Spring Clean Naturally: Recipes for Herbal Cleaners


| 3/31/2011 2:23:43 PM


E.McIntoshErin is the Communications Manager at Mountain Rose Herbs and an apprenticing herbalist at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies, where she botanizes and wildcrafts medicinal plants in the magnificent Oregon Cascades. www.mountainroseherbs.com  

Snow is melting away, green leaves are peeking out on limbs, and early bloomers are coloring the city pink and yellow. The long-awaited warmth of spring is a little more noticeable as the days pass, and I’m excited about the promise of a new garden space! While it’s still a bit early for dreams of tomatoes ripening on the vine, a deep spring cleaning is surely calling my name.

I’ve been making my own natural cleaning formulas for a few years now. Commercial cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that irritate my skin, burn my eyes, sting my lungs, and poison the natural waterways and wildlife I cherish. It feels great to banish these icky toxins from my home for good. Plus, making my own cleaning solutions is really easy, inexpensive, kinda fun, and much healthier for me and the environment.   

These quick and easy recipes will help you prepare your home for the warm months ahead—without using gross chemicals. Great to have on hand year round, these natural homemade cleansers can replace conventional cleaning products in your cupboard with just a few basic ingredients.

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Baking soda is a must have ingredient for cleaning naturally!
Photo by Thomas Dick
 



Herby Soft Scrub

evone
7/5/2015 12:54:10 PM

Can we use the NOW PURE 100% in the cleaning products or do we have to Use anti-microbial essential oils and if we have to use anti-microbial essential oils why?