This tip does double-duty, because it also minimizes bacteria and fungal growth in your cleaning sponge. Start with a fresh new damp sponge. Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil or blend on the sponge - we like peppermint, rosemary, or the Hell Scent Aromatherapy™ blend Blow Me, for that little extra uplifting boost in the morning. Leave the sponge on the floor of your shower or tub when showering, not directly under the stream of water. If you want to activate the scent just step on the sponge a couple of times.
Another good tip to keep kitchen & dish sponges from getting funky - forget mircowaving them - just rinse with vinegar after you're done using (or better yet, you can actually do much of your cleaning with vinegar!) and add a few drops of lemon or peppermint oil. This inhibits bacterial growth, and keeps your kitchen smelling fresh naturally.