Spring fever is spreading fast! Here in the Sunshine State, our flowers are starting to blossom and we’re already making plans to enjoy this beautiful time of year.
Spring in Florida is Ah-MAZING and it usually means family and friends from cold climates will be paying us a visit very soon. So I thought I should get organized and jump on cleaning up around here so we can have some fun when our house guests arrive.
I give you my fresh way to Spring clean
natural all purpose Lavender recipe
I should probably back it up a bit; last week when I was busy working with a client on a complete bedroom makeover, our oldest daughter came down with a terrible sneezy cold, all of the sudden.
After taking her to the doctor and having them test for strep and the flu (which she didn’t have, thank goodness) I realized it might be her allergy to dust (or should I say, dust mites. Yuck!) that was the real problem.
She is a teenager, after all, which means her bedroom is usually a wreck aka a dusty, messy place, few dare to enter.
So in response to the puff of dust that seemed to be following her around, I whipped a batch of DIY cleaner – my natural all purpose lavender recipe and decided to dive right in.
I find it to be incredibly multi-purpose, easy to make and super affordable.
Here’s what I use:1 cup of baking soda
1 cup of Borax
20 drops of lavender oil and 10 drops of tea tree oil
I went with Lavender Spike this time because I couldn’t resist its incredible Spring clean smell. I found both of the essential oils I used at Whole Foods.
Once you add the oils in, shake it all together in a container with a tight fitting lid…and you’re good to go!
To rid her room of dust, I knew I needed to focus on mattress and carpet. So to give her queen sized bed a good cleaning, I sprinkled almost 1/2 the jar on and left it there for about 2 hours.
Once, I thought it had worked its magic, I vacuumed it all up with Rocky.
Oh, that’s the pet name, I gave my new Shark Rocket.
Hey, it’s the little things in life and the name definitely fits this bad boy. He’s a prize fighter, so agile and spunky, I love him!
And, the gross dust mites, don’t have a fighting chance in our house now. ha!
Now if I can just find a way to get my teenager keep her room clean! Know any tricks? I’d love to hear.
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