DIY Natural Daily Shower Spray

DIY Natural Daily Shower Spray

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 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.
DIY Natural Daily Shower Spray

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

  • 1/2 cup vodka or vinegar
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 10 drops peppermint or your choice of essential oil

Mix it up in a glass spray bottle and spray your shower every day! You don’t need to 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.

We found this recipe a couple of years ago from Clean Mama. She has a great book called The Organically Clean Home and has lots of helpful recipes for organic cleaning! 

See this post with more simple changes for a cleaner home!

Hygge & A Cozy Winter House

Hygge & A Cozy Winter House

Long before I even heard of the concept of Hygge (pronounced HOO-gah, Hygge is the Danish practice of creating a cozy home, enjoying simple pleasures with a focus on well-being), I was obsessed with those very things. I could hardly believe it when I heard about Hygge, it sounds just like me! I love creating ambience through cozy homes and daily rituals. I think I would feel right at home in Denmark.

My yearly home goals always focus on the desire for greater well-being and comfort in our home. It’s hard to put into words how relieved I am to be nearing the end of this remodeling year. Remodeling is fun, but it’s not the coziest time. While I will still have a list a mile long of projects I want to get to (don’t we all?), I’m so looking forward to a new season of home-bodyness (is that a word?).

I can’t help but just be very excited about how close we are to fully enjoying and sharing the comforts we’ve been creating here.

Hygge & A Cozy Winter House

The thing is, though, I find that if you aren’t intentional about embracing coziness and comfort in the winter as a gift of the season, it’s often easy to just not put it into practice. As I wrote in my book Make Room for What You Love, you have to be intentional about creating the kind of home you want.

It’s tempting to just feel a little depressed that Christmas is over and spring feels like such a long time away. Or perhaps we start to feel frustrated with the discomfort of the colder weather (depending on where we live!) instead of just focusing on the blessings of creating a cozy winter house. Maybe we mindlessly scroll Facebook in the evening rather than mindfully curling up with a good book and a furry throw blanket.

Blast! We can so easily miss opportunities for coziness. Rather than the added ambience of a crackling fire or candles or twinkling lights that we might have really enjoyed at Christmas time, we sit in a dark dreary space lit only by a television set or computer screen.

We’ll talk more about the art and rituals of creating a cozy winter home in January (see my first 2017 Hygge post here!)

But why wait until January?

Let’s start now. Keep turning on the Christmas lights. Curl up by the fire. Set down your phone, get in your coziest jammies and nestle in closer together with your family.

Happy almost New Year, friends.

Get inspired to create a cozier home and life right now with these tips I wrote for eBay called Hygge: The Art of a Cozy Home.

You’ll find lots of cozy home tips and ideas for embracing the seasons in my books here.

Hygge & A Cozy Winter House