AHHH Spring is among us and with the urge to get Spring cleaning under way I want to share with you my favorite daily cleaner. The solution consist of vinegar, water and essential oils of my choosing. I use this mixture in almost ninety percent of my home.
Why Vinegar…the long fermentation process makes it rich in bio active components like acetic acid, caffeic acid, catechin, epicatechin, gallic acid and more. (Special Note: never use acid based cleaners on granite, see bottom of this post for DIY everyday granite cleaner!)
These components give the vinegar many beneficial properties including…
Antimicrobial Properties, Antioxidant Effects, Anti-Diabetic Effects, Combat Heartburn and Acid Reflux, Fight Cancer, Heal Injuries, Increased Nutrient Absorption, Promote Weight Loss, Support Brain Health, Support Heart Health
Wow, isn’t vinegar amazing? Now that you know all the benefits let’s learn how to make your cleaning solution…
Next step… make a 50/50 solution half vinegar and half water, shake gently to mix
You could stop here or… last but not least…
Add in your essential oils
Listed below are some suggested oils, but possible combinations are endless.
My personal favorites…
Lavendar(antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties)
Lemon(Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic)
Orange(Antibacterial, anticoagulant, antifungal, anti- inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic)
Tea tree(Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, disinfectant)
Peppermint(Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti- inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic)
Other oils you may use, but are not limited to…
Basil, Bergamot, Clary sage, Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Lime, Oregano Rosemary, Thieves, Thyme, and Ylang Ylang
Clove Bud Oil(Analgesic, antibacterial, anticlotting, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral) powerful against mold, helps rid your home of bacteria and viruses
Clove oil blends well with many essential oils, for example: Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, and Ylang Ylang.
Precautions: clove is very powerful always use diluted
Use one oil or any combination of your desire, some possible combination are
Lavender with Tea Tree
Lavender with Orange
Lavender and Peppermint
Thieves and orange
Precautions: Never use vinegar or an acid based cleaner on your granite as it will dull and etch the stone.
Note: I personally would add lavender to this granite cleaner for a wonder smell and antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties
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