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Effective Bathroom Cleaning With Essential Oils

Updated on August 28, 2013
Effective Bathroom Cleaning With Essential Oils
Effective Bathroom Cleaning With Essential Oils | Source

Do You Know What is in Your Household Cleaners?

Non-ionic Surfactants,Polycarbxylate, Perfume, Limonene,Benzisothiazolinone.

Do you know what’s in your bathroom cleaning products? The above were a list in a CIF bathroom cleaner we have.

The one thing I found most alarming was the wording “contains amongst other ingredients” preceding the list.

What are the other ingredients they conveniently do not list? How many do they not include on the packaging?

Having recently prepared my apartment for the rental market I wanted to give the entire place a serious facelift including cleaning it from top to bottom and in-between every nook and cranny.

I have been changing to a more natural approach to cleaning and wanted to share some recipes with you.

One third of the substances used in fragrance products are toxic

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Chemical Clutter

does this look familiar?
does this look familiar? | Source

Hidden Health Hazards ~

While we want our cleaning products to clean, they can harbor health hazards of varying degrees.

One of the most dangerous types is acidic toilet bowl cleaners.

Chlorine bleach and ammonia are two highly toxic ingredients which omit gases that are extremely irritating to eyes, throat, nose and lungs.

Knowing what is in our products and being more aware is in our and our families’ best interest.

By eliminating the commercial brands we are unsure about is keeping us healthy.

A strange statement perhaps but can we really afford not to question more and demand full disclosure on products?

When Europe has banned many ingredients use for years, why are they are still permitted in America and deemed okay Surely if an ingredient is shown to be harmful then it is, no matter where you live?

Essential Oils are Essential ~

Essential oils combined with a few different basic ingredients are all that you need to clean the entire house.

Replacing all those branded cleaners with a selection of essential oils, some recycled spray containers and a few choice basics your bathtub, toilet bowl, shower, floor, toothbrush holder and faucets will all be gleaming and sterile.

You will have a beautiful naturally fragranced safe bathroom. Here are my suggested oils for the smallest room of the house followed by some cool cleaners.

Best Essential Oils to Use:

Lemon
Lavender
Eucalyptus
Lime
Tea Tree
Wintergreen
Orange
Pine
Juniper Berry
Bergamot
Cypress
Coriander
Grapefruit
Spruce
Cinnamon Bark
Lemongrass
Oregano
Vetiver
Citronella
Cedarwood
Petitgrain
Palmarosa
Rosemary
Clove Bud

All Purpose Toilet Cleaner ~

1 cup distilled water

1 cup baking soda

1/2cup liquid castile soap (unscented or lavender scented)

1/4cup white vinegar

1 tsp lavender essential oil

1 tsp tea tree essential oil

Recycled plastic spray bottle

Bowl

Mixing spoon

Add all the ingredients into the bowl.

Watch out for the whole bowl fizzing up when the vinegar is added. I recommend you leave it to the end just before the essential oils.

Pour into the spray bottle and use in the toilet bowl, on the rim and over the seat.

Lavender, Peppermint and Lemon

3 of the most useful useful essential oils to have for homemade cleaning, beauty and hygiene products
3 of the most useful useful essential oils to have for homemade cleaning, beauty and hygiene products | Source

Spotless

spotless, hygienic, safe and beautifully scented with oils
spotless, hygienic, safe and beautifully scented with oils | Source

Sexy Sink Cleaner ~

Apply a drop of any essential oil in the list provided onto a wet cloth.

Wipe the sink and surrounding counter. Squeeze the cloth and allow the watery infusion travel down the drain as a disinfectant. Rinse with cold tap running for a minute.


Hairbrush & Comb Cleaner ~

11/2cups distilled water

1 cup vinegar

10 drops lavender essential oil

10 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Container

Let hairbrush or comb steep in container for 15-20 minutes.

Rinse well under cold water.

Allow to air-dry before using or storing. You may dry with a hairdryer for quicker drying.

Lavender Fields

Lavender essential oil is one of the most beneficial and popular oils today
Lavender essential oil is one of the most beneficial and popular oils today | Source

White Vinegar

the multi-purpose safe disinfectant
the multi-purpose safe disinfectant | Source

Mold Cleaner ~

1 cup white vinegar

½ cup distilled water

4 drops grapefruit essential oil

4 drops bergamot essential oil

2 drops tea tree essential oil

Recycled plastic spray bottle

Add ingredients into the spray bottle secure top and shake well to combine ingredients before use.

