Sunday, April 1, 2018

Tackling Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils


Out with the cold, drab days of winter! The arrival of spring sparks a renewal in the air that stirs the proverbial ‘spring clean’ itch inside us.
As you get ready to tackle your spring cleaning chores like a pro, enlisting the help of essential oils and a few simple tips means you can embrace your inner neat freak and purify your home with natural alternatives that are also effective! So while you begin to purge the clutter in your life, you can also rid your home of harsh, synthetic chemicals!
Throw the windows open and try these natural spring cleaning tips to freshen your home and breathe new life into your spaces:

DIY Linen Spray

Refresh your linens, sheets and towels with a spritz of oil-infused freshness!
Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle. Shake well and lightly spray on linens and sheets!

Say “No” to Smelly Scents

You know when you open up your shoe closet and catch a whiff of foul play inside? Or maybe, your garbage can opens and a gentle breeze uninvitingly wafts the odours up to you (oh the horror!). Add a few drops of Purification essential oil to some cotton balls and place inside shoes, at bottom of garbage cans, under car seats, etc. and voilĂ  – natural air fresheners to the rescue!

Spring Diffuser Blends

While you’re hustling through the clean or kicking up your feet in your tidy new space, these springtime diffuser blends are a refreshing way to fill the air!
Spring Showers
Fresh & Clean:
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Lime
  • 1 drop Rosemary
  • 1 drop Lavender
Spring Sunshine:
  • 4 drops Orange
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang
Hello Spring!
  • 2 drops Geranium
  • 2 drops Lemon
  • 2 drops Grapefruit

Natural Cleaning with Thieves

The Thieves Household Cleaner is an all-purpose cleaner formulated with 100% plant and mineral based ingredients. Its concentrated formula makes it one of the most versatile home cleaning products you’ll have to confidently clean your surfaces* using the same product!
*Before cleaning any surfaces, we recommend always performing a spot test in an inconspicuous area, before cleaning larger area. 
All-Purpose Cleaner
  • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 3 cups water
Glass Cleaner
  • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 5 drops Citrus Fresh or Lemon essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 3 cups water
Deep Clean Scrub
  • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 2–3 tablespoons baking soda
  • Combine to form a thick, deep-cleaning paste.
Heavy Degreaser
  • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 1 cup hot water
Wood Floors
  • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 10 drops Pine essential oil
Carpet Spot Cleaner
  • 1 capful Thieves Household Cleaner
  • 6 cups water

 What are your favourite ways to tackle spring cleaning with essential oils? Let us know in the comments!

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