I have been absolutely loving cleaning with essential oils in our home, not only do the DIY mixes I have been making up smell amazing but I know exactly what is in them (no nasties) so I know they are safe for our children.
There are a number of reasons why you should think about cleaning your home with essential oils:
- As I briefly mentioned, you reduce the amount of chemicals in your home - have you checked the chemicals that are in the cleaning products you currently use? You might be surprised! After having children I became more aware of the products we use in our home. Before I had no idea what chemicals were in any of our cleaning products or skin care products for that matter. Cleaning with essential oils is safe and better for the environment.
- They smell amazing (that is a good enough reason on its own)!
- It saves you time and money. Making your own natural cleaning recipes is not time-consuming or expensive. It's quite the opposite. It only takes a minute or two to fill a spray bottle with vinegar and water and add a few drops of essential oil, I have shown this in a live video on my Facebook page - super easy and quick!. Making your own cleaning products means there is one less aisle to visit in the supermarket, and I don't know if you have checked the price of store bought cleaning products - they can be quite expensive!
- You will have less products in your home as many cleaning recipes using essential oils are multipurpose so you don't need to have as many sprays and other cleaning products in the cupboard.
Top oils for cleaning
- Tea Tree
- OnGuard Blend
- Wild Orange
- Purify Blend
Other ingredients you will need to make your own high vibe cleaning products
To make sure you have everything you need to make your home made cleaning products there I some items I would recommend you invest in if you don’t already have them in your home.
Castile soap is a great product made of organic, vegetarian oils. Dr. Bronner’s includes water, organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, organic hemp oil, organic jojoba oil, citric acid, and tocopherol, or vitamin E (a fat soluble chemical). It’s highly concentrated, so a tiny bit goes a long way.
Castile soap can be used as hand soap, face soap, body soap and shampoo. You can wash your clothes with it, as well as your dishes and even your food. By adding some baking soda, you can create an effective soft scrubbing cleaning paste.
Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soaps have no synthetic preservatives, detergents or foaming agents – none!
This is a must for making your own DIY recipe’s using essential oils.
Vinegar is another key ingredient in homemade green cleaners. It’s a great multi-purpose cleaner that can cut through grease, shine surfaces, disinfect, and much more.
White Vinegar is inexpensive and an easy to use natural alternative which can be safely used in many DIY recipes in place of commercial household products.
Vinegar is great for cutting grease, removeing mildew, odors, some stains and wax build-up and works well in many DIY cleaning recipes with essential oils.
This is a great item to have on hand for your DIY recipes - It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, so it's helpful in all sorts of trouble spots. It cleans, deodorizes, softens water and scours.
Baking Soda acts a cleaning agent because it is a mild alkali and can cause dirt and grease to dissolve easily in water for effective removal. When it is not fully dissolved, like when it is sprinkled on a damp sponge, Baking Soda is mildly abrasive and can lift dirt for easy removal as a gentle scouring powder. Since it’s gentle, Baking Soda is safe and effective as a cleaner for glass, chrome, steel, enamel and plastic. Because Baking Soda is a pure, natural product that is also a food, it is non-toxic, unlike many other household cleaners. It is safe to use around children and pets and is ideal for cleaning food preparation surfaces. In your home use Baking Soda to clean sinks, tubs, tile, microwaves, plastic containers, even teeth without scratching. Industrially, Baking Soda is used to clean large machinery and commercial kitchen equipment.
But if you are not keen to make up your own cleaners, doTERRA has you covered with their OnGuard Cleaner concentrate.
This cleaner concentrate is amazing - 1 doTERRA OnGuard cleaner concentrate ($18 wholesale) = 18 bottles of all purpose spray (plus it works as an awesome spot stain remover on clothes and I am told it can remove pink texta from white furniture and walls.
It works out even cheaper when you get all your daily household essentials auto shipped to your door every month too with the loyalty rewards program (LRP).
For example, after buying your oils/products monthly with doTERRA's loyalty program for over 12 months, you can earn 50 points every month just because you use your doTERRA products everywhere in your house instead of buying them from Coles or the health food store. Those 50 points is enough for you to get 5 free bottles of this cleaner concentrate every month. Loyalty program on steroids.
If you don't know how LRP works or what it is, check out this info - https://doterra.com/US/en/flyers-loyalty-rewards-program and let me know if you want help setting it up!