Posted: 21/10/2012 at 17:44
It's so lovely to see you using the spelling of Rosemarie for the beautifully scented herb, usually spelled Rosemary - I like it as it is my name and the way I spell it. I agree with you regarding cleaning agents, the use of herbs not only smells good, but many of them are as you say, disinfectant and antimicrobial. Rosemarie is one as is mint, especially the deeper green ones such as black perppermint. Of course pine needles are good too, which is why so many 'disinfectants' are artificially perfumed with it. A long soak of the needles, strain the fluid and use for floors, surfaces etc., and bathrooms benefit from it too. If people do not wish to use fresh herbs, or do not have access to them, maybe at least use decently sourced, earth friendly cleaning items without all the articial stuff in them - saving some of what is left of the planet.