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Cleaning for the flu season

Posted by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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Ok so I know a lot of us know how destructive chemical cleaners are on our immune system. We are not able to fight chemicals and they weaken our immunity greatly.
And I know a lot of us use vinegar, a natural disinfectant, as a great alternative. It's food, so it's totall safe, and it won't destroy us.

But making an all purpose. Leaner with EOs instead (or even adding EOs to the vinegar cleaner) has even greater benefit because the EOs will also strengthen our immune system. Diffusing EOs into the air (which happens when you spray a solution to clean with) is a fantastic way to keep the nasties at bay.

Here's my solution:

Mix equal parts sweet basil, lemon, and peppermint oils. Smell it, and feel free to tweak it as your nose desires.
Add a total of 30-40 drops to one of those generic cleaning spray bottles, I want to say its 25 oz, full of non tap water. Shake before use.
It smells sooo good too!!

****do not use EOs around cats, they can't process the oils and continual exposure will destroy their kidneys and kill them.
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Oh, and a smaller bottle of this is a great travel hand/shopping cart/whatever sanitizer.
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thundersky
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 4:57 PM
What should you use if you do have cats?
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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Jan. 12, 2013 at 5:13 PM
Vinegar in any room they spend a lot of time in. It's safe. But they hate t.

I'd just trade them in for dogs or bunnies. :)


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What should you use if you do have cats?
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mjrex87
by Mindy on Jan. 12, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Thanks!!!

melindabelcher
by on Jan. 12, 2013 at 6:11 PM
Thankyou for sharing!!
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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Jan. 12, 2013 at 7:26 PM
I didnt know that about cats, wow.
catholicmamamia
by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 4:11 AM

Thanks for sharing! 


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catholicmamamia
by on Jan. 13, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Something we do.. and keep in mind we live in a part of the US which has mild weather, even this time of year.. is open doors and turn on fans a few minutes each day to air out the house. 


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hapababies
by Silver Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Adding this! Thanks :)
Note to self- get sweet basil
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peaches_04
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 2:48 AM
Tfs!!
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