Zero Waste Cleaning Routine | Simple & Natural DIY Recipes with Essential Oils

Water, castile soap, distilled vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils-
the only ingredients I need to keep my apartments sparkly clean!

In this video I share the 3 essential oils that I love to use for cleaning as well as a few of my simple DIY recipes.

Cleaning Supplies & Your Health:

Metal Baking Soda Dredger:
Amber Glass Bottles:
Bamboo Essential Oil Diffuser:
Bulk Gallon Castile Soap:
Silicone Molds (similar):
Bamboo Spoon:

Window & Mirror Cleaner:
-1 cup water
-1 cup vinegar
-10-15 drops lemon essential oil

Shower / Mold & Mildew Cleaner:
-1 cup water
-1 cup vinegar
-10-15 drops OnGuard essential oil (or a mix of others)

All Purpose Cleaner:
-1 cup water
-3ish tsp castile soap
-10-15 drops essential oil

Toilet Bombs:
Some websites say you should wear a mask when mixing citric acid & baking soda; I didn’t but I made sure my windows were open. I’ve used several recipes, some with castile soap and others without. I’ve found that the cubes without castile soap fizz up more when dropped in water, but if you add a splash of vinegar to the water (with either recipe) it helps the cube fizz.

Toilet Bombs:
-2 cups baking soda
-2/3 cup citric acid
-essential oils

Find the instructions here:

Don’t use citrus essential oils or vinegar on natural granite counter tops. Melaleuca or Eucalyptus are safe.

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Hi, I’m Alli!

I’ve been making videos on this channel since June 2014, but I’ve been watching youtube videos for much longer ;). Before starting this channel as my creative outlet, I was in a major rut and thought the challenge of making a video every week would help. I’m happy to report that it did! Making Youtube videos is now my favorite hobby and I’m excited to see where it can take me in the future.

On this channel, I share my journey toward a capsule wardrobe, travel videos, home decor projects, healthy recipes, natural beauty recommendations, and more! My husband (Nick) and I are also documenting the renovation of our 1974 dodge travco motorhome: lovingly referred to as the Cherry Travco!

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Chanda Harkins says:

I love these types of videos! Thanks!

Ariel Coleston says:

This is so informative, thank you!

Sofia Silveira says:

loved this vídeo and tipo. those Fizzy squares are awesome im going to try them out!

l33hd33r says:

Great video!! Thank you for sharing. I need to get one of those shakers for my bicarb soda, so handy!

living unjaded says:

it was so nice seeing something a little different than the typical apple cider vinegar/water solution! I will definitely be trying these soon 🙂

Kristin Lowther says:

Hi Alli. You look so naturally beautiful in this video. How are you getting your hair so shiny? Would you consider doing a tutorial for this makeup look you are wearing in the video? I hope you are having a great week:)

Kelyrin's Cooking & Bento says:

I love this updated version of your cleaning video from last year ! 🙂 I’m always afraid to buy fizzy drinks and other bottles because so far, I’ve never found one that fits the attachment I have. 🙂 haha. But I should keep persevering ! Because for now the little bottles that came with those spray attachments are plastic and they are super annoying as they “smush themselves” because of the pressure. Anyways, when you meant “cleaning routine” I thought you were going to show us the routines you have, as in “how often you clean this, and that, how long it takes” etc 🙂 I think that would be a great idea for a video.

V CR says:

What do you recommend for stone counters such as granite or quartz?

Laila Cox says:

New subscriber here! I enjoyed your video. I am using some homemade cleaning products. My next one I want to make is the toilet bomb. I am yet to find citric acid though. I’m in Australia. I’ll have to look online I guess. When you pop it in the toilet do you use a brush to clean after it’s stopped fizzing or during?

Laura Elise says:

I’d love to see a DIY cleaner for wood and for granite, as certain products (such as vinegar) cannot be used in granite.

ThinkInStyle says:

This was so inspirational Alli, thank you so much for this. Also, idk why but you remind me of Lili Reinhart

Jackie Beland says:

Love your video very informative

mykyn mykyn says:

loved this video 🙂 your amazing!!

Kitterkadinks * says:

Thank you so much for sharing these tips. I can’t wait to try them out. 🙂

raffaela says:

Would grapefruit essential oil do as well as lemon essential oil in this regard?

Gabby Villalpando says:

Love the video! Collecting supplies now! Would the brand NOW essential oils work?

Elise Matton says:

I’ve been really enjoying exploring DIY cleaning recipes and zero waste principles in my cleaning routine but one place I’m having trouble with are my bathroom floors! I have the recipes down pat but am wondering if you know of any tools/techniques for cleaning these areas? I can use an old toothbrush on the tile grout but for the smaller tile areas (example: behind toilet area), I’m wondering what kinds of tools you might use? Mops don’t really fit around there.

Marley B says:

Great video! I would love to figure out how to get Castile soap in bulk like you! Any tips?

Sam Shannonhouse says:

Love it❤️ you’re such an inspiration alli

Alyssa Cates says:

The OnGuard essential oil sounds amazing. I think that will be my next purchase!

Danson for Joy says:

Thank you for linking your supplies and sharing your recipes! 🙂

Lydia Fuoh says:

This was so informative. I can’t wait to see more in this series. Are there any good books you recommend to learn more about essential oils?

VeganGorge says:

Great video, I use a similar combination of products but don’t tend to add essential oils.

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