I haven’t bought many traditional cleaning products in years. For the most part, all of my cleaning is done with homemade cleaners. They are non-toxic, extremely frugal, and often clean even better than the chemical laden traditional products. I use a vinegar and water based spray for much of my daily cleaning. I also use baking soda and lemon juice for scrubbing stains in the kitchen. I just love using simple homemade cleaners!
I was given the ebook A Simply Homemade Clean by Lisa Barthuly and I am thrilled to share about it here! It is a wealth of information about cleaning products that are homemade and safe. I am now going to expand my usual cleaning with even more homemade concoctions.
From Homestead Originals:
Would you like to rid your home of commercial, toxic products but don’t want to pay the price for the ‘all natural’, ‘organic’ products that line the shelf? Learn to make your own! Create everything from your own laundry soap, to homemade dryer sheets, antibacterial spray cleaners, potpourri blends, fabric softeners, calendula salve, homemade ‘Vaseline,’ handcrafted Eucalyptus Chest Rub . . . even tips for the outside of the homestead and much more!
A must have for those looking not only to simplify, but to cut that grocery bill down, create a healthier environment for our families, and revive the art of making our own!
I loved reading about adding essential oils and how they date back to biblical times:
Essential oils are the heart of herbs, plants and trees; God’s gifts to us for His way of healing and caring for thesebodies He created. Dating back to biblical times, oils were used for anointing and healing the sick. Scientific clinical research studies of today even confirm and reveal thatmany oils contain very high levels of stimulating immune system properties and a host of healthy benefits for us.
There are lots of resources and recipes included in this ebook. The wealth of information is a treasure. I know I will be referring to if often as I further my addition of more homemade cleaners. I just love that Lisa closes with:
Our Heavenly Father has provided so many amazing herbs, natural compounds and such, not only for wonderful medicinal and culinary uses, but to keep us clean and healthy! By creating our own home and body care products with what He has provided, we are being good stewards of the resources He’s given us.We are making a choice each day. God is the giver of all good things, he takes care of us, gives us what we need; He is the Creator and Giver of Life. We can choose Him and what He gives . . . life.
This book is so much more than simple homemade cleaning products, in that it points to the Lord. Using what God has already given us to keep our homes clean and healthy. Amen!
A Simply Homemade Clean can be purchased here:
Amazon.com or at A Simply Homemade Clean
Join me on my journey to clear the clutter as I am simply living...for Him! I am a homeschooling mom sharing about my faith, family, hobby-farm life, and Jesus. I am also an author and speaker and love sharing my journey with others- and I am all about keeping it real and authentic! Join me as I seek less of this world and more of Jesus!
Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.