We are exposed to many toxins daily and a large number of these are from our own homes.
Replacing our cleaning products with natural alternatives is one way we can start to remove these toxins.
So why clean naturally? It is:
- Safe for you and your family
- Easy on the pocket
- Highly effective
- Environmentally friendly
There are some must have basics when we are looking to clean naturally.
Absorbs and eliminates odor. Use to clean countertops, sinks, and tubs. Sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet and vacuum after 30 minutes for a fresher look and feel
Contains natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. Cuts grease and dissolves mineral deposits.
Lifts dirt, cuts grease, and eliminates tough stains. Pour a small amount over baking sheets and pans then scrub for a few minutes, and you’ll have clean, shiny results.
Salt is an effective scouring agent. Pour salt mixed with hot water down the kitchen sink regularly to deodorize and keep grease from building up. Mix salt with Lemon essential oil and use to remove stubborn coffee and tea cup stains.
doTERRA fractionated coconut oil or olive oil
Great natural cleaner and polisher. Rub it into leather or polish wood surfaces.
Glass or stainless steel spray bottles are best as pure essential oils can eat away at some plastics but I’m also personally happy to use a high quality BPA free plastic for cleaning purposes only. I always look for a number 1 (PETE) or number 2 (HPDE) on the bottom.
doTERRA essential oils
Why use essential oils?
- Neutralise odours
- Fight germs
- Purify surfaces and the air
- Elevate mood!!!
There are many of the doTERRA essential oils that are great for cleaning, here are a few:
- Wild orange
- Tea Tree
- On Guard
There are some great recipes for natural cleaning products on the doTERRA website. Check out this page for inspiration.
I have put together a number of cleaning blends from various sources. Images for these can be found in the cleaning blends section on my website.
If you would like to know more about cleaning with essential oils feel free to watch my webinar.
Here are some blends to get you started: