Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Cleaning with Thieves

So working in a green house means you might have to deal with tons of dust, bugs, spiders, and mice.
This spring, as I was cleaning out all the amendment cupboards, I found loads of mouse crap. Now I don't know about you, but I've always been scared to death of mouse droppings.. Ever since I was little, I always imagined accidentally breathing one little diseased particle in my lungs and thus dying a slow and painful death. 
So I've always been very careful around it. My family has always uses bleach or rubbing alcohol to clean up iffy things like  that; however, working in an organic greenhouse poses a different set of rules. One being: no chemicals. 
Instead of any of those harsh chemicals, I used a natural cleaner made from Thieves Vinegar. 
Thieves is a concoction of vinegar infused with herbs, spices or garlic that was believed to protect users from the plague. (Read more about it here: 

It's also known to clean and purify the air, so some boil a little water containing it while there is sickness in the house. 

So all this to say, that's how I cleaned up the mouse droppings. Although I'm a bleach kind of gal, I felt very confident in using this natural substance. And thieves smells sweet of cinnamon and other spices, too. Which is pleasant to work around. :) 


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

In hopes of more postings...

I've been working at a green house and garden over the last few months and have been learning TONS about plants, planting, soil, health, nutrition, and the like. Every week, almost everyday, I learn something new about how things work and live. My wonderful boss is also coaching me in the ways of being a health consultant, and constantly stresses the great importance of maintaining a healthy diet and life style. My boss has worked with Body Balance for years and has seen the amazing effects of getting the right nutrients and vitamins through Supplements and vegetables. So in the following blogs I hope to share a little bit of what I learn.

It can make for an amazing life when we stay open to constant learning and growing. :)