All Natural Home Cleaning Solutions

DoTerra Essential Oil / All Natural

Home Cleaning Solutions

Today, we can find a lot of house cleaning products that populate the shelves in your favorite stores. Some product sure sounds promising when it comes to removing stains, killing off bacteria and everything that you want in a cleaning product. However, how will we know that it can really protect your home and family away from the harmful stuff? While most products do their job description majority of them contain strong chemical substances that can be bad for you and your familys health.

The off-gases (VOC’s) from these chemical mixtures can be very toxic and linger in the homes and offices in which they are used.  Inhaling and ingesting toxins can, over time, cause cancer and other physical ailments.

Click the following links for more information on the dangers:

Facts on Carcinogens In The Home

List of Hazardous Ingredients In Household Products

Nature has many safe and effective solutions so its better to switch to all natural to remedy your home cleaning problems.

The following are proven All Natural / Organic Cleaning Solutions using DoTerra Essential Oils

All-Purpose Cleaner:

In a 4 oz glass spray bottle, mix equal amounts of vinegar and distilled water with 10 drops of On Guard Oil Blend

-Shake well before each use

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Countertop/ Sink Cleaner:

Mix 10 drops of Citrus Bliss Oil Blend or Wild Orange Oil with distilled water in a 4 oz glass spray bottle

OR

Put 3-5 drops of your favorite citrus oil on a damp towel & use to wipe down counters.

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Home Sanitizer:

Mix distilled water with 10 drops of Citrus Bliss Oil Blend or On Guard Oil Blend in a 4 oz glass spray bottle

-Shake well before each use

-Use this solutions to sanitize door knobs, handles, light switches, or any surface that gets touched alot.

-You can also use it as a room spray

(I like to add 4 drops Purify and 10 drops Lavender to freshen bed sheets – can also use as a body spray!)

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Glass Cleaner:

In a 4 oz glass spray bottle, mix equal parts of vinegar and distilled water with 8 drops of Citrus Bliss Oil Blend or your favorite citrus oil.

-Use to clean mirrors, windows or any glass surface

-Shake well before each use

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Mold/Mildew Cleaner:

In a 4 oz glass spray bottle, mix white distilled vinegar or hydrogen peroxide with a double amount of water. Add 2 drops of Lemon Oil, 3 drops of Melaleuca Oil and 1 drops of Clove Oil

-Shake well before spraying on surfaces with mold or mildew

-Leave on for half an hour before rinsing

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Toilet Bowl Cleaner:

Add these ingredients directly to a partially drained bowl

1/2 cup of baking soda

10 drops of Melaleuca Oil

1/4 cup of vinegar

As it reacts – scrub the toilet

*this combination is intended for one use at a time

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Floor Cleaner:

1 gallon of hot water

2 tablespoons liquid castile soap

15 drops Wild Orange Oil

8 drops Lemon Oil

Combine ingredients in a large bucket. Use a mop to clean the floor. Rinsing is optional.

Wood Floor Polish:

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup vinegar

10 drops Wild Orange or Lemon Oil

Mix and apply – Wipe clean.

Also New On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is available

On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is the natural and safe way to clean your living space while leaving a clean and invigorating scent. Purposely designed to have a wide variety of uses (from dishes to floors to laundry), this specialized formula is derived from plant-based ingredients, with On Guard essential oil, for exceptional cleaning power and natural protection from harmful surface-borne microbes. Because it is non-toxic and biodegradable, it is friendly for the whole family as well as the environment.

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(ITS IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT GLASS SPRAY BOTTLES ARE USED WHEN POSSIBLE. ESSENTIAL OILS CAN PULL TOXINS OUT OF PLASTICS EASILY, SO PLEASE ALWAYS STORE YOUR OILS IN GLASS CONTAINERS)

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Do You Have Thyme? Find Out Why You Need It!

Do You Have Thyme? Find Out Why You Need It!

Researchers at the Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands in Greece tested essential oils against drug-resistant staph (MRSA, aka a super-bug). Read the full article here to find out which essential oils killed almost all of the bacterium within an hour! (Okay, so the image to the left is a BIG clue.)

