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