Spring Cleaning

Written by Kristal Moffett

This year I learned a wonderful new technique to help clean and freshen your living environment in a non toxic way.  I tried this on my home a few weeks ago for the first time and loved the feeling it left in my house.  My poor house had been slightly neglected and was feeling stagnant and blah.  I decided that the house needed a scrub and tried a technique my doctor had mentioned to me, a wall washing.  It was an absolute success!

To begin you will need:

  • A bucket of water filled about half way up, add approximately 4 drops of lavender essential oil, 4 drops of lemon essential oil and approximately 2 teaspoons of baking soda. 
  • A new soft mop top


  • You will want to remove all your art work, photos, textiles or any other items from your walls once you begin.
  • Submerge your mop in the water and wring out completely. 
  • Lightly go over the walls in your home from top to bottom.   
  • My walls have milk based paint on them.  If you have any finish other than standard paint, you will want to start with a small section and make sure the finish
  • doesn’t discolor.
  • I took my time and really thought about cleaning and clearing the space.  The end result was an incredibly refreshed and renewed environment. 

The perfect home pick-me up for Spring!!!