Most of us feel like home is where the heart is! Surely we all have a favorite room in the house. Common place seems to be the kitchen. People spend a lot of time in the kitchen, gathering to play cards and snack, share a glass of wine with friends, grab the house phone and munch, sneak some ice cream late at night at the counter, family meals and so forth. It is vital that our kitchens be clean and functional, as we cook, eat and pretty much live in our kitchens. There is also a chance that we may have unpleasant odors from cooking, such as tuna fish, onions, garlic and cabbage. The biggest downfall of all is the bacteria that breeds in our kitchens! Another common place is the family room or living room, filled with large open windows to keep clean and sparkling! Carpets and wood floors from wall to wall. Furniture and dust, pet hair, funky teenage stink and toddler fingerprints everywhere. Then there are bedrooms and bathrooms. Think about that for a moment. The bathroom...a place of funk, bacteria, mold and mildew. Let's cut to the chase.
What if I told you there was a way to CLEAN your kitchen, your bathroom, your home; in a NON-TOXIC and Echo-friendly way at the same time? Clean in a way that erases what chemical cleaners do. We are learning more and more each day that chemical based cleaners are linked to illnesses and diseases like asthma, eczema, and other skin allergies, and even cancer! Essential oils and natural products have the power to disinfect, freshen and clean our messes, helping fight against E. coli, salmonella and other horrible bacteria in our homes. Are you ready to clean in a natural way and refresh your home? You probably have a few ingredients in your cupboard right now!
~ Vinegar is one of these essential cleaning products! Not only does vinegar kill germs, but it deodorizes the air, (including smoke), cleans dirt, lifts stains, revitalizes leather, unclogs drains, cleans and kills mildew and mold by 82% according to studies.
~Another common household item that is an excellent natural household cleaner is Baking Soda. Baking soda is fabulous for removing stains just like vinegar! It also eliminates foul odors such as garbage odors and refrigerator odors. It is effective in unclogging drains, cleaning marble counter-tops, microwaves, tarnished silver, and cleaning grout and tile stains.
~Borax acts as an effective disinfectant, killing germs, fungus and bacteria. Take care while using this product however, as it can cause skin irritation and should never be ingested! Borax can be used in a solution to clean carpets, general cleaning, toilet bowl cleaning, rust removal, and mold and mildew removal!
~Finally, adding Essential Oils to your cleaning recipes is wonderful way to clean, refresh and and rejuvenate your home. Finding the perfect oils not only helps boost your immune system and mood, but they disinfect your home, kill germs and bacteria, ensuring a healthier body, mind, spirit and home! Happy Cleaning and be sure visit our online store to shop for natural cleaning products today!