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If you are on a septic system or just want to avoid using chlorine bleach in your laundry…give this a try!
DIY Furniture Polish: 1 lemon, olive oil, water, 1 small container with lid, and 1 cloth rag. Cut lemon in 1/2 and squeeze into container, add 1 tbsp of olive oil, add 1 tbsp of water, tighten lid and shake until emulsified. Pour small amount onto cloth and begin wiping down furniture. *will need to make it fresh each time since this is a natural and perishable recipe*
Homemade Bleach Alternative - 1 ½ cup 3% hydrogen peroxide - ½ cup white vinegar or lemon juice - Pure water to fill gallon jug - 10 drops lemon or lemongrass essential oils (optional/omit if using lemon juice) Pour hydrogen peroxide, vinegar or lemon juice, and essential oils in gallon jug. Add water to fill. Cap and store.
14 Bleach-Free Surface Disinfectants Bottled Herb Infusions are homemade bacteria busters using fresh or dried herbs, essential oils, vinegar and other basic items you likely have in your home already. These will not only fight germs and bacteria, but most also smell a lot fresher too.