Mrs. Fixit:Essential Disinfecting

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December 11, 2010 5:51:08 AM PST
Are you looking for an inexpensive disinfecting spray for your home? If you are, start with an essential oil, you can pick them up at most health food stores!

I'm sure you've seen the stories about dust mites and how they're everywhere in your home. Well, a little eucalyptus oil can help.

Combine five drops or so of the oil to a spray bottle of water. Swirl it around and then use it to spray mattresses, pillows and carpets.

Eucalyptus will kill the mites so that you cn vacuum the areas clean once the water has dried.

This same spray is also effective for killing germs on hard surfaces, like faucets, toilets and doorknobs. Just spray it on and let it dry naturally.

For an all purpose cleaner: mix ten drops of tea tree, eucalyptus, or rosemary oil and a cup of white vinegar into a gallon of hot water to clean bathroom and kitchen surfaces. It cleans and disinfects in one easy step.

As a bonus, essentail oils have known calming effects so you can calm yourself while you clean and disinfect! I hope these tips become essentials in your home too! I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!


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