Reflecting between the LINES
By Lori Lines
Spring means rebirth and this month she arrives when streams are ripe and swelled with rain and till May she will stay. Autumn is when she dies and then winter is when she hibernates till Spring comes back with sun and green and great exuberance to wake her up again! Isn’t the cycle of life simply and gloriously marvelous!
Spring is time for all-out cleaning to get rid of the dank and damp as well as the toxins that have accumulated - creating a heavy air inside and around the house and your loved ones in it. Spring signals rebirthing. It signals a time for protecting your home with essential oils. Bring nature out of your bottles and start dispersing life the natural and safe way with homemade cleaning products for a sparklingly clean house and healthy auras for everyone.
You can make your own cleaning products using our essential oils. No dangerous and bad-smelling chemicals this way. We can use lots of vinegar, lemon, soap, salt, water and baking soda but no imitation scents that intoxicate the liver and lungs. For essential oils, we recommend adding a few drops to your homemade cleaning solution to create a clean and green scent all over your home.
Let natural be the chemical free scour and polish for your toilet bowl, cutting boards, furniture, floors, walls, windows, comforters, clothes, and even inside your car. Add a few drops of natural Essential Oils for that pure and refreshing, sparkling essence of cilantro, grapefruit, vanilla, tea tree, lemon.
These oils not only clean and remove stains, they are also natural anti-microbials and anti-bacterials. They are often times more powerful than dangerous chemicals, that they clean better, remove smells better and leave a fabulous aroma after cleaning, and as a bonus, they also disinfect. Let’s take a look at some of them:
Essential Citrus Oils – Citrus Fresh, Lemon - these are extracted from real lemons and is often the favorite of most home owners. Guaranteed to enliven your home. Just add a few drops to your baking soda or to a pail of water for mopping. It also dazzles your laundry.
Tea Tree, Lavender and Cedar oils – are perfect for your furniture especially your upholstery. Two drops in a spray bottle with distilled water and some alcohol will leave your fabric smelling clean and fresh.
Eucalyptus, Citrus, and Camphor Oils – are perfect for your books and bookcases and cabinets which have collected dust and molds during winter. A few drops in a paper bag filled with newspaper and kitty litter for a couple of days will give your books that fresh and clean smell. For mold and mildew, the most trusted is water with white vinegar mixture but white vinegar is not too pleasant to smell so we recommend adding these oils to bring back the fun in your home's library.
Peppermint Oil is perfect as an anti-bacterial solution. Add this to your vinegar-water solution and squirt over your sink, toilet bowl, tiles and kitchen surfaces. Rats and cockroaches also are terrified of peppermint so they stay away.
Tea Tree Oil has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal as well as antiseptic properties. 2 teaspoons to a glass or stainless spray bottle will clear away the gunk that has accumulated in your bathroom and shower areas. It is medicinal and has a lovely smell and should be used all over your home. You can even add it to your laundry detergent for a clean and healthy smelling load of clothes.
For a good night’s sleep, just add two drops of roman chamomile, lavender, marjoram, clary sage and lindenberry into your humidifier or add it to your laundry detergent for sweet smelling linen and a good night’s sleep.
For a romantic evening, use the scent of our essential rose, rosewood, ylang ylang, jasmine or geranium. They are mild but effective aphrodisiacs!!
Use a few drops of citrus, spruce, cypress, pine, sandalwood or birch on a pan of baking soda to remove the sooty smell of your fireplace. And before storing winter clothes in their boxes, do not use moth-balls. Use instead a few drops of cedarwood. rose, lavender or geranium on an old sock ball to keep pests away.
There are a hundred household uses of essential oils. For the body, which has become adjusted to the cold climate of winter, get ready for the warmer months by massaging your muscles and joints with one or a combination of olive oil, eucalyptus, tea tree, chamomile, juniper, cypress, spruce and black pepper. For mental clarity and stimulation, peppermint, lemon, basil, tea tree or cypress would be perfect.
Visit our website, www.youngliving.com, now, for your natural, health-friendly and environmental friendly spring cleaning.
Author Lori Lines
This blog represents messages through Lori Lines.