Renting often means ugh, seriously?

and in this case, it was a lot of. well, “OK let me just go ahead and clean that mysterious weird splattering on the wall because apparently you were in too big of a hurry moving two floors up (and now you have to see me EVERY DAY) to take of that yourself.” seriously.

yesterday I had finally made my way to the stainless steel sink in the kitchen. at least I hoped it was stainless, it was an odd shade of rusty brown…..a mix of the high iron content water around these parts and what I’m guessing is years of never being scrubbed.

now, typically I would take out the strong powdery cleaner in the round green can that I was raised on, but this day, this day I had received my ‘Oil Mail’ containing doTERRA’s concentrated cleaner. so, I sprinkled some baking soda, a little bit of kosher salt for added grit and about 10 drops of OnGuard Concentrated cleaner all directly into the sink and went to work with a scrubby.

worked a charm! and smelled heavenly. (OnGuard contains: wild orange, clove bud, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils)


(ps: oh, and it’s on sale this month. 10% off. talk to me about oils on twitter, facebook or by using the form via the link up above.)

clean that kitchen! (and other fun things to do while we wait for spring….)

it seems like it will never get here.
I hear the birds outside my window in the morning.
some days the sun is even shining.
the mountains of snow are slowly becoming just piles of gray icy mass.
yesterday it went up to 52 degrees here in the Hudson River Valley.

but still, no spring.

so I look around this tiny apartment for more things to….well, clean.
because that’s what I do when I’m cooped up and have run out of things to organize.




it’s been a long hard winter here. but now it’s time to move forward, face new challenges and find the silver lining in that brutalness.

I’m going to start by cleaning.

(if you’re interested in the onGuard cleaning deal this month from doTERRA, click on the essential oils link above)