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Spring Cleaning – Part 3

Spring Cleaning – Part 3

Today’s Spring Cleaning post will be the last in the ‘Spring Cleaning’ series. In ‘Part III’ we are going to discuss the antibacterial and antiviral properties of White Thyme Essential Oil.

White Thyme (Thymus zygis)

Organic Thyme Sweet White Essential Oil (1/3 oz)

White Thyme Essential Oil helps kill airborne bacteria and fends off infectious diseases. Try using 3-5 drops in an Oil Burner. White Thyme Essential Oil can also be used in cleaning mixtures.

Antibacterial Spray

2 cups Water

2 Tablespoons Liquid Castile Soap

1 Tablespoon White Thyme Essential Oil

10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Pour ingredients into a spray bottle. Shake to mix. Use this mixture to clean sinks, toilet seats, and other surface areas you wish to disinfect. Spray surfaces and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Wipe down with a clean, damp cloth.

White Thyme Essential Oil can also be added to your laundry (2-4 Tablespoons per load, depending on load size) for fresh, clean, disinfected towels and bath cloths.

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Debra Mauldin (Certified Aromatherapist)

Email: mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

Read more about ‘Spring Cleaning’ at:

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/spring-cleaning-part-1/

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/spring-cleaning-part-2/

Please support my work by purchasing all of your aromatherapy needs at:

Sources:

The Essential Oils Book by Colleen K. Dodt

Whip Up Your Own Cleaning Products in All You Issue 3 2012

Spring Cleaning – Part 2

Spring Cleaning – Part 2

Today we are going to talk about Tea Tree Essential Oil. It is truly an ‘essential’ for the household when it comes to ‘spring cleaning’ and a good essential oil to have on hand year round.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Tea Tree Essential Oil Organic (1/3 oz)

Tea Tree Essential Oil is antiseptic, anti-infectious, and antiviral. It is fungicidal and acts as a parasiticide. Tea Tree Essential Oil has a medicinal aroma that will leave your home smelling fresh and clean. It fights bacteria and mildew safely and naturally.

Try Tea Tree Essential Oil as a toilet bowl cleanser. Mix together: 1/2 cup Baking Soda, 1/2 cup Distilled White Vinegar, and 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil. Pour this mixture into your toilet bowl and leave for 10-15 minutes. Then use a toilet brush to scrub bowl and flush.

Tea Tree Essential Oil can also be added to a tub and tile scrub mixture. Using a funnel, pour 2 teaspoon Borax, 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Castille Soap, 1/2 cup Distilled White Vinegar, 30 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil, and 3 cups Hot Water into a spray bottle. Shake well to mix. Put on your gloves, spray surface to be cleansed, and scrub with a sponge. When finished, rinse with hot water. Step back, sniff, and enjoy your fresh, clean bathroom.

Another use for Tea Tree Essential Oil is in your mop water. In a 2 gallon bucket, mix: 1 cup Distilled White Vinegar, 2 teaspoons Liquid Castille Soap, 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil, 1 gallon hot water. Mop your floors as usual. No need to rinse, just let it air-dry.

You can add other Essential Oils to this mixture for different aromas: Grapefruit, Lemon, or White Thyme. All three contain antibacterial properties. Just add 10 drops of your chosen Essential Oil to the mixture above. We will discuss some of these Essential Oils further in later blogs.

Place 6-8 drops of Tea Tree Essential oil to a cotton ball and place these anywhere in the home that mold and mildew are prone to grow.

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Debra Mauldin (Certified Aromatherapist)

Email: mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

Read ‘Spring Cleaning – Part 1’ at:

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/spring-cleaning-part-1/?frame-nonce=d761e24089

Please support my work by purchasing all of your aromatherapy needs at:

Sources:

The Essential Oils Book by Colleen K. Dodt

Whip Up Your Own Cleaning Products in All You Issue 3 2012

Spring Cleaning – Part 1

Spring Cleaning – Part 1

Spring has sprung and many thoughts are turning to ‘Spring Cleaning’. Remember, you don’t have to go out and buy a lot of harsh chemical cleaning supplies. You can thoroughly clean and disinfect your home using natural ingredients.

Let’s start with a list of items you will need or may already have on hand.

You will need: Baking soda, Borax, Liquid Castile Soap, Distilled white Vinegar, and rubber gloves.

