Eco cleaning – How to clean your house with Essential Oils

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

The oil of Peace®-How to reassure your senses

The oil of  Peace®-How to reassure your senses

We all need PEACE in life, some more than others and many times we don’t know where to start.
Have you ever woken up with the anguish feeling of a new job about to start or an exam that is about to come?
That feeling that doesn’t let you  control your emotions as you would like and instead make you explode and lose control for no reason?
How about when your children,from the moment are back from school,have turned into a mysterious creature and for no reason start screaming, having tantrums and who knows’ what else?

This is why we all need doTERRA PEACE!

Since I had two children I realized that my emotions sometimes bounce like a ping pong ball, up and down without any balance. I go from moments of pure ecstasy and happiness to others of total sadness and anxiety.
Not to mention the hormones! Help!

As a mother I realized that not only adults have these moments but kids as well.  Fighting with her little brother or  sister, the daily activities, that moment of sudden exhaustion that makes him lose the plot …school….

Peace is an oil that we use constantly in the family. My daughter Giorgia loves it, she always has a bottle with her and she is constantly talking about it. In two words, she describes it as  “The oil that makes you feel happy when you are feeling upset”.

This mixture has been formulated for this. Peace is a mix of a different range of  soothing and comforting oils that in case of need ,are ready to reassure you and give you the security you need.

Let’s see what oils are in the blend:

VETIVER: has calming and balancing properties and is often used to help calming the nerves. It can also support with anxiety, stress, worry and promote restorative sleep

LAVENDER: is well known for its soothing and calming properties. It helps to promote health, love, peace and a general sense of well-being

YLANG YLANG: has anti-depressive and sedative properties. It is often used to  calm and relax

FRANKINCENSE: it is often used to promote that feeling of balance that we all seek, to support with concentration and meditation and to facilitate impatience and restlessness

CLARY SAGE: has sedative and calming properties and is often used for hormonal balance

MARJORAM: it is often used to help recover physical stress and helps promote peace and rest

LABDANUM: it was one of the first aromatic substances used in antiquity. It stimulates the senses and is often used to elevate mood and soothe the nerves

SPEARMINT: it is often used to overcome emotional blockages and to create a feeling of balance. Good support in case of depression because it relieves physical and mental tiredness, relieving the spirit.

 

How to use PEACE?

  • Applied on the heart or simply inhaled from the diffuser or the palms of the hands creates an immediate sense of well-being and tranquility.
  • Ideal for a reassuring sleep 1-2 drops in the diffuser  or under the soles of the feet
  • You can apply it under the sole of the feet diluted with fractionated coconut oil during child birth
  • Applied behind the neck and on the forehead when you are restless or confused
  • You can put a few drops in a hot bath or mix it in bath salts
  • If nervous before a big event or presentation apply Peace on the wrists, behind the neck and on the forearm, especially in the inner fold of the elbow

The Seven oils …

The Seven oils …

How many of us grew up with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?

I think pretty much all of us, more or less.
Who knows what it would have been like if the 7 dwarfs had used doTERRA oils?

Let’s be creative and try to find it out together …

Poor SLEEPY, did nothing but fall asleep here and there, so here we go, an all-natural remedy, a big sniff  of Peppermint and …he is awake… ready to face the day, with its invigorating and energizing properties is just what he needs.

And then comes HAPPY, always super joyful and peaceful, I’m sure that every morning he applies Balance under the soles of the feet to start the day grounded .

DOC, so wise …a little like On Guard, the oil that suits him best. He gets rid of any sickness in no time.

Ah DOPEY , that mischievous little boy, maybe with a little Vetiver under your feet you could calm down a little bit … what do you reckon?

If, like BASHFUL, you always blush and  not sure of yourself, just apply a little Bergamot on the solar plexus or simply inhale it from the bottle to feel invincible.

Beware of sneezing and a blocked nose! I really know that SNEEZY really needs Easy Air.

And how can we not love him, always grouchy and annoyed. We are all a bit GRUMPY even if we do not realize it, and Wild Orange is the perfect oil to give us the joy and the happiness of a child.

Amazing Trio – Lavender,Lemon & Peppermint

Amazing Trio – Lavender,Lemon & Peppermint

A MAGIC TRIO

This is absolutely one of my favorite TRIO. These three bottles have so much to offer when used  individually or mixed together. It is a MAGIC combination and the most valuable way to enter into a oil journey if you are not sure what to do.

Used together Lavender,Lemon & Peppermint are an amazing support for any season threat or respiratory issues. I love apply one drop of each on my hands and inhale few times to alleviate any discomfort my eyes or nose can have.

