Spring Clean the Right Way
Can you feel the ascending energy of Spring? It’s time to come out of the hibernation state of rest and move upward to the vital energy of change. This energy is not only within us, but in our food choices and in our environment too. If a person is not attuned to the upward change and does not move with it, then they feel stuck.
One way to get your momentum moving is to spring clean!
Household Products Can Be Toxic
Using chemical products to do the job will set you back. Common household cleaning products filled with petrochemicals agents can be inhaled or can seep through the skin.
Additionally, the gases from the synthetic chemicals in cleaners are a real hazard to children, birds, pets and of course yourself. Perhaps you have made some of your own homemade remedies and cleaners and felt that they have worked quite well. I would like to inspire you further with some ideas to bring more latitude to your mission at hand.
An Alternative That Doesn’t Pollute Your Home
Keep in mind that using compromising liquids, powders, gels of any kind are counter indicators as to what you are attempting to do. You can use plant-based materials that are an aid to you as you apply them. One of the best and most inexpensive alternatives is to use organic, unadulterated essential oils. I have found that professional cleaners and ordinary people find the best results with Young Living Essential oils that have the science behind it and are inspected from time to time by the FDA.
I recommend blending certain essential oils together to amplify the strength of the oils for household cleaning. You may be dealing with bacteria, mold, fungus, mildew, or a buildup of impurities, so you need to spray the area, let it set for a while, wipe, and clean. Then reapply as needed. There is no wrong way; you can experiment and observe for yourself as how to apply for results.
There are several ingredients you can mix with the essential oils. Using isopropyl alcohol of at least 60%, ideally 75% or more. A milder option than isopropyl alcohol is vinegar. In a glass or food grade spray bottle, use 75 grams of alcohol and 25 grams of distilled water. The alcohol helps to remove sticky stuff and clean problems areas.
Natural Disinfectant Recipe
1. Add alcohol to the bottle.
2. Add the essential oils from the list below (about 30 drops total, 10 drops each).
3. Shake the container to mix.
4. Now add water to the top and shake.
Your natural disinfectant is ready to use! This natural disinfectant is perfect for cleaning household and office spaces.
Here are a few suggested essential oils that can be used for cleaning:
Thyme, Lemon, Citrus Fresh, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Clove, Rosemary, Oregano, Melaleuca, Pine.
Essential oils have a powerful influence. This is evident with the use of a diffuser in the bedroom when a child has a cold, to get rid of odors, or to purify the air in any building. The importance of using tested essential oils is that the oil molecules are trapped in the membrane and nerves in the olfactory epithelium. The nerves create an electrical impulse in the olfactory in the nose bulb and transfer the healing powers of the molecules to the limbic parts of the brain. This transfer of oils affects the emotional and physical body.
The Cleaning Power of The Diffuser
Not only do the essential oils enhance your health, but the diffuser also alters the oils so that as they are dispersed in the air, capture impurities, produce oxygen availability, produce negative ions, and release natural ozone. The oils are suspended in the air for several hours.
As a result, the oils tackle bacteria, spores, and other impurities. It is a good idea to run your diffuser on a timer. Then the diffuser will run at regular intervals throughout the day. This is highly effective, and you do not use up all your oils.
Here is a list of some of the oils that most people find agreeable to diffuse. You can make your own blend and add them to the purified water in the diffuser: Orange, Lavender, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Lime, Bergamot, Peppermint, Spearmint, Frankincense, Pine, Balsam Fir, Eucalyptus, Citrus Fresh, Purification, R.C. (respiratory), Clarity, Longevity, Melrose.
Thieves Household Cleaner Packs a Punch Towards Germs
There is one product that is in nearly every Young Living member's household! That product is Thieves Household Cleaner, a concentrate that you can dilute in water. You can protect yourself naturally while being highly effective against germs. Thieves cleaner is a biodegradable all-purpose cleaning solution. It is compliant with the EPA standards for effectiveness. The solution contains six essential oils and you can customize the solution according to your needs. When diluted, the water should be at least an amber color. This cleaner is my go-to for mold and fungus conditions without any side effects. This is a great way to protect your home!
There is nothing more welcoming than when you come home and feel the cleanliness, the essence, and the purity of the Young Living Essential Oils. You are invited to make a change during the spring season with the essential oils and reap the rewards for the rest of the year!
Maria Low Member # 10279
Make inquiries and learn more from Young Members who make Essential Oils a part of their lifestyle:
Effect of a Diffused Essential Oil Blend on Bacterial Bioaerosols. S.C. Chao, D.G. Young, and C.J. Oberg- Weber State University, Ogden UT.
Antibacterial Properties of Plant Essential Oils. S.G. Deans, G. Ritchie. Scotland Agricultural College.