All Natural Cleaning Recipes

If you’re putting your spring cleaning on hold because just thinking about all of the potentially harmful chemicals in your current cleaning products is making you woozy, then these All Natural Cleaning Recipes are for you!

Not only do these cleaners smell GREAT but they are also effective, inexpensive to make, AND they are safe for your family & pets!


All Purpose Cleaner

  • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups distilled water
  • 15 drops of Lemon essential oil
  • 5 drops of Sweet orange essential oil
  • 5 drops of Rosemary essential oil

Funnel all these ingredients into a spray bottle, seal, and shake. There will be a battle of odors here, with the acidic vinegar likely winning out against the sweet-smelling oils, but don’t let this deter you.

The vinegar scent disappears quickly, but that citrusy, herby zing lingers on. And these oils aren’t just there for their scent alone. Lemon oil is a natural disinfectant, orange oil busts grease, and rosemary oil has some antibacterial and antiseptic qualities.


Lemon Scented Window Cleaner

  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 2 cups of distilled water
  • 10 drops of lemon essential oil

Mix all ingredients in a spray bottle.  Spray on any glass surface and polish with a microfiber cloth for a sparkling finish


Eucalyptus Toilet Bowl Cleaner

  • 1/3 cup Castile soap
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 1/3 cups baking soda
  • 25 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil

Fill a squeeze bottle with all ingredients, seal & shake.  Squeeze around the inside of the toilet bowl and let sit for 15 minutes. Scrub with a toilet brush, flush, and you’re done. **Aside from having a deliciously fresh aroma, eucalyptus is a natural germicide.


Vinyl & Tile Floor Cleaner

  • 1 gallon of hot water
  • 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons of castile soap
  • 2 tablespoons of washing soda
  • 10-20 drops of any citrus essential oil of your choice

Mix together in a bucket and wash with a mop or microfiber cloth.


Soap Scum Remover

  • ¼ to ½ cup Borax
  • 2 cups of hot water

Mix Borax and hot water in a spray bottle.  Shake well. Spray area thoroughly and let sit for 15 minutes then use a Magic Eraser sponge to clean.  Rinse and wipe dry.


Room Deodorizing Spray

  • 1 oz witch hazel
  • 3 oz distilled water
  • 18 drops Bergamot essential oil
  • 6 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 12 drops Lemon essential oil

Combine all ingredients in an 4 oz spray bottle and shake before each use.

Dane County Real Estate Market Update: March 2018

dane county market reportWhile March Madness is typically a basketball reference, the phrase holds meaning when looking at our local real estate market as well.

As we’ve started to settle into the spring housing market “madness” is quite possibly the best term to describe the current state of what we are seeing.

The combination of low inventory (the number of homes available for sale) and a strong economy have us firmly planted in a seller’s market in which the best homes are seeing fierce competition from interested homebuyers. read more…

Just Listed: 810 Longwood Dr, Oregon, WI 53575

Welcome Home! Nestled in the desirable Alpine Meadows neighborhood, this spacious home has a lot to offer!

The large kitchen boasts endless cabinet & counter space, a breakfast bar, tile backsplash & is open to the south-facing dinette.

Enjoy the living room’s gas fireplace during the colder months & the maintenance free deck in the warmer months. For extra living space, the exposed lower level is finished, complete with a family room that is wired for surround sound, a 4th bedroom, & a 3rd full bath.

The master suite features a large walk-in closet and private full bath with a walk-in shower.

Additional features include convenient upper laundry, 2 car garage & plenty of storage space!  Updates include a new AC & dryer in 2016, maintenance free deck in 2010. lower level finished in 2008, and window coverings in 2007.

For more information visit

Love Oregon Part 9 – Headquarters Bar & Restaurant

Happy Monday! 🥤🌭 We would like to present you with our last, but definitely not least, featured business in our Love Oregon series….. Headquarters Bar and Restaurant​!

