A Better Way to Clean Your Dishes Plus DIY Natural Everyday Kitchen Cleaner Recipe
If you are a busy mama like me, you don’t want to even spend your precious free time thinking about cleaning. You just want something that works hard and you can feel good about using for your family. Since we’ve been on our whole house detox journey, I am always so excited to find products from companies I trust that are safer for your family. If you haven’t heard me talk about our reasons before, here is a recap. My father was diagnosed with Lupus in 2004. At the time, I knew nothing about autoimmune diseases. Our whole family changed our lifestyle because his symptoms were always aggravated by environmental and food stressors.
Since then, our family has been more aware of the ingredients in our food, beauty products and of course cleaning products. When I heard Cascade newly released its pure essentials line, I was so excited to find this alternative from a brand we already used and trusted. New Cascade pure essentials is free of phosphates and chlorine bleach but chock-full of the power needed to get your dishes and silverware sparkling. It leaves my dishes smelling fresh with a light citrus refreshing scent because the perfumes in the formula are infused with essential oils. As Cascade’s only dye-free liquid top, pure essentials has a simplified formula that is infused with biobased ingredients. It even cleans dried, baked-on foods so you save more water by skipping the prewash. From now through May 25, save $1 off any Cascade pure essentials item (bag or tub) with this online coupon on Kroger.com
DIY Natural Everyday Cleaner Recipe:
To go one step further, making your own household cleaner is easy with a few ingredients you probably already have in the pantry. This recipe uses white vinegar to cut down the grease, baking soda as anti-bacterial odor controller and some essential oils for cleaning and scent.
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
25 drops of lemon essential oil
2 tablespoons of baking soda
2 cups of water
Combine all ingredients in sprayer bottle. Shake or swirl to combine thoroughly. Spray on and wipe clean.