Creating Your House of Bliss

So you’ve made the transition to automatic soap dispensers and are ready to take the next step toward creating the “house of bliss” you’ve always dreamed of.   Before you lose that afterglow from yo’ proud self, why not step right into this next one;  It's super easy.  I’ve been cleaning my house with these two Do-it-Yourself (DIY) household cleaners for the past year and have never looked back.  I typically clean the house on Mondays.  It takes me a good few hours from start-to-finish but that’s mostly because it includes laundry, meal breaks, unexpected interruptions, and you know, other stuff.  And, when it’s all said-and-done, the place is ready to be featured in one of those Fancy Nancy magazines.  There are countless reasons why I have switched to my homemade cleaning products but, at the end-of-the-day, it all boils down to ensuring a safer, healthier environment for my family.

Still need some motivation before getting started?  Here are 7 home-related quirks about me that will keep you laughing while you mix up your home cleaning potions:

1.      Getting into a bed dressed with freshly washed linens is one of my favorite things in the whole, wide world.

2.      I like my house to smell so good that it makes my mouth water.

3.      I have to be able to see outside easily from every room in the house.

4.      When I look at the walls in my home, I only want to see memories…if you don’t know what I mean, just ask.

5.      There must be plants in every room of my house (save my youngest daughters’ bedroom and bathroom, but this will be rectified in the near future).

6.      My house is a “no carpet” home.

7.      If you were to ask, "may I toss one of the easy chair pillows onto the floor to use to cushion my weary feet", I will gladly say yes, and then wash it first thing the next morning. ;)

Here are the two potions I use to magically transform my home into a “house of bliss”:

All-Purpose Cleaning Scrub

¼ Cup Water (filtered or distilled)

¼ Cup Castile Soap (I use Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby Mild)

1 Cup Baking Soda

14 drops Essential Oil (my favorites are lemon and peppermint)

Mix ingredients in a glass jar and use it in the bathtub, toilet, sinks or any other surface where you want a light abrasive.  It also works really well on my stove top.

All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

16 ounces water (filtered or distilled)

1 Tbsp Castile Soap

7 Drops Essential Oil (lemon, tea tree or peppermint are my favorites)

Combine the ingredients in a glass 2-cup liquid measuring cup and pour into a spray bottle.

 DIY Household Cleaners

DIY Household Cleaners

If cleaning your house just feels like too much to ask, then by all means, please use this time to invent an in-home laundry machine that will do my laundry, to my specifications, and will fold it too!

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