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Natural Household Tip


Have you ever wondered about the safety of the cleaning products you use in your home?

How about tackling spring cleaning this year with some home-made products that are easy and fun to prepare while at the same time getting the job done?

Nature offers many alternatives to chemicals; alternatives that are powerful anti-microbial. For example, essential oil of Oregano kills a broad spectrum of bacteria including E.coli and spores from anthrax. It can therefore be substituted for bleach products such as Clorox.

Rosemary is another great option because of its natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties. In times of the plague, Rosemary was worn around the neck for its antiseptic qualities.

Below find two simple recipes – shared with permission from Theresa Mieseler, author of Beyond Rosemary, Basil, and Thyme, available from and Amazon. The book includes 25 recipes.

Countertop Spray Cleaner

1 tablespoon liquid soap, such as Biokleen
¼ teaspoon baking soda
8 to 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 cup distilled water

Combine all ingredients and pour into a spray bottle. It will fizz initially and then settle down. Shake before spraying on the surface—wipe off with a soft cloth.

Rosemary and Geranium Essential Oil All-Purpose Cleaner     

1 cup rubbing alcohol
1 cup distilled water
20-25 drops Rosemary essential oil
10 drops Geranium essential oil     

Combine all ingredients and pour into a spray bottle. Before use — shake well.


Tired of watching the arrival of spring through dirty windows? Want to turn spring cleaning into a fun experience with your (grand)children? If yes, following is recipe for a window cleaner you might want to give a try.


1. 120ml white vinegar
2. Fresh lemon juice (from about 1/2 lemon)
3. 1 Tbsp cornflour
4. 120 ml water

Place vinegar, lemon juice and corn flour in a bowl and whisk to mix.
Add the water.
Fill mixture into glass or plastic bottle.
Shake before use.

Should store for up to one month. You can spray the cleaner onto the glass or dip a crumpled up newspaper in the solution. Clean in circular motion.

Have fun and green blessings,