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Cleaning the Healthy Way By Using Essential Oils


Although the surfaces of your home are wiped down shiny how sure are you that they are clean from gunk? Household cleaners may kill bacteria but they are filled with toxic chemicals that leave behind toxins after using to wipe down a surface! Cleaning your house has to be one of the most relieving chores of the day. The freshness helps you relax and clears your mind of some stress, I know we can all agree. To keep pure freshness in your home you need to introduce essential oils to your cleaning routine. They are used for a natural alternative for many things, non-toxic, and they can lift your mood and bring you so much more comfort in your home.


Toxic Free Living


I want to talk about the vigorous benefits that come from the usage of essential oils. Pure essential oils are so powerful that they demolish bacteria, dirt, and fungi from the home because of certain compounds they contain. Especially in this time it is important to pay attention to the health of you and your family by taking care of your quarantine safe space. Washing hands frequently and every time entering the home.


Recommend: If you are making a spray use 3-5 drops for very ounce of distilled water.


Lemon

Lemon oil eliminates bacteria due to it exerting antibacterial and antioxidant properties. A lemon scent gives a clean citric scent to the home.


Similar Oils: lemongrass, orange, grapefruit, lime


Citrus Scrub:

1 cup of baking soda
1/4 cup of liquid castile soap
10 drops of lemon essential oil
10 drops of lime essential oil
10 drops of orange essential oil
Mix together to form a paste. Apply to stove top or sinks with rag or sponge to clean stubborn gunk. Rinse with warm water.

Lemon Leather Polish:

1/2 cup of olive oil
10 drops of lemon essential oil
Use dry, clean rag to spot-polish leather and wood furniture.

Tea Tree

Tea Tree oil is best known for its purifying properties. It has over 90 different compounds and limitless applications. Tea tree oil fights germs, bacteria, viruses, and bugs. This antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti fungal, antiviral mixture is the ultimate solution or fighting off nasty bacteria that threaten the health of your family.

Uses: Tea tree oil is best for everyday cleaning throughout the house. It works especially well for removing musty or mildew odors in bathrooms, attics, and kitchens.


Similar Oils: eucalyptus, peppermint


All-purpose Cleaner:

2 cups of white vinegar
2 cups of water
30 drops of lemon essential oil
20 drops of tea tree essential oil
Mix ingredients in spray bottle and shake to combine. Use as spray cleaner in kitchen or bathroom.


Lavender

Lavender oil is naturally antibacterial and anti-odor. Lavender also has calming qualities, which makes it ideal for use around the home. Its soothing scent works well in the bedroom to reduce stress and induce sleep—while keeping your bedroom fresh and bacteria free. The Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume.


Uses: Use lavender oil to clean your mattress and linens while adding a relaxing scent. It also works well for toys because it’s highly effective against viruses and bacteria, but it’s safe for kids.  


Similar Oils: rosemary


Linen Spray:

1/4 cup of distilled water
3 tablespoons of vodka
20 drops of lavender essential oil
10 drops of peppermint oil
Add to small spritzer and shake to combine. Spray on sheets, pillowcases, linens, fabrics, and mattresses.

Air Freshener:

3/4 cup of distilled water
2 tablespoons of vodka
10 drops of lavender essential oil
5 drops of chamomile essential oil
Combine in 8 oz spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray throughout house to eliminate odors.

Eucalyptus

Not only does eucalyptus have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, it also has anti-inflammatory properties. When used around the home, it can actually help improve seasonal allergies. It’s also powerful for fighting mold and mildew. Studies show that eucalyptus also fights bacteria that cause influenza, pneumonia, staph, and strep.  

Uses: Eucalyptus is a great all-purpose cleaner, especially to stop mold, fight allergies, and repel rats.


Similar Oils: tea tree, peppermint, oregano


Deep Clean Scrub:

1/2 cup of baking soda
1/3 cup of natural liquid dish soap
1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide
3/4 cup of distilled water
30 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
Mix together in squeeze bottle. Squirt in toilet, shower, or other dirty crevices. Scrub with brush. Let stand for 20 minutes. Rinse.

Wild Orange

Orange is purifying and uplifting with a clean citrus scent. Orange is filled with vitamin which is so good for your home. The enzymes in orange actually helps eat away at bacteria. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange possesses stimulating and purifying qualities.

Uses: It’s great as an all-purpose spray as an alternative to lemon oil. It’s especially useful to clean cutting boards and appliances because it won’t add an unexpected taste to foods. It’s also a powerful grease fighter.


Similar Oils: lemon, lemongrass, grapefruit, lime


Citrus Cleaner:

1 1/2 cups of water
1 cup of white vinegar
30 drops of orange essential oil
Combine ingredients in spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray on surface and wipe with microfiber cloth.

Peppermint oil

Peppermint is cool, refreshing, and invigorating. It’s antibacterial and anti fungal, so it’s great for killing gunk hiding around your home. It’s also a natural rodent and pest repellent. Cleaning with peppermint oil kills bacteria and prevents dirty pests from hanging out in your home.  

Uses: Peppermint is great throughout the home, but it works especially well to deter pests. It’s also great for glass and mirrors that require a streak-free shine. It’s also great mixed in with other oils like lemon, lavender, and eucalyptus.


Similar Oils: spearmint, tea tree, eucalyptus, wintergreen


Window/Mirror Cleaner:

3 cups of distilled water
1/4 cup of vodka
1/4 cup of white vinegar
20 drops of peppermint essential oil
Combine all ingredients in spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray on mirrors, windows, or stainless steel. Wipe with paper towel or microfiber rag for streak-free shine.


Cinnamon Oil

For centuries, cinnamon has been considered the spice of protection and prosperity—and for a good reason. If you put it in your home, it can help kill off serious viruses and bacteria. Cinnamon oil is antibacterial and antiseptic, and it’s a natural home deodorizer. Nothing makes your home smell more inviting than cinnamon!

Uses: Cinnamon fights mold, mildew, fungi, and other gunky bacteria. It’s also effective against insects. Cinnamon is to freshen the air and deodorize.  


Similar Oils: thyme, oregano, rosemary


Mold Resistant Spray:

1 cup of water
1/2 cup of white vinegar
20 drops of cinnamon essential oil
10 drops of rosemary essential oil
10 drops of lemon essential oil
Shake in spray bottle to combine. Use on mold, mildew, and throughout the house.


Essential Oils Kit

Are you looking to get into Essential Oils but don't know where to start? Our family essentials kit from doTERRA is a great starter kit that I recommend to anyone looking to get started using Essential Oils! This kit comes with:

Along with a quick usage guide for each essential oil and blend! Click Here For more information!

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