When I was pregnant with my first child I really started to worry about the products we were using in our home. Chemical cleaners were at the top of my list. I knew it wouldn’t be long before I’d have a baby crawling on the floor and touching many different surfaces around our home. I also knew that babies LOVE putting their hands in their mouth. The thought of my baby ingesting chemicals made my decision to switch to non-toxic cleaners a no-brainer! I started out mainly using vinegar and baking soda but quickly realized the extra benefits of essential oils and incorporated those into my homemade cleaners making them not only smell better but clean better as well.
Many essential oils have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Citrus oils can be great degreasers. There are a lot of options for making your own household cleaners! I recently started using a surface cleaner recipe from Simply Earth and found that it works great for cleaning my glass stovetop as well as my kitchen counters. To make your own small bottle, follow the recipe below:
13 drops Lemon Essential Oil
7 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Distilled Water
Add all ingredients to a small spray bottle and shake for 30 seconds to mix. Shake before each use as separation will occur. Use this spray to disinfect surfaces and loosen grime. Just spray and wipe with a towel. If you have marble or granite, be sure to replace vinegar with liquid castile soap as the acidity in vinegar may damage natural stone surfaces.
This is a great recipe to try out to see if you like it. I personally prefer to make a larger amount in a big glass spray bottle since I use it so frequently. This smaller sized would perfect for keeping in each bathroom for wiping down sinks, counters, door knobs and light switches.
Want to start out your New Year with a toxin free home? I highly recommend Simply Earth. If you are interested in essential oils and more natural options for your family’s health and wellness (and beauty!), the Simply Earth subscription box is an excellent way to build your collection of oils and learn how to use them in a variety of ways. Every month you’ll get 4 full sized oils, 6 recipe cards, extras to help you make the recipes and sticker labels to help you keep your collection organized and your creations professional looking.
When you order your first box you’ll receive a BONUS BOX for FREE! This box contains commonly used ingredients and supplies you’ll use with recipes in future boxes. My box contained 6 roller bottles, 6 dropper bottles, coconut oil, almond oil, solid coconut oil and beeswax.
I’m always excited about the recipes that come with the box because I want to be able to actually use my oils beyond just diffusing them and making my house smell great. The recipes are always really easy and I love the end results! I can keep the recipe cards and use them later to make another batch or even to make gifts!
The monthly recipe boxes often sells out mid month. To ensure you get the monthly box, you’ll need to subscribe. If you subscribe and that month’s box is already sold out you’ll get the Starter Box so you won’t have to wait until the following month.
Essential oils can be expensive but Simply Earth makes it VERY affordable! A Simply Earth Recipe box is just $39 and always includes 4 full sized oils making them less than $10 per bottle. That’s a steal! Plus, the recipe box always comes with additional supplies and ensures you know exactly how to get the most out of your oils. They’re worth nothing if they just sit on your shelf unused!
There’s probably still time to get the January Box before it sells out. Plus, I’ve got a really great exclusive offer for you. Use code MOMMIESWITHCENTSFREE and you’ll receive a $40 gift card with your initial subscription box and bonus box. You can use the gift card on a future purchase or your next box. That means you’ll get EVERYTHING mentioned in this blog post — the Bonus Box and the January Box (or the Starter Box) plus you’ll get the next box or $40 worth of supplies (your choice) for FREE! The code is exclusive to the subscription box and cannot be used on any other purchase. You can cancel your subscription at any time. Essentially, this is a buy one get one free deal and you’ll get 8 full sized oils (less than $5 per oil) plus all the extras to make 12 different recipes! This really is an unbeatable deal. This is a great way build your stash of oils and learn how to use them while creating products for your family’s health and wellbeing.
As a reminder, the monthly boxes are so popular that they often sell out. When that happens, you’ll get a starter box instead that has 6 recipe cards and will also come with a free Bonus Box. The following month you’ll get the monthly box as long as you’re a subscriber.
Not only is the subscription a great value but Simply Earth gives back 13% to help end human trafficking.
The January Box is Winter Wellness themed and you’ll get the following oils:
- Clary Sage
- Ho Wood
- Relief Blend
Plus avocado oil and containers for the bonus items. Recipes will include foot soak, massage blend, body butter, spritzer, roll-on, and diffuser blend. I can’t wait to try these!
Complimentary product was provided for this review, however, all opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated in any other way. See Mommies With Cents disclosure policy for more details.
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