DIY Green Cleaning With Essential Oils
One of the first things that got me hooked on using doTERRA essential oils was the potential to make my own non-toxic cleaners that work. This meant I could easily create cleaners that would be gentler in our home and gentler for the environment
It is important that we are concerned about air pollution and smog in the air that we breathe in and toxic waste being dumped into our waterways. What about the toxic chemicals we use in our home which pollute the air we breathe and contaminate the surfaces we clean that we then prepare food on?
The aromatic compounds in essential oils are beneficial to us when we breathe them and are absorbed by our body. The familiar smell of bleach and all-purpose cleaners are also air borne compounds, and those fumes are absorbed by our body. Should this concern you? That’s your call, but it definitely concerns me!
We can easily avoid unnecessary pollutants in our home by making our own cleaning products and sanitisers, which are cost effective, kind to your body and the environment.
The very first cleaner that I made was a simple all purpose cleaner, safe enough to use on my kitchen benches while I’m cooking and effective enough to use in the bathroom also.
All Purpose Cleaner 1
- 20 drops Protective Blend
- 20 drops Lemon Oil
- Demineralised Water to fill glass bottle
Place essential oils in bottom of a 2 cup capacity glass spray bottle and fill with demineralised water. Give the bottle a shake.
Another variation for areas where you require more of a heavy duty clean like in the bathroom where mould is more of an issue try the following:
All Purpose Cleaner 2
- 10 drop Protective Blend
- 10 drops Cleansing Blend
- 10 drops Lemon Oil
- ¼ cup White Vinegar
- 1/3/4 cups Water
- 1 tsp Borax
As above, add essential oils to bottle then add remaining ingredients to a glass 2 cup capacity spray bottle.
All Purpose Cleaner 3
- 30 drops of your choice of essential oils (I always have Protective Blend in there)
- ¾ cup Vinegar
- 2 tsp Liquid Castille Soap
- 1 cup Water
Place essential oils in glass spray bottle. Add remaining ingredients and shake well.
Shake spray bottles before each use to disperse the essential oils more evenly.
Glass is recommended as essential oils can break down plastics.
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