Herbal Homekeeping: Make Spring Cleaning Aromatherapy

Rose Pnk    For a Healthy Home: Cleaning with Natural Products – Make Spring Cleaning an Aromatherapy Treatment!    Part I of IV

 

 

Natural cleaning products — nontoxic and environmentally-friendly, are readily available these days. Homemade non-toxic cleaning solutions have always been an option…

 

Herbs and essential oils useful for various household tasks have antibacterial properties to inhibit bacteria, fungi, and repel insects. Herbal ideas for your own personal blends and solutions:

 

Antibacterial Properties: Basil, bay, benzoin, bergamot, camphor, cardamom, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, eucalyptus, fir, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemon balm, meadowsweet, myrrh, myrtle, nutmeg, orange, oregano, patchouli, peppermint, balsam, pine, rose-scented geranium, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, savory, spearmint, spruce, tea tree, thyme

 

Insect-Repelling Properties: Basil, benzoin, cajeput, white camphor, cardamom, eucalyptus, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemon balm, myrtle, orange, peppermint, rose-scented geranium, rosemary, sage, savory, southernwood, thyme, wormwood, yarrow

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