How to Use Thyme Essential Oil:

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris CT thymol), familiar to most as a common seasoning for cooking, produces an essential oil that has valuable cleansing and clarifying properties. It is also notable for its broad-spectrum activity for winter health. dōTERRA’s CPTG Thyme Essential Oil comes from thyme plants grown and harvested in Germany.

To apply topically, dilute thyme with dōTERRA’s fractionated coconut oil before applying.*

To diffuse, add 1-2 drops to diffuser. Can be blended with other oils as an air purifyer (lemon or Citrus Bliss are ideal). Can also be added as an ingredient to homemade cleaners for deep cleaning in the home or office.**

For internal use, dilute and add to capsule. Can also be added to foods as a seasoning (Note: Use a toothpick to swirl in the flavor, not a full drop.)

*Avoid eye contact. May cause skin sensitivity.

**Homemade eco-friendly cleaner with Thyme Essential Oil:
Fill a spray bottle with two cups water ; add 25 drops dōTERRA thyme essential oil and two teaspoons castile (natural soap). Use on hard-to-clean bathroom and kitchen surfaces.

 

Lemon (Citrus Limon)


Lemon

Another doTerra favorite, this essential oil powerhouse is cold-pressed from lemon rinds to preserve its delicate nature and potent properties. Lemon is known as a powerful aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser that can be used to complement many other oils. Diffusing lemon in a room can cleanse the air and uplift mood. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaning booster. For aromatic, topical or dietary use.

Uses:

  • Add a drop to a water bottle or to water served at a restaurant.
  • Diffuse aromatically or apply topically for mood elevation.
  • Add to a drop of honey to soothe a cough or sore throat.
  • Dilute with coconut oil for a daily fingernail conditioning massage.
  • Apply directly to cold sores for soothing relief.
  • Add a drop of lemon and peppermint to your toothbrush after use.
  • Diffuse in a room to neutralize odors.
  • Remove gum, lavel adhesives, and greasy substances from fabric.
  • Use to clean kitchen counter and stainless steel appliances.
  • Add to live oil for a non-toxic furniture polish.
  • Lemon oil is effective against infectious diseases such as fever, malaria and typhoid
  • Can be used as a mouthwash. Add a couple drops to a 4 oz glass of water and gargle.
  • Can be added to a spray bottle of water and sprayed into the air as a deodorizer, neutralizer, and air sterilizer
  • Prepare a mixture of lemon oil and baking soda, and apply it to sinks and tubs, in bathroom and kitchen (kills bad smells & germs)

Important: Make sure you use only glass, ceramic or stainless steel. The potency of the essential oil will pull out petrochemicals from the plastic, and you don’t want to ingest those.

As well, it helps in the formation of white and red blood cells, leukocyte formation (immune system warrior cells), is helpful in treating anemia, asthma, colds, fever, gout, heartburn, intestinal parasites, rheumatism, sore throats and infections, ureter infections, varicose veins, anxiety; is blood pressure regulating, helps ease and clear up cold sores, dissolves cellulite (!), good for debility, digestive problems, energy enhancer; helps alleviate gallstones, is liver and lymphatic system cleansing; beneficial for nervous conditions, respiratory problems, muscular aches and pains, memory improvement… to name but a few of the mighty lemon’s attributes.

 

There are many clinical studies with supportive data regarding the successful treatment of anxiety, cancer, and the conditions noted above, mostly due to its high content of d-Limonene, a powerful natural terpenine that is helpful in inhibiting the accumulation of toxins, while also helping to discharge existing ones from the liver and kidneys. Taken with plenty of fresh water daily, a drop or two of doTERRA’s pure therapeutic-grade lemon oil each time you drink is a great way to keep your system flushed and hydrated!

 

As a culinary treat lemon oil can also be added to cake batters, frostings, chicken dishes, and anything else you can think of! It makes a wonderful addition to vanilla ice cream, souffles, and smoothies, too.

 

How has lemon oil helped you?

 

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