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The Major Benefit Of Using Basil To Clean Your Home
You can use a basil cleaning spray for many different household cleaning tasks, including windows, stainless steel appliances, tiles, bathroom surfaces, and kitchen countertops.
Basil makes a good cleaner, thanks to its antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and can help protect against E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Pseudomonas vulgaris.
A simple method of making a basil-infused cleaning spray requires white vinegar, a 16-ounce mason jar, four or five sprigs of basil, and the peels from four oranges or lemons.
Place the basil and peels into the jar and top it off with vinegar. Seal it and let it sit in a cool, dark area for at least 10 days, then strain it and top it off with water.
Basil leaves can also be used as a natural air freshener by simply placing a few fresh leaves in a bowl or tying them in a bundle and hanging them in a well-ventilated area.
The aromatic herb is also known for its insect-repellent properties, and planting basil in your garden or keeping potted basil plants indoors can help deter mosquitoes and flies.