As many of you are probably aware, we have been participating in a wonderful Essential Spring Cleaning Event, all this week!
Not only are we hooking you up with a handful of safe, non-toxic spring cleaning posts every day this week, from 22 other bloggers, but today we are contributing to this fantastic event with our own post as well.
And we have a Giveaway for you at the end of this post, so do-not-miss-out on that!
I have two things I am sharing with you today:
1. My all-natural-all-purpose spray cleaner recipe
2. a curtains washing tip
To start, let me tell you about my all-purpose, all-natural, spray cleaner solution.
By the italicized, I mean that it is safe, non-toxic; with no harmful chemicals.
It seems vinegar is being used a lot in people’s homemade natural cleaners right now. And there is nothing wrong with that, if you don’t mind it!
It’s true that vinegar is indeed a safe and natural cleaner that truly helps give some cleaning extra cleaning power.
BUT, personally, there is only one reason why I really want to be working with vinegar. And that reason better be because we are about to have fun coloring eggs! Otherwise, I prefer my whole house not end up smelling like it. And that’s been my experience when I’ve cleaned with it.
So I’ve been intent on coming up with a spray cleaner that smelled far more pleasant, and of course worked, without using vinegar. And what I came up with, is working pretty well for me! Does it work as well as using vinegar? Honestly, I haven’t done a side-by-side test. But I can say that if it is slightly less effective in cleaning power, (and I’m not complaining), it’s worth the lemony wonderful scent it leaves in exchange, and as I said, it does clean great for me!
And I am what others describe as…..particular. 😉
Lemon All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe
*In an ~16oz glass container with a spray nozzle.
1/2 tsp. washing soda (found in the laundry aisle of grocery stores)
1 tsp castile liquid soap
20-30 drops of doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil
fill rest with water
Gently over and upright several times to mix.
*It’s important to use glass containers when an ingredient is an essential oil.
doTERRA’s Lemon Essential Oil does more than just smell amazing in this cleaner! It’s nature’s disinfectant, and packs a powerful cleaning punch as well! It also happens to be an antidepressant, while freshening the air in your home with it’s invigorating and clean citrus scent!
It also has an endless list of health benefits and uses, which you can read more about here.
What do I clean with this spray cleaner?
Pretty much everything and anything that is non-porous!
Kitchen and Bathroom Surfaces – Kitchen and Bathroom Sinks – Windows – Mirrors – Faucet Fixtures -Gloss or Semi-Gloss Painted Walls or Wood
Just spray on and wipe with some muscle, using paper towel, newspaper or your preference.
Do you want to know one thing I love using this cleaner for, that really shows me what cleaning power this has? We make our own toothpaste, and it includes virgin organic coconut oil. Do you know what a mess that leaves in your bathroom sink, with a family of 6 spitting it out at least twice a day? But I just spray the sink bowl all over with my cleaner, wipe it out with paper towel, and then rinse it with water.
It’s so quick and it comes out beautiful. I am going to get a little cleaning brush with a handle though, to make it even easier and save on paper towels.
OK, tip #2!
Adding deodorizing and adding extra-freshness to your curtains when washing:
Simply wash your curtains in your usual manner, according to the method best for the material, and add to the wash water 5-10 drops of doTERRA’s Purify Essential Oil.
If your curtains are then able to dry in the dryer, I like to put some more drops of Purify on a clean sock or rag, and throw it in the dryer to dry with the curtains, as well.
Purify can be used in a whole laundry list of ways (no pun intended, but yet it is fitting!), to effectively and truly eliminate odors, unlike other fresheners that just mask the odors with toxic and overly-powerful perfume chemicals. Plus, Purify leaves a fresh-air clean scent.
Let’s wrap this up with a Giveaway; shall we?!
Since I would love nothing more, than for you to experience for yourself, why we have fallen so in love with doTERRA Essential Oils, with every day use for our mental and physical health, mood management, focus, cleaning, personal care products, recipes, and so much more, we are giving away:
*3 Introductory Kits!
+ a bunch of Surprise Goodies I am throwing in!
(*This Giveaway is exclusively for anyone not already ordering doTERRA Essential Oils. )
These Introduction to Essential Oils Kit includes the introductory audio CD and booklet and a 5 ml bottle of dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils. They come in a nice presentation box which also includes suggested uses of the included oils providing you with an immediate experience of the life-changing benefits of essential oils.
Stay with us all week, and we bring you more and more great tips, tricks, recipes, to make your house sparkle, shine and smell fresh, clean and fantastic!
By the way . . . . . .
You may have heard how essential oils are a far more natural and definitely safer way to help with any health concern, illness or disease under the sun, too. They are nothing short of fascinating. True gifts from the earth. But yes, they also have very powerful cleaning properties, with most being highly disinfecting and packing a real cleaning punch to your dirtiest jobs.
You’ll probably be wanting to get your hands on some of these essential oils by the time this week is over.
Don’t know where to get pure, effective, therapeutic grade essential oils?
I can and will help you!
You can get them right HERE! Or contact me with any and all questions you may have!
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Stay safe – get healthy – clean up your act, and have fun!