Over the years, I learned several important things...
- People are gross
- Some janitorial companies are terrible
- There is a an "okay way" and a "right way" to clean things
- The janitor deserves as much, if not more, respect than anyone else
I also associate the smell of cleaning products with home and comfort because that was family time. I bought some "ammonia free" Windex a few months ago and hate using it because it doesn't smell right. They say smell is the strongest sense tied to memory. Certain things just smell like childhood to me. Play-Dough (store bought, not homemade), baking banana bread, and certain cleaners.
When I open a new bottle of essential oil I always always sniff it. It can be something I've purchased a thousand times and I'll still tear into the box like a kid at Christmas.
So when I got my first bottle of Tea Tree Oil from Simply Earth, I did exactly that...
and instantly transported back to childhood. It smells so clean!!!
I know there are a dozen uses for Tea Tree oil. Most of which involve dealing with skin issues (bug bites, rashes, etc) but I just had to use it to clean.
I took it upstairs and poured a little in hot water in the sink and used that solution to clean the counter and floor of the bathroom. Today, I poured some in a bowl of hot water and dipped a sponge to clean the counters.
I also put a few drops on the cleaning pad of my steam mop to make it smell nice.
You can bet your britches I'm going to take that powder upstairs and apply it to the carpet in the guest room (previously the cats' room)
Like I said previously about Simply Earth, this is a newer but pretty awesome company. This is definitely a company I'll keep on my radar.