For most of us, chores are a necessary evil. Not only do we not want to see the mess of a dirty house, we also want to make sure our homes are clean for our health and the health of our families. Many of us turn to the “germ fighting power” of those off-the-shelf cleaners, the ones that fight germs with chemicals.
However, when you consider that your kids play on the floors and your pets sleep on the floors, is using something that is full of chemicals really the best idea? Maybe not.
Not only are many of these chemicals harmful for us, they’re also bad for the environment! We’re potentially harming Mother Nature as well as ourselves.
So, what’s the alternative? We’re not just going to stop washing the floors altogether – that’s not really a realistic option, we know. The answer is simple: essential oils.
Various essential oils are very effective when it comes to cleaning. Here we are thinking specifically of eucalyptus oil and tea tree oil. Both have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and disinfectant properties which make them powerful germ fighters. Together, these are as effective – if not more effective – than all those chemicals you’re already using. And, they are safe for the environment.
If you’re looking for a way to ditch the chemicals and go all-natural with your floor cleaning routine, here’s our recipe for an all-natural, heavy duty floor cleaner that works well on all types of flooring – tile, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, even ceramic.
- 1 cup of vinegar
- 1 tablespoon castile soap
- 8 drops each of eucalyptus and tea tree oil
- ¼ cup baking soda
Mix ingredients well into a large bucket of warm water. Mop as usual. Once you’re finished, go over it again with warm, clean water to remove any residue.
As far as natural germ fighting power, eucalyptus and tea tree oil are your best bet. For floors that shine, count on them!
At Thursday Plantation, we offer the highest quality essential oils, including eucalyptus and tea tree oil. Use them for all your house cleaning needs!
Visit www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca today.
There are so many amazing ways to use essential oils at home – everything from natural acne treatments, to sleep aids, to insect repellents – but we’re sure you get tired sometimes of hearing us rant and rave about them! This week, we thought we’d let someone else get a word in.
We came across this great article from Lonny, which we thought shared some pretty great uses for essential oils – some we hadn’t even heard of! According to the article (and our personal philosophy!), essential oils “can be easily incorporated into any part of your life, from beauty to medicine to household products.”
Here are the ways the article suggests taking advantage:
- To clear out cooking smells and other interesting kitchen aromas
- To reduce aches and pains or help your body relax
- As an all-natural household cleaner
- To kill airborne bacteria that can make you and your family sick
- To spruce up an unscented candle
Find all of the recipes and how-to directions here: http://www.lonny.com/See+It+Now/articles/59XZZWcmyqi/How+Use+Essential+Oils+Home.
Whether you are looking to replace some of the medicines in your medicine cabinet, ditch some of those harsh chemical cleaners, or just help your brain relax, there are some great ways to use essential oils to do so!
For even more essential oil uses, don’t forget to check out the 100 Uses for TP section of our website at http://thursdayplantationcanada.ca/100uses/.
Looking to stock up? We’ve got you covered.
Please visit Thursday Plantation today at www.thursdayplantationcanada.ca.