By John Cheyne & Courtney Macoy
Here at Ty, we believe that toxins can have a huge negative impact on a person’s health.
Typical household cleaners are full of harmful chemicals. Thankfully there are many new brands on the market that are producing much safer products. However, it can be difficult for the average person to decipher which ones are safe and which ones aren’t. Unfortunately many brands use “green washing” on their product labels, which means using terms like “eco friendly” and “natural”, when in reality their products still contain some harmful ingredients. So one way to get around that is to make your own cleaning products! Here is a simple household cleaner that we use around the house (please note that vinegar should not be used on natural stone; be sure to confirm compatibility on surfaces before using):
Mix the following ingredients in a dark tinted glass spray bottle:
- 8 ounces of filtered or distilled water
- 2 ounces of vinegar
- 10 drops of organic tea tree oil
- 5 drops of any organic citrus oils like orange, lemon, lime or bergamot. We also add 5 drops of organic pine. These oils can be adjusted as you prefer.
These essential oils will provide a strong antibacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral cleaner. With this blend, you are removing toxins and fighting flu and cold viruses all in one simple step.
Everyday our bodies are bombarded with toxins. Removing toxins from your environment can help boost your immunity because it is one less thing your body has to fight and expel on a daily basis.
I would encourage you to look at our House Cleaning Collection. It has all the essential oils you need to make your home toxin free! This collection will last a long time and the oils offered provide multiple other uses.