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Natural cleaning with essential oils.

If natural cleaning products made with essential oils are something you are interested in, keep reading.

Image by ClarissaBell from Pixabay

Breathing fumes in cleaning products suddenly bothers me.

Lemon (Citrus limon)
Lemon essential oil is cold pressed from the fresh fruit. The aroma is sharp, citrusy like the fruit. The main chemical component is d-limonene which has many therapeutic properties such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial. Lemon oil is also good for cleaning recipes.

    A lemony scrub

    ¼ cup of baking soda
    5 drops of Lemon (Citrus limon)
    Mix and use as a scrub.

    A lemony window cleaner

    ¼ cup white vinegar
    25 drops of Lemon (Citrus limon)
    distilled water to fill a 16 oz. bottle.
    Add vinegar and essential oil essential oil to bottle.
    Fill with distilled water.
    Lemons in the toilet
    In a large bowl, mix:
    1/2 cup baking soda
    1 cup lemon juice
    1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
    When mixed, funnel into a spray bottle.
    Spray toilet, let sit 15 minutes.
    Scrub toilet and flush.


    for a look at lemon essential oil among other summer things.

    It’s not that store bought pine cleaner

    I love the smell of conifer essential oils-the pines, spruces and firs, especially the ones that smell like Christmas trees. One of my favorite cleaners, my husband does not like.

    Pine cleaner
    4 oz. spray bottle
    3 oz. distilled water
    1 oz. alcohol
    1 tsp. Bronner's Sal Suds
    40 drops Pine scots (Pinus sylvestris)
    30 drops Black spruce (Picea mariana)
    20 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    10 drops Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
    In the bottle, mix the oils and sal suds, add alcohol and stir.
    Add distilled water and stir well.
    Gently shake before using.
    For the smears on kitchen appliances
    1 oz spray bottle
    1 oz white vinegar
    15 drops Fir needle (Abies balsamea)
    5 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    5 drops Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
    Add drops to bottle, fill with vinegar.

    Hopefully this gets you on the path of using natural cleaners around your home. There are many resources available on the internet-on pinterest etc. I started getting off on a tangent about bug repellents, forgetting that I was writing about cleaners. lol. That’s what happens when I see ants when taking out the trash. That blog is coming up soon.

    Happy blending,


    “Those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

    Mt 23:12