With more and more information surfacing about the harmful effects that indoor pollutants have on our bodies, It is time to think twice before reaching for harsh chemicals. Natural cleaning products can result in a purer environment and are usually more cost effective than the products you purchase off the shelf at your local supermarket.
Using natural cleaners also contributes to a healthier environment. They help reduce pollution to waterways and air. Conventional cleaners can easily seep into a water supply, and water treatment plants have difficulty treating a large volume of such chemicals.
Below are some great essential oils for cleaning. Essential oils are generally considered safe, but can trigger allergies and other reactions if not used correctly, so always follow their guidelines and keep this in mind when choosing your scents.
- Tea Tree – a great disinfectant; helps fights germs, bacteria and viruses
- Rosemary – antibacterial, antiseptic
- Wild Orange – great against grease
- Lavender – a great scent, also naturally antibacterial
- Eucalyptus – a great toilet disinfectant and floor cleaner, as well as the more common use as an expectorant (it helps coughs by loosening phlegm
- Lemon – antiviral, antibacterial Here are some alternatives for cleaning your home
Here are a few of my favourites
Scented All-Purpose Cleaner
- One cup white vinegar
- One cup water
- Lemon rind
- Rosemary sprigs
Combine the above ingredients together, pour into a spray bottle, shake, and then let infuse for a week before using. Once done, you can use the solution to remove hard water stains, clean trash cans, wipe away wall smudges, and more. Plus, the fruit’s acid adds extra cleaning properties — perfect for stubborn stains.
Kitchen Cleaner and Deodorizer
- 4 tablespoons baking soda
- 4 cups warm water
To clean kitchen counters, appliances, and the inside of your refrigerator, all you need is baking soda. “It makes a great deodorizer and can be used to shine stainless steel sinks and appliances. Just pour the above solution on a clean sponge and wipe.
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol 70% concentration
- 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil or your favourite essential oil for smell (optional)
The next time you need to wash your windows and mirrors, combine these ingredients and pour them in a spray bottle. Hint: Don’t clean windows on a hot, sunny day, because the solution will dry too quickly and leave lots of streaks. For mirrors, spray the solution on a paper towel or soft cloth first before wiping.
Herbal Teas Australia
Have you tried a cup of tea from Herbal Teas Australia?
With absolutely no preservatives, colorings or flavourings in these herbal teas and from each 50 gram packets you must try one of the many flavours.
From each packet you will get a minimum of 100 cups of tea which equals 15 cents per cup.
One of my favourites is the Blood Balance with Hibiscus Flowers. I love it chilled on a warm day.
Visit their website for the full range: www.herbalteaaustralia.com.au
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Courtney is available by appointment only.
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Catherine provides deep tissue, sports and remedial massage, is well experienced and is also a member of MMAA.
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