Cleaning ~ the Natural Way
Glass & Mirror Cleaner
1 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
1/2 cup water
9 drops citrus essential oil (lemon, lime or sweet orange) optional, but they smell so good!
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to blend. Spray on. Wipe off and polish with a clean cotton rag.
Note: If you have used commercial window cleaners over the years there will be a build-up of wax on your windows. Vinegar alone won't remove this residue. So, the first time you use the Glass & Mirror Cleaner you will have to wash the window or mirror first with a few drops of liquid dish detergent on a damp sponge. Wipe dry and then use the Glass & Mirror Cleaner. From this point on you will only need the Glass & Mirror Cleaner for your windows!
Tea Tree Oil Mold & Mildew Remover
This simple spray is awesome at eradicating mold and mildew!
2 teaspoons tea tree oil
2 cups water
Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle*, shake to blend and spray on problem areas. Do not rinse. The strong odor will dissipate in a day or so. Makes 2 cups.
Note: This is also a good deodorizer. If the medicinal smell is too strong for you, add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the solution.
*I would recommend using a glass spray bottle. Although pure essential oils will not go rancid, they do oxidize, deteriorate, and lose some of their beneficial properties over time. Using a glass spray bottle (preferably a cobalt blue or dark brown one) will help to keep out the sunlight and to preserve your essential oil blend longer than a plastic container. Keeping your sprays in a cool location or a fridge also helps to preserve their potency.
Happy Cleaning to you!