The health benefits of using these essential oil cleaning recipes in your home.

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The health benefits of using these essential oil cleaning recipes in your home are probably something I could write about for years. It’s very well known that all the house cleaning products that you find at grocery stores and supercenters are made up of a variety if different types of chemicals, most of which I can not pronounce and I have no idea what they are. I too have been guilty of using them for years. Without much thought of what was in the bottles, if the label said “kills 98% of the flu virus, it went into my shopping cart. Running home childcare with little babies that seemed to put everything in their mouth, I was continually wiping down toys, high chairs and walls to keep germs at bay and keep everyone healthy.

What changed for me was potty training our daughter.  She had a little dora the explorer potty and I was wiping it down and cleaning it daily. After about a week of potty training her little bum cheeks were so red and hurting, not only that but her back was red with little bumps. So I took her to the doctor who told me it was the cleaning products giving her a reaction, That’s when I really started taking a serious look into chemical house cleaning products, what was in them and how they could be affecting our health.

Shortly after this reaction, I started looking into more natural and safe cleaning products. Through trial and error and spending lots of money at “health food stores” I’ve found some of the best cleaning products are one I make myself. So today I’m sharing with you the essential oil cleaning recipes that work for our family and my home childcare business and I hope you will give them a try

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5 Natural essential oil cleaning recipes for every room in your home.

Let’s tackle the bathroom first because, in my house, I feel like it has the most germs. Our main floor bathroom can seem like a rotating door with so many kids, and let’s really be honest, sometimes the bowls miss the toilet bowl. I like to have a multi-purpose cleaner on the ready to wipe down the toilet seat, the side of the toilet or the tile floors.  The multi-purpose essential oil cleaning recipe I’m about to share with you also works great on walls, door knobs, handles on your fridge, stove and microwave

Multi-Purpose essential oil cleaning spray

Glass Spray bottle

4 oz of white vinegar

4 oz of Distilled Water

15 Drops of DefenseShield Essential oil

15 Drops of Lemon Essential oil  

Steps:

#1- Add your white vinegar to your glass spray bottle using a funnel

#2- Add in your essential oils to the white vinegar

#3- Top up your glass spray bottle with distilled water and give it a shake

#4- Add a label so you know what you have created

Let’s take a look inside that toilet bowl now. Scary I know but it must be done. Lots of germs are floating around in there and I find the kids love to use these toilet bowl fizzies, They enjoy wanting the baking soda fizzle and bubble in the toilet.

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Toilet bowl fizzies with essential oils

Silicone muffin cups

2 Glass bowls

1 Cup of Baking Soda

¼ cup of Citric acid

½ Tablespoon of white vinegar

1 Tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide

5 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential oil

5 Drops of Lemon Essential oil

5 Drops of Peppermint Essential oil

5 Drops of Grapefruit Essential oil

10 Drops of Rosemary Essential oil

10 Drops of Tea Tree Essential oil

Steps:

#1- in your first Glass bowl, Combine your baking soda and your citric acid, mix with a spoon

#2 in  your second glass bowl, Combine your wet ingredients, White vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and essential oils

#3- Very slowly, only a few tablespoons at a time, mix your wet ingredients into your draw ingredients bowl. You want to avoid the baking soda reacting as much as possible with the white vinegar.

#4- once you have a sand-like consistency, scoop out roughly 1 tablespoon of mixture into each silicone baking cup.

#5 – Let air dry overnight and store them in a glass jar or a ziplock bag

#6 – as needed put a toilet bowl fizzie in your toilet and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then take a toilet bowl brush and wipe down the inside, Flush when finished.

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That pretty much cleans up the bathroom area with those two essential oil cleaning recipes, let’s move on to other parts of the house. I know for myself with so many little humans that are 3 feet tall running around, I have finger prints everywhere, and it’s not just fingerprints, it’s usually sticky or gooey. Finger prints on my sliding door, windows in my sunroom, even the glass on our natural gas fireplace.  So I have a natural essential oil cleaning recipe for glass windows and doors and it also works pretty good on mirrors so head back over to the bathroom with this cleaning recipe as well.

Glass and Mirror cleaner with essential oils.

Glass Spray Bottle

Funnel

Labels ( consider investing in a label maker, I am obsessed with putting labels on everything)

Microfiber towel

1 Tablespoon of Cornstarch

2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar

2 Tablespoons of Rubbing alcohol

10 Drops of Lemon Essential oil

Distilled water

Steps:

#1-  With a funnel, add your cornstarch to your Glass spray bottle

#2- Add in your White vinegar and your rubbing alcohol and mix together

#3 – add your lemon essential oil to the corn starch

#4- add distilled water to the glass spray bottle, and gently shake everything together

#5 spray down your glass windows and mirrors with this glass cleaner and wipe down with a microfiber cloth or newspaper for a streak-free shine.

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Essential oil cleaning recipe for a soft bathtub scrub

I like this soft scrub for our bathtub because it really brings out the shine of the bathtub and removes and hard water stains or bathtub rings. It’s also great at removing the gritty feeling after you have had a bathtub full of bubbles and the leftover bubbles kinda leave a chalking grit. You can make up this soft bathtub scrub with essential oils in a large batch by doubling or tripling the recipe.

Essential oil cleaning recipe for a soft bathtub scrub

Glass Jar with Lid

Label

3 Tablespoons of Castile Soap

½ Cup of Baking soda ( i buy this in bulk as alot of my essential oil cleaning recipes use baking soda)

8 Drops of Lemon essential oil

8 Drops of Tea Tree essential oil

4 Drops of Cinnamon essential oil

Steps:

#1- in a glass bowl add your castile soap and your baking soda and mix into a paste

#2- add in your essential oils

#3- with a damp sponge, apply the soft bath tub scrub to your bathtub and rub gently

#4- if you prefer you can wipe off right away or let it sit for a few minutes.

#5- with warm water rinse your bathtub clean

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Deodorizer for your smelly carpets

When it gets hot and humid out, I find the carpet in our house smells a bit musty. It drives me crazy and I’m embarrassed by this. For a quite fix, this deodorizer for your carpet will work in a pinch until you can do a proper carpet shampooing. With home childcare, our carpets take a beating, Our carpets have seen it all, dog vomit, kid vomit, urine, mud, juice, the list goes on. My little green machine has been my lifesaver for these incidences.

Deodorizer for your smelly carpets

5 Cups of Baking Soda

30 Drops of Tea Tree essential oil

15 Drops of Grapefruit essential oil

A super powerful vacuum

Steps:

#1- Mix your baking soda and essential oils together

#2- for heavy smelling carpets I would do this overnight. Before you go to bed, apply a thin layer of baking soda and essential oils over your smelly carpet and let it sit 8+ hours while you sleep

#3 vacuum up the baking soda in the morning.

I really love my Dyson vacuum. It has really held up over the last 7+ years I’ve own it. I use it almost 3-5 times a week to clean up dog hair, sparkles from craft time etc.. It pulls so much dirt out of my carpets, it really does do a deep down clean and I feel much better using this vacuum and gettingbeloww the surface.

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