We’re not going to lie, February is usually when we are done with the cold and ready to throw open those windows and let the warm spring air into our homes. Who’s with us?! That’s why this month is the ideal time to get started on your spring cleaning checklist. And since we are all about a healthy, botanical-infused lifestyle, here are five ways you can naturally clean your home and keep things smelling fresh for you and your family this spring.

1. The refrigerator

The best fridge cleaner is a simple combination of salt and soda water. The bubbling action of the soda water works with the abrasive texture of the salt to make a powerful, all natural cleaner.

2. Window screens

After a winter of rain, snow and mud, your screens could use some TLC. Cleaning them is easier than you think...all you really need is a scrap of carpeting. It makes a powerful brush that removes all the dirt without using any cleaning solutions.

3. Throughout the home

After a major flu season, you’ll want to go through your home and remove germs from things like door handles and light switches, and counters. If you are looking for an all natural solution, but worried it won’t eliminate germs, try this powerful antimicrobial essential oil spray.

4. The kitchen

For obvious reasons, this is usually an area that needs a little more attention. Spring is a good time to deep clean all areas of the kitchen including wiping down cabinets, tables, and drawers. We recommend trying this thyme infused rubbing alcohol...it will change your kitchen cleaning routine.

5. Laundry room

We’re 100% serious...you’ll wonder how you lived so long without Soap Nuts. It’s a frugal and natural way to wash all your towels. Added bonus? It’s ideal for those in your family suffering from any skin issues such as eczema.