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Three DIYs

For Cleaning and Disinfecting Naturally

Article by Nancy Sheridan

Photography by Nancy Sheridan

Originally published in Boerne Lifestyle

Cleaning and disinfecting the kitchen or bathroom can seem like a daunting task without using harsh chlorine bleach-based cleaners and other chemicals but learning how can help protect your family's health. Thieves Household Cleaner essential oil blend cleans and sanitizes with the power of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus radiata and rosemary. 

1) Place cut-up lint-free cleaning cloths in a sealable jar to make reusable cleaning wipes. For a 1 1/2 L jar of wipes, I used two caps (2 T) of THC, 1/2 cup of Everclear/cheap vodka, and 2 cups of filtered water. The alcohol helps the liquid evaporate faster from surfaces. For a disposable option, use paper towel rolls cut in half or coffee filters.

2) Mix together 1/2 cap (1t) Thieves Household Cleaner, 1T baking soda, 2 drops lemon oil, until it makes a paste. Scrub marks and stains on nonporous surfaces with the paste. The lemon oil helps removes stains and whiten surfaces.

3) My all-purpose cleaner remains simply a capful of THC with filtered water in a spray bottle. Again, if you need to spray items that need a more quick dry/extra disinfecting effect, add a teaspoon of vodka or Everclear to the bottle.

For scientific information on essential oils benefits, go to: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3346404/

Nancy Kim Sheridan is a Certified Restorative Therapist and offers: Biblical counseling, anointing and prayer, therapeutic oils and supplements, and Splankna as inner healing and holistic restorative tools. nancysheridan.com

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