As daffodils raise their happy heads, heralding in the prettiness and joy of spring, the urge to embrace new beginnings and create a sparkling, clutter-free home kicks in. The natural antimicrobial and cleaning properties of many organic essential oils make spring cleaning your home a chemical- and toxin-free solution to creating a space where you can just breathe. Not only are essential oils ideal as household cleaners, but you can also benefit from their natural wellness benefits and refreshing aromas.
“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring? - Neltje Blanchan
If words cannot describe the very breath of spring, essential oils can. As nature's pure droplets, they are the perfect alternative to your annual spring cleaning ritual. When it comes to household cleaning products, organic essential oils and a couple of basic pantry staples are all you need to beckon spring indoors and create a hygienic home.
Freshen up your linens
If you are not yet a convert to linen sprays, then now is the time for these mists of happiness to become your new laundry BFF. An organic essential oil linen spray is a wonderful household product to cleanse and freshen bedding, towels and soft furnishings in your home and protect your family from germs and bed bugs.
The benefit of using an organic essential oil linen spray, with its anti-allergen properties, reduces potential irritants to your skin for allergy sufferers as well as being naturally derived and biodegradable. This is an important consideration for any household cleaning products.
Make your own DIY organic essential oils refreshing wellness linen sprays:
The basic recipe: In a 4oz glass spray bottle, combine distilled water, 2T vodka (the odorless and alcohol properties make it the ideal sanitiser for killing germs and for helping the essential oil scent to linger for longer) and 6-10 drops of essential oils. Spray lightly onto linen and allow 15 minutes to air-dry. Store in a cool dark place. (This can also double up as a room spray or a toilet freshener spray that will neutralize airborne odors and they make wonderful eco-friendly gifts).
Become a ‘perfumer’ and make your own mix-and-match therapeutic blend:
Banish grime and dirt
Instead of store-bought cleaning products and detergents that contain ammonia and/or phthalates, embrace the eco-friendliness of organic essential oils to freshen up kitchens and bathrooms.
Dirty surfaces? The natural antimicrobial, antifungal. antiviral and anti-allergenic properties of organic essential oils make them a natural alternative for sanitizing household surfaces, killing germs and leaving your surfaces sparkly clean and fresh. Add a total of 30 drops of essential oils to 1 ¾ cups distilled water and ¼ cup white vinegar in a spray bottle and happy hygienic spraying! Your household surfaces and your family will thank you.
Microwave looking a bit grimy? Add 5 drops of Sweet orange or Pink Grapefruit oil to a cup of water in a glass container and heat for 2 to 3 minutes on high. Keep the door closed and let it stand for a further 5 minutes. The grease-cutting and antimicrobial essential oil steam will loosen the built-up grease and dirt. Just wipe down for a sparkling, sweet-smelling microwave.
Smelly fridge? Baking soda and organic essential oils come to the rescue. Add 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil to a small bowl of baking soda and let it get to work neutralizing odors and refreshing your spaces.
Musty closets? Spring cleaning would not be spring cleaning without you decluttering your closets. Dark corners of cupboards can often get mouldy and musty. Banish any stale smells by spraying a mixture of 1 ½ cups of water with 8 drops each of Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Sweet Orange/Grapefruit oil into the cupboards before repacking.
“The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” - Harriet Ann Jacobs
Sanctus Essence is your online wellness solution to revive your soul and spring clean your home. (And if you tend to suffer from springtime allergies, we have an entire blog dedicated to essential oil relief.)
Our commitment to ethical practice and authenticity means we openly disclose ingredients and third-party lab results, setting a benchmark for our products and surpassing industry standards or purity and potency. All our organic essential oils are 100% pure and nature-derived as well as being environmentally friendly and sustainable, economical, and cruelty-free.
Breathe new life into your home this spring.