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Dos and don’ts of cleaning with essential oils

Many people have heard of them, but what are essential oils? They are made from certain plants leaves and barks and are concentrated into oils. These oils have so many applications from rubbing them on your skin for health benefits to adding smells to creams and body washes. They also have great applications in cleaning; with the citrus family able to break down grease and grime. An important thing to note however, is how and how much to use. 

 

There are so many fantastic oils with which you can clean. These are our top two. 

 

Lavender –

Many people know and associate the smell of lavender with sleep and meditation however, those great properties can also be applied to your laundry. Cleanmyspace.com recommends using 5 drops of lavender essential oils before you put your washing in the machine. The lavender will remove the damp smell and will prevent mildew and mold from building up. They also recommend using lavender essential oils for bed linens. Simply spray a small amount when making the bed for a better and healthier nights sleep. 

 

Lemon –

The citrus family is known for its degreasing abilities and antiviral properties. Lemon essential oils have an incredible amount of power to cut through grime and remove sticky substances. The smell from lemon essential oils compliments rooms such as the kitchen and bathrooms. There are many other oils and smells which compliment the lemon such as basil, vanilla or rosemary. 

 

Now for those important bits. The Do’s and Don’ts. These come from apartmenttherapy.com.

 

Do not use them undiluted or directly on your skin. Some essential oils are extra concentrated. This means they cannot be used directly on surfaces and especially should not be used directly on skin. You should use a secondary “carrier oil” such as coconut oil to dilute it before use. 

 

Do not mask recurring odors. Essential oils are great for masking certain smells however if you find recurring bad smells in your kitchen or bathroom coming from the plumbing you may have a hidden issue which needs a professional. 

 

Do use newer oils. Old oils are likely to spoil due to repeated exposure to the air. It is recommended by businessmirror.com.ph to throw out oils which are 3 years old or more. 

 

Do avoid UV Rays and the Sun. Prolonged exposure to the sun will damage the oils. Some oils especially those with citrus ingredients are phototoxic. This means they will leave your skin damaged when exposed to direct UV for prolonged periods of time. 

 

For more great tips and tricks check our blog and social media pages.

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COVID-19 5th January Update

 

Just to let you know we are open for business as usual and you can continue to have your cleaner clean your house.

The government has made it clear that cleaners are still permitted to work inside peoples' homes as long as Government Guidelines on social distancing and staying safe are followed (see below). In summary:

You can be outside of your home for work purposes where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home, including if your job involves working in other people's homes.

The full text can be found here New National Restrictions from 5 January (in England; there are similar texts available for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Specifically relating to cleaners, the guidance continues: 'This guidance applies to those working in, visiting or delivering to home environments. These include, but are not limited to, people working in the following areas:

  • 'This can include work in other people's homes where necessary - for example, for nannies, cleaners, social care workers providing support to children and families, or tradespeople (this is not an exhaustive list)'

Note this guidance is for people who are fit and well, and is dependent on the following social distancing guidelines being followed:

  • No work should be carried out in a household where people are isolating or where an individual is being shielded.
  • The cleaners can continue work, providing that they are well and have no symptoms. No work should be carried out by a cleaner who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild, or when someone in their own household has symptoms.
  • No work should be carried out in a household where any occupants are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, or households with a possible or confirmed case of coronavirus.
  • Whilst in the house. a cleaner should maintain a safe distance of at least two metres from any household occupant at all times, and ensure good ventilation in the area where they are working, including opening the window.
  • Upon entering the home, cleaners should wash their hands using soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Cleaners should wash their hands regularly, particularly after blowing their nose, sneezing or coughing, and when leaving the property.

The good news with regard to cleaning is that the cleaners can social distance from their clients very easily, and we would advise that, if you are at home when they are there, that you remain in a separate room to your cleaner.

If you are happy to adhere to the government guidelines - and if your cleaner has not been in touch already - then please just call the office and we will ensure that your cleaning continues.

Best regards

The Cleanhome Team