One of the main things that I’ve started doing recently is keeping track of my spending habits. Since I’m still doing the TCC No Shop Challenge, impulse spending has been at an all time low (like, zero) – but I’m talking more about grocery store buys and heading to the drug store for toiletries and the like. What do I buy on repeat? How often? How much does it cost? Would it be cheaper to buy it in bulk?
Now, let me be clear that I’m not on a mission to be a cheap you know what, but I am on a mission to bring less into my home wherever I can, be safe while doing so, and save money whenever the opportunity arrises. Wouldn’t you know that one of the main things that I buy on repeat is counter top and glass cleaner? (about once a month) If you know me, it’s really not that surprising considering I’m OCD and probably spray down my counter tops and bathroom at least twice a day, ha.
The other bummer about this is that they run about $6-8 a bottle if you want to go the safe(er) route (think Seventh Generation or Mrs. Meyers) BUT even then, they’re not 100% safe or free of toxins.
SO, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create. my own. I’m happy to report that it’s literally the easiest thing that I’ve ever done. So here we go!
- Essential Oils
- Take your spray bottle and add in 1 C filtered water and 1 C distilled white vinegar
- Add 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil
- Add another 3 drops of your desired scent
- Create a label
- Shake & spray
This is where I get my essential oils that I use both for my home cleaner and my diffuser, but I also really love this brand and will go with them as my backup. For scents, I almost always combine tee tree with either Geranium Rose or Lavender.
So, that’s literally it! Easy breezy, no? Also keep in mind that the essential oils, while they can be a bit pricey, last a REALLY long time. So don’t let the price tag scare you. You’re doing the right thing for you, your family and your fur babies (if you have them!) x