Essential Oils you will need, or may already have on hand, include: Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree, and White Thyme.

For the purpose of this article, we are going to focus on the antifungal and antibacterial properties of essential oils, as well as cleaning recipes and uses.

Grapefruit (Citris paradisi)

Grapefruit Essential Oil Organic (1/3 oz)

Grapefruit Essential Oil acts as an antiseptic and contains anti-infectious properties. It disinfects and leaves a fresh, warm citrus aroma that will uplift everyone in the home.

Try it in your dishwasher for shiny, clean, and disinfected glassware and silverware:

2 cups Baking Soda

2 cups Borax

25 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

Put on your gloves, add ingredients together in a bowl, stir with your hands to mix, making sure there are no clumps. Place this mixture in a plastic container. Use 2 Tablespoons mixture per wash.

Try it in your dryer. Simply place 2-4 drops, (depending on load size), Grapefruit Essential Oil to a clean cloth and add the cloth to your laundry in the dryer. Your clothes will carry an uplifting aroma throughout your day.

Another way to incorporate Grapefruit Essential Oil into your ‘Spring Cleaning’ is to place 4-6 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil onto a cotton ball and strategically place the cotton balls throughout your home; closets, drawers, cabinets, etc…

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Debra Mauldin (Certified Aromatherapist)

Please support my work by purchasing all your aromatherapy needs at:

Sources:

The Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Ann Worwood

The Essential Oils Book by Colleen K. Dodt

Spring-Cleaning in All You Issue 3 2012

Spring Cleaning (Part III)

Today’s Spring Cleaning post will be the last in the ‘Spring Cleaning’ series. In ‘Part III’ we are going to discuss the antibacterial and antiviral properties of White Thyme Essential Oil.

White Thyme (Thymus zygis)

White Thyme Essential Oil helps kill airborne bacteria and fends off infectious diseases. Try using 3-5 drops in an Oil Burner. White Thyme Essential Oil can also be used in cleaning mixtures.

Antibacterial Spray

2 cups Water

2 Tablespoons Liquid Castile Soap

1 Tablespoon White Thyme Essential Oil

10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Pour ingredients into a spray bottle. Shake to mix. Use this mixture to clean sinks, toilet seats, and other surface areas you wish to disinfect. Spray surfaces and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Wipe down with a clean, damp cloth.

White Thyme Essential Oil can also be added to your laundry (2-4 Tablespoons per load, depending on load size) for fresh, clean, disinfected towels and bath cloths.

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Debra Mauldin (Certified Aromatherapist)

Email: mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

Read more about Essential Oils and their uses at:

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/aromatherapy-information-about/

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/aromatherapy-information-about/spiritual-and-magical-properties-of-essential-oils/

https://www.facebook.com/AromatherapyInformation?ref=hl

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/category/aromatherapy/

Sources:

The Essential Oils Book by Colleen K. Dodt

Whip Up Your Own Cleaning Products in All You Issue 3 2012

Daily Prompt: Odd Couple

Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious and cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over?

A messy home/office does make me anxious. Having company over makes me even more anxious. I fear being judged. I’m not a neat freak, I just don’t like clutter. My home is small and it always seems that I never have enough room. I know I have a lot of clutter that I just need to give-away or throw away; something I’m working on as I do my Spring Cleaning. Due to health problems, I’m only able to do a little at a time, but I’m thankful that I can still do.
I’m most anxious today as we have several people coming over for Easter lunch and egg hiding. We planned to barbque, picnic by the lake, and egg hunt, but they are giving rain. If it rains, I don’t know what I will do with all these people. Anxiety on Easter Sunday.

Wishing you a Happy Easter!

Read more ‘Daily Prompts’ at: https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/category/daily-prompt/

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Spring Cleaning (Part II)

Today we are going to talk about Tea Tree Essential Oil. It is truly an ‘essential’ for the household when it comes to ‘spring cleaning’ and a good essential oil to have on hand year round.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Tea Tree Essential Oil is antiseptic, anti-infectious, and antiviral. It is fungicidal and acts as a parasiticide. Tea Tree Essential Oil has a medicinal aroma that will leave your home smelling fresh and clean. It fights bacteria and mildew safely and naturally.

