Have you ever noticed that all your commercial cleaning products list “warning” or “caution” labels on the bottles? Obviously, those labels are put there for a very good reason. The bottles do contain poison and can cause adverse symptoms if inhaled or touched.
Here’s where we can shift to a new concept of cleaning, without the worry of chemicals, fumes, or synthetics harming our bodies. Essential oils are the best-kept secret for cleaning and purifying your environment.
Plus essential oils are just as powerful as conventional cleaners.
It’s very simple and a lot less expensive when you use essential oils instead of store-bought regular cleaners. The essential oils in this article are antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and anti-microbial.
Using the highest quality therapeutic grade essential oils is of utmost importance as poor quality oils are not effective in killing germs.
Here are a few ways to achieve a healthy, clean home using essential oils.
If you mop your floors
(tile, wood, laminate, marble) – replace your floor cleaner and use a bucket of water with 10-20 drops of Lemon and/or Lavender essential oils. Research has shown that lemon and lavender essential oils kill many strains of bacteria. And it’s completely safe to inhale and walk upon!
Research has shown that lemon and lavender essential oils kill many strains of bacteria. And it’s completely safe to inhale and walk upon!
If you steam or Roomba your floors
(tile, wood, laminate, marble) – walk through the house and drop a few drops of Lemon and/or Lavender essential oils in various places. Especially by the front door, garbage can area, bathrooms and kitchen. As you steam the floor, the essential oils will be dispersed by the steamer or
Especially by the front door, garbage can area, bathrooms and kitchen. As you steam the floor, the essential oils will be dispersed by the steamer or Roomba, killing bacteria, mould and viruses in the process.
If you vacuum your floors – put 5 drops of Lemon and/or Lavender essential oil on a tissue and vacuum it up. This will kill the germs that get sucked up in your vacuum and also diffuse the oils into your home leaving it smelling wonderful!
To have a clean air environment, get rid of that air freshener that’s plugged into your wall.
Its fragrance is definitely not of therapeutic value. Use a few drops of Purification essential oil blends on a cotton ball and place it in your AC vent.
This blend was formulated to kill airborne bacteria, viruses, mould and fungus. They also neutralise smoke and pet odours.
It also neutralises smoke and pet odours.
You can also get yourself a cold air diffuser and diffuse the essential oil on a daily basis.
To make a chemical free, germ-killing hand wash, use up the remainder of your foaming hand wash and save the bottle.
Now, fill it 1/8th full with organic dish washing soap.
Fill the rest with water and add 10 drops of Thieves essential oil.
Shake well and use at the kitchen and bathroom sinks.
Source by Christa McCourt
Life Maid Easy is a fast growing company that offers eco-friendly house cleaning services, maid services and carpet cleaning with franchises across Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, North Shore, Whiterock and recently Toronto.