How to Make Herbal Cleaner
Non-Toxic, safe and easy to make
Herbs are not only meant to be used to enhance the flavour of our food. They can also be added to soaps, creams and other DIY projects for a wonderful and natural scent. In this tutorial, we’ll share with you how to make a natural non-toxic herbal cleaner. This recipe can be made with several different herbs, depending on the scent you would like to achieve.
To begin you will need:
- A jar that holds 4 cups of liquid
- 3 cups of distilled white vinegar
- Sprigs of lemon verbena or other aromatic Sweet Valley herbs like mint, lavender, thyme or rosemary
- 1 tablespoon of castile soap
- ¼ cup unscented alcohol or vodka
The first thing you will want to do is gather your Sweet Valley herbs. You will need enough to pack into your jar, making it about 1/4 full.
Add your vinegar, making sure your herbs are covered. Allow this concoction to sit for 2 weeks.
Once this step has been completed, you can strain the herbs and pour the liquid into a spray bottle. Add the alcohol or vodka and the castile soap.
Now you can use it as a non-toxic cleaner for countertops and glass. The vinegar and alcohol also makes it great for getting rid of mold and bacteria. You, your family and your pets will not have to worry about this safe, fragrant and fun alternative to harsh cleaners.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with Sweet Valley herbs in your other DIY projects! Try adding lavender or mint to homemade soaps and bath salts. Or use rosemary to add a wonderful woodsy scent to candles! The options are limitless!