Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Cleaning Our Souls and Homes!

Spring to me means, new birth/beginnings, growth.... I just love spring, especially when I lived in Minnesota and it was a long cold winter. I still love it though, even though winters here are nothing comparable to Minnesota!! What does spring mean to you?

Here are some great posts to that might help with spring cleaning our souls, helping us grow, or to re-prioritize.
In a spiritual sense, the same needs to be done to our souls. Our souls need spring cleaning...

Maybe all of my mundane tasks could be opportunities to commune with the Living God. Sacred moments filling my day and putting those everyday tasks into true perspective... 

How can we evaluate our lives, making sure that we are being a good steward of the gifts and callings we have been given?

So what do I do and what do you do when you just simply LACK in an area?

And don't forget after spring cleaning our souls, spring clean your homes!

Here are a few recipes, I have many more that I have collected. We use Young Living essential oils in our home, since the one's that I trust after personal research and using Young Living! I have been using essential oils for some time and I love them!
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Home cleaning recipes: 

Dish Soap
1/2 cup liquid castile soap (I like tea tree) 
1/8 cup water 
4 drops essential oil scent of choice (I use lemon.) 
1 1tsp. of vinegar  
mix everything together and store it in an old liquid dish soap bottle! 

Carpet Cleaner/ Bed Cleaner
  • Baking Soda
  • Thieves Essential oil 
  • Put in a mesh strainer and sprinkle over carpet. Let sit a little while and then vacuum.

All Purpose Disinfecting Spray 
  • 16 oz. glass spray bottle 
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 30 drops essential oil (see suggestions below)
  • 1 teaspoon borax~optional
  • Some recommended combinations include:
  • 15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon
  • 10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange
  • 30 drops thieves
  • 15 drops each of Grapefruit and thieves 
  • Directions: Add all ingredients to spray bottle. Shake thoroughly. 
    2 tbs Oil
    2 tbs Castille soap – I like the almond for wood floors.
    2 tbs Alcohol
    24 oz Water
    For little more fragrance add an essential oil of your choosing, such as almond and citrus.
    Mix ii spray bottle – Spray on floor using a damp cloth over a mop to wipe. Because these cleaners contain oil – you do need to make sure you shake the bottle, to keep the liquids mixed while cleaning.

  • Basic Household Cleaner:
    Fill a spray bottle with water and a squirt of castille soap.
    Add 3–5 drops each of lavender, lemon, and pine essential oils.

    Window Cleaner:
    Mix in 1 quart spray bottle:
    • 1 cup White Vinegar
    • 10-15 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
    • water

    Room Freshener:
    In a spray bottle mix:
    • Distilled Water
    • 5-15 drops essential oil
    • mix all together (great for pet too, depending on essential oils, recommend purification or lavender)  

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