You don't have to pull out rubber gloves and surgical masks to clean your home with an all-purpose cleaner. You may be surprised to learn that you can make simple, inexpensive, and non-toxic cleaning products from ingredients you already have at home. Using essential oils to make a DIY cleaning spray is not only a safe option for the environment, but also good 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 amount of toxins in your space. Read on 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 of water
- 30 drops doTERRA essential oils (see possible combinations below)
Paige's Recommended Essential Oil Combinations:
- 15 drops each of Lavender en Lemon (one of Paige's favorites!)
- 10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint. as Wild Orange
- 30 drops doTERRA On Guard®
- 15 drops of Grapefruit and doTERRA On Guard
- Add all ingredients to a 16-ounce spray bottle.
- Shake well, spray on surfaces and wipe clean.
The best essential oils for cleaning
Because so many essential oils have powerful cleaning properties, using them in your cleaning routine can be a great way to keep your home 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 are:
- 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 cleanse with essential oils?
Many people make the switch to cleaning with essential oils, but what's the appeal? There are many good reasons to use essential oils for cleaning. An important factor is that essential oils are very potent and potent. Unlike 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 wallet will definitely feel the savings of using essential oils instead of commercial cleaners.
Essential oils are also a good alternative to cleaning with synthetic chemicals. Store-bought products may contain potentially harmful chemicals. While they can be effective enough as cleaning agents, there are natural alternatives that are just as effective and can be used in your home instead. If you have small children in the house, using essential oils ensures that you don't let unnecessary toxins into the areas where your family is most often.
Another important reason to use pure doTERRA essential oils is their versatility. When making your DIY all-purpose cleaner, you have the flexibility to create a new aroma every time! The refreshing combinations of essential oils will bring new, fragrant scents into your home every time you clean.