Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring Cleaning

Wil and I have some exciting news that we've been keeping hush-hush for some time now, but it's almost time to let the cat out of the bag! (Just not today, friends.) Without giving anything away I can say it's the first of March which means...... spring cleaning can begin!

Keeping with my resolutions, I have ditched my toxic chemical cleaners and have replaced them with organic, natural, and essential oils. I prefer using this cleaner in my apartment because deep down, I know I am not inhaling any harmful fumes or toxins. I know that I do not have to worry about my skin becoming irritated, red, or inflamed.

My Kitchen Essential are:
  • A Glass Spray Bottle (y'all! Please make sure you're using a glass or stainless steel spray bottle when using essential oils. If you're putting your oils in plastic bottles or glasses, the chemical compounds cause an interaction that is no bueno.)
  • Young Living Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • Young Living Orange Essential Oil
  • Young Living Lemon Essential Oil
  • Young Living Thieves Essential Oil
Young Living Grapefruit, Orange and Lemon essential oils mixed with water and vinegar for an all purpose cleaner

My all purpose cleaner is used to wipe down my kitchen appliances, countertops, spills, messes, and bathroom. It works great to shine up stainless steel and deodorize funky smells from the garbage can. What are some of your favorite uses for natural all purpose cleaners?

Young Living Orange and Lemon essential oils mixed with steaming hot water, castile soap and vinegar for a floors 

I have a dachshund and he likes to pee everywhere on my tile floors! We've tried ABA therapy, using the bathroom outside, and providing pee-pads for him, but he still pees outside of his pad and onto the tile floor! When entering my apartment you can't even tell that he uses the bathroom on the floor! That is house amazing the cleaner works. I'm constantly being amazed on how I can make simple swaps for EOs in my lifestyle and these switches have proved to be an amazing investment.

........ Oh and if you've read the post here's a hint: we're deep cleaning our entire apartment this month ;-)

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