Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday...Peppermint Countertop Spray

Last year sometime in the late fall, I read a post over at Scratchin' The Surface which is now Life of GRITS, otherwise known as "Bev's Blog"! ANYWAY, in that post, Bev casually mentioned that she had "just finished mopping her floor with peppermint water, and..." the post went on with some profound wisdom that generally comes in Bev's posts, but there were quite a number of us, who zeroed in on the whole "Peppermint Mop Water" thing, and her comments apparently filled up with questions about it. :) So, the next day, she indulged us by revealing that she mops her floors with a bucket of hot water, a small squirt of dish soap, and a few drops of Peppermint Oil (which she found at the health-food store).

So, I jumped on the information, and began doing the same in my house. I absolutely LOVE the way it cleans my floors with no residue and everything smells all "pepperminty" and "holidayish" when I'm finished!

So, imagine my delight, when around Christmas time last year, I discovered Method Peppermint-Vanilla Countertop Spray Cleaner! It was absolutely wonderful, and my kitchen smelled so made me WANT to clean the counters, just so the kitchen would smell good! Unfortunately, I soon discovered that this was a "Limited Edition" item, only available during the holiday season....aarrgghh!

But, as I was walking through my local Target one day, I saw it! It's my beloved Method cleaner, with no dyes or fragrance! I bought it, took it home, added a few drops of the Peppermint Oil I use for mopping, and a drop of Vanilla, and voila! My "pepperminty", "holidayish" smelling kitchen was back in business!

I should add that the kids suggested that different scents for different seasons might be appropriate, so we also use Lavender Oil, Lime Oil, Orange Oil, or Cinnamon Oil when the mood strikes!

Gee, now I feel like cleaning something!

Remember to check out more Works for Me Wednesday ideas over at Rocks in My Dryer!


Anonymous said...

This is Fantastic!!

So there's no stickyness, no bug attracting? If so I'm off to Target right Now.

Blessings, Whitney

Precision Quality Laser said...

Oh, that sounds lovely! I love peppermint scents :) Great tip!

Popped over from WFMW

Christa said...

Oh, bless your head for sharing this. I love peppermint and, for a woman who's perpetually pregnant, it's a smell that doesn't make me sick. Yippee. I'm adding it to my Target list now. Thanks!

Jodi said...

great idea - I need to pick some of that up the next time I'm @ Target - thanks!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! I love those scents!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I used to love the lavender all-purpose Method, but they discontinued it too. Now, I can try your idea and enjoy my favorite scent again. Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Oh, that sounds lovely! I love peppermint scents :) Great tip!