Try Tea Tree Essential Oil as a toilet bowl cleanser. Mix together: 1/2 cup Baking Soda, 1/2 cup Distilled White Vinegar, and 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil. Pour this mixture into your toilet bowl and leave for 10-15 minutes. Then use a toilet brush to scrub bowl and flush.

Tea Tree Essential Oil can also be added to a tub and tile scrub mixture. Using a funnel, pour 2 teaspoon Borax, 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Castille Soap, 1/2 cup Distilled White Vinegar, 30 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil, and 3 cups Hot Water into a spray bottle. Shake well to mix. Put on your gloves, spray surface to be cleansed, and scrub with a sponge. When finished, rinse with hot water. Step back, sniff, and enjoy your fresh, clean bathroom.

Another use for Tea Tree Essential Oil is in your mop water. In a 2 gallon bucket, mix: 1 cup Distilled White Vinegar, 2 teaspoons Liquid Castille Soap, 10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil, 1 gallon hot water. Mop your floors as usual. No need to rinse, just let it air-dry. You can add other Essential Oils to this mixture for different aromas: Grapefruit, Lemon, or White Thyme. All three contain antibacterial properties. Just add 10 drops of your chosen Essential Oil to the mixture above. We will discuss some of these Essential Oils further in later blogs.

Place 6-8 drops of Tea Tree Essential oil to a cotton ball and place these anywhere in the home that mold and mildew are prone to grow.

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Debra Mauldin (Certified Aromatherapist)

Email: mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

Read more about Essential Oils and their uses at:

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/aromatherapy-information-about/

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/aromatherapy-information-about/spiritual-and-magical-properties-of-essential-oils/

https://www.facebook.com/AromatherapyInformation?ref=hl

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/category/aromatherapy/

Sources:

The Essential Oils Book by Colleen K. Dodt

Whip Up Your Own Cleaning Products in All You Issue 3 2012

Spring Cleaning (Part I)

Spring has sprung for some, but for others, like me, Spring seems to be playing a game of ‘Hide n’ Seek’. Many thoughts are turning to ‘Spring Cleaning’, and although I haven’t experienced Spring yet, I’ve got company coming and have to clean anyway.

You don’t have to go out and buy a lot of harsh chemical cleaning supplies. You can thoroughly clean and disinfect your home using natural ingredients.

Let’s start with a list of items you will need or may already have on hand.

You will need: Baking soda, Borax, Liquid Castile Soap, Distilled white Vinegar, and rubber gloves.

Essential Oils you will need, or may already have on hand, include: Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Tea Tree, and White Thyme. If you do not have a store near you that sells Essential Oils, I highly recommend http://www.mountainroseherbs.com I have purchased from them for years and find their products to be of high quality.

We may have already discussed some of these Essential Oils in previous blogs, but now we are going to focus on their antifungal and antibacterial properties, as well as cleaning recipes and uses.

Grapefruit (Citris paradisi)

Grapefruit Essential Oil acts as an antiseptic and contains anti-infectious properties. It disinfects and leaves a fresh, warm citrus aroma that will uplift everyone in the home.

Try it in your dishwasher for shiny, clean, and disinfected glassware and silverware:

2 cups Baking Soda

2 cups Borax

25 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

Put on your gloves, add ingredients together in a bowl, stir with your hands to mix, making sure there are no clumps. Place this mixture in a plastic container. Use 2 Tablespoons mixture per wash.

Try it in your dryer. Simply place 2-4 drops, (depending on load size), Grapefruit Essential Oil to a clean cloth and add the cloth to your laundry in the dryer. Your clothes will carry an uplifting aroma throughout your day.

Another way to incorporate Grapefruit Essential Oil into your ‘Spring Cleaning’ is to place 4-6 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil onto a cotton ball and strategically place the cotton balls throughout your home; closets, drawers, cabinets, etc…

Happy Spring Cleaning!

Debra Mauldin (Certified Aromatherapist)

Email: mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

Read more about Essential Oils and their uses at:

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/aromatherapy-information-about/

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/aromatherapy-information-about/spiritual-and-magical-properties-of-essential-oils/

https://www.facebook.com/AromatherapyInformation?ref=hl

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/category/aromatherapy/

Sources:

The Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Ann Worwood

The Essential Oils Book by Colleen K. Dodt

Spring-Cleaning in All You Issue 3 2012

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