A clean house is a happy house

Well not necessarily, there are plenty of houses that are clean that are not happy, but a clean house is certainly one that we like to live in and like to look after.

Aromatherapy for cleaning.

Keeping the house clean is one of those tasks that is necessary and as I like a clean house. However, one of my favourite things when cleaning is to add a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil to very hot water and then mop the floor. (Pregnant women need to consult their Dr prior to using aromatherapy though)

Roses from a friend's garden with Kareen's artwork on wall in the background.

My favourite is tea tree to help kill bugs as well as to create a lovely smell, but I also love to use a bit of lavender diluted in water and wiped around bedroom window sills and rose oil is a delight as well. Lemon is lovely in the kitchen, and you can create a beautiful aroma throughout the house by simply steaming some water, vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon in a bowl in the oven for a while.

My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors. ~Bette Midler