Household cleaning products have so much more ‘stuff’ in them that I am afraid to use them. Some culprit chemicals include formaldehyde found in our shampoos, nail polishes, eye lash glues. Formaldehyde can cause cancer after chronic, long-term exposure, and cause many other symptomatic issues. Others include optical brighteners found in laundry detergents – it is a dye that absorbs UV light to make your whites whites and your clothes brighter by removing yellow tones. Our grandmothers used lemon and vinegar, and that was good enough. We have in the last couple of decades been outsourcing so much of our homes to make our cleaning products and food (processed food) that we now believe that is the truth. I have tried to take back some of that control over my household which I recognise is the only place that I have authority over as a mother. Over time I have swopped out the most harsh chemicals starting in my kitchen to soften and reduce the amount of toxic cleaning products that my children are exposed to.
I also use DoTerra Essential Oils also to support the lemon and vinegar first to add scents but also most have antibacterial properties like Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lavender, Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) and many more. I do run free workshops so do email me if you want to learn more. firstname.lastname@example.org
#1 All Purpose Cleaning Receipe (note: I don’t use vinegar or lemon on marble)
¼ cup white vinegar
1 ¾ cups water
30 drops doTERRA essential oils
Recommended essential oil combinations:
15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon
30 drops doTERRA On Guard®
15 drops each of Grapefruit and doTERRA On Guard
Add all ingredients to 16-ounce spray bottle.
#2 Dishwashing Liquid Receipe
2 cups unscented castile soap
20 drops Lime oil
8 drops Lemon oil
6 drops Citrus Bliss®
Fill a large, clean bottle with castle soap
Note: Dilute according to instructions if using a concentrate
Add essential oils
To use, shake and add 1–2 tablespoons to dish water
#3 Hand Soaps
2 tablespoons unscented liquid castile soap
1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 drops favorite essential oil
Pour castile soap and Fractionated Coconut Oil into bottle.
Add essential oils.
Slowly add water into bottle making sure to leave room for the foaming pump.
Add lid, shake, and you are good to go!
When ready to use, just pump one to two times into hands and wash with warm water.