A goal of mine is to have my sink empty each night before I go to bed… is it hard? For me, yes because sometimes, depending on what has gone on – doing dishes at the end of the day just feels like torture… and is rather nauseating! But, nights that I do get my dishes done I really do feel better upon completion and throughly enjoy walking into my kitchen the following morning to cook breakfast… it really sets a better tone for my day. I can breathe and think to myself and think – today I am gonna make it!
All that to say, I really like this super simple, safe and effective kitchen cleaner/scrub. I love to shake this into my sink when it is empty and give it a good scrub! It really freshens it up and makes everything shine! We all know that baking soda is a safe “cleaner”… it does really well because it adds a little bit of scrubbing power. But we may not all know the power of essential oils in cleaning as well. Lemon is a favorite of mine because it not only smells clean and fresh, but it also has cleaning and disinfecting power. Depending on what your desired result is in the cleaning this simple “cleaner” can really pack a punch and is so cost-effective as well.
Without further delay… Here is your step by step in making a super easy, cheap, versatile and yummy smelling kitchen power-house! Are you excited?
please note your holes need to be bigger than a salt shaker but you don’t want them to be so big that it just falls out when you tip it. My mixture comes out when I shake it/bump the bottom.
For my kitchen sink and counters, I like to add lemon because it is a good disinfecting oil and it is so fresh smelling. Other oils you may use for variety that still can be effective disinfectants are “On Guard”, melaleuca, lime, cinnamon, thyme or peppermint.
If you want more of a deodorizing oil you can use peppermint, clary sage, melaleuca, lavendar, geranium or eucalyptus. Pretty cool, huh?
I add about 8-10 drops and as you can tell I am using LEMON DoTERRA essential oil. Need an oil? Buy yours HERE. Of course, like I mentioned – don’t be afraid to vary the oils you use for this. You may want to use a different mixture to clean your shower or bathroom sink… endless possibilities!
Be sure to use a lid here that does not have holes.
and look what you have!
You now have a safe, effective cleaner… not to mention oh-so-cute! You can put it in a jar that matches your decor… or mood or really, just what you have on hand would be great! I usually have mine sitting right by my sink, that way when it is totally empty I can shake a good amount of my mixture directly into the sink and scrub it out with my dish “scrubby” (I don’t mind this because it is not a toxic cleaner that I dont want to then touch my hands or dishes)… make sure if you use a harsher “scrubby” it is safe for the surface of whatever you are scrubbing! Please, say the word “scrubby” at least once today! 🙂
Happy Oiling and
Happy Day from me to YOU!