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Green Cleaning with doTERRA Essential Oils

By Jo Hunt
Monday, August 6, 2018

Cleaning with Essential Oils

Essential oils are a naturally occurring substance that comes from plants. You can extract it from any part of the plant, and it is anywhere from 50 to 70 times more potent than its herbal counterpart.

In nature the oil defends the plant from predators, it attracts pollinators and regenerates cells and tissue. When we use the natural occurring chemistry from the essential oils, we get many different benefits. We get immune protection, cellular repair and regeneration...most are very high in anti-oxidants.

To green clean your home, you need water, vinegar, baking soda, and your essential oils.

green cleaning with essential oils

 

Hand wash - To make a foaming hand soap dispenser at home - you can fill a quarter of the dispenser full of liquid unscented castile soap, fill the rest up with water, then add twenty to twenty-five drops of essential oil.

While the essential oil can be used to provide the aroma you might desire, there are other factors that can contribute to the wash.

If you look at lavender for instance, it’s anti-bacterial, but it also helps with dry, irritated skin. So if you are washing your hands a lot, you might put lavender essential oil into your soap to help with nourishing the skin.

While essential oils can be used for providing both aromatic and health properties to cleaning products, it is not their only use.

Any pure essential oil can be used for many therapeutic uses

Lavender essential oils for instance can be used to help relieve joint or muscle pain, inhaled to act as a nervine and calmative that enhances relaxation, can reduce symptoms of colds and cough, and can help relieve headaches.

Microwave - Cleaning out a grimy microwave caked with stains or a refrigerator full of mysterious sticky residue is not a fun job. However, stains, spills, and other residue will soon be replaced with the lovely scent of Lemon essential oil with this simple Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner DIY. https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-refrigerator-and-microwave-cleaner
What once was a dreaded chore will soon be a simple task with a little help from vinegar, hot water and Lemon oil. Not only will this DIY save you time, but you’ll also smell the refreshing scent of Lemon each time you open the fridge or microwave.

Hob - The hob is often home to some of the biggest and toughest stains in the kitchen. Splatter from spaghetti sauce, leftover grease, and caked-on residue can quickly cover the stovetop, leaving you to scrub away the grime.
For a clean stove in less than 20 minutes, try https://www.doterra.com/US/en/diy-stove-top-cleaner that uses the Purify Cleansing Blend, baking soda, and other ingredients to leave you with a sparkling clean stove. Not only will the stove top look great once it is free from stains and grime, but this mixture leaves behind the uplifting, clean scent of Purify essential oil.

Air Freshners - If you are constantly looking for natural alternatives when it comes to cleaning and freshening your home, this Natural Air Freshener with essential oils is perfect for you . With only a few ingredients you can quickly add the fresh scent of essential oils to any area in your home.
The best part about this DIY is that it gives you the freedom to use your favourite essential oils. Just choose a few oils that you like best, and add them to the mixture to give it a fresh, long-lasting scent. Essential oils like Lemon, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lime, Wild Orange will add a powerful, refreshing aroma to this natural air freshener that is sure to brighten up any area of the home. While many store-bought fresheners contain toxins and chemicals, you can rest easy knowing that his natural air freshener provides a safe alternative for adding a little freshness to your home. https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-make-your-own-natural-air-freshener-with-essential-oils

Bathroom - Deep cleaning the bathroom often means breathing in harsh chemicals while you scrub on your hands and knees for hours. However, using Lemon, Lime or Wild Orange essential oils and other simple ingredients you can transform your bathroom cleaning routine.
This Soft Scrub Bathroom Cleanser DIY is particularly helpful for removing stains, soap scum, and brightening the appearance of your toilet and tile. No more scrubbing for hours, this mixture only needs to sit for 5-10 minutes before you scrub and then wipe away grime until it is clean. https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-bathroom-soft-scrub

Dustbins – one of my favourites!! - One of the worst perpetrators for foul smells in the home is the dustbin. You may have tried hot water, dish soap, or other attempts to lessen the terrible smell, but typically, it takes something a little stronger to keep these odours at bay.
To refresh a stale, stinky bin try these essential oil dustbin refreshers. They will clean and deodorize the bin, while the fresh scent of Lemon essential oil lingers around the sink and rest of the kitchen. https://www.doterra.com/US/en/diy-garbage-disposal-refreshers

Polish - Add a little shine to any of your wood furniture with this essential oil Wood Polish. Use essential oils like Wild Orange, Lime, and Lemon oil can help restore shine to wood tables, floors, chairs, and more. Although wood furniture should only be polished every few months, neglecting to maintain and clean wood regularly will leave it looking dull, worn-down, and old.
Using simple ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard at home, helping them to look new again. Try this essential oil wood polish today! https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-furniture-polish

Glass cleaner - It can be difficult to find an effective glass cleaner that isn’t full of toxins and chemicals that are damaging to the body as well as the environment. If you are looking for a natural alternative to hazardous glass cleaners, try making your own! This essential oil Glass Cleanser will allow you to use some of the best essential oils for cleaning—Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Wild Orange to wipe away fingerprints, water stains, and more.
Using three simple ingredients, you’ll be on your way to cleaner windows and mirrors in no time. And when you use this natural glass cleanser, you’ll smell the inviting, fresh scent of essential oils, rather than breathing in harsh toxins all day. https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/diy-glass-cleanser