Spray area where mould is present and leave it for 2-3 hours.

Spray again and leave it. Do not rinse off.


Tile and Grout Cleaner ~

1 cup table salt

1 cup borax

1 cup baking soda

15 drops lavender essential oil

15 drops tea tree essential oil

Recycle plastic container with lid

Bowl

Natural bristle brush

Add the ingredients into the bowl and mix well.

Pour cleaner into your container and secure with lid.

When using apply with natural bristle brush to scrub tiles and grout.

Peppermint Liquid Castile Soap

Dr Bronmer is a highly respected brand for quality
Dr Bronmer is a highly respected brand for quality | Source

Citrus Essential Oils

choose from the grease cutting, anti-bacterial and antiseptic citrus scents
choose from the grease cutting, anti-bacterial and antiseptic citrus scents | Source

Mirror Cleaner ~

11/2 cups white vinegar

½ cup distilled water

8-10 drops lemon, lime, grapefruit or orange essential oil

Recycled plastic spray bottle

Add all ingredients to the spray bottle and shake well before each use.

Spray on glass and use a dry soft cloth to wipe clean.


Toothbrush Holder ~

For a freestanding holder fill with water and 3-4 drops tea tree, peppermint or eucalyptus essential oil. Leave it for about 20 minutes and rinse well.

Faucets ~

Apply a few drops of any citrus essential oil to the dirt or grime around the taps and plug holes. Leave for about 5 minutes and scrub with an old toothbrush. Watch the dirt disappear.

Mats and Rugs ~

To keep your bathroom set fresh and fragrant daily mix 1 cup baking soda with 16-20 drops of whatever essential oil you like or combination.

Pop the powder into a container, preferably with a shaker style top such as recycled salt shaker, loose face powder container or dried herb container. Shake powder onto the mats and leave 10-15 minutes before vacuuming.


Scented Drain Cleaner ~

Instead of using those toxic drain cleaners use 8-10 drops of lemon essential oil down the drain of the bath, shower and sink.

Pour down a few cups of boiling water 5 minutes later.

Potpourri With Essential Oils

room freshener idea with potpourri
room freshener idea with potpourri | Source

Anti-Bacterial Air Freshener ~

8 oz distilled water

30 drops eucalyptus essential oil

44 drops lavender essential oil

36 drops lemon essential oil

33 drops rosemary essential oil

8oz spray bottle

Add the water and the essential oils to your spray bottle. Secure top and shake well to mix ingredients.

Use this on anything that breeds germs for example floors, toys, counters . . . everywhere. Feel calm, clean effectively and fight off those cold bugs all at the one time.


Aromatic Room Spray ~

4 oz distilled water

20 drops lavender essential oil

14 drops eucalyptus essential oil

12 drops lemongrass

4 oz fine mist spray bottle

Mix all the ingredients together in the spray bottle. Secure top and give a good shake. Spray bathroom or any room in the house that needs a lift or to remove any cigarette smoke, stale odors or cooking odors. Re-spray the room every few hours.


Kick The Commercial Sprays to The Curb

chemical air fresheners may be hazardous to your health
chemical air fresheners may be hazardous to your health | Source

Cleaning Poll

Do you make your own household cleaners?

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Tips ~

Many of these recipes will do for other rooms in the home and you may interchange the oils at your discretion.

Always label cleaning products to make for easy identification.

Use recycled containers whenever possible, cut down on the expenses. Inexpensive empty containers may be purchased in dollar stores, discount supermarkets, euro stores, garden centers and hairdresser suppliers. Don't forget any local bakeries, cafes, ice-cream parlors and local restaurants for all the catering size tubs and plastic containers they chuck out. Apart from useful cleaning containers they make great gardening containers for plants.

Keep them out of reach and hidden from children and pets as essential oils are not designed to be ingested and are extremely potent.

Keep a recipe card file box for cleaning products and write down your quantities as you may want to adjust or change them.

Food for Thought . . . .

