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Top 3 Low Tox Swaps

These are the top 3 DIY products that I'm always recommending whether you're just starting out or are many years into your low tow journey.

 

SOFT SCRUB BATHROOM CLEANSER: TUB, TILE TOILET

INGREDIENTS

  • ¾ rounded cups sodium bicarbonate (bi-carb soda)
  • ¼ cup unscented liquid castile soap
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 5–10 drops lemon essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In bowl, combine bi-carb soda and castile soap.
  2. Add water and stir.
  3. Add vinegar and essential oil. The consistency should be a soft paste.
  4. Apply to the area you would like to clean, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  5. After the solution has had a chance to sit, begin scrubbing. Once done scrubbing, take a wet cloth and wipe clean.

Note: Make in small batches and store in an airtight container. This is enough for two to four applications.

 

WASHING POWDER

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups washing soda
  • 2 cups borax
  • 1 bar grated castile soap
  • 25 drops of your favourite essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix washing soda, borax, and grated castile soap together.
  2. Add essential oil, mixing to combine.
  3. Use ¼ cup of the mixture per load of laundry. Store in an airtight container.

 

REUSABLE ANTI-BACTERIAL WIPES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½ cups of distilled water
  • 1 tbsp castile soap
  • 20 drops of essential oil (antibacterial options include tea tree, thyme & rosemary)
  • 20 small thin pieces of cloth I like to use my kids old worn-out clothes cut into 12 x 20cm pieces
  • 1 litre storage container airtight glass jar or Tupperware container.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add castile soap, water and essential oils to store container and stir to combine.
  2. Add cut up cloths to container and press down so that all the solution is absorbed by the cloth.
  3. Close contain and flip upside down to ensure all the clothes have absorb some of the liquid solution.
  4. Store used wipes in an open-air container or basket until laundry day then wash as usual and repeat.