The Dirty Truth

DIY cleaners with essential oils

Quick, check under your sink!

Compunds commonly found in cleaning solutions, like alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride (ADBAC) and didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (DDAC) may REDUCE FERTILITY, according to a recent animal study in Reproductive Toxicity.

Why risk it? Stick to green cleaners like these for safe housekeeping.

Or scroll down for recipes to make your own.

Hand-washing is an important health precaution and placing On Guard Foaming Dispensers at every sink around the home and office provides those in your home and workplace with On Guard protection throughout the day. On Guard Foaming Hand Wash is conveniently packaged in a 16-oz. refill bottle that fills 8-oz foaming dispensers, saving the earth’s resources and your money.
Hand-washing is an important health precaution and placing On Guard Foaming Dispensers at every sink around the home and office provides those in your home and workplace with On Guard protection throughout the day. On Guard Foaming Hand Wash is conveniently packaged in a 16-oz. refill bottle that fills 8-oz foaming dispensers, saving the earth’s resources and your money.
On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is designed to be the ideal natural cleaner. It is fortified with dōTERRA’s proprietary On Guard Protective Blend of wild orange, clove bud, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary CPTG essential oils. This powerful essential oil blend is combined with plant-based derivatives that provide a non-toxic and biodegradable way to clean and eliminate odors. It is safe for your family as well as the environment. The multi-purpose capabilities of On Guard Cleaner Concentrate make it perfect to expertly clean hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, or any room leaving behind a clean and invigorating scent.
On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is designed to be the ideal natural cleaner. It is fortified with dōTERRA’s proprietary On Guard Protective Blend of wild orange, clove bud, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary CPTG essential oils. This powerful essential oil blend is combined with plant-based derivatives that provide a non-toxic and biodegradable way to clean and eliminate odors. It is safe for your family as well as the environment. The multi-purpose capabilities of On Guard Cleaner Concentrate make it perfect to expertly clean hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, or any room leaving behind a clean and invigorating scent.
On Guard Laundry Detergent is a natural-based, ultra concentrated 6X laundry detergent that utilizes the power of On Guard Protective Blend and bio-originated enzymes to target and lift stains for amazingly clean clothes. This small bottle packs a punch with 10 mL of On Guard essential oil and the ability to do up to 64 loads of laundry! It is color safe for washable fabrics at all temperatures and is free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, and toxins, which makes it a safe choice for your family as well as the environment.
On Guard Laundry Detergent is a natural-based, ultra concentrated 6X laundry detergent that utilizes the power of On Guard Protective Blend and bio-originated enzymes to target and lift stains for amazingly clean clothes. This small bottle packs a punch with 10 mL of On Guard essential oil and the ability to do up to 64 loads of laundry! It is color safe for washable fabrics at all temperatures and is free of synthetic fragrances, dyes, and toxins, which makes it a safe choice for your family as well as the environment.

 SOME OF MY FAVORITE DIY RECIPES

SHOPPING LIST:

To make the cleaners below, you’ll need the following:

Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate), a sodium salt
Washing Soda (Sodium Carbonate), related to baking soda
White Distilled Vinegar, an acid
Liquid Castille Soap, (Olive, Coconut, and other vegetable oils)
Organic Soap Flakes (Organic Coconut and Soy or Palm)
• Organic Food Grade Vegetable Gylcerin, natural component of fats and oils.
Borax (Sodium Borate Decahydrate), sodium and boron a natural mineral
Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2), naturally occurring water like liquid
• Vodka
Citric Acid, bitter acid found in fruits
Essential Oils (GOTTA BE, doTERRA!)
Kosher Salt
• Glass Spray Bottles, Containers, Mixing Bowls

Most of these ingredients can be found in your grocery store or keep it simple like I do and buy through AMAZON. These cleaners break down to be significantly less than retail cleaners per use. They last a LONG time, have many uses but #1 your cutting down on your families chemical exposure.