Essential oils have far more uses than those used in aromatherapy. From beneficial skincare to household cleaners, these potent oils extracted from a variety of plants are here to stay. They should be treated with respect and used in appropriate quantities. Household cleaners of all types may carry a range of environmental and health hazards including irritated itchy eyes, burns to the skin, throat and lungs and weakening our immune system. Awareness gives us the options to take on board or dismiss the information as we see fit. I know where my vote goes, how about you?

"Creating health awareness through homemade beauty solutions"

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Gorgeously Green Non Toxic Toilet Cleaner

Author Info ~

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© 2013 Suzanne Ridgeway

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      carol stanley 3 years ago from Arizona

      I love all the different cleaners...I am going to try the grout and tile one for sure. I have had no luck with any of the "ready made" ones. I love the different solutions for different items..As always a superior hub on the use of natural products...Love them all.. GOing to pin, twitter and facebook..Too good to keep secret.

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      Gypsy48 3 years ago

      Very informative hub. I spend way too much money on useless cleaning products. I will be trying these tips for sure. Voted up.

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      Jill Spencer 3 years ago from United States

      I'm so glad you wrote this, Suzy. I just put toilet bowl cleaner on our shopping list & vowed to find a less toxic one than we use now, but instead I'll look for castile soap @ the store & make our own. Voted up, etc. Thanks so much! --Jill

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I usually read your articles like a clinician, studying the writing style, the introduction, etc.....but today you wrote about something I could actually use. :) I don't have to smear this stuff on my face or wash in it, and so I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Passing this on to Bev who will instantly love it...and you.

      Good job Irish!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Very interesting sounds like a good idea to change over to oils and non-toxic cleaners. Voted up

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Another great read; so interesting and useful. A wonderful series Suzie and keep them coming. Voted up.

      Eddy.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Wow, you have included a little of everything! I have really gotten into using natural products this past year, and will try some of these. They're a pleasant twist to homemade cleaning products.

      Voted up and most of the way across, sharing here and on my social networks. Most anyone can use this information!

      Thanks for sharing this with us, Suzie. I am bookmarking this, so I can easily find it when I want to try it out.

      Have a wonderful week, and tell MJ I said hi.

      ~ Kathryn

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      rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      This is an excellent article on using essential oils for household cleaning. You have come up with some amazing mixtures and tips. I definitely will try some of these. Well done as usual! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      livingsta 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow, this is very useful and interesting. I never would have thought that essential oils and natural products would do wonders as cleaning products. Thank you for sharing this with us Suzie!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Suzi, first I want to thank you for including links to the Green Tips I've written that pertain to this article. Second, thank you for teaching me something new. I love the mold and toilet cleaning ideas. Awesome! I always have a gallon jug of white vinegar on hand because I use it for so many things - baking soda, too. Now I need to find large containers of peroxide. Great info, Suzi!

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      Pamela Oglesby 3 years ago from United States

      I have been making many of me cleaning products for a while now, but you gave me some new ideas. Very useful hub..

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      Rose Clearfield 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Wow, I love the range of recipes here! I really need to try the hairbrush and comb cleaner. I've read a number of articles about homemade bathroom cleaners but never any that featured essential oils. I'm definitely intrigued by this option.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great hub, informative, useful and most interesting read.

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      Neil Sperling 3 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      I love essential oils... Clove, peppermint and lemon (25 drops each) mixed in olive oil makes for an awesome cold and sinus relief... rub on chest instead of vicks.... also doubles as a replacement for absorbeen jr. for stiff muscles.

      I have used oils when cleaning - I will try your recipes

      Thanks

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carol,

      So good of you to comment in your usual style! I know you love natural cleaning options so delighted you found some new ideas here! Really appreciate you voting, sharing and pinning, glad you enjoyed so much!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Gypsy,

      Lovely to see you and i think many of us spend way too much on cleaning products and could do with a more natural approach that smells fabulous too! Cheers for the thumbs up!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Jill,

      Delighted this was a timely hub for you. Hope you enjoy trying this out. Castile soap has many uses too so you can try it in other recipes too. Thanks for your visit, votes and comment!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      LOL, so you are a clinician normally with my work??? LOL hope I am scoring a pass mark from you teach!! Feel free to smear a bit of toilet bowl cleaner on if you are missing my skin delights. Now about that ref to passing this on to Bev . . Do you not clean the little room then ???LOL 50-50 in our house no chance MJ is getting off the hook but in fairness whatever about my high standards, he is fanatical and has a selection of toothbrushes for cleaning!!! LOl Only kidding on that but it wouldn't surprise me! I am sure, Bill you do your bit in the house somehow I think you two are the same mindset as us! Cheers my friend as always. You always bring a smile to my face :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi moonlake,

      Appreciate your visit and comment so good you enjoyed this new direction to cleaning! Love the thumbs votes, thank you!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Eddy,

      Lovely to have my Welsh poet with the big heart here! So good you enjoyed and gave it the thumbs up,cheers!!

