3.28.10 Clean Slate

Thieves 790 xxx
photo by george billard
My friend Scott recently gifted me with an interesting bottle of cleaning solution. I’m very into using natural products like baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and vinegar for cleaning (see more here), but I also want something that smells naturally good, so I often add essential oil of lavender or geranium to these concoctions. Looks like the people behind Thieves products have something similar in mind. They make a special blend, combining oils of cinnamon, clove, lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary for a fresh and rather medieval scent. Turns out they took a cue from some 12th-century thieves who were able to rob the dead victims of the Plague without becoming infected. How? By rubbing themselves with a concoction of aromatic herbs, including cinnamon, clove and oregano. Needless to say, Thieves products work wonders on airborne bacteria, helping to fight mold, mildew and musty odors. Check out their website for great tips on cleaning, and to learn more about their products, which can also be used for cleaning your own insides.I'm off to Turks & Caicos tomorrow for some fun in the sun and I'm very excited to have a little vacation time. G and I have not left the country since our trip to Southeast Asia last winter. I'll probably post a few times from there but you'll have to forgive me if I'm not quite as prolific. Even gluttons need a break now and then...xoxo


have a terrific trip, you wondrous gourmet. i'm sure you'll return with many gluttonous treasures.
miriam on March 28, 2010 at 3:13 pm —
Not sure I'll be smuggling any conch or coconuts back, but you never know...xo
laura on March 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm —
they most certainly do! have a wonderful time. love all these yummy fragrances, i love them, too. clove, geranium, the works. when my mother makes food at home and there is a smell , let's say she has been frying onions, she always has a pot of water simmering on the stove with some cloves in it. when it's winter, she even throws some directly into the fireplace! x shayma
shayma on March 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm —
Have a wonderful vacation, and Happy Passter or Easover! ; )
nakedbeet on March 28, 2010 at 7:57 pm —
Good Pesach to you!
laura on March 28, 2010 at 11:28 pm —
Oooh, I'll have to try that while we're still lighting fires...
laura on March 28, 2010 at 11:29 pm —