Fruit and Vegetable Wash:

1 cup Water
1 cup White Vinegar
1 tbsp Baking Soda
10 drops each Grapefruit & Lemon Essential Oil

Combine ingredients and pour into spray bottle.

Clothes Washing Powder (for Machines including HE):

16 cups Baking Soda
12 cups Borax
8 cups Soap Flakes
3 tblsp Essential Oil of choice, i.e. Lavender, Lemon, Grapefruit, etc.

Combine ingredients, mix with a wire wisk. Use 1/8 cup per load.
Makes enough to last a family of 4 one year.  Can reduce the recipe by 1/4 for a smaller batch.

Window/Mirror Cleaner:

1/4 -1/2 tsp Liquid Castille Soap
3 tblsp Vinegar
2 cups Water
10 drops Essential Oil of Choice- Peppermint, Lemon, Orange

Pour ingredients into a spray bottle, shake and use.

But HONESTLY save yourself time and money

and get these window cloths, no cleaner needed and so simply your 2 year old can’t mess it up.

 

Fabric Softener:

1 cup Water
1 cup Baking Soda
2 cups White Vinegar
20 drops Essential Oil of choice

Choose a container big enough to accommodate the chemical reaction of the Baking Soda and Vinegar. Combine ingredients starting with water, essential oils, and baking soda. Add vinegar slowing to avoid volcano effect.

Use 1/2 cup in the rinse cycle or wet a wash cloth and throw into the dryer with your clothes.

Dish Soap:

1 1/2 cup Hot Water
1/2 cup Castille Soap
1 tbsp White Vinegar
1 tbsp Washing Soda
1 tbsp Soap Flakes
10 drops each Lemon Essential Oil

Combine castille soap, vinegar, washing soda, and soap flakes into a large bowl and add in the hot water. Whisk the mixture until ingredients are well blended and soap flakes have dissolved. Allow mixture to cool completely stirring occasionally. Add the Lemon oil after mixture has cooled.

Dishwasher Detergent:

1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup Borax
1/2 cup Kosher Salt
1/2 cup Citric Acid
20 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Mix together salt and essential oils till combined. Add other ingredients and stir. Store tightly covered in a glass jar. Use one tablespoon per load with hot water.

Dishwasher Rinse Agent:

Vinegar
Lemon Essential Oil

Fill rinse dispenser with vinegar and add 5 drops lemon essential oil.

All Purpose Cleaner:

1 cup Water
1 cup Vinegar
2 tsp Liquid Castille Soap
25 drops Essential Oil of choice, i.e. Protection Blend, Lemon, Melaleuca, etc.

Add all ingredients into a glass spray bottle. Soap will clump a little between uses. Shake well before spraying.

Air/Linen Spray:

1/4 cup unflavored Vodka (or use Witch Hazel)
3 1/2 cups Filtered Water
20 drops Essential oils of choice- Lavender, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, etc.

In a small bowl, mix vodka and essential oil together. The alcohol works as an emulsifier, allowing the oil and water to mix evenly.

Pour the oil-vodka mix into the spray bottle, add the water and shake. Shake before using.

Creamy Soft Scrub:

1/2 cup Baking Soda
Liquid Castille Soap
1 tsp Vegetable Glycerin
Essential oils of choice, i.e. Add Melaleuca for a mold killer, Lemon for shine, etc.

Pour baking soda in a bowl. Add castille soap a little at a time to make a frosting like texture. Add in your essential oils and glycerin. Store in a sealed glass jar.

Wood Cleaner:

1/4 cup White Vinegar
1/4 cup Water
1/2 tsp Liquid Castille Soap
1/8 tsp Olive Oil
10 drops Orange or Lemon oil

Combine ingredients and pour into spray bottle.

Wood & Stainless Steel Polish:

Olive Oil
10 drops Orange or Lemon Essential Oil

Combine ingredients, use a soft cloth to wipe then buff surfaces.

I used this on my old, worn hardwood floors, I’ll admit it does take a few hours

to soak in completely but it made a HUGE difference.

For More Ideas Visit Cleaning with Essential Oils

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