How to clean with Essential Oils

I ditched household cleansers a few years ago after reading too much on the horrors of regular cleansers.  Just read the warning labels on the back of your products. Making your own cleansing products is actually very simple and VERY cost effective.  Essential oils are antibacterial, antiviral, anti fungal and anti microbial and do an excellent job cleaning everything from counter tops to toilets!

I’m going to start with an all-purpose cleanser. I use this for everything, literally.  I clean granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, wood floors, tile floors, mirrors, windows etc.  I spray it in my washing machine, on toilet seats and use it on door knobs. It gives a streak free shine and costs pennies to make.

ALL-PURPOSE CLEANSER

  • 3/4 full White Vinegar
  • 1/4 full water
  • 15 drops Peppermint Oil

Lemon, lavender, melaleuca and On Guard work really well.  I sometimes just use On Guard when we are under attack during flu and cold season.

WOOD POLISH

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 2 tsp. castile soap
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil

Mix all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake.  To use, spray on wood surfaces and remove with a dusting cloth.

CARPET DEODORIZER

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 30 drops lavender essential oil

Add both ingredients in a sifter canister. Gently sprinkle evenly over carpet, wait at least an hour then vacuum thoroughly.    I like to do this as soon as my girls go to school then vacuum up before they get home. We’ve had a couple of stomach bugs as well as a few animals having accidents so this little DIY comes in handy!

TOILETS

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup Borax
  • 15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil

I use this recipe for super bad toilets. Dump all ingredients into the toilet bowl and scrub.  Allow to set in the toilet for several hours then scrub again and flush. You can make a simple spray solution of white vinegar and about 20 drops of lemon essential oil.  Spray outside of toilet, the seat and inside the bowl thoroughly. Sprinkle baking soda inside the bowl and use a toilet brush to scrub.

I hope this has been a helpful post.  DIY cleaning products are so easy compared to DIY skin care!  Commercial cleansing products are so incredibly toxic not to mention the money adds up.

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