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4 Reasons You Should Use Essential Oils for Cleaning

Commercial cleaning supplies may cut through grease and grime but nothing compares to using essential oils for cleaning.

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Essential Oils Clean and Disinfect Better

Essential oils are natural ingredients that clean and disinfect better than any mass-produced cleaners. In addition to being disinfectant, essential oils have antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-fungal, and germicidal properties that can:

  • prevent or eliminate mold and mildew
  • purify and freshen the air leaving behind a fresh, clean aroma
  • deodorize garbage cans and disposals
  • eliminate all types of pet odors
  • prevent the growth of bacteria that causes E. coli and salmonella

When you use cleaners made with essential oils, you know your home is truly clean.

Essential Oils Are Safe and Natural

You never have to worry about leaving any toxic chemical residue behind that can be harmful to your health when you use essential oils. When you mix the oils with other natural ingredients such as vinegar or water, you have a powerful all natural cleaner that is as safe to use, as it is effective.

You can use these oils to make air fresheners and multi-purpose cleaners that will clean, disinfect and deodorize every room in the home from the bathroom to the playroom.

Since these homemade cleaners are nontoxic, you can even use them to clean and disinfect children’s toys.

Essential Oils Are Healthier

Some of the ingredients used in commercial cleaning products can cause skin irritation, headaches and allergy symptoms such as watery eyes and sneezing. 

When you use these cleaners daily, they can cause long-term serious problems that include respiratory diseases, neurotoxicity, hormone disruption, reproductive disorders and even cancer.

You won’t have that problem when you clean with essential oils because they are all natural and you’re mixing them with natural ingredients so they’re safer to use. You’re not constantly exposing yourself to harmful chemicals that could eventually cause one or more of these health problems.

Making Your Own Cleaners Is Cheaper

As an added benefit, you can save money by making your own cleaning supplies using these oils because a few drops go a long way.

A basic all purpose cleaner, for instance, would be to fill a 16 oz spray bottle with 3 parts water and 1 part white vinegar. Add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Voila! You have a cleaner to tackle just about every job in your home and you did it for pennies on the dollar!

Stay tuned for my next green living tips post: Top 10 Essential Oils for Cleaning Your Home.

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10 Ways to Enjoy a Toxin-Free Summer

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It's summer and we’re all busy. Whether you’re traveling for a summer vacation or welcoming visitors, I understand how busy life gets! 

However, when we’re busy, we also tend to slack on a few things that are otherwise important to us. 

One thing that I know many people find themselves doing is buying things they wouldn’t otherwise buy because they’re busy and don’t have time to find the best option.

In my green cleaning business, I always tried to help customers look for ways to avoid toxins in their daily life, not just in their natural home cleaning routine. 

Here are 10 ways I choose to have a toxin-free summer, and since I love you all like family, I share these tips with you!

How to Get Farm to Table Fresh Food Delivered Right to Your Door

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I'm all about natural living, including eating real foods. Farmers markets are a favorite for picking up fresh, real food in my local area. 

But did you know you can have farm fresh food delivered right to your door? It's true!

After trying everything in the box, I'm excited to bring this information to YOU! 

5 Books Every Naturalist Should Own

For anyone setting out to study nature, these 5 books are must-haves!

5 books every naturalist should own

Being equipped with helpful resources is key to successful nature studies, no matter the season. Because most of us aren't in the habit of viewing winter as a prime season for outdoor time, having these resources proves to be even more helpful.

If you're going to successfully grow a naturalist, I recommend you get these books onto your bookshelf.

Why You Need Salt in Your Diet [video]

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For about 30 years now, we've been led to believe salt is bad for us. As it turns out, that information is incorrect.

You need salt in your diet.

Pink salt is for everyone. I began using it in our household to help my kids who have bipolar disorder. But realizing the many benefits, it's the only salt in my house now.

How to Grow a Naturalist in 5 Easy Steps

Do you have a child who loves exploring nature? Here are 5 tips for growing a naturalist.

Does your child love being outdoors? Does she collect caterpillars with the intent of raising them? Does he like to help in the garden? You may have a naturalist on your hands.

What is a naturalist? 

A naturalist is a person who studies plants and animals and, I would add, is passionate about nature. 

Anyone can be a naturalist. 

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