The groundhog has seen its shadow and we have another 6 weeks of winter. However, don’t let the little ball of fur discourage you from starting your spring cleaning now. Before you know it, flowers will bloom, the sun will shine, and spring will be here.
While it’s still a little nippy outside, it’s the perfect time to de-clutter and clean your home. When it comes to spring cleaning, its simply about going back to the basics. You don’t have to hire an expensive cleaning crew to make your house spic and span. Simply follow a few rules and you will have your home clean and healthy in no time.
Why are most household products bad for your health?
The sad truth is, most household cleaning products contain nasty and harsh chemicals such as ammonia, chloride, Formaldehyde, propane and a wide array of other chemicals that can wreak havoc on your health. The harsh chemicals in household products have been linked to:
- Certain types of cancer
- Promotion of growth to drug-resistant bacteria
- Sore/Irritated throat
- And much more!
Discover how essential oils are a safer and healthier way to clean your home
Luckily, there is a healthier and safer alternative to cleaning your home; Essential oils. Essential oils are non-toxic, chemical free and safe. Not only can you use essential oils for your house cleaning needs, you can also use them to alleviate cold/flu symptoms, stress reduction and aromatherapy. However, in this case we are going to use essential oils for cleaning all the areas of your home. Most essential oils you can mix with vinegar or use alone and they have the ability to:
- Kill bacteria
- Eliminate viruses and fungus
- Reduce allergic reactions caused by dust
- Deodorize a room
- And much more!
Essential oils can serve as all-purpose cleaners and disinfecting agents
These essential oils have the unique ability to deodorize, disinfect and kill bacteria every time you use them. Essential oils can replace many of the brand name purpose cleaners and be used as:
- All- purpose cleaner
- Toilet cleaner
- Window cleaner
- Natural air freshener
- Disinfectant spray
When you are replacing nasty chemicals with essential oils, you don’t need a lot of essential oils. Most oils serve a multi-purpose – so you can use the same oil for cleaning different areas of your home. Here is an example of the different types of essential oils you can use for spring cleaning your home.
For Disinfecting – On Guard, Lemon, Purify, Lime or Peppermint will work just fine.
For Deodorizing – Citrus Bliss, Peppermint or Eucalyptus should do the trick.
For Mold & Mildew – Geranium, Melaleuca, Thyme, On Guard, Purify or Oregano will work wonders in your home.
Whether you are performing a spring cleaning or simply cleaning your home on a regular basis, you can be assured that essential oils are a safer and healthier way to keep your home spotless and healthy!