It is safe to use on all surfaces, around the kids, and our furry friends. It is a very versatile Essential Oil that will quickly replace all your other cleaners.
Make it yourself:
2 drops of Purify Essential Oil for every ounce of water you use.
Add the Purify Essential Oil first then add the water (it mixes better) shake vigorously and clean away!
You can also add vinegar or Castile soap for a deeper clean. For vinegar add 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water, for Castile soap add just a few drops or about 1 oz to your mixture.