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      I have used diluted vinegar for cleaning. Your recipes brought some new ideas I will try out. Thank you for sharing.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      Morning from the Wolfhill, yes the name of where we live in the countryside! So good to hear these ideas went down well with you, i know how much a fan you have become of a more natural way. Apart from the less chemical route the bathroom will always smell wonderful as the oils are potent and lingering. There are therapeutic benefits too which affect your well being, mood, health and general feel good factor! Appreciate your votes and sharing too, always awesome to have the word spread! Most recipes do not call for huge quantities of oils and considering there are approximately 250-300 drops of essential oils per 10 ml size bottle, they are cost effective. As you know they have many uses so you will never be stuck with them.

      Have a great weekend, hope the job search is turning up some opportunities.

      MJ says hi too, busy making a table-tennis table now!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      Thanks so much, it is always great to have you swing by. Hope you do give some a try I have one for the kitchen coming up too and for wood. Many ingredients are interchangeable too which makes them even more useful to use. Appreciate your support and thumbs up, have a good one!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi livingsta,

      It is always a delight to see you here. Thank you for your interest and support as you always give with enthusiasm! Cheers so much and hope you find these useful in the future!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Shauna,

      A pleasure linking to your great work! The large sizes in white vinegar and baking soda I have come to realize are the way forward as I use so much in different recipes for beauty and now cleaning recipes. Hydrogen peroxide is another one you are right and there are great uses for it too. Cheers for the support as always, hope your week is going well in Florida!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Pamela,

      As always, a pleasure to see you. Delighted these gave you some additional thoughts to go with your already "green" range! Great news, thanks so much for commenting :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      I loved this one too as I have different brushes but tend to use my small handbag one the most as I love it! Glad you found the use of essential oils for cleaning new and interesting, hope you try some out. Always appreciate your visits and comments!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi DDE,

      Appreciate your visit and comment, glad you found the info useful!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Neil,

      Thanks for your recipe, it sounds wonderful and one I shall remember for our cold winter months ahead. Appreciate your visit and interest, hope you enjoy the recipes!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      Good to see you my friend! Glad you find vinegar good, me too! These recipes add a new twist and hope you enjoy trying a few out. Appreciate your interest and enthusiasm as always!

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      hisandhers 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Loved this hub! I have recently started making my own household cleaners and it's amazing how just a few simple ingredients can work just as effectively if not more so than the harsh chemical ones so many of us are conditioned to use. I'm looking forward to incorporating more essential oils into my homemade products- especially the hairbrush cleaner!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi hisandhers,

      Thanks for dropping by and taking time to comment. Good to hear you have begun going the more natural route. Hope this gives you a few additional ideas with essential oils! The hairbrush cleaner is a funky one and useful. Wjsh some hairdressers would use it!!

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      Heidi Thorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

      You never cease to amaze me with your simple, natural alternatives! I'll have to try these when my current cleaner stash (although they're pretty eco) runs out. I still would look forward to buying a "cookbook" from you! Hope that's in your future plans. Keep the good stuff coming!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi heidi.

      You are so kind! Thanks for your generous comment, I hope to get a book done in some form for sure! Watch this space! Time is the biggest factor at moment but it is definitely a plan! Glad you enjoyed these simple ideas with the magic of essential oils, little bottle that pack a punch! Thanks again for visiting and support!

