Clean Spring Cleaning with the Aromatherapist Founder Bonita Barth!

Essential Oil Bottle with Lavendar

“It is time for a different, formal defence of nature. We should offer up not just the notion of being sensible and responsible about it, which is sustainable development, nor the notion of its mammoth utilitarian and financial value, which is ecosystem services, but a third way, something different entirely: we should offer up what it means to our spirits; the love of it. We should offer up its joy.”                 

  • Excerpt from The Moth Snowstorm by Michael McCarthy

Essential oils make it simple to bring the fresh, balancing scents of nature into your home and   eliminate unnecessary products and packaging, as well as toxic chemicals. But living with natural aromas also offers us something more; an opportunity to be moved by nature, be calmed by nature, to be made a little bit happier by the simple scents of the natural world.

Bring nature into your home with these quick, easy and super versatile DIY Recipes – made with ingredients that you can find right here at Nature’s Emporium!

Odour Eliminating Powder

With this combination of strong antimicrobial, cleansing and odour eliminating essential oils, we’ve got all the musty areas of your home covered. This powder is perfect for carpets, moist corners of the basement, shoes, sport’s bags, cupboards, even your car!

  • 30 drops The Aromatherapist Detox Blend
  • 30 drops The Aromatherapist Cypress Essential Oil
  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  1. In a Mortar & Pestle (or bowl with a spoon) combine your essential oils and baking soda, mixing until everything is thoroughly combined.
  2. Sprinkle your powder evenly over the desired surfaces, allow to sit for 20-25 minutes before vacuuming.
  3. Leftover powder can be stored in a tightly sealed jar for future use.

Disinfecting Surface Spray

Packed full of strong antibacterial essential oils, this spray can be used on kitchen counters, door handles, banisters – you name it!

  • 25 drops The Aromatherapist Woods Blend
  • 15 drops The Aromatherapist Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 1 squirt natural, unscented Dish Soap
  • 60 ml Distilled Water
  • 60 ml Spray Bottle
  1. Place a small squirt of natural, unscented dish soap at the bottom of your empty spray bottle (the soap will help oil and water mix together).
  2. Add your essential oil drops to the bottle and shake or stir the essential oil into the soap.
  3. Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water and give a small shake.
  4. Your Surface Spray is ready to use!

Clear the Air Room Spray

This room spray will help to kill lingering odours, disinfect the environment and encourage the respiratory health of you and your family. Spray it in the air, onto your couch cushions, pet’s beds, towel cupboards, and anywhere else that needs freshening up!

  • 40 drops The Aromatherapist Breathe Free Blend
  • 1 squirt natural, unscented Dish Soap
  • 60 ml Distilled Water
  • 60 ml Spray Bottle
  1. Place a small squirt of natural, unscented dish soap at the bottom of your empty spray bottle (the soap will help oil and water mix together).
  2. Add your essential oil drops to the bottle and shake or stir the essential oil into the soap.
  3. Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water and give a small shake.
  4. Your Room Spray is ready to use!

Fresh & Bright Window Cleaner

Besides leaving your windows sparkling clean, this window cleaner acts as a natural window diffuser! Your home will be filled with the fresh lemony scent of Clean Blend every time the sun shines through the windows.

  • 20 drops of The Aromatherapist Clean Blend
  • 250 ml White Vinegar
  • 250 ml Water
  • 500 ml Spray Bottle
  1. In the bottom of your empty spray bottle, place your essential oil drops.
  2. Fill halfway with white vinegar and the rest with water. Shake well.
  3. Your Window Cleaner is ready to use!

Relaxing Linen Spray

This linen spray will not only smell divine, it will encourage restful sleep for you, your family and your guests! Spritz into your linen cupboard or onto your bedding before going to sleep.

  • 15 drops The Aromatherapist Sandalwood Essential Oil
  • 25 drops The Aromatherapist Lavender Highland Essential Oil
  • 100 ml The Aromatherapist Rose Bulgarian Hydrosol
  1. Place your essential oil drops directly into your 100 ml bottle of Rose Buglarian Hydrosol and shake.
  2. Your Linen Spray is ready to use!

Mold Eliminating Tile and Bathroom Cleaner

This action packed cleaning spray can be used directly on bathroom tiles and grout, or added in equal parts to baking soda to create a scrubbing paste.

*Wear gloves when using this cleaner, Cinnamon & Clove can be irritating to the skin.

  • 5 drops The Aromatherapist Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
  • 5 drops The Aromatherapist Clove Bud Essential Oil
  • 10 drops The Aromatherapist Thyme Linalol Essential Oil
  • 250 ml White Vinegar
  • 250 ml Spray Bottle
  1. Place your essential oil drops into your empty spray bottle.
  2. Fill your bottle with White Vinegar and shake well.
  3. Your Tile and Bathroom Cleaner is ready to use!

Anti-Fungal Surface Spray

This spray is designed to combat the growth of mold and help to eliminate the odour connected with it. Spray regularly onto any area of your home that has a mold issue.

  • 10 drops The Aromatherapist Palmarosa Essential Oil
  • 10 drops The Aromatherapist Rose Geranium Essential Oil
  • 100 ml White Vinegar
  • 150 ml Water
  • 250 ml Spray Bottle
  1. Place your essential oil drops into your empty spray bottle.
  2. Fill your bottle halfway with White Vinegar and the rest with water. Shake well.
  3. Your Surface Spray is ready to use!

Add a couple of drops of these essential oils to your…

Dish Water

The Aromatherapist Bergamot or Sweet Orange Essential Oil will turn washing the dishes into a time to destress.

Children’s Laundry

The Aromatherapist Calm Bambinos Blend will add a gentle calming aroma to your children’s clothes and linens.

Dusting Cloth

The Aromatherapist Eucalyptus Radiata & Spearmint Essential Oils will help clear the area of dust mites and leave a fresh scent.

About the Author

Bonita Barth, Herbalist & Aromatherapist

Bonita Barth is trained as an Herbalist and Aromatherapist. She’s been working in the fields of Plant Medicine, Organic Perfumery and Natural Skincare for over 30 years. She’s been supplying The Aromatherapist, her line of eco-cert Certified Organic and Wildcrafted Essential Oils, Carrier Oils and Hydrosols across Canada since 1993. 



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