Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Spring Cleaning with White Fir Essential Oil

It's that time of the year again. Time to clean the house and get ready for the warmer days.

What? So late, you ask.

Why yes. It's been a long winter here. And let's face it, I don't know about you but I'm not so inclined to scrub my windows when it's still snowing outside or I'm staring out at a grey rainy day.

But the warmer weather is finally here to stay and with it comes that time of the year when you start scrubbing all the nooks and crannies (if you're so inclined).

This year I decided to tackle the light mildew build up that we get around our windows (no matter how much I attempt to avoid it, there's always a little that sneaks in). So I thought that I'd take some of the oils I have on hand (lemon, tea tree and most specifically, white fir)

I decided to make a toilet bowl/shower cleaner using:

1 cup borax
1/2 cup vinegar
20 drops White Fir essential oil
Water to top off the bottle

I chose White Fir for a couple reasons:

  1. I had it in stock and wasn't sure what else I'd use it for
  2. It's antiseptic/antibacterial
  3. I'd read that it was good for mold/mildew

The mix will settle, so it'll need to be shaken before each use. The borax is really to give the mix a bit of grit and make scrubbing easier. It'll help take off soap scum and any water build up more quickly.

Next up, a mix minus the borax for cleaning window and sliding door bases.


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