CLEAN it up.

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Something just doesn’t sit right with me about cleaning your space with toxic, harsh chemicals.

That’s sort of an oxymoron isn’t it?

The kitchen counters your prepare food on. The floors your children play on and dogs occasionally eat from.

We already have enough to worry about from washing our grapes so they aren’t small toxic bombs for our kids to consume so why layer our space with dangerous chemicals?

We work really hard to keep our homes “clean,” safe, and hygienic but how clean and safe are they really with harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances that contain ingredients linked to headaches, rashes, cancer, and a laundry list of other health hazards?  

Extract’s essential oils are potent, using 100% pure plant essences with zero fillers proven for their antimicrobial properties. EO’s contain compounds that destroy microbes like bacteria, fungus and viruses – not to mention smell divine! MAXIMUM benefits here people!  

Let’s CLEAN it up!  Cleaning with essential oils not only elevate your cleaning but your mood.

I’ve complied here some of our favorite DIY, nontoxic, and inexpensive natural cleaners.

Glass spray bottles found here.

Everyday Disinfecting Surface Cleaner

  • White distilled vinegar
  • Distilled water (using distilled water helps with streaks)
  • 10 drops per 2 cups of mixtures: Lemon Essential Oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Combine equal parts vinegar and water with 10 drops of each EO per 2 cups of mixture.

Store in glass spray bottle (see above link for bottle). Shake before each use.

 

Multi-Purpose Cleaner

  • 1 TBSP. liquid castile soap (my favorite is Bronners, found here).
  • ½ cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1 ½ cup water

Combine all in glass spray bottle. Shake well before each use.

 

No More Stink Hack

Put EO’s directly on cotton ball.

Place cotton ball in the bottom of your trash can before you put in garage bag.

Place cotton ball in smelly gym shoes

Place cotton ball in vacuum bag/canister

Place anywhere that could use a fresh scent. Tea tree and lemon disinfect and deodorize smell!  

Glass/Window Cleaner

  • 3 cups distilled water
  • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol or vodka
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a quart size glass spray bottle. Shake before each use.

Got left over vodka? Vodka, soda water, 2 drops lemon essential oil and BAM! Cleaning just got more fun!

 

Deep Clean Toilet Cleaner

  • ½ cup baking soda
  • 1/3 liquid natural dish soap (my favorite from Seventh Generation, here).
  • ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide
  • ¾ cup distilled water
  • 30 drops eucalyptus

Combine all in squeeze bottle (I use an empty leftover dish soap bottle).

Shake before each use.

 

Carpet Refresh

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 30 drops lemon essential oil

Combine in a small container and cover tightly with lid.

Shake well, let sit overnight before use.

Sprinkle on carpet, let sit overnight (or 6-8 hours). Vacuum in the AM.

 

Grease Cleaner

  • 1 ¾ cup distilled water
  • 2 TBSP castile soap
  • 20 drops sweet orange essential oils

Combine all ingredients in a glass spray bottle. Shake before each use.

 

Foaming Hand Soap

  • 2 TBSP castile soap
  • 1-2 TSP. organic fractioned coconut oil (found, here).
  • 10-15 drops of EO of your choice.

Favorites: Lavender, Sweet Orange, Pine, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Eucalyptus.

Combine all ingredients and store in foaming soap dispenser (found, here or use a left over one).

 

Favorite scent combos for cleaning products:

Lime + Lavender

Lemon + Eucalyptus + Tea Tree

Eucalyptus + Peppermint + Tea Tree

Geranium + Sandalwood

Juniper + Lemon

Victoria Hansen