Top 10 Essential Oils for Cleaning

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Cleaning with essential oils is so rewarding! It is very cost effective, all natural, and non-toxic. But, as with any endeavor, it can be a little intimidating to get started. To help you out, I am sharing my top essential oils for DIY cleaning along with several simple ways to use them all over the house. Pick one or two oils to get started. You may find that you can't wait to incorporate all of these oils and methods into your cleaning routine.
  1. Lemon
  2. On Guard Protective Blend 
  3. Purify Cleansing Blend
  4. Melaleuca
  5. Arborvitae
  6. Eucalyptus
  7. Lavender
  8. Wild Orange
  9. Thyme
  10. Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend
Windows
Combine 1 cup of white vinegar, 1 cup water, and 10 drops Lemon in glass spray bottle. Spray on the glass and wipe clean with a lint-free cloth.

    Air Filter
    Add 3 drops of Purify Cleansing Blend to your air filter to help purify the air in your home.

    Furniture
    For wood furniture, add 15 drops of Arborvitae, 1 cup olive oil, and 1 cup white vinegar to a glass spray bottle. The best part about this cleaner is that it dusts and polishes—no need for expensive cleaners.

    Countertops
    Fill a glass spray bottle with water and add On Guard Protective Blend to clean countertops and surfaces. (Make sure to shake well before each use.)

    Dishwasher
    Add Lemon to your dishwasher fluid to remove water spots from your dishes. Or, if you just want to clean your dishwasher, run it through a rinse cycle with Lemon.

    Stainless Steel
    Fill a glass spray bottle with white vinegar and add 6 drops of Lemon. Spray your stainless steel appliances and wipe following the grain of the stainless steel.

    Toilet Bowl
    To make your toilets sparkle, put ½ cup of baking soda, 10 drops of Melaleuca, and ¼ cup of white vinegar directly into the bowl. Scrub as the vinegar and baking soda react.

    Tub and Tile 
    Combine 1 cup white vinegar, 4 teaspoons Castile Soap, and 10 drops each of Melaleuca and Eucalyptus in a glass spray bottle. Shake well, and spray generously on tub and tile. Allow to sit for 5–10 minutes and wipe clean.

    Stain Remover
    Add 1–2 drops of Lemon on stains, let stand and then clean with a damp cloth.

    Linen Spray
    In a glass spray bottle, mix together 2 cups of distilled water, 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol, and 15 drops Lavender. Spray your linens for a fresh, soothing scent. 

    Air Spray
    Combine ½ cup of distilled water with 20 Wild Orange in a glass spray bottle. Spray the air for a natural air freshener.

    Dishes

    Fill a large, clean bottle with Castile Soap then add 20 drops Lime, 8 drops Lemon, and 6 drops Citrus Bliss Invigorating Blend. Shake well before use. Add 1-2 tablespoons to dish water. 

    Appliance Spray 
    Combine 1 cup white vinegar, 4 teaspoons Castile Soap, and 5 drop of Thyme and 15 drops of Lemon in a glass spray bottle. Shake well, and spray out clothes washer, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, etc.

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    Reference: 10-Day Essential Oil Cleaning Challenge, doTERRA
    Image: doTERRA

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