Five days into spring, and there is definitely change in the air. The mornings aren’t quite as crisp…or dark for that matter. The air has the hint of new blossoms and new growth. The days are deliciously warm, whispering that maybe it’s time to think about breaking out the shorts. Birthday season for us is in full swing, and we have cake coming out our ears. And, of course, with spring, comes, less excitingly, spring cleaning.
I’ve been using the last week or so to slowly start topping up and stockpiling my favourite DIY products ready to get stuck in this weekend, and I think I’m just about done, and will actually be able to start earlier than planned (I don’t normally start straight up on the 1st, due to fathers day/birthday/anniversary in quick succession, so I am prepping for those rather than deep cleaning).
One of my favourite, super easy cleaning DIYs is a scrub cleanser, that is a magic little paste for those times when you need a little extra cleaning boost.
3/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup unscented Castile soap
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vinegar
20 drops lemon essential oil
Mix baking soda and castile soap to a stiff paste
Add water and stir gently to combine
Add essential oils and vinegar, stir to create a soft paste.
Apply to shower screens, tiles or toilets as needed
Store leftovers in an airtight container
It’s about a 30 second job to whip up a batch, so even when you get caught short, it’s super easy to add a fresh batch to your cleaning basket. In fact, I think it takes me longer to gather all the ingredients and pack them away afterwards, than what it does to make the batch in the first place!
Depending on the area you are cleaning, and your personal preferences, you could also use On Guard or Tea Tree oil in place of (or in addition to) the lemon oil. I do love the lemony fresh smell though, so I stick with that.
What’s on your spring cleaning list for this week?
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