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Fragrant Floor Wash How-To

Fragrant Floor Wash How-To

Next time you’re mopping up the floors, consider adding essential oils to the soap and water. This author does, and whenever guests enter her home they almost always exclaim, “What smells so good in here?”

She notes that besides their wonderful aromas, there are known beneficial effects from essential oils that can be experiences by your whole family when their use is incorporated into the daily routine.

Here her recommended essential oils for floor-cleaning solutions:

Combine 20 drops of pure essential oils with Murphy’s oil soap or a health-food store brand of all-purpose detergent (Murphy’s is actually a detergent) as directed, to 2 gallons of water.

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Read more: Home, Non-Toxic Cleaning

Adapted from The Essential Oils Book, by Colleen K. Dodt (Storey Books, 1996). Copyright (c) 1996 by Colleen K. Dodt. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Essential Oils Book, by Colleen K. Dodt (Storey Books, 1996).

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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2:23PM PST on Feb 13, 2012

Thanks Annie.

7:15AM PDT on Aug 8, 2011

Thank you

2:09AM PST on Feb 5, 2011

Wonderful, people who share aromatherapy and the many uses. I think the more people know of how essential oils can be used, they would save money and actualy have a healthier home. Cats like some essential oils. My sister uses certain essential oils to help them with certain conditions. She contacted Caroline Ingraham (Animal Aromatherapy) who advised her what to use. Oils must be organic though. Here is my link x

11:42PM PST on Feb 2, 2011

Thanks for the info.

7:07PM PST on Feb 2, 2011

awesome information! can't wait to aromacise my home!


6:11PM PST on Feb 2, 2011

thanks for the info....

7:12PM PST on Nov 25, 2010

thank you! I sue them everywhere else why not... just worry abotu the cat...

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