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Posted by on December 29, 2017 at 1:30 AM

We at Shengifts are pro Green Cleaning. We use natural products and also essential oils.

Here are some tips for you ... tips you can use around the house:

  • Boost cleaning power of natural cleaner spray - we have two variants of this spray; a) made with citrus peel or b) made with citrus essential oils. The spray made from the citrus peel is easy to make but takes a week to be ready. When you have citrus peel do not throw them away but put them in a glass jar and top up with white vinegar. Put the jar in a dark place for one week. After one week remove the peel and put the vinegar in a plastic spray bottle. Top up the same amount of white vinegar with water. Add one drop of dishwashing liquid soap. Here you go, you have  a multipurpose cleaning spray.   The spray made with essential oils is quicker to make. Mix 250mls white vinegar with 250mls water. Add 2 drops dishwashing liquid soap. Add 20 drops essential oils (lemon, orange, lime, bergamot, citronella, petigrain, lemongrass, grapefruit essential oils). You can use either of the essential oils or a mixture of these - use only 20 drops. Label with a Permanent marker. Voila you have an all natural cleaning spray ready to use. This is a degreaser too.
  • Deodorise your fridge with Lemon, Orange, Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot or Lemongrass essential oils  - clean your fridge with the natural spray. It will remove any odour instantly. To keep your fridge free from bad odours, put some drops of essential oils on a tissue. Put the tissue in the fridge drawer.  Change the tissue weekly.   
  • Freshen Trash Bins with Geranium, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lemon Clove or Cinnamon essential oils. Put 2 drops of essential oil and 2 tablespoons of baking soda at the bottom of cans. Refresh as needed.
  • Deter flying insects with Peppermint, Lavender, Citronella, Lemongrass or Rosemary oil around windows or doors.  You can either diffuse or put drops of these essential oils near windows or doors.
  • Refresh Carpets with Geranium, Lemon, Lavender, or Peppermint essential oils. Add 10 drops of essential oils to 150 grams baking soda. Put in a jar and label as Carpet Refreshner. Sprinkle mixture on the carpet and let sit at least for 15 minutes. Vacuum up. 
  • Neutalise Pet Odour over with  Geranium, Lemon, Lavender, or Peppermint essential oils. Mix 20 drops of essential oils in a small spray bottle filled with 100mls apple cider. Use as necessary. Shake well prior each use.
  • Infuse your shoes with Geranium, Basil, Lavender, or Peppermint essential oil. Put 2 drops of one of the essential oils in each shoe. Sprinkle some baking soda. Let sit overnight. Remove baking soda.
  • Freshen Bathrooms with Grapefruit, Geranium, Lemon, Lavender, Rosemary or Peppermint essential oil in a diffuser. 
These tips are easy to make.  These Green cleaning products and procedures are safe for the environment and do not emit any pollutants when used. Green cleaning is important not only for the environment and our planet, but for our health too. Whatever choices you make about your cleaning supplies and practices, there is a huge variety of environmentally friendly choices for those interested in green cleaning. With a little research, you may be able to green up your household cleaning routine to create a healthier, safer environment for yourself and others.