I could also title this post, “Confessions of Crazy Hilarious Nesting.”
The phenomenon that occurs in late pregnancy is fueling my continual desire to deep clean our house from top to bottom.. I told Cam the other night that what I really really wanted to do in that moment was scrub all of our floors and he just burst out laughing. I’m literally fighting that urge and trying to keep my feet up whenever possible so I don’t go into early labor! I think you know you’re nesting when you’re up at midnight googling the chemistry behind different combinations of baking soda or vinegar for natural cleaners and giddy when it actually works… and to clean the kitchen, again!
Laughing at myself aside, I’m happy to finally be using a totally natural cleaner and disinfectant in our house as our baby toddlers are constantly into and touching everything. And this little homemade cleaner costs next to nothing and is working wonders! This is my favorite of the two and cuts through soap residue on shower doors, beautifully cleans windows, gets rid of mold and made our kitchen counters and appliances shine.
Natural Cleaner Recipe:
2 parts water
1 part white vinegar
1 lemon, juice and peel
Shake thoroughly before using! It will take a bit of time for the lemon to fully cover up the smell of the vinegar. You can also add in orange or grapefruit peel for more of a citrus scent.
Rosewater Soft Scrub Recipe:
2 parts baking soda
1 part water
1 TBS course sea salt
2-3 tsp rose water
This smells amazing… I’ve been using it on the stovetop, appliances and kitchen sink the most. Rinse well with warm water and a clean cloth.
I would LOVE to hear any natural concoctions you use in your home!!