Thursday, November 4, 2010

Clean Easy and Safely with Lemon, Vinegar and Essential Oils

Organic cleaners are expensive if you buy them at the supermarket or health stores. Now that the economy is tight, there is a cleaner that you can use everywhere, in babies room, your kitchen and bathrooms, counters and pet areas.

A combination of vinegar, pure lemon or local lime juice, and drops of organic essential oils will do the trick. Vinegar is a natural anti-bacterial cleanser. The acid content is from pineapples, fruit or fermented sugars and readily avail of these ingredients.

Going organic and green should not be expensive since all the elements in nature are balanced, and only mankind has become an erratic member of the natural balance. A dose of 100% proof vinegar straight up will kill even fleas and ticks, cockroaches and other insects like bedbugs if these are put in a jar in vinegar. Just 5 percent vinegar kills every single bacteria and germ on the kitchen counter. In fact, when you get a new appliances like coffee maker, blenders, food processors and microwaves, should be cleaned with vinegar and lemon juice for at least 3 times before using it. Vinegar was used in the ancient times as a cleansing agent for wounds, and to disinfect animals before cooking. Vinegar from fruit is the safest, and vinegar from sugar is like using alcohol and will kill 99% of all bacteria, 82% of all molds, and 80% of germs and viruses. Vinegar is safe to use around children and around animal areas. The fact is it marketed as a food should indicate it safe!!

The cleaners we see in the supermarket are bad for our skin and are full of pesticide type chemicals that cause cancer because it interrupts the natural cycle of the metabolism of organisms Soaps and detergents, are full of triclosan-filled antibacterial products that actually can burn your skin if you are sensitive.

Here is the recipe for a "GREEN CLEANSER"

1 spray bottle
1 ½ cups distilled white vinegar
2 cups of water
10-12 drops of your favorite essential oil, i.e. lavender, eucalyptus, jasmine (optional)


Use a spray bottle and put in all ingredients. Shake well to mix everything up, and always shake before using.

USE the above recipe for some of the following :

*kitchen countertops
*cutting boards
* Inside refrigerator
* disinfect freezer
* bathroom surfaces


Add baking soda with lemon juice, at least 50% of baking soda to 10% vinegar, and you have a good scrub for tough surfaces.

* clean up the water deposits on faucets/shower heads, soak with enough distilled white vinegar to completely cover the fixture with a damp towel or rag and let it soak overnight or eight hours.

* Vinegar is a natural weed killer. Use straight white vinegar (with a high percentage of acetic acid) on grass or weeds and watch them die!


* Freshen air and remove odors.
* Lemon grass or "Tanglad" or fresh gardenias, or break eucalyptus leaves
soaked in water overnight emit an essential oil that will devour the bad smell of food, and obnoxious smells in the toilet.