A Naturally Clean Home with 1 Aromatherapy Blend

Cleaning your house naturally can save money, help the environment, and is a lot easier then you think. Essential oils can allow us to clean and disinfect our house as well as avoid all the toxins from traditional cleaning products. Below you will find an aromatherapy synergy and a cleaning routine for it.

Aromatherapy Synergy for House Cleaning:

• Grapefruit: anti-infectious, anti-septic, disinfectant.
• Tea tree: antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral.
• Lavender: disinfectant, anti septic, anti fungal.

In 1 dropper bottle, mix equal amounts of each essential oil.

The cleaning routine

In the Kitchen

• In a bowl of hot water add 5 drops of the mixture; soak a cloth in the solution and begin the total wipe down. Wash cupboards, oven, sink and so on.
• If you are doing a big clean up you can also clean the inside of the fridge with this mixture.
• To clean the micro-wave, you can take the bowl of water and place it inside and set the timer for 1-2 minutes depending on strength. What is important is that there is steam created inside. When the timer has stopped let sit for 5 minutes, then come back and remove the bowl, making sure not to burn yourself. Take a cloth and wipe off the dirt, it should just fall off.
• To give the house a fresh clean smell, add a few drops to a pot of water and place on the stove on medium heat.

In the living room

• Simply add a few drops of the blend to water and do a complete wipe down.

In the bathroom

• Add a few drops to a bowl of hot water and wipe down everything saving the toilet for last.
• Add a few drops inside the bowl and let sit for a bit. Finish by passing the toilet brush and flushing.
• Take a bit of toilet paper and make a ball. Add a few drops of the mixture on it and place inside the toilet paper roll so that every time somebody takes a piece the aromas are released.
• Place a few drops on a cotton ball and drop in the garbage can to mask the odors.

Cleaning the floors

• Add a few drops of the blend to a bucket of hot water and 1 cup of vinegar and wash floors as usual.

With this cleaning routine my house smells clean and fresh and my hands avoid contact with chemicals. I also find it cheaper because I only need to buy the oils to make this one mixture that lasts forever and I avoid buying 5 different products. I can see only benefits to cleaning this way and I highly recommend it.

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~ by 1bizzybee on February 11, 2010.

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