How to Make Cost-effective Cleaning Products with Distilled Water
When it comes to cleaning your home, it’s tempting to continually use common detergents from your local store. However, many of these products contain ingredients that can be dangerous to your health and also damage your belongings.
Ironically, these products that were made with cleanliness in mind are also major contributors to pollution. Meaning that in some cases, the air in your home can be up to five times more polluted than outside.
Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice your health for your bodily or home cleanliness. Nontoxic DIY cleaners and beauty products can deliver perfect results at minimal cost. Today, we take a look at the recipes for some of these products that can easily be made by you with the use of distilled water and several other ingredients.
DIY Leave-In Conditioner Spray
Not only does this scented solution smell amazing, but it also nourishes your hair and leaves it soft and touch-worthy. Simply stir together ¼ cup of vegetable glycerin and one cup of distilled water. Once this is done, add the essential oil that suits your hair type:
- Dry Hair – sandalwood, ylang-ylang, lavender
- Normal Hair – rosemary, rose, lavender, geranium
- Oily Hair – lemon, safe, tea tree, geranium
Scented Room Spray
A scented room spray can really refresh your home, while adding a pleasant scent to welcome guests. To make your own room ray, simply mix four ounces of distilled water with two ounces of witch hazel and one tablespoon of a scented oil of your choice. This recipe can be adjusted as you need to fill any container.
Once you’ve stirred the solution well to mix the oils and water, let it sit for a while before using.
Apart from your home needing to a refreshing scent, your body also yearns for an evergreen fragrance and you can make your own body spray. To do so, mix two ounces of distilled water with three tablespoons of unscented alcohol in a spray bottle. Once you’ve mixed together, add your choice of essential oils using 20 to 25 drops to the mixture.
The alcohol allows the essential oils to mix with the water instead of settling at the top. We highly recommend using nine drops each of mandarin and orange essential oils, with five drops of lemon verbena for a deliciously citrus body spray.
Computer Screen Cleaning Spray
Some of the biggest rip the world include cleaning solutions for electronics, as they can be made affordably and easily in your home. Not only is the DIY spray equally effective, but it can be made in large quantities so that you’ll never be forced to overspend on cleaning products again.
To make your own screen cleaning spray, mix together in a small misting spray bottle:
- Eight ounces of 70% isopropryl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
- Eight ounces of distilled water
The key ingredient in this recipe is the distilled water, which unlike other unpurified water, won’t leave unwanted residue on your screens.
While insects can be an absolute nuisance, particularly in summer, but off-the-shelf bug sprays can contain harmful ingredients that do more damage than good to your family. To keep many-legged critters at bay, just mix distilled water with witch hazel and citronella oil in a spray bottle.
There are so many home-made products that you can make yourself using distilled water. Not only is this a healthier choice when it comes to minimizing the harmful products that are found in your home, but it’s also kinder to the environment. Make the best choice for everyone and try your hand at some DIY home and beauty products.