DIY Natural Daily Shower Spray

DIY Natural Daily Shower Spray - The Inspired Room

Our home is supposed to be our refuge, a place to feel refreshed and reenergized. While we enjoy puttering around the house, hoping to make our home a cleanersafer, more beautiful and comfortable place, studies have shown that the average household contains approximately 62 known toxic chemicals due to products we bring into our home!

The products we may buy to help keep our kitchens and bathrooms clean, products we put on our bodies and use to wash our hands and clothes, are often full of toxins that can actually harm us.

Many products we purchase to clean our home or for personal care are linked to asthma, illnesses, cancer, hormone disruptions, reproductive issues and chemicals that harm babies’ developing brains. Yikes!

DIY Natural Daily Shower Spray

Recently a research study from George Washington University also found that 45 toxic chemicals are commonly found in house dust! My goodness! If toxic chemicals are in our house dust, I can’t even imagine how many must be building up in our bodies. That might inspire us to dust more, but even more importantly, we need to feel inspired to get the chemicals out of our house.

These chemicals most certainly have an effect on our health, whether we realize it now or not. I always remind myself, though, that there is no need to be fearful because there are things we can do right now to begin to eliminate the chemicals in our home and make it a safer place for our family.

Tomorrow I will share a personal story  and some very eye-opening things that have been motivating in our own journey toward creating a healthier less toxic home.

It can feel overwhelming to even know where to start to get rid of all the unhealthy substances in a home, but what I’ve been working on and what I encourage you to do is to just dive in by replacing those chemical-filled every day products with cleaner alternatives. Even just one step at a time. It’s so easy and cost effective to make your own household cleaners, too!

I’ll share more of our DIY recipes and the changes we have made in our home in the coming weeks, but today here is a super simple way to keep a shower fresh and clean without the yucky chemicals.

All you need for a daily shower spray that will keep the soap scum away…for good!

  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil

Mix it up in a glass spray bottle and spray your shower every day! No need to even wipe it off.

Where to Order:

You can find the 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils we use here.
You can find a similar spray bottle like the one in our photo here.

Winter Reset

Sometimes it can feel like everyone else must have it all together. They can somehow whip their whole house and life back into shape after Christmas by January 1. Not me. :) I need until at least February to feel ready for the new year. Ha! But in all seriousness, the month of January is a great time for a home reset! Don’t you think?

Now that it’s already mid-January, I’m finally feeling like I’m ready to get into a winter routine! Everyone else might be on to spring by the time I am ready, but that’s OK. The house is still in somewhat of a disarray from the remodeling projects, unfortunately, but it should be pretty easy to put back together again.

I was hoping they’d be done with the kitchen a few days ago, but there were a few important things we are still waiting on (like the trim piece for the round window), or took longer than expected (paint touch-ups), or even just went amiss and something needed to be taken care of. But rest assured, I’m super excited to share the reveal of my kitchen as soon as I possibly can!

The days of a house full of dust clouds and contractors will wind to a close very soon, I’m sure of that! I look forward to just flopping down on my daybed without contractors watching my every move, ha hahaha.

You can see by the photo above we are getting quite accustomed to working in and around the mess and contractors, though. Honestly I work much more efficiently when the house is empty, but you do what you gotta do. :)

While the project phase last year was really exciting for me (and we are so grateful that we had the opportunity) I am especially looking forward to the resulting nesting phase that will follow in this new year. We had projects on both the main floor (with the kitchen) and the lower level (the new floors and wall) for so much of last year that I’m super excited for all the settling in I will get to do this year!

Believe it or not, I can’t wait to get back into my regular cleaning routines! Yes, I’m looking forward to CLEANING! I actually dream about the day our entire rooms are dusted and put back together for good.

I actually love the little everyday routines, like puttering around the house, tidying up or rearranging this and that.

The dogs have been so good through this whole transitional season where we were moving in and having contractors in their home. I know they’ll be just as excited as I am to roam the house freely again!

It’s always the little things that matter the most, like having cozy rooms that can bring comfort and inspiration.

What are some ways you would like to reset your home for 2017? It’s therapeutic to say goodbye to what no longer serves your family or to simply rearrange spaces and breathe new life into where you live.

How are you resetting your home for the new year?

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