Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Delicious Mopping



For the last several years I loved using a squirt of Method Floor Cleaner in my mop bucket; I alternated between bottles of lavender and lemon-ginger. But I haven't seen it at Target in months, and out of necessity have come up with something I love far more.

Oh, this is so delicious.

In my mop bucket I do a tiny dab of dishwashing liquid, then three or four drops of peppermint essential oil. Cleaning heaven.

17 comments:

C.A. Worcester said...

Anna,

That is a great! I wanted to let you know too, that if you add the peppermint oil (a few drops to one squirt bottle - adjust accordingly) with some vinegar and water, you will have a great window cleaner too.

I have an organic cleaning business and my customers love the smell of the peppermint oil too!

Cheryl :-)

Huskerbabe said...

I use rosemary essential oil when I mop. It's invigorating too.

Serena said...

I have a few bottles of essential oils, and it's fun to use a different one according to my mood each time I mop. Peppermint oil also helps keep ants away. During ant season, in addition to using it in mop water, I drizzle a few drops on my counter and wipe with a damp rag. Smells lovely and cool.

G.L.H. said...

And I love Daisy in her smock!

Kelley said...

I love using essential oils...Lemon and lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus or spearmint and eucalyptus...there are so many wonderful combos to come up with when mopping and cleaning!

Michelle said...

Oh how sweet!

I also love to use the peppermint oil. Smells so refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Too cute for words. Even the boys could not argue, and they like picutes of Daisy best when she is around food. Lynn

Barbara said...

Mmmm....I have some essential oils! I'll have to try that next time I mop. Thanks for the tips!

Julian said...

Daisy is a little picture of you. The picture almost looks like its heavenly, with the sun shining in, on the wooden floors. She will one day be a sweet little mamma....
The floor mopping idea sounds great, Ill have to try it. Happy Cleaning! Christina

Mrs. Pickles said...

What a great idea! I'm pretty attached to my apple-scented Lysol, but I might try this for a general household cleaner.
And wherever did you get that adorable little mop for Daisy?? My two little girls would just about kill for one of those!

ResidentTinyTown said...

My first comment to your lovely blog spot:

This is a new idea for me, Anna! Somehow you've compelled me to WANT to mop today. ;)
I only have tea tree on the shelf; so tea tree it is!

Rhonda

Roberta said...

My three year old and I are looking at this picture together...she loves to help too. Where did you find this childsize mop?
The lighting is this picture is beautiful too.

Thanks for the idea.

Kim said...

I usually rely the old faithful lavender but I used the peppermint today and it smells divine. I think I'll switch out my vacuum bag and use a few drops on a cotton ball in the bag as well.

BTW, I got authentic child sized mops and brooms for my kiddos at a local cleaning supply store. They weren't very expensive either.

kim

Anna said...

Daisy's mop came from Toys-R-Us before Christmas. I would love to find a tiny broom and dustpan as well. She takes it all so seriously, and loves that the mop really gets wet and must be squeezed out.

Scratchin' the Surface said...

My daughter told me about this post of yours - buying some today so my house smells wonderful all weekend long. xoxo

YayaOrchid said...

I also really like the picture of your little one. It is such a good photo. I like the idea of using peppermint oil, but must ask where you get yours. I've seen oils at places like Michaels and Target (I think) and wonder if they are strong enough to last. What other uses would you have for essential oils? Thank you.
SewYaya

Michelle said...

what a great idea:)Thanks for posting it,I can't wait to try it.and how adorable is your dd?i'll have to show my dd maybe that will inspire her?haha

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