Spring officially arrives on Wednesday, March 20, with the Vernal Equinox. It’s as good a reason as any to give your home, office– even your lifestyle and self-talk– a thorough cleansing. Out with old, stale, broken stuff. In with fresh, wholesome stuff.

Just be sure that products you use to make your environment sparkle and shine are good for you and good for the whole earth, too. This may seem like a no-brainer, except that lots of household supplies contain petrochemicals, artificial perfumes and dyes–and more–which are potentially toxic.

Essential oils as well as organic, earth-safe compounds like baking soda and vinegar get the job done without inflicting damage to you, your family, or the planet. Whip up your own non-toxic, green cleaning products (see recipes), followed by a renewing aromatherapy shower.