Do you ever have that feeling of itchy, burning eyes and the only thing you want to do is to rub them constantly?
Not that this will make them better but is like there is nothing else you can do!

Well , you found your answers. If inhale directly from your palms or from the diffuser this mix will instantly calm your itchy feeling and sneezing.

Let’s see how to use them individually as well.

 

  1. TAKE A LAVENDER BATH
    Add few drops of Lavender to your  Epson salts and have the most relaxing experience
  2. SOOTHE YOUR SKIN
    Lavender is very gentle on the skin and is the ideal remedy for any rashes,irritation or redness. Apply diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil(FCO) to soothe the skin. Great for little ones.
  3. FABRIC SOFTENER
    In the fabric softener compartment, add Lavender mixed with white vinegar to give your clothes a more natural softness.
  4. RELAX YOUR MUSCLE
    Apply on sore muscles, bump or bruises. Mix few drops with FCO in a roller or a spray bottle and apply as needed.
  5. MOSQUITO/BUGS BITE
    Apply on skin mixed with Tea Tree or Purify and FCO for  instant relief.
  6. SWEET DREAMS ROOM SPRAY
    In a 100ml spray bottle add 10 drops of Lavender, 7 drops of Vetiver, 8 drops of Cedarwood and 3 drops of Bergamot, fill with water. Shake well before use. Spray over bed linen,on soft sleep toys, over the body before bed time.
  7. OWIE SPRAY
    Mix with 5 drops of Frankincense and Helicrysum and a drop of TeaTree for a soothing and relieve the pain.Ideal for any cuts,wounds or scratches
  8. NO MORE NITS
    In a spray bottle mix with Tea Tree, Rosemary and Cedarwood and fill with water. Spray on hair every day to avoid getting lice and to give your hair a nice treatment.
  9. STRESS & ANXIETY
    Apply topically on hearth, behind the neck or inhale deeply from cupped hands to let go of stress and promote feeling of relaxation.
  10. BABY COLIC
    Apply diluted on baby tummy to relieve any tummy discomfort

 

  1. MORNING DETOX
    Put a drop of Lemon in your glass of water and drink on empty stomach. This will support your digestive system and give u a healthy boost through the day.
  2. CLEANSING AGENT
    Few drops of lemon in the diffuser or in a spray bottle with water will purify the air and clear it from unpleasant odors.
  3. NATURAL DE-GREASER
    Amazing on getting rid of stickers but also to clean stainless steel appliances when mixed with white vinegar and bicarb.
  4. FLAVOR ENHANCE
    Use in cooking,smoothies or when baking cakes
  5. UPLIFT YOUR MOOD
    When diffused Lemon is very uplifting and energizing.
  6. FOCUS
    Mix with Peppermint in a roller bottle and apply on pulse points or diffuse to improve focus
  7. CLEAN KNIFE
    When your knife is showing early stage of rust simply put 10 drops of lemon in a tall glass with white vinegar and leave the knife in it for about 20 minutes. Wash and rub with a sponge.
  8. FURNITURE POLISH
    Add few drops to olive oil to shine and protect furniture finish.
  9. RUNNING NOSE
    Inhale or apply over bridge of nose. Use with Lavender and Peppermint in a capsule or inhale from cupped hand for any allergy symptoms.
  10. VARICOSE VEINS
    Apply with Cypress over area of discomfort.

 

  1. ENERGIZING
    A drop of Peppermint and Wild Orange on the palms of your hand, rub  together and inhale deeply few times to promote energy and alertness.
  2. COOLING
    A drop under the tongue or simply apply diluted with coconut oil on the sole of the feet to promote instant cooling over the body
  3. HOT  TEA
    1-2 drop in a tea pot and serve. It is very concentrated.
  4. HEADACHE OR MIGRAINES
    Apply over temple, above ears and back of the neck
  5. TUMMY SAVER
    Relieve and digestive discomfort. A drop in a glass of water or in vegetable capsule
  6. ALLERGY RELIEF
    Mixed with Lemon and Lavender will ease your sneezing and itchy eyes.
  7. CATCH YOUR BREATH
    If inhale from cupped hands or through the mouth will support your breathing capacity by expanding the lungs.
  8. CHOCOLATE DELIGHT
    A drop of Peppermint in your chocolate mix to add a very nice flavor
  9. FEVER AND HOT FLASHES
    Dilute with FCO and apply on the sole of the feet, back of the spine and neck for an instant cooling effect.
  10. BAD BREATH
    Gargle in water.