Below you'll find our non-toxic, low-waste cleaning recipes. I'll add more as we create them!
These are the basics that I can easily make into a cleaning kit for you.
On Guard Cleaning Concentrate- a highly concentrated multi-purpose cleaner with the on guard protective blend. 2 tbsp per 24 oz of water makes a multipurpose surface and glass cleaner.
Lemon-Antibacterial, Disinfectant, Degreaser, Deodorizer
Tea Tree- Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-parasitic & Antiviral for surfaces and diffusing.
Purify- kills germs and airborne pathogens for surface cleaning & diffusing.
On Guard Sanitizer with ethyl alcohol- to kill viruses and bacteria on skin and surfaces.
*TOILET CLEANING PODS
Glass bowl at least twice the size of the ingredients. This recipe rises!
Silicone Molds- batch makes twelve pods. We usually double it up and make 24.
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Citric Acid
1 tbsp Castile Soap
15 drops Essential Oil of choice (I used Purify but a combo of lemon and tea tree will be just as effective)
Mix dry ingredients thoroughly
Slowly add concentrate, castile soap, & essential oil
Stir until mixed
Let sit for about an hour. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't expand out of the bowl. Mix occasionally and press the mixture down then let it sit again. Repeat until mixture becomes crumbly.
Fill molds and press mixture down until each mold is compact
Cover molds with something flat to keep mixture from rising out of the molds
Let sit about 4 hours or until the pods are dry
Pop them out and store them in an airtight container
Drop 1 or two in the toilet, wait for fizz to subside, scrub and flush
*NATURAL STONE CLEANING SPRAY
Combine all ingredients in a 16 ounce glass spray bottle. Shake well before use, spray over the surface. Wipe away with a soft cloth.
*STAIN REMOVER SPRAY
In a 2 oz spray bottle add 2 tablespoons of On Guard Cleaning Concentrate, 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil and top it off with water. Shake well and spray directly on stains. Let sit for a bit and throw it in the washer.
DIY ON GUARD FOAMING HANDWASH
DIY DISINFECTING WIPES
In a pitcher combine-
1 cup white vinegar
2 cups distilled water
1 tbsp On Guard Concentrate
(If you feel more comfortable adding alcohol you can exchange the vinegar for ethyl alcohol.)
If you don’t have concentrate use 15 drops On Guard Oil.
Fold your reusable Bamboo Towels (an old tshirt or thick paper towels works just as well) and place in a leak proof quart jar. Pour mixture over towels. Use them, wash them, stick them back in the jar.
DIY DISINFECTING SPRAY
The natural chemical components of the oils I chose for this spray are disinfecting, antiviral, & antibacterial. The Witch Hazel acts as an emulsifier to help the water and oils combine. I made mine in the 10 oz continuous mist spray bottle.
Add a splash of witch hazel and top with water. Shake before use.
DIY NONTOXIC DISHWASHER DETERGENT
In an airtight container mix dry ingredients:
1 Cup Super Washing Soda
1/2 Cup Table Salt
1 Cup Baking Soda
1 Cup Citric Acid
Add 1 TBSP directly to the drum of your washer. Make 56 loads.
*TIP- add a drop or two of Juniper Berry directly to the drum of your dishwasher for an extra cleaning and disinfecting boost! Juniper Berry was used during the plague for protection.
FRUIT & VEGGIE WASH
Fill up the sink or a glass bowl with water (filtered if possible), add 5 drops of lemon and a few pumps of on guard foaming hand soap and let them soak for 5-10 minutes, then rinse them off.