Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils
Well, I guess it’s that time of the year again! 😉 Spring cleaning time! When I was a child I remember washing walls, taking down curtains to wash, and sorting through seasonal clothes. I’ll admit that I don’t go to that much effort in my spring cleaning endeavors. 🙂 But I do like to have safe cleaners that I can feel comfortable letting my children use around the house. I have been making my own cleaners with vinegar, baking soda, and Thieves cleaner (which I love!) for several years now.
Recently my friend Kara and I hosted a Spring Cleaning Make and Take class using homemade cleaners made from essential oils. I love that essential oils can replace so many other products in my household! At this class we had both moms and teens participate. I love that my teen is learning healthier options for cleaners rather than the harsh chemical – laden cleaners that are promoted on t.v. We made:
Thieves all-purpose spray
Just add a capful of Thieves All Purpose cleaner in a bottle with 2-3 cups of water.
Thieves toilet bowl cleaner
*Add 1 cup of baking soda into a large, deep bowl
*Slowly add ¼ cup of vinegar. It will foam up as it reacts. This is a harmless event.
*Add 1 cup of filtered water.
*Add ½ capful of Thieves Household Cleaner
*Mix VERY well.
*Funnel into a container.
To use, squirt under and around the rim of the commode. Allow the solution to work for 5-10 minutes. Scrub with a toilet brush. Flush.
Note: Contents will separate. Shake before use.
Thieves window and glass cleaner
*Fill spray bottle with 2 ½ cups of filtered water (right to where the bottle starts to straighten)
* 1 capful of Thieves Cleaner
*Add 5 drops of Lemon oil
*Add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
*Label “Thieves Mirror/Glass Cleaner”
*Young Living Blog, Posted January 2014
Recently I did a short webinar on making our home chemically free. Click the graphic below to access this training.
Do you do all-out spring cleaning? What tips do you have for making spring cleaning manageable?