Make Essential Oils an Essential Part of Your Housekeeping

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I love essential oils! I use lavender for relaxation and sleep, and I have a “clean air” blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary that can make almost anything smell fresh.

If you’re concerned about chemicals in your household cleaners and are looking for natural alternatives, or if you just can’t get enough of essential oils’ great scents, you may want to try these recipes from HouseLogic for making your own DIY cleaning products with essential oils:

  • Citrusy All-Purpose Cleaner
  • Lemon-Scented Window Cleaner
  • Eucalyptus Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Lavender-Thyme Dish Cleaner
  • Peppermint-Lavender Floor Cleaner
  • Lavender Linen Spray
  • Cinnamon and Sandalwood Air Freshener

Side note: There are some houses with smells that just can’t be overcome with cleaning and air freshening (think about an accumulation of cigarette smoke from decades of smoking indoors). In these cases, the best way to overcome a buyer’s objection to the smell may be via a price reduction. If you’re faced with this situation, contact me so we can determine the best solution and strategy.



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