Thought about integrating essential oils into your cleaning routine? Here are a few of our top favourites, as well as a simple recipe to make a deep clean scrub:
~ Lemon oil: Lemon gives that clean, citrusy scent without any of the heavy chemicals or fragrances. This freshening oil is antiviral and antibacterial, attacking and dissolving any dirt it comes in contact with.
~ Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is one of the strongest cleansing oils. It fights germs, bacteria, viruses, and bugs.
~ Lavender oil: Lavender oil is naturally antibacterial and anti-odor. It also has calming qualities, which makes it ideal for use around the home. Its soothing scent works well in the bedroom to reduce stress and induce sleep.
~ Eucalyptus oil: Not only does eucalyptus have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, it also has anti-inflammatory properties. It may help improve seasonal allergies. It’s also powerful for fighting mold and mildew.
To make a deep clean scrub simply combine 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/3 cup of natural liquid dish soap, 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide, 3/4 cup of distilled water, and 30 drops of your chosen essential oil. Mix these together in a squeeze bottle. Simply squirt into the toilet, shower, or other dirty crevices. Scrub with brush, let it stand for 20 minutes and then rinse.