🏐 Jamie wanted to open a business where the community could come together & kick back and HQ does exactly that! They offer a ton of different activities and events for all ages year round and they really do care about our community. Listen in to hear what love means to Jamie, what he likes most about the Oregon community, and what project they are currently working on with the village to better our amazing town.

✅ Visit our FB page & find this video to find out how you can be entered into a drawing to win a $20 gift card to HQ which was kindly donated by Jamie himself!

Love Oregon Part 8 – The Chocolate Caper

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away! If you haven’t already, we recommend stopping into our seventh featured business in our Love Oregon series, The Chocolate Caper, to get some sweet treats for your sweetheart!

Dan talks about some of the great things that the Oregon community has to offer and what love means to him. Tune in to hear more!

For any last minute Valentine’s Day gift shoppers, we will be giving away a $20 gift card to The Chocolate Caper. To enter, visit our FB page( and find this video with more information! #loveoregon #lovelocal #theminterteam

Love Oregon Part 7 – Oregon Bike and Skate

🌳 Even though there is snow on the ground we are thinking SPRING! And when we think of spring, we think of being outdoors and going on bike rides which is why our sixth feature business in our Love Oregon series is Oregon Bike and Skate!

🚴🏼‍♂️ When you visit Oregon Bike and Skate, you will be welcomed with a friendly smile and helpful, knowledgeable staff! Scott is a huge part of the Oregon Community and you can listen in now to see why he loves it so much and also what love means to him.

To be entered to win a FREE bike tune-up courtesy of Scott at OBS, visit our Facebook page, find this video along with the instructions on how to enter the drawing!

#loveoregon #lovelocal #theminterteam

Love Oregon Part 6 – Ofroyo

Happy Friday! Today would be a good day to stop by our 5th featured business in our Love Oregon Series to get a sweet start on the weekend…. Ofroyo!

Tina & Randy are all about the Oregon community and wanted to have a place where family & friends can gather, enjoy a tasty but healthy treat, and spend quality time together. Listen in as they tell us what love means to them, why they love Oregon, and their special promotions for this month!

We will be giving away a$20 Ofroyo gift card to share with your loved one or family. To be entered into the drawing visit our FB page and find this video for further instructions!

#loveoregon #lovelocal #theminterteam

Love Oregon Part 5 – The Zone

 With a strong emphasis on community, being your best possible self, and lifting others up, we thought it was fitting for Zone Training and Fitness to be a featured business in our Love Oregon series!

 We chatted with Megan, The Zone’s manager, about what she thinks love is, what she loves about the community, as well as programs that they have going on.

To be entered to win a 5-class pack AND a free admission to Girl Strong in the summer, visit our Facebook page, find this video along with the instructions on how to enter the drawing!

#loveoregon #lovelocal #theminterteam

Love Oregon Part 4 – Be Adventurous

After this past weekend’s ❄️❄️ and the bitter cold weather we have been having this week, we can’t help but dream of somewhere warm and tropical🏝️,which leads us to introducing our third featured business in our Love Oregon series….

⛩️ Be Adventurous Travel! ⛩️ It will easy to see why we picked this wonderful company to help represent our love for Oregon once you visit their website and read the short post on their homepage about the importance of making a difference in our community, random acts of kindness, and helping make others’ dream a reality.

We will be giving away a $70 gift certificate to Be Adventurous Travel that can be used to go towards service fees when you book your next dream vacation with them!

👏🏼👏🏼 To qualify, visit our Facebook page, find this video along with the instructions on how to enter the drawing!

#loveoregon #lovelocal #theminterteam

Love Oregon Part 3 – Charlie’s on Main

🤗 For our second featured Oregon business we bring you to Charlie’s On Main and we will be giving away a $50 gift card!

👨‍🍳 Listen in as Chef Dave tells us what love means to him, what he loves about our community, and a little bit about their Valentine’s Day specials!

Visit our FB page (The Minter Team) and find this video to learn how you can be entered to win a $50 gift card to Charlie’s on Main!

#loveoregon #lovelocal #theminterteam