My mom was a crunchy mama before it was cool. She fed us a nourishing diet, didn’t let us watch television and used all-natural cleaning products. Looking back, I wish I could have given her a high five for being so awesome. Unfortunately, I found myself annoyed with some of her antics.
For example, she used vinegar to clean EVERYTHING. I shake my head now, but I would complain about the smell of the vinegar when she cleaned, wishing she could be like the other moms and just use a store-bought product. Little did I know she was simply protecting all of us from toxic chemicals in our home.
Vinegar is a great all-purpose cleaner! It’s not only effective at removing grime and killing germs, it’s 100% all-natural. Now that I’m a mom I want to protect my family but I’m still not a fan of the smell of vinegar.
Essential oils to the rescue!
I’ve come up with a little concoction that masks the vinegar smell beautifully and the essential oils bump up the cleaning power of the vinegar. That’s a win-win. The tea tree oil is a powerful disinfectant while the citrus oil works as a natural degreaser for messy stove tops.
Essential oils can be used in many different applications. If you’d like to learn more, here are 25 ways to use essential oils.