Essential Oils are GREAT for household cleaning:
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon vinegar
6 drops of lemon essential oil
Mix ingredients to make a paste. Apply to interior of microwave with a sponge. Rinse and leave the door open to dry for 15 minutes. Wash the glass turntable by hand. This recipe will get rid of food odors.
Hard Floor Cleaner:
1/4 cup white vinegar to a bucket of water
5-10 drops of lemon, pine, spruce
Liquid castile soap if needed.
If the floor is especially dirty, add several drops of dishwashing soap. This will clean even the dirtiest floor.
1 cup baking soad
16-20 drops essential oils
Mix well and place in a covered container overnight so that the oil can be absorved. Sprinkle over your carpet the next day and then vacuum the powder up.
You may also saturate a disposable cloth or tissue with several drops of essential oils and place into the collecting bag of your vacuum. This will diffuse a pleasant odor as you clean.
Homemade Soft Scrubber
1/2 cup baking soda
Liquid Castile Soap
5 drops Lavender essential oil and/or Tea Tree essential oil
Place the baking soda in a bowl. Slowly pour in liquid soap stirring constantly. Add the liquid soad until the consistency resembles frosting. Add the essential oils. Scoop the creamy mixture onto a sponge, scrub the surgace, and then rinse.
Basic Wood Cleaning Formula:
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon liquid castile soap
5 drops jojoba or olive oil
Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Saturate a sponge and squeeze the excess out. Wash the surfaces of dirty wood. The vinegar smell will disipate soon. Dry with a soft cloth.