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Spring Cleaning Recipes

All Purpose Disinfectant… Add 10 drops of your favourite antiseptic, or anti-bacterial essential oil to a litre of hot water along with a 1/4 cup of vinegar.

Or directly to a sponge or damp cloth, add a drop or two of

and wipe down the surfaces as usual.

Cleaning glass…add 10 drops of lemon essential oil to 1/4 cup vinegar and water.

Doing dishes…Add several drops of essential oil such as pine essential oil, orange essential oillemon essential oil, or peppermint essential oil to your natural base dish soap.

Carpet freshener… To make a carpet freshener, mix one cup of baking soda with 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oils and store in a glass jar with a lid. Sprinkle over your carpet the next day, let stand for 15 minutes, then vacuum. Use essential oils with relaxing properties for the bedroom, and stimulating oils for rooms that see more activity.

Vacuum cleaner… Add a few drops of essential oil to your disposable vacuum cleaner bag to scent as you clean.

As a laundry additive… Add a few drops of essential oil to the water before adding clothes and launder as usual. Also add a few drops to a sheet of paper towel to scent your clothing.

Deodorize sports and athletic wear…add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to smelly sneakers or use peppermint hydrosol to freshen up winter boots.

*This is educational information and any opinions expressed here-in do not replace professional medical advice. If you are ill, see a suitably qualified medical practitioner.*

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