Make Your Own Home Cleansers & Shaving Cream with Essential Oils

We all know sprays, cleansers, scrubs, and detergents are expensive and loaded with toxic chemicals. What if I told you by using essential oils you could make your own  cleansers, save money, get rid of a lot chemicals and toxins in your home. And if you’re a mama (or dad) like me, you worry about what your children or pets come in contact with when they touch counter tops, sinks, bathtubs, even the kitchen floor with whatever you just sprayed to clean.

In a matter of minutes you can make your own disinfectant, laundry detergent, even your own shaving cream! (Ever read the label on your shaving cream? It usually says it’s flammable! I don’t know about you, but would you shave your legs with gasoline? Kind of the same thing right?) Well here are a couple secrets to make a few things around you house to rid yourself and family of life-threatening chemicals. I use  oils because they are Certified Therapeutic Grade, which means they are the most potent oils you can get. Feel free to change up the scents on some of the things you make if you’re not too crazy about a certain smell.

Some of these I have made before and love them. A few I’ve gotten from doTerra. Here’s to clean, safe, and healthy homes and bodies! Looking for essential oils?

Laundry detergent:

  • Borax
  • Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda (not baking soda)
  • Ivory Soap or Fels Naptha
  • Fine grater
  • Lavendar essential oils
  • Glass container or metal bucket


Grate soap bar. You need 1 to 1 ratio- 1 cup Borax to 1 cup of Arm and Hammer washing soda. Stir well. 3-5 minutes. Add 15 drops of Lavendar or your favorite scented oil. Stir well again. This makes 32 oz which equals 64 loads of laundry. Use 1-2 scoops per load. Double or Triple the recipe to save yourself time. I load of laundry using this recipe will only cost you 3 cents per load!!! Huge Savings!!!

Counter and Kitchen Cleaner:

  • Spray Bottle
  • 2-3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 2-3 drops Purify cleansing blend essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • water


In a spray bottle, add all ingredients and spray away!! 🙂

Shaving Cream:


  • 1 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • Glass container


Blend all ingredients together in a blender or stir really well with fork. Place mixture in glass container. Shake well before each use.

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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