Green your spring cleaning routine this year with essential oils
Spring Clean with Essential Oils Keep your home sparkling without the harsh chemicals.
Whether you want to fortify your home against germs or simply embrace your space with green cleaning habits, tasking essential oils in your housekeeping can help to build a powerful, all- natural defense against germs. ( And the aahh-inspiring aromas might even make cleaning house something to look forward to!)
Begin by stocking your cleaning bucket with a bottle of grease- zapping white vinegar and a box of nature’s exfoliator, baking soda. Diluted with water, vinegar cleans soiled surfaces, and when mixed with baking soda, it can tackle even the messiest kitchens ( including that annoying food splatter in the microwave), leaving your kitchen fresh and sparkling.
Best Antibacterial Oils: Lemon & Sweet Orange
Citrus oils such as zesty lemon ( Citrus limon) and cheerful sweet orange ( Citrus sinensis) are natural disinfectants that zap bacteria. And their bright, invigorating scents will energize you and lift low spirits. You’ll wonder why you ever relied on harsh, cough- inducing chemicals to clean.
Keep a small glass bottle filled with a dilution of distilled water and lemon essential oil to treat cutting boards after use and to wipe down laminate kitchen counters and fridge handles at day’s end. Sweet orange essential oil will also freshen smelly sinks and garbage disposals— simply shake a few drops into the sink and rinse with hot water. With each change of the garbage can liner, shake a drop or two of lemon or orange in the bottom of the can to dispel odors. And try the following mixtures to keep your home clean and green.