Essential oils are so great to use for our moods and our physical bodies, but did you know you can also use them to reduce your toxic load in your home?
With natural cleansing and purifying properties, certain essential oils can be a helpful part of your regular cleaning routine. Not only can essential oils be used to cleanse surfaces and purify the air, but they leave behind a pleasant aroma that will instantly make your home feel clean and refreshed.
Let's start with OnGuard. This essential oil blend comes in many forms so you can swap out your cleaning supplies with this non-toxic, chemical-free option. It smells great and even suppresses the unwanted pathogens and bacteria.
OnGuard cleaning products include a concentrate that you can dilute to clean most surfaces, a laundry detergent, hand soap, toothpaste and of course the essential oil. Click below to learn more about how to use the OnGuard cleaning products:
Now let's get into some recipes for cleaning your home that you can make with oils you have in your kit:
Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner
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.
1 cup white vinegar
2 cups hot water
15 drops Lemon oil
Combine the ingredients in glass spray bottle.
Spray mixture inside fridge or microwave, then scrub and wipe using damp cloth
Stove Top Cleaner
The stovetop 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. Use this recipe for a clean stove in less than 20 minutes!
¼ cup baking soda
¼ cup table salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
4–5 drops of Purify Cleansing Blend
Stir all ingredients together until they form a paste and spread it over the stove top and burners.
Leave it on for 15 minutes or longer for hard-to-remove stains.
Using a sponge, scrub the mixture into the grime.
Remove excess cleaner and wipe surface clean.
Gardener's Hand Soap
Planting and maintaining your own garden has many benefits; however, the dirt-stained hands you get from gardening are far from ideal. This easy-to-make Gardener's Hand Soap exfoliates, cleanses, and moisturizes all in one use!
½ cup white sugar
3 tablespoons liquid castile soap
1 teaspoon almond oil
7 drops Clary Sage oil
5 drops Melaleuca oil
In a small bowl, add all ingredients and stir until smooth and combined.
Pour into air-tight container and keep next to sink for easy use.
To use, grab a handful of soap and scrub at your dirt-covered hands. After you're done, your hands will be clean, soft, and exfoliated.
Bring back the shine to your favorite tables, countertops, floors, and more with this simple recipe for homemade wood polish with doTERRA essential oils.
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup vinegar
10 drops doTERRA essential oils (Wild Orange, Arborvitae, or Lemon)
Add olive oil and vinegar to glass spray bottle.
Add 10 drops of essential oil.
Shake well before each use.
Apply to microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean. Repeat every 2–3 months or as often as needed.