Essential Oils for Cleaning

Posted by Trish Riley, April 2, 2010

I use grapefruit and tea tree oils for cleaning…. love the clean feel of my home.

“Lemon, lime, lavender, cloves, and cinnamon are absolutely fragrant and delicious. Better yet, their juices and oils are scientifically proven germ fighters, explained herbalist Jeannine Vannais, Plant Stewardship Coordinator at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, PA.

“The way we go into the garden and work with plants, we can bring that into our homes,” Vannais recently told a group in a Bowman's Natural Cleaning Workshop.

The good news is that many essential herb and spice oils, and the acidic juices of lemons and limes are documented antibacterials.”

via Regional Reports :: National Gardening Association.