Don’t you just LOVE Spring? I love opening the windows and listening to the sounds of the outdoors while I do a little Spring Cleaning. Using essential oils makes for healthier cleaning solutions and adds an uplifting beautiful smell to the work.
Besides Thieves Household Cleaner, here are a few recipes I like to use:
1 cup peroxide
1 cup water
20 drops lemon essential oil
Mix in a spray bottle. Spray and let it be for a little while, then scrub. Use for tile, grout and where a little whitening is needed.
Clean and Disinfect
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon Baking soda or Borax
10 drops Eucalyptus, Lemon, or Lavender essential oil
Combine in spray bottle and fill with hot, distilled water. Shake vigorously until the Baking soda or Borax is dissolved completely.
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 bucket of hot, distilled water
5–10 drops of Lemon, Melaleuca, or Purification essential oil
Combine in bucket and mop floors.
1 cup white vinegar
3 cups distilled water
10-15 drops Lemon essential oil
Mix ingredients in a spray bottle
“I used Purification to clean my bathroom, and it worked great! It cleaned hard water stains from the toilet, as well as the shower tile and grout. I have been trying to get the grout clean for years, using all types of poisons (which did not even work). With the Purification oil, it came off very easily and left a fresh, clean smell, too.” – Lori
“I was deep cleaning the house and moved a file cabinet that had not been moved for a good while. Sometime when I was mopping, I had used too much water and it ran under the file cabinet. The cabinet had rusted on the floor quite badly. I used Thieves Household Cleaner straight and the rust dissolved with very little scrubbing!” – Edith
“When I lived on the beach in south Florida, a professional window washer shared his ‘secret formula’ for cleaning windows with little effort: add about 1/4 cup of white vinegar to a gallon of water along with three to four drops of dishwashing liquid. I use two capfuls of Thieves Household Cleaner instead of the dishwashing liquid; the film dissolves like magic! I use a small towel to apply the liquid and a squeegee to clean it off. Floor-to-ceiling windows sparkle in minutes!” – Frances