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List of Likes: 13 Spring Cleaning Tools

Plant-based disinfectants, cleaners and scrubs will get your home sparkling clean.
By The Herb Companion staff
April/May 2010
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Tissage Moutet tea towels by Quel Objet, $21. These gorgeous towels, woven on jacquard looms in France, are pretty enough to serve with baked goods and tough enough to mop up spills.

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Tissage Moutet tea towels by Quel Objet, $21

These gorgeous towels, woven on jacquard looms in France, are pretty enough to serve with baked goods and tough enough to mop up spills.

Parsley Plus All Surface Cleaner by Earth Friendly Products, $5.09

Put away your overpowering citrus cleaners and wipe away grime with the refreshing scent of freshly cut parsley.

Essential oils by Plantlife, $4 to $9

Infuse homemade cleaners with pure essential oils. This collection includes bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, tea tree, rosemary and more.

Powdered Scrub by Caldrea, $9

Try this non-abrasive scrub on sinks, countertops, tile, stainless steel and your favorite cookware. We love the Basil Blue Sage scent.

Disinfecting Wipes by Seventh Generation, $4.99  

Disinfect and powerfully deodorize with these lemongrass- and thyme-infused wipes.

Dish Detergent by Sur La Table, $13  

Enriched with pure essential oils, this detergent leaves dishes subtly scented. We love the Bergamot & Verbena scent.

Toy Cleaner by Fields Organics, $6.99

This nontoxic cleaner is great for high-traffic areas like playrooms and nurseries. We love its natural antifungal properties.

Vacuum Beads by The Good Home Co., $15

Try a handful of these scented beads inside your vacuum bag. They will emit a calming aroma while you clean your carpets.

Homeology Glass Cleaner by Gold Canyon, $11.98

Enjoy the aromas of peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon and rosemary while cleaning your windows.

Fabric Softener by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, $7.99

Discover the relaxing properties of lavender while washing clothes. Fabric softener reduces static and softens linens.

Neti pot by Baraka Breath of Life, $16.99

Clear sinuses with a warm saltwater rinse using this stone, lead-free neti pot. Available in six colors.

All-Natural Hand Sanitizer by CleanWell, $2.99

This pocket-sized spray uses the power of essential oils to kill 99.9 percent of germs.

Skin DeTox tea by Yogi, $5

This tea is designed to foster a healthy, natural glow. Made with Oregon grape, burdock and dandelion root; rose petals; red clover; and cardamom seed.

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