Essential Oils

Essential oils are all the rage in the last few years and I can see why people love them. I use them for many things: perfume, air freshers, and stainless steel polishing..

To keep things smelling fresh there are places you can drip a dab here and there to keep your home smelling fresh without a diffuser. For instance: take your favorite oil and drop a little  in the cardboard area of either the toilet paper or paper towel roll.  The cardboard should soak the oil in and keep the smell around a little longer than normal. At Organic&Clean we usually use these oils to cut the smell of the vinegar we use,  Half water, half vinegar, and 4 drops of a nice smelling oil goes a long way. 

Tea Tree oil is another oil we use. It is an anti-fungal, so we  use this oil to spray down tile showers after they have been cleaned to fight any mold that may want to build up over time. 

The last thing we use it for it to polish stainless steel. Stainless steel appliances need to be polished and cleaned on a consistent basis and as beautiful as these appliances look when they are clean, they are always a challenge for the owner. We take our light solution and spray it onto a clean cloth until it is slightly damp, place 3-4 drops of oil on to the cloth, and rub it in. (*NOTE:* You do not want too much oil because in too large of a quantity it will be harder to rub in.) Once your cloth is ready to go, fold in the corners and polish in circles. ("Wax on, wax off" style.) Most people tell you to go with the grain of the stainless steel, and this can be true if the fridge has been cleaned like this for a very long time as it will have become "trained" in that direction. But with the circle motion it allows you to rub the oil into the fridge while training the fridge not to have ridged lines.

These are just a few of the possible applications for essential oils but if you have any suggestions, we would love to hear them. They are a great way for us to us an organic product that is healthy for our staff and our clients, and the selection of scents is almost infinite. This is just another way Organic&Clean is keeping our 100% organic business. Organic.