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Spring Cleaning- DIY recipes

Our temperatures reached into the sixties this weekend – which meant opening up the windows and wiping down the sills. Vinegar, Baking Soda, Lavender Oil and Distilled Water are the cleaning products we use – recipes follow

In a glass spray bottle, combine one cup of white vinegar with one cup of distilled water and ten drops of lavender oil. Shake before use.

For extra scrubbing power. – sprinkle baking soda on the surface first before spraying – it will bubble a bit. Let sit for a minute or two and than wipe clean.

Variations – you can use a combination of essential oils five drops of each- lemon and lavender is nice – If you donโ€™t have any oils on hand – you can also infuse the vinegar. Add 1/4 cup of dried lavender to one cup of vinegar in a mason jar. Put on the top and let sit for ten days on a window sill with sunlight. Shake daily. When ready,Strain out lavender with fine mesh colander or cheesecloth. Vinegar will color from the lavender – add infused vinegar to your spray bottle with two cups of distilled water.

Infused vinegar

Avoid using vinegar sprays on granite or marble surfaces.


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