My Nest {Natural Cleaners}

Over the years I have gotten better at choosing more natural cleaning supplies.

It is only recently that I have been making more of my own.

This was a little hard for me at first because I love when everything smells “clean”.

{I love cleaning weird I know!}

This past weekend I was reading my friend Maria’s blog and she introduced a new blog to me.

While I was reading Brianna’s blog I was excited to see that she had “recipes” for making your own cleaners.

I am a sucker for anything that smells like lemons and lavender.

I immediately headed out to get the lavender oil and a spray bottle.

I have been cleaning everything in site…watch out if you come over!!!

I am actually cleaning things that aren’t even dirty just so my house will smell that good:-)

Here is her recipe

{All Purpose Cleaner}

Equal Parts of Lemon Juice and Distilled, White Vinegar and a few drops {I used WAY more than a few} of  lavender oil

Brianna also shared her {furniture polish recipe}

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

1/2 teaspoon oil

1-2 drops lavender oil

Mix together and apply with a clean cloth.

I promise you that your home will smell better than any store bought cleaner.

Just be prepared to be come a little OCD!

{thanks Maria and Brianna}

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  1. Ana Smith

    love your art! love the blog! love your shop! love the music, but it’s driving me crazy…..who is she?

  2. Jennifer

    Lemons and lavender sounds like it would smell so good. I am wondering if you still get the vinegar smell? Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. jeanne Author

      The more lemon you add the less you will smell the vinegar. I put in the same amount lemon to vinegar and I could barely smell it. The lavender helps too.


  3. Jen

    I love this! I want to use more natural products. Thank you. My house will soon smell like lemons and lavendar.

  4. LuLu

    Love this!!! i am a sucker for great smelling cleaners too but would also love to make my own…. i have everything but the lavendar oil…. must get my hands on some!!!

  5. paige

    me too.
    despite being super picky with fragrances i actually love anything lemon, lavender and vanilla too.
    i am hoping to find some essential oil. whole foods maybe?

  6. Rebekah

    I’ve been cleaning with vinegar and baking soda for a while now, and I’ve come to the point where I actually prefer the smell of vinegar to whatever perfumey scent the “natural” cleansers I once used had. I need to spike my vinegar/water bottles with lavender oil, though. Nothing says “RELAX” like a clean, lavender scented bathtub, right?

  7. amy~the gypsy chick

    I am having a small love affair with the smell of lavender right now & have been using Mrs Meyers on everything in sight!!! I think that i might pick up some lavender oil at the farmers market on Saturday!!! But I gotta ask a silly question, does the lemon juice not get sticky or make a film? I have never used it before 🙂

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