If you’ve been following Delightfully Frazzled for any amount of time, it’s probably no secret that I love getting to use natural products around my home. Not only do they save me money; they’re also better for the environment and more healthy for my family! Win-win-win, if you ask me.
One of the most simple, versatile, and fun ways to incorporate natural products into the home is by using essential oils! Essential oils can be used for everything from soothing a fussy baby, disinfecting a kitchen counter, and many beauty applications. They truly are a phenomenal way to care for your family and home naturally.
Keeping a home clean naturally is a lot easier than I thought it would be.
My interest in natural cleaners didn’t actually start with a desire to be green. While I was pregnant with my second son, I found that the smell of chemical cleaning products left me dizzy and nauseous (more than usual, anyway). If I wanted to keep our home clean, I needed another solution. Hence, my experimentation with natural products began. Now I love using natural products whenever I can. I love that I can save money, help the planet some, and make my home safer for my little ones all at once!
I could be wrong, but I’m guessing no one wakes up in the morning and thinks, “Gee dang, I can’t wait to increase my carbon footprint and create WASTE today!” However, the idea of “going green” might be one of those phrases that makes you think of homesteading, vegan diets, and crazy hippies. Let me assure you, making your home and life more “green” is much simpler than you might think! There are dozens of simple ways you can be more efficient with your resources and energy, and you can make a BIG difference with very little effort!
It’s a stormy, early-to-bed (for my toddler, anyway) night in the Davis home tonight. After a long week and working hard on preparations for Nugget 2.0 all day, this Momma was ready for some simple, natural pampering! I’m going to share some recipes you can make at home out of five simple ingredients to give you that bit of refreshing every Momma needs every once in a while!
These are just two of my favorite at-home recipes I like to make for myself. I’ve created a Recipe Guide with more awesome DIY, all-natural recipes to try with household ingredients in a FREE downloadable PDF– Check out my Free Homemade Pampering Recipe Guide!
Yesterday was one of those days where I just couldn’t seem to get my mom-act together. We did play outside and go for a walk, but we also snacked sporadically instead of eating legitimate meals and spent more time than I typically like watching TV. I was “noping” pretty hard all day. One of these days I’ll actually be consistent with my toddler. (Who am I kidding? We have Nugget 2.0 coming any day now! It’s only getting worse from here! Hahaha…Ha.) Well, know that if you have days like this (more often than you might like to admit), know that you’re certainly not alone. I was definitely feeling the “frazzled!”
I’m not going to lie to you– I usually don’t get excited about cleaning. Having a clean home is another story, but getting there… (It’s like shaving my legs: love the result, hate the process. But I digress.) However, ever since I finally got a Swiffer WetJet to clean my floors and got to replace a dirty mop (and the hands-and-knees scrubbing method), I actually somewhat like Mopping Day!
However, as much as I love using my Swiffer, I don’t love having to buy disposable cleaning pad attachments to be able to use it. 1) I hate spending money on things I don’t have to, and 2) waste waste waste. Ick. I’m trying to be MORE green in my house and life, not create more unnecessary WASTE.
So of course, as soon as I picked up my beautiful new Swiffer (well, new to me. Found it at a garage sale for $3.00, with a full container of the liquid cleaner. Boom.), I started looking up ideas on Pinterest for making my own reusable Swiffer cleaning pads. A simple search will show you there are dozens of ideas and tutorials for making your own pads. While I love DIY sewing projects, sometimes I’m more of the attitude of “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!” I like DIY projects that are quick, easy, and, most importantly, aren’t going to cost me a lot. Here’s the method I used for making four reusable Swiffer pads in under a minute, for a grand total of $1.00–and there’s not even measuring involved!