Winter is melting into spring and we get to bask in the sunlight more each day! For this and other refreshing reasons, spring just feels like a good season to clean up around the house. As that fresh breeze blows in through the open windows and you come to realize that perhaps a few too many layers of scum, dirt and gunk have accumulated in the corners of your home, remember to go straight to your essential oil stash. As you will see in these easy do-it-yourself spring cleaning recipes, dōTERRA offers healthy solutions year-round.
Hardwood Floor Cleaner
1 gallon warm water
½ cup distilled vinegar
3 drops lemon or orange essential oil
Mix water, vinegar, and oil in a large bucket or container. Mop with a dry mop or by hand with microfiber cloths. Change solution as needed.
Mold & Mildew Preventer
2 cups water
30 drops melaleuca essential oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
Add ingredients to a spray bottle and shake well. Spray directly on mold or mildew. Do not rinse. Repeat daily or weekly as needed. (Recipes from The Essential Life)
Make those floors shine, and smile as little feet frolic across them. Take advantage of the cleansing properties of some of your favorite essential oils by deploying them against unwanted growths in your bathroom and kitchen. When you find yourself with the best-smelling house on the block, be ready to share those beautiful brown bottles with your visitors so that they, too, can bring home the fresh scents of spring!
An added bonus is that you don’t have to worry about little helping hands filling the bucket or squeezing the spray bottle. Safe cleaning ingredients make it easier for everyone in the family to pitch in with chores, making home an even more refreshing space. Happy spring cleaning from dōTERRA!