Eco cleaning – How to clean your house with Essential Oils

A study done by the United States Environmental Protection Agency states that the air inside a house is from 200 to 500 percent more polluted than the air you breathe outside due to the chemicals used in the house  while cleaning.

Young children are more exposed to the contamination present in the air and this can interfere with their neurological, endocrine and immune system development.

Did you know that the main ways of exposure are:
-Ingestion (food and drink)
-Inhalation
– Dermatological absorption

How can we keep the house clean without harming family health?
Just always have these products with you:

 

BICARBONATE SODA: One of the most used in natural cleaning, eliminates odors, bleaches and is excellent for cleaning surfaces.

WHITE WINE VINEGAR: It has anti fungal and natural antibacterial properties. I use it as softener in the washing machine together with the lavender oil

 

 

CASTILLE SOAP: It is a natural soap that helps to eliminate dirt, de-grease and eliminate odors

FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL (doTERRA) / OLIVE OIL: Rub on leather surfaces or to polish furniture

 

SALT: Dissolve the salt in hot water and pour into the kitchen sink to melt the grease from the pipes and eliminate odors.

ULTRASONIC DIFFUSER: replace air fresheners with a cold diffuser. Combine your favorite oils for a wonderful aroma.

 

 

Essential oils to use for cleaning your home

LEMON
LIME
WILD ORANGE
ON GUARD
GRAPEFRUIT

LEMONGRASS
LAVENDER
TEA TREE
PURIFY
THYME

EUCALIPTUS
PEPPERMINT
ROSEMARY
DOUGLAS FIR
CLOVE

LET’S SEE SOME RECIPES

FLOOR DETERGENT

Fill the bucket with boiling water
2 tablespoons of CASTILLE liquid soap
Essential Oils 5 drops of each
-On Guard (antibacterial)
-Tea Tree (Antiseptic)
-Peppermint (Refreshing) or Lemon (Eliminate odors)
or a teaspoon of On Guard concentrated detergent.
The house will be very clean and smell beautiful.

 

 

WINDOW CLEANING SPRAY

Add in an empty spray bottle:

1 cup & 1/2 of white vinegar

1/2 cup of distilled water

8 drops of Lemon essential oil

Shake well before use and spray on glasses or mirrors

 

 

 

“LIME” SCALE REMOVER

½ cup Baking Soda
3 tablespoons water
10 drops doTERRA Lemon essential oil
10 drops doTERRA Lime essential oiL
Add water and essential oils to baking soda. Mix into a paste. Rub a small amount onto surface. Let sit for 20 minutes.
Wipe off with wet cloth.

 

MULTIPURPOSE SPRAY

Glass or aluminum spray bottle
3 tablespoons of white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon of Castille  soap
10-30 drops of your favorite oils.
(Lavender and Tea Tree – Lemon and OnGuard – Wild Orange)

Add ingredients in the bottle and top up with distilled water
Shake well  before use

 

 

 

 

CARPET CLEANING

Mix  bicarbonate of soda with 15-20 drops of lemon or purify in a container.

Sprinkle on the rug and vacuum up after 15min for an immediate refreshing and cleaning effect

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