Green Cleaning

Anti-fungal Cleaning Spray

by Andrea Butje on May 24, 2012

I like to make my own natural cleaning products. Natural cleaning products are simple to make, effective, and I feel good using them! This Anti-fungal Cleaning Spray recipe is one I use regularly. The recipe comes from my eBook, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home. I suggest using this anti-fungal cleaning spray on your […]


Natural Cleaning Tips

by Andrea Butje on December 12, 2011

Here are a few fun natural cleaning tips from my eBook, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home. Cutting Boards To keep wooden and plastic cutting boards free of bacteria, use a few drops of Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon). First, wash the board with hot water and castile soap. Then put about five drops […]


I Love Citrus Essential Oils

by Andrea Butje on October 23, 2011

It’s true, I’m having a love affair with my citrus essential oils. And why not? They’re uplifting and supportive . . . of our immune systems! We can use them for cleaning and diffusing into the air. Their aromas are familiar and bright. Citrus essential oils are inexpensive, and great for cleaning bathrooms and kitchens. And how […]


Essential Living: Aromahead Institute’s first eBook!

by Andrea Butje on September 6, 2011

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve published my first aromatherapy eBook! Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home. The 113-page aromatherapy eBook offers everything a beginner needs to get started with simple aromatherapy for health and home. The eBook includes over 60 easy recipes to help you create natural, safe and environmentally friendly products for beauty, skin care, your health, […]


Homemade Bathroom Grout Scrub Recipe

by Andrea Butje on February 16, 2011

Common household cleaners often contain harsh chemicals. So we made our own bathroom grout scrub that not only works, but smells clean and delicious! Can cleaning bathrooms and showers get more enjoyable? Really?   Bathroom Grout Scrub Recipe Ingredients 15 drops Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis) 15 drops Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) […]


Cleaning With Hydrosols

by Andrea on June 4, 2010

Lately, I’ve started cleaning with hydrosols. My two favorites to clean with are Lavender hydrosol and Peppermint hydrosol. I always have hydrosols around, as I use them for so many different things, and cleaning with them just felt like a natural progression. I put them in a spray bottle and clean the counter tops, stove […]