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Brilliant ideas! I don´t like the smell of chemicals in my house so this is a great alternative for cleaning. I do love essential oils and it really is awesome to smell them. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelme,

      So good to have your support on these ideas! i hate chemical smells like bleach in the house too, fresh lemon or lavender is so much better!! Appreciate the votes and share, have a great week!!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

      This is really cool and useful Suzie. I dread cleaning, for many reasons, but especially because of the harsh smells. I usually have the fan running and the windows open. Definitely going to try this. Pinned/shared/voted.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi GTF,

      Hate the smells too but love the different ones from essential oils be they citrus or piney or lavender they all smell wonderful and have beneficial therapeutic reasons to use too! Thanks so much hope you enjoy trying some out which can easily cross over into the kitchen too using similar ingredients. Cheers for the votes, shares and pin!!

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      Toy Tasting 3 years ago from Mumbai

      Amazing, I am really excited to try out these cleaners on my own. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Toytasting,

      Lovely to receive your comment and visit. Hope you try one or two out they are easy, effective and smell good!! Cheers!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi Suzie,

      These are awesome recipes and it is good to know these essential oils are so versatile and of course being natural are completely safe. Thanks for sharing these different cleaner recipes.

      Voted up, useful, interesting. Shared here and on facebook, tweeted and pinned as well.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rajan,

      Thank you my friend for your visit and lovely comment, always a welcome sight from you. Glad you found them useful and are a fan of the more natural approach. I have linked your acne home remedies hub to my latest one on the toxins in cosmetics and hope that was okay! Thanks as always for your support in votes, sharing and all the wonderful ways you promote my work!!

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These are great! I especially like the toilet bowl cleaner. Thanks for thr information on how chemicals can be harmful. And who doesn't just love the smell of rosemary and all the other essential oils?

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rebecca,

      Glad you enjoyed these less toxic versions! Essential oils are such useful products to have in the home and really do work with huge benefits! Thanks so much for your visit and comment!!

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      Riviera Rose 3 years ago from South of France

      I'm a total convert to white vinegar, especially for windows, glass and mirrors, but I love your suggestions here and have a growing stock of essential oils to put to use! Have bookmarked this hub and look forward to trying some of your 'recipes'. Thanks!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Riviera Rose,

      Lovely to see you! So good to hear you have a nice stock of essential oils going. These ideas will be easy for you to try since it will be a drop or two of oils. Thanks for taking time to check out, appreciate it greatly!!

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      Natasha Pelati 3 years ago from South Africa

      Very interesting and useful! I need something other than what I have been using and will definitely be trying something from your tips. Thank you!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Tashaonthetown,

      Glad you enjoyed these and found useful! Good to see you are keen to try different ideas out rather than chemical options! Thanks so much for stopping by, appreciate it!

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      I often feel ill from the smell of cleaning chemicals. If these are effective at getting the grime, I'm definitely willing to give them a try. voting up and sharing.

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      Argh...Suzie, I will share if HubPages will let me. Right now, it won't. I'll come back.

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      At the risk of being annoying, I have yet another comment. Do you have recommendations on how to obtain these oils at a discount? Essential oils are pretty expensive.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Crystal, appreciate you stopping by, great to see you! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! Glad you enjoyed this and are also a fan of non chemical smells. These do work and can be used for different rooms . Cheers for the share and thumbs up!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      No problem Crystal, thanks for caring to share!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Crystal,

      You are right, they can add up quick. My suggestion is pick a few such as lavender and lemon or peppermint. None of the citrus ones are expensive either. Some online suppliers do discounts such as mountain rose herbs and they are organic so excellent quality. By going for a non organic brand you will not get the same therapeutic benefits generally and you will not know the exact ingredients. Iherb.com are a great site who do thousands of products, specials, deals and well worth checking out for oils. Ebay is another good option. health food stores should stock quality ones and often have buy 1 get 1 half price or other deals. Hope this has been useful!

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for these tips! Very useful. I'm going to take a look online.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      You are very welcome Crystal, glad they were useful!

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      Paula 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Suz.....another one of your fabulous "GREEN" creative hubs! So...one day, you will put them ALL together into a BOOK....right?...UP+++

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Paula,

      Love seeing your smiley face, many thanks for your support. Yes that day is on my horizon in one shape or another, i would love to put it all together. Quite a challenge but I LOVE challenges!! LOL Cheers so much for the thumbs up my friend!

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      Marianne Kellow 2 years ago from SE Thailand

      oh yes, please put all of your fantastic hubs into a book! I'd be the first to buy it.

      Another really great hub. thanks so much.

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