Credits to Paige Flamm
You don’t need to pull out rubber gloves and surgical masks to clean your home. It might surprise you to know you can concoct simple, inexpensive, and non-toxic cleaners from ingredients that are already in your house. Using essential oils to create a DIY cleaning spray is not only a safe option for the environment, but it’s also beneficial for your family.
This DIY from Paige Flamm of Single Serving Size is the perfect way to clean your home without relying on or increasing the number of toxins in your space. Keep reading to learn some of Paige’s favorite essential oil combinations for making your own all-purpose cleaner.
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 3/4 cups water
30 drops doTERRA essential oils (see possible combos below)
Paige’s recommended essential oil combos:
- Add all the ingredients to a 16-ounce spray bottle.
- Shake thoroughly, and then spritz on surfaces and wipe clean.
The Best Essential Oils for Cleaning
Because so many essential oils have powerful cleansing properties, using them in your cleaning routine can be a great way of keeping your house clean without spreading synthetic chemicals.
Essential oils are highly concentrated, so remember that a little goes a long way! Some essential oils with natural properties that are most useful for household cleaning include:
- Basil essential oil
- Bergamot essential oil
- Eucalyptus essential oil
- Grapefruit essential oil
- Lemon essential oil
- Lime essential oil
- Tea Tree essential oil
- Petitgrain essential oil
- Siberian Fir essential oil
- Thyme essential oil
- Wild Orange essential oil
Why Clean with Essential Oils?
Many people are making the change to cleaning with essential oils, but what’s the draw? There are numerous beneficial reasons to use essential oils when cleaning. One major factor is essential oil are highly potent and powerful. Unlike with store-bought cleaners, cleaning with doTERRA products means you only need a few drops to be incredibly effective. With additional ingredients like vinegar, witch hazel, Castile soap, and baking soda, your pocketbook will certainly feel the savings of using essential oils over commercial cleaners.
Essential oils are also a great alternative to cleaning with synthetic chemicals. Store-bought products can contain potentially harmful chemicals. Though they may be effective enough as cleaners, natural alternatives that are at least as effective exist that can be used around your home instead. If you have small children in your home, using essential oils for cleaning ensures you aren’t allowing unnecessary toxins into the places your family is most often.
Another primary reason to use pure doTERRA essential oils for cleaning is their versatility. When making your DIY all-purpose cleaner, you have the flexibility to create a new aroma each time! The refreshing combinations of essential oils will bring new, fragrant smells to your home every time you clean.