ALL IN ONE PLACE, MY FAVORITE DIY RECIPES FOR YOU!

Updated: Nov 2, 2021

Disclaimer: This is what I use in my home but you should only use ingredients

that you trust and have tested in your home. Test a small spot and

wait a day to make sure no damage occurs. Make sure you familiarize yourself

with the products purchased and follow safety protocol listed on the packaging.


 

Laundry: Washing Soda, Baking Soda, Epsom Salt, Sea Salt, Essential Oil

Mix together in bowl;

1 1/2 cups washing soda

1 1/2 cups baking soda

1/4 cup epsom salt

1/4 cup sea salt

10-20 drops favorite essential oil

Spoon into an air tight jar to store and use 1-2 tbsp per laundry load.

 

Dish Detergent: Baking Soda, Citric Acid, Epsom Salt, Sea Salt, Citrus Essential Oil

Mix together in a bowl;

1 1/2 cups washing soda

1 1/2 cups baking soda

1/4 cup epsom salt

1/4 cup sea salt

favorite essential oil

Spoon into an air tight jar to store and use 1-2 tbsp per load.


 

Dish Soap: Castile Soap, Tea Tree Oil, Citrus Essential Oil

1/10 water/soap ratio


In a reusable 32oz soap dispenser;

Fill 3/4 with warm water

4 tbsp dr bronners castile soap

10 drops tea tree oil

10 drops of your favorite citrus essential oil

I always add water first so it doesn't turn into a bubbly mess. After adding all of the ingredients I gently, GENTLY shake the bottle and keep it on my kitchen sink. I use 1-2 pumps to wash dishes and clean my sink.

 

Glass/Mirror Spray: White Vinegar, Water, Citrus Oil

Mix together in spray bottle;

3/4 cup distilled white vinegar

1 1/4 cups warm water

5 drops of lemon essential oil

Gently shake bottle before each use to mix ingredients. Spray on desired surface and immediately wipe away. I use my microfiber cloths but you can also use cotton towels or newspaper for a streak free shine!

I use this spray for all the mirrors and windows in both my house and car.

 

Toilet Bowl Cleaner: White Vinegar, Castile Soap

In a bottle mix together;

1 cup White Vinegar

1/2 TBSP Castile Soap



Pour into toilet bowl and scrub with toilet bowl brush.



Sometimes I even pour the ingredients right into the bowl, depends how I feel that day.

 

Carpet Spot Cleaner: White Vinegar (Strengthener: Castile Soap)

In a spray bottle add;

distilled white vinegar

Spray vinegar directly to carpet and scrub with microfiber cloth until stain is gone. For stubborn stains you can add 1 tsp of dr. bronners castile soap. Gently shake before spraying to affected area.

I use this for ANY carpet stains; dirt, food, coffee, red wine, marker, etc. It is amazing that just vinegar alone will lift almost anything! I also use this vinegar spray for cleaning surfaces in our bathroom, and cleaning electronic devices. (See below)

 

Couch Disinfectant: Water, Vinegar, Tea Tree Essential Oil



Mix together in spray bottle;

50% distilled white vinegar

50% water

15 drops tea tree essential oil



From a foot away, lightly spray couch and allow to dry completely before using.

 

Hard Floor Cleaner: Water, Castile Soap, Essential Oil

Mix together in bucket or container;

3 cups hot water (if adding to wet jet I use lukewarm water)

1/2 tbsp castile soap

10 drops favorite essential oils (can be a mixture)

*optional can add 2 cups of distilled white vinegar

I use this mixture when mopping and in our wet jet for our hard wood floors. Multiply recipe for larger areas.

 

Sink Cleaner: Dish Soap, Baking Soda

In a clean sink;

sprinkle baking soda to cover entire sink and then drizzle a small amount of dish soap.

Scrub using a designated scrub brush and finish by rinsing the sink with warm water!


I try to do this every night as a part of my clean kitchen reset.

 

Multi-Purpose Spray: Water, Castile Soap, Essential Oil

Mix together in a spray bottle;

1 tbsp dr.bronners castile soap

30 drops tea tree oil

& the rest water.

Gently shake before each use to mix ingredients, spray on desired surface and wipe away!

I use this spray on my kitchen counter, tables, sinks, stove-top, and any other surfaces in my home.

 

Vinegar Spray FOR TOUGHER SURFACES: Castile Soap, Vinegar, Oil

Mix together in a spray bottle;

1 tbsp dr.bronners castile soap

30 drops tea tree oil

& the rest distilled white vinegar

Gently shake before each use to mix ingredients, spray on desired surface and allow to sit for a few minutes, then wipe away!

I use the vinegar mixture for stubborn stains on my stove top, bathtub, and toilet bowl.

 

Stovetop/Grout Cleaner: (For Stubborn Stains): Baking Soda, White Vinegar

Mix together in small bowl;

1 tbsp distilled white vinegar

1 tbsp baking soda

*optional- sub hydrogen peroxide for white vinegar for extremely tough spots


Mix together until it makes a thick paste and spread over desired area. Allow to sit for 30 minutes before wiping off completely. If this isn't enough you can reapply, increase amount of time, and use a scrub brush to truly ensure a perfect finish.



I use this for stubborn stains on my stovetop and bathtub, when my multi-purpose spray isn't enough.

 

Car Fabric Spray: Vinegar, Water, Lemon Essential Oil


Mix together in spray bottle;

3/4 cup distilled white vinegar

1 1/4 cups warm water

5 drops of lemon essential oil


Gently shake bottle before each use to mix ingredients. Spray on desired surface and immediately wipe away with microfiber cloth.


I use this spray on my fabric car seats and car ceiling. Make sure you test spray in hidden area before using everywhere.


 

Car Window Spray: Vinegar


Add Vinegar into a spray bottle


Spray onto windows and mirrors, and wipe down with cloth. I use my microfiber cloths but you can also use cotton towels or newspaper for a streak free shine!


 

Electronic Device Cleaner: Distilled White Vinegar, Tea Tree Oil

Mix in a spray bottle;

fill with distilled white vinegar

5 drops tea tree oil

Spray mixture onto cloth and wipe devices clean, never spray directly onto device.


I use this mixture to clean my phone, i-pad, tv, and any other electronic device.


 

It is definitely a lot of recipes! But I hope that you can save it, print it, and use it as a reference.. I know I do! Make modifications if you wish, the best part of DIY is you can truly do what works best for you and your family.


Always, Jess.


 

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