Green Cleaning

January 8, 2018

Do Essential Oil Diffusers Really Work?

So, do essential oil diffusers really work? There are many different types of essential oil diffusers dispersing aroma into the air.  Here is a review of the varieties: Cool Mist Diffusers Cool mist essential oil diffusers, also called ultrasonic diffusers, typically involve adding about 5 ounces of water and a […]
January 30, 2018

Eucalyptus Essential Oil in the Laundry

Eucalyptus Essential Oil Added to the Laundry By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT 1/30/18 As a massage therapist, a common issue I have is oil staining my work sheets and clothes with massage lotions.  I am lucky if my yoga pants and work sheets last a year before […]
April 9, 2018

All Purpose Spicy House Cleaner Recipe

With this All Purpose Spicy House Cleaner Recipe, get into green cleaning!  Natural cleaning ingredients are better for your health, reducing the toxins in your house.  This natural all purpose cleaner will leave your house smelling herbal fresh! Clean the bathroom, kitchen, floors, and toss a 1/4 cup in the […]
April 9, 2018

Green Cleaning

Green cleaning is the use of environmentally friendly ingredients that are also less harmful to humans and pets.  Many essential oils and household products make useful green cleaning agents.  These include vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and essential oils. Green Cleaning Recipes   Blog Articles   RESEARCH The listings of […]
April 10, 2018

Daily Shower Cleaner Recipe

Take a shower, then give the walls and floors a quick spray with this Daily Shower Cleaner Recipe.  The vinegar and essential oils help reduce soap build up, mold, and other grime. Daily Shower Cleaner Recipe Ingredients 16 ounces of vinegar 16 ounces of water 1 Tablespoon of dish detergent or […]
June 16, 2018

Lemon Lavender Carpet Freshener Recipe

Why buy carpet freshener, when you can easily make a product that does not have harsh chemicals, works and smells great, and costs less!  Try this lemon lavender carpet freshener recipe for a fresh clean carpet smell. Lemon Lavender Carpet Freshener Ingredients  1 cup of cornstarch 1 cup of baking […]
June 17, 2018

Natural Laundry Detergent Recipe

This homemade laundry detergent works well and smells great!  It’s easy to make, low cost, and less toxic than many commercial brand laundry detergents. Laundry Detergent Ingredients 1/8 cup of grated soap bar flakes (simply chop or grate a bar of soap) 1/8 cup of baking soda 6 cups of […]
June 18, 2018

Lemon (Citrus limonum) Research

Latin Name: Citrus limonum Family: Rutaceae A few dozen research articles were found on lemon. It is most researched for its antimicrobial actions, including antibacterial and antifungal possibilities. This gives it an antiseptic action good for cleaning surfaces and skin. Antioxidant and radical scavaging actions of the flavonoids of lemon […]
July 13, 2018

Orange & Clove Dishwasher Powder Recipe

I read online about mixing just baking soda and borax  together in equal parts to make a dishwasher powder.  Could this simple recipe actually work?  Notes online gave mixed reviews, but one person said they added white vinegar to the rinse agent compartment.  I think that is what’s needed to […]