If you’re anything like me, my home is my domain, the place where I can kick back and relax. However I can’t relax if I feel that my home needs cleaning. Needless to say, chlorine bleach or other chemicals are not an option. I know that nature can give me the same deep clean without the harmful side effects of these chemicals.
For those of you that have been seeking plant based alternatives for keeping your home clean, we have 6 recipes that can all be made in less than five minutes and most of the ingredients you already have!
General Purpose Cleaner: This cleaner is perfect for mirrors, countertops, mopping, and general surface areas.
All you need: 1 cup of vinegar, 3 cups of distilled water, 1 tablespoon of Castille dish soap and 25 drops of Soulful Essence Essential Oil Blend (we recommend bright and uplifting, Get the Funk Out).
Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Pour this mixture into the toilet, let sit for 10 minutes, then scrub and flush.
All you need: 1/4th cup of baking soda, 1 cup of vinegar, 30 drops of Soulful Essence Essential Oil Blend (Get the Funk Out or Rina’s Blend is awesome for this recipe as well).
Tub + Tile Scrub: Perfect for kitchen and bathroom tiles.
All you need: 3/4th cup of baking soda, 3 tablespoons of salt, 1 cup of vinegar, 30 drops of any Soulful Essence Essential Oil
Grout Scrub: Apply to grout, let sit for 10 minutes and then scrub.
All you need: 1 cup of baking soda, 2 tablespoons Castille soap, 30 drops of Soulful Essence Essential Oil
Reusable Dryer Sheets: Awesome for adding a touch of aromatherapy to all your freshly washed clothes. Simply add during the last 5 minutes of the drying cycle.
All you need: 5-10 drops of any Soulful Essence Essential Oil on an old wash cloth.
Laundry Booster: Boost the power of your wash with this recipe! Add 20-30 drops of Soulful Essence Essential Oil of your choice to the rinse cycle of your washing machine.
We love to show you the many ways you can incorporate nature into your daily life. Please give these recipes a try and let us know how they work for you in the comments below.