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Welcome the New Year With Natural Cleaning Tips

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Words: Danielle Williams
Photo Credit: Daiga Ellaby

“When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents and those moments weren’t in vain. You are not the same. You have grown and you are growing. You are breathing, you are living. You are wrapped in endless, boundless grace. And things will get better. There is more to you than yesterday.” — Morgan Harper Nichols 

Cheers to a new year! I bet many of us were happy to say goodbye to 2020. It was a challenging, unexpected year, with many ups and downs. As this year begins, I am adjusting to new motherhood and taking things one day at a time. This includes my household chores and how I approach cleaning. While I’ve always aimed to use natural products in my home, having an infant in the house makes using high-quality, safe ingredients that much more important. To help you jump-start the year and prepare for spring cleaning in just a couple months, here are my top five essential oils for cleaning and how they combat messes. 

Essential Oils for Cleaning:

 

Lemon Essential Oil

-Removes grease and stains

-Polishes furniture 

-Deodorizes 

-Fights airborne germs

 

Rosemary Essential Oil

-Inhibits bacterial growth

-Removes bad odors

-Stimulates the brain

-Repels insects

 

Tea Tree Essential Oil 

-Repels insects

-Sanitizes

-Reduces mold

-Fights airborne germs

 

Lavender Essential Oil

-Disinfects surfaces

-Freshens the air

-Repels insects

-Adds soothing scent to laundry

 

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

-Removes grease

-Disinfects surfaces

-Deters dust mites

-Removes mold

For more natural cleaning tips, peek inside The Natural Home Issue Volume 2 arriving March 1st! Click here to reserve your copy

Danielle Williams is the assistant senior managing editor for Stampington & Company. She lives in Orange County, California, with her husband, daughter, and opinionated cat, Holly Golighty. 

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