Green Spring Clean: Using Essential Oils

I LOVE essential oils. I think they are God’s gift {one of many} to mankind! They have a variety of uses. To learn more about essential oils, read this.

Today, I want to talk about using essential oils for cleaning your house during the great Green Spring Clean, specifically which oils are my favorite to use and how I use them.

My Springtime Oils of Choice 

  • Lavender is THE essential oil to have around your house; not only for medicinal purposes, but also to clean with. It is antimicrobial, antibacterial, smells amazing and helps you to relax!
  • Lemongrass is just as awesome. It is antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral and smells like a warm spring day. Just a whiff brigs a smile to my face!

How I Use My Springtime Oils

  • In an all-purpose cleaner. To make a simple AP cleaner, you just need a spray bottle, some distilled water and lavender and/or lemongrass. Put 3-4 drops of each oil in the bottle and add the distilled water. You can also add castile soap, hydrogen peroxide or vinegar.
  • Diffuse them throughout the room. I love my diffuser and use it often. Diffusing lavender and/or lemongrass is a great way to clean the air in your home. The oils will kill nasty bugs that can cause sickness. Plus it’ll leave your house smelling AMAZING.
  • Use them in the dishwasher. Put 1-2 drops of either or both oils in the detergent compartment of your dishwasher before you run it. Not only will your dishes thank you, but your nose will too!
  • Put them in the vacuum cleaner. Put 3-4 drops of either or both oils on a cotton ball and place it in your vacuum bag. This will kill the nasties in the vacuum bag and in the air while your vacuum.
  • Make an all-purpose deodorizer/cleaner. Add 3-4 drops of either or both to 2 cups of baking soda. Sprinkle the mixture on your carpet, upholstery, mattress, etc and vacuum up. Use it to clean kids’ toys you can’t throw in the wash. Also use it to clean the sink, toilet, bathtub and shower. Just sprinkle some in, scrub away and rinse clean. I call it Everything + the Kitchen Sink.

I hope you are enjoying the Green Spring Clean!

And PS…Stay tuned for more!

 

 

 

 

 

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