House Cleansing Powder
Saturday January 18, 2020
I have a rent inspection coming up in a few days*. The past few days, my health/pain have been pretty rubbish, so I haven’t actually been able to start the cleaning yet, but it did inspire me to make a cleansing powder for when I can!
This is something that’s been on my to-do list for a while - a powder with multi-level benefits: to both deodorise the carpets, and give the space an extra energetic deep-clean!
- ½ cup salt
- ½ cup bicarb soda (baking soda)
- A few tablespoons herbs
- A few drops of essential oils
I used 1 tablespoon each of lavender and rosemary, 2 teaspoons of rose petals, and 1 teaspoon each of lemon myrtle and sage. I ground them up as finely as I could with my mortar and pestle, and then mixed them with the salt & bicarb, and added 2 drops lemon myrtle oil, 2 drops lavender, and 4 of sweet orange oil.
Given my partner and I are both particularly struggling with our physical and mental health recently, I wanted a mix that gave the space a solid cleanse out of stagnant energy (even more than the whole-house clean that a rent inspection sparks), plus being in some calm, healing, and mood-boosting vibes, which that mix of add-ins felt perfect for 💜
The plan is to sprinkle the powder over all the carpets and leave to sit for a while before we vacuum. The salt is a great energetic cleanser, bicarb an excellent deodoriser, and the selection of herbs and oils both works on an energetic level and smells GREAT!
*I don’t know if rent inspections are a thing elsewhere in the world, but here, basically whomever’s in charge of the property you’re renting comes by quarterly to check on the condition of the place. I think it’s mostly supposed to be to check for any maintenance that might be required, and generally make sure you’re not trashing the place, but some folks take it to the extreme of making sure it’s in immaculately clean/perfect condition. It’s annoying, but at least it means our house gets a very solid clean every 3 months!