Monday, November 10, 2014

DIY Non-Toxic Household Cleaners (All-Purpose, Window, Dusting, Air Freshener)

I love having a clean house. Here are the Recipes that I use to keep and get my house clean. Using only the ingredients you see below.
"There is no need to pull out your rubber gloves and surgical masks when you clean your home. It might surprise you to know that you can concoct simple and inexpensive non-toxic cleaners from ingredients already lying around your house. Using essential oils to create  your own cleaning spray is not only safe on the environment,  but is safe for your family as well." Doterra Blog
Cleaning Benefits Links:
Borax
White vinegar
Dawn dish soap
Lemon Essential oil
Lime Essential oil
Wild Orange Essential oil
Peppermint Essential oil
On Guard Essential oil
Grapefruit Essential oil
Lavender Essential oil
Eucalyptus Essential oil

I still encourage others to do their own research to make sure that this is the right change for your family.

If you wish to purchase and/or learn more about Doterra essential oils visit my site.  http://www.mydoterra.com/rachellewman/ 

All Purpose Disinfecting Spray

What You Need:
16 oz. glass spray bottle
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 3/4 cups water
30 drops dōTERRA essential oil
1 teaspoon borax
1 tsp dawn dish soap


Essential Oils to try:
15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon
10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange
30 drops On Guard blend
15 drops each of Grapefruit and On Guard

Directions:
Add all ingredients to spray bottle. Shake thoroughly. The essential oils that I used were peppermint and wild orange, I love the smell of the two. Recipe used was based off site.

Uses:
This spray is perfect for cleaning hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, etc.

Window Cleaner

What You Need:
16 oz. Spray Bottle
1 1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup distilled water
1 tsp dawn dish soap
8 drops of any citrus oil of your choice (could use Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, or a combination)


Directions:
Add all ingredients to spray bottle. Shake thoroughly.The essential oils that I used was Lime. Recipe used was based off this site.

Uses:
This spray is perfect for cleaning mirrors, windows, sinks, and faucets. To achieve a streak free surface either use old newspapers or paper towels.

Spray Air/Linen Freshener

What You Need:
8-ounce glass spray bottle
1/2 cup distilled water
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol, vodka, or witch hazel
20 drops essential oil



Essential Oils to try:
15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon
10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange
30 drops On Guard blend
15 drops each of Grapefruit and On Guard

Directions:
Add all ingredients to spray bottle. Shake thoroughly.The essential oils that I used was Peppermint and Wild Orange, I love the smell of the two. Recipe used was based off this site.

Uses:
This spray is perfect for freshening up linen, trash pails, bathrooms, or any room in the house. 

Dusting/Surface Cleaner

What You Need:
16-ounce glass spray bottle
2 cup distilled water
1/2 cup white vinegar 
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp dawn dish soap
15 drops essential oil




Essential Oils to try:
15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon
10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange
30 drops On Guard blend
15 drops each of Grapefruit and On Guard

Directions:
Add all ingredients to spray bottle. Shake thoroughly.The essential oils that I used was Lemon. Recipe used was based off this site.

Uses:
This spray is perfect for dusting and cleaning wood surfaces, blinds, window seals, stainless steel appliances, stoves, etc. Use cotton or fleece rag. 

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