Thursday, March 30, 2017

Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

Now that Spring has arrived I can officially start Spring cleaning. One of the many ways I love to clean, yes love!, is to use essential oils. We've been using oils in our home for a little over 2 years and I can honestly say it's changed the way we view the products we use daily along with our physical health. I've shared my three ingredient hand sanitizer before and today I want to share with you 5 products you can make with essential oils to help keep your home clean this Spring, chemical free.


CARPET REFRESHER
Mix 1 cup baking soda with 8 drops of Purification oil. Sprinkle on carpet and vacuum up for fresh and clean carpets and rugs.

LINEN AND ROOM SPRAY
Add 1 cup of distilled water with 10 drops of Lavender oil in a glass bottle. Shake and use to freshen up linens and bedrooms.

BLEACH ALTERNATIVE
Combine 4 cups of distilled water with 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 10 drops Lemon oil. Let set on stubborn stains for 15 minutes then wash as normal, skipping the bleach.

HOUSEHOLD CLEANER
Mix 1 cup distilled water with 8 drops of Thieves oil with 1 tsp. liquid castile soap and 1 tsp. of white vinegar. Place in a glass spray bottle and use as a non-toxic surface cleaner.

GREASE CLEANER
Combine 1 3/4 cups of distill water with 2 tbsp. of castile soap and 20 drops of Orange oil. Pour into a glass spray bottle and use to remove stubborn grease or sticky residue, your own chemical free Goo Gone.

Each oil mentioned above comes in the standard Young Living kit so if you are in the market be sure to check it out. I use Young Living because that's what I know and love but you can find these oils online through additional retailers as well. I mix and match brands as needed so feel free to shop around and pick what works for you.

Looking for more Spring cleaning inspiration? I've joined a handful of my favorite bloggers to put together an All Thing Spring Blog Hop. Just click on each link below to discover new ideas. We are sharing ways to organize your home, spring wardrobe ideas, outdoor fun for kids and even a tasty coconut cake.


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