The world is on a “green” kick for sure. But have you ever wondered if all of those supposed “green” cleaners on the market are actually safe for us? Often times, ingredients in cleaners are not even fully disclosed. Either way, the recipes below offer safe alternatives for a fraction of the price, and they smell great too!
Essential Oil Soft Scrub Recipe
” I love cleaning with natural products. This soft scrub recipe is one of my absolute favorite natural cleaning recipes. I coat my kitchen sink with a little bit, let it sit for 10 minutes, and gently scrub it clean. It can be used in so many other places too. Happy cleaning!” – Paulette
3/4 rounded cup baking soda
1/4 cup liquid Castile soap
1 tablespoon distilled water
8 drops Lemon essential oil
5 drops Lime essential oil
1. In a bowl, combine baking soda and Castile soap with a wire whisk.
2. Stir in water.
3. Add essential oils and whisk until smooth. Consistency should be a soft paste.
4. Store in an airtight container out of the sun.
Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner
1 cup white vinegar
2 cups hot water
15 drops of Lemon essential oil
1. Combine the ingredients in glass spray bottle.
2. Spray mixture inside fridge or microwave, then scrub and wipe using damp cloth.
Stove Top Cleaner
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup table salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
4 – 5 drops of Cleansing Blend
1. Stir all ingredients together until they form a paste and spread it over the stove top and burners.
2. Leave it on for 15 minutes or longer for hard-to-remove stains.
3. Using a sponge, scrub the mixture into the grime.
4. Remove excess cleaner and wipe surface clean.
Read the labels of your kitchen cleaners. Visit the Environmental Working Group‘s website to identify the ingredients on your labels for safety. Purchase ingredients. Order essential oils at wholesale. Find appropriate containers, and have fun being creative as you make your own chemical free cleaners.
Essential Oil Disclaimer:
I only use essential oils from the true leading essential oil company in the world – doTERRA. Based on personal experience and scientific knowledge, it is even more dangerous to inhale and impure essential oil, than it is to ingest and apply it. I once got headaches from essential oils that claimed to be therapeutic grade from a company who claimed to be the world leader in essential oils. Those essential oils proved to be fragrance oils, as over time, I developed fragrance toxicity.
A true certified pure therapeutic grade essential oil will not make you feel any level of dis-ease. As the marketplace becomes flooded with essential oil companies who make untrue claims, please be mindful of what you bring into your homes. The energy of impurity is simply not healthy for the energy of you or your home. Keep it simple, keep it pure, choose well, choose doTERRA for safety, purity, and results that work like magic. I am living proof. Remember, happy, healthy, and free is your birthright and smart choices equals vitality plus success.