Is Your Home Healthy?
Everyone homemaker wants to prove the best environment for themselves and their families. During this time of the year, you need to be aware of indoor pollutants that contribute toward virus’s and allergies. There is nothing worse than having your family members share the latest flu bug with each other. It seems like a viscous cycle, with someone sick every week!
We get so many questions asking us about the best products to use for a healthy home environment. I bet if you looked under your kitchen sink, you would find a variety of cleaning products. A dollar here, three dollars there, it all adds up and clutters your home. These chemical based products can actually contribute to allergies and toxic smells that linger for hours.
Have you ever thought about going back to natural cleaning solutions? There are a variety of natural household products which we highly recommend.
First, let’s get to one of the least expensive products…water and steam! You can deep clean and sanitize just about any surface in your home. This includes floors, kitchens, counters, bathrooms, tile, windows, draperies, and more! There are a variety of steam cleaners
steam clean mops and portable steam units available. Make sure that you look for a unit that has a large water chamber, as it will cut down the time needed to refill.
The other staple in our home is Thieves Household Cleaner. Essential oil based, it is one of the best and most effective cleaners available. If you have pets, don’t worry. Thieves is great and safe to use. Highly concentrated, add it to water. Here are the dilution ratios:
Light degreasing 60:1; medium degreasing 30:1; heavy degreasing 15:1; floors 100:1; walls 30:1; upholstery, fabrics, carpet spotting 40:1; carpet 100:1; glass 320:1; pots and pans; 100:1 hand cleaner 1:1.
It will do a wonderful cleaning job! No nasty chemical odors. Doesn’t streak, especially on granite countertops. It has been professionally tested against fighting mold. Your hands don’t get red or chapped. They smell great and are soft and smooth when done cleaning. Here are the essentials oils that are in Thieves Cleaner:
Proprietary suspension of safe surfactants (wetting agents) and Thieves® essential oil (a proprietary blend of 100% pure Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils of clove [Syzygium aromaticum], lemon [Citrus limon], cinnamon bark [Cinnamomum verum], eucalyptus [E. radiata] and rosemary [Rosmarinus officinalis CT cineol].
Mold and fungus are very common in all parts of the country. Everyone encounters mold and mildew, especially in the damp areas of your home such as the bathroom, laundry area and cellar. Another popular area for mold is outdoors on your porch decks and siding.
The common remedy for removal is typically Clorox bleach diluted with water. Did you know that Clorox only wipes off the black head of the mold and doesn’t necesarily kill the spores? Well try Thieves! Spot test an area of your deck. Wait about 2 weeks and you will be amazed! The mold doesn’t return.
Get the mold and musty smell out of your closets, home, and basements by diffusing Thieves for a least 48 hours. Make sure that you have the room sealed off to keep the vapors penetrating the plaster and carpeting. Typically you will use 2 bottles of Thieves, but the smell will be gone!! Pretty cost effective and easy way to make your home healthy once again!
Want another tip to deodorize your carpets?
Try mixing the following together, and sprinkle on your rugs, then vacuum:
Alum Free Baking Soda
10 drops of Purification Oil
10 drops of Thieves Oil
10 drops of Peppermint Oil
Make cleaning routine easy. Water, steam and Thieves will simplify your life, reduce clutter, disinfect, and keep you and your family healthy and free from toxic chemicals!
If you are interested in purchasing any of the oils, cleaners, or diffusers mentioned above, just click here.