Essential Oil Non-Toxic Cleaning
Importance of Non-Toxic Cleaning:
Typical household cleaning tasks expose our lungs to strong chemical agents. Compounds like sodium hypochlorite (bleach), hydrochloric acid, and sodium hydroxide are commonly found mixed together in various cleaning products and have been shown to cause asthma-like symptoms in people who do not have asthma or allergies.1
A recent study investigated the long-term effects of chemical agents found in cleaning products on respiratory health. Data analyzed from over 6,000 participants over a 20-year period showed that individuals responsible for cleaning at home or working as occupational cleaners showed a sharper decline in their forced expiratory volume (FEV1) and forced vital capacity (FVC), which are key measures of respiratory health.2 This suggests that household cleaning products—and the chemical agents within them—pose a significant risk to long-term lung function.2
Despite the common use of harsher chemicals, natural products may be effective alternatives to standard cleaners. doTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend contains the organic compounds cinnamaldehyde and limonene, which grant the oil blend its potent surface cleansing properties. If you prefer a citrus scent, Lemon may also be used to cleanse surfaces and purify the air.
Cleaning With dōTERRA Essential Oils:
What Makes doTERRA Oils Good Cleansing Agents?
Simply put, they’re potent and powerful. Because of their potency you really don’t need to use very much to get the job done, so in the long run you’re using a natural product while saving money. It’s common to find toxic chemicals in a household because they are advertised to be potent and powerful in their own right. But the reality is, though these products claim to provide effective cleansing benefits, they often contain synthetic chemicals and questionable ingredients that may put your family at risk when used around the home.
If you have small children in the home, or just want to ensure that your family isn’t being exposed to unnecessary toxins and chemicals everyday, essential oils provide a safe, natural solution for keeping the home clean. So, why not avoid the unnecessary all together and use products that come directly from the earth?
doTERRA Natural Cleaning ebook:
Make Over Your Cleaning Routine:
Why Green Clean?
Safe you and your family
Nature's Solution Workbook:
Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes:
All Purpose Spray:
¼ cup white vinegar
1 ¾ cups water
30 drops doTERRA essential oils
Recommended essential oil combinations:
10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange
30 drops doTERRA On Guard®
15 drops each of Grapefruit and doTERRA On Guard
Add all ingredients to 16 ounce spray bottle.
Shake thoroughly. Spritz on surfaces and wipe clean.
Natural Toilet-Cleaning Pods:
1 cup baking soda
¼ cup citric acid
1½ tablespoon unscented castile soap
15 drops Purify Refreshing Blend
Stir the baking soda and citric acid together until combined.
Slowly stir in the castile soap and Purify. Stir until the mixture resembles wet sand.
Pack the pod mixture into a mold and let dry at least four hours. If the mixture expands above the mold, firmly press back down.
Once dry, remove the pods from the mold and store in an airtight container.
To use, simply drop one into the toilet, wait until the pod stops bubbling, and scrub away!
500 mL spray bottle
1 ½ cup white vinegar
½ cup distilled water
8 drops of any citrus oil of your choice (could use Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, or a combination)
Add vinegar, water, and essential oil(s) to spray bottle and shake. You are ready to clean!
Essential Oils for Cleaning: dōTERRA’s Best Cleaning DIYs
For ideas on how to work essential oils into your cleaning regimen, take a look at some of doTERRA’s best essential oil cleaning DIYs.