cleaning with essential oils

Three Aromatherapy Spring Cleaning Recipes

by Andrea Butje on March 14, 2016

Aromatherapy spring cleaning recipes to revitalize your home! Cleaning can be nourishing—and yes, even fun!—when you make your own natural cleaning recipes. Spring is a great time to do that. It’s associated with new beginnings, and cleaning helps us embrace beginnings with a fresh, open mindset. 

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Homemade Gym Equipment Cleaner Spray

by Andrea Butje on August 31, 2015

Make a homemade gym equipment cleaner with essential oils! Part of your post-workout ritual probably includes wiping down the gym equipment or yoga mat you used. This is important even if you work out alone, but especially if you’re part of a community, like a gym or yoga studio. In that case, it’s kind of […]

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I like to clean kitchen sponges naturally…and frequently! I’ve always been a little unsettled at the thought of all the bacteria in my kitchen sponge proliferating at rapid rates. I don’t want to wash my dishes with that! Sure, you can pop the sponge in the dishwasher or microwave, but what about between the times […]

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Clean Kitchen Sponges

by Andrea Butje on January 23, 2013

I admit, my interest in clean kitchen sponges is a little weird–maybe a tad obsessive. I could go on and on about the disgusting bacteria that forms on your kitchen sponge and then gets spread all over your dishes (not to mention your hands), which is why using clean kitchen sponges is so important. If you doubt […]

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Spray for Cleaning a Sponge?

by Andrea Butje on September 11, 2012

Sometimes people ask me if I know how to make a spray for cleaning a sponge. I do indeed! If we’re going to make a spray for cleaning a sponge, there are several great recipes we can use. They all involve water, white vinegar and essential oils. Sponge sprays for sinks, tiles and bath tubs […]

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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) […]

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