Cleaning 101 – Part 1

When I made the switch to oils I was already purchasing organic cleaning supplies which cost an arm and a leg. Basically they were no different to what I could make at home. As my nana used to say ‘a little bit of vinegar and bicarb darling’ 

33200307_1987393061575153_149484124829122560_oI make a general all purpose spraywith Tea Tree & Lemon essential oils. A dash of vinegar then fill with distilled water and your ready to go. I like to mix it up with OnGuard especially over winter or when you really need to zap some nasties.

I also use a drop of Lemon straight onto benches to lift any hectic stains or marks (hello grubby little fingers) and whip up a paste of bicarb, water & lemon for the oven or hot plate.

33398182_1988352821479177_8897042410274553856_nWe make a tox free laundry powder with bicarb, washing soda and some lime oil. I also love using my OnGuard cleaner concentrate for spot cleaning or stains.

Add a drop or twp of Lavender to dryer balls. Pop a drop or two of Lemon in with wet clothes to freshen, in a paste with bicarb for heavy stains or a spritzer with water for a fresh aroma!

 

Simply add some vinegar and essential oil of your choice as a fabric softener.

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There is nothing better than a clean bathroom that smells divine at the same time!
Natural cleaning doesn’t have to be hard or smelly.

Fill a 500ml amber spray bottle with 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 15-20 drops of essential oil and top with distilled water. My favourite for the bathroom is a mix of OnGuard, Lemon and Oregano. Perfect combo for combatting mould also with antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties it’s a sure fire winner!

Whip up some toilet pods and a loo spray and your good to go! Lemongrass & Cedarwood, or Peppermint & Lemon is a regular in our home.

With winter looming now really is the perfect time for a seasonal clean! Spritz the windows, polish the lounge, clean out the air con and soak all the toys.

I love to get a big bucket of warm soapy water with a good squirt of On Guard cleaner concentrate and wash the floors, walls and wipe down any furniture.
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Fill a large glass spray bottle with 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 distilled water then add 15 drops of Lemon or Grapefruit. I use this as my glass cleaner but also doubles as a room spray or even a barking mist for my poodle! 

I used to have sooo many products under my sink but now-a-days we only have about 5. Some vinegar, bi-carb, castile soap, on guard cleaner concentrate and my home essentials kit.

If you are ready to DETOX your home head here to grab your first oils.

You will get me as your chief oils coach and mentor + a banging welcome gift.

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Stay tuned for Part II…

 

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