Save money: Make your own body spray and household cleaner

I know I love to save money, and I really don't like spending money on household cleaners. So when I found this recipe online for making your own homemade disinfectant that does not have any harsh chemicals, I had to try it.

This cleaner is great on hands, toys, toilets, kitchen counters, sinks, and just about anything that needs to be cleaned in your household. It's also great on doorknobs and sink handles when the flu hits home.

The ingredients include disinfecting tea tree oil, which can be found at stores like Sprouts or online wherever essential oils are sold you will most likely find tea tree oil. Plus you will need distilled water and Castile soap.

To make it, fill a 16-ounce trigger spray bottle almost to the top with water. Use purified or distilled water for the best results. Add three tablespoons of Castile soap and 20 to 30 drops of tea tree oil to the water. Then just shake it up to mix it all together.

So a store brand antibacterial spray costs about $2.99 and my homemade cleaner cost me less than a dollar. It even smells great, too! So try this simple recipe out the next time you're doing some cleaning around the house.

I personally do not like perfumes on my body but I do like to smell and clean and without breaking the bank. Of course a shower is god but I like a little subtle citrus smell for throughout the day. My solution is to make my own body mist spray.  I make a lavender scent mist. It is so simple to make.

You will need the following ingredients:

Distilled water

Empty 8 ounce pray bottle

100% pure essential lavender oil (any scent you want to make)

Here's how you make it. Fill the spray bottle 80% full with distilled water. Then add 20 drops of lavender, cover the spray bottle shake it up and do a test spray to see if you like to smell. If you want a stronger lavender smell add 10 more drops of lavender. Now if you want to make a different scent you can use many different essential oils. Anything from sweet orange to peppermint, just make sure you are using essential oils that are good on the skin.




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