REPLACING TOXIC CLEANERS

DID YOU KNOW that the air inside a typical home is 200–500% more polluted than the air outside mainly due to toxic household cleaning products. The chemicals can cause short-term and long-term health problems. (Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) ccy).y)
The good news is there is a natural, safe and effective alternative to clean your home. And guess what? It's also less expensive and more convenient! With natural cleansing and purifying properties, many essential oils can be a helpful part of your regular cleaning routine. 
One super simple way to get started is with doTERRA's On Guard cleaner concentrate. It works for everything from cleaning counters to bathtubs and more. The On Guard laundry detergent and hand soap are also must haves in our home. 

Interested in making some of your own cleaners? Check out some of these ideas...you'll be amazed at how easy and fun it is!

Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner

Cleaning out a grimy microwave caked with stains or a refrigerator full of mysterious sticky residue is not a fun job. No worries...what once was a dreaded core will be easy peasy with a little help from vinegar, hot water and doTERRA Lemon essential oil.  Not only will this DIY save you time, but you’ll also smell the refreshing scent of Lemon each time you open the fridge or microwave. 

Stove Top Cleaner

The stovetop is often home to some of the biggest and toughest stains in the kitchen. Splatter from spaghetti sauce, leftover grease, and caked-on residue can quickly cover the stovetop, leaving you to scrub away the grime. 

For a clean stove in less than 10 minutes, try this essential oil Stove Top Cleaner DIY that uses the doTERRA Purify Cleansing Blend, baking soda, and other ingredients to leave you with a sparkling clean stove. 

Soft Scrub Cleanser

Deep cleaning the bathroom often means breathing in harsh chemicals while you scrub on your hands and knees for hours. However, using Lemon essential oil and other simple ingredients you likely already have at home, you can transform your bathroom cleaning routine. 

This Soft Scrub Cleanser DIY is particularly helpful for removing stains, soap scum, and brightening the appearance of your toilet, tile and sinks. Forget about painfully scrubbing for hours, this mixture only needs to sit for 5 minutes before you scrub and then wipe away grime until it is clean.

Natural Air Freshener

Wanting a more natural way to freshen your home? Check out this super easy DIY...great for your home or car! Simply combine some of your favorite essential oils with baking soda and you are good to go. This also can work as a carpet and mattress cleaner!

Essential oils like doTERRA Balance®, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Purify, doTERRA On Guard®, or Wild Orange will add a powerful, refreshing aroma to this natural air freshener that is sure to brighten up any area of the home. 

Garbage Disposal Refreshers

One of the worst perpetrators for foul smells in the home is the garbage disposal. You may have tried hot water, dish soap, or other attempts to lessen the terrible smell, but typically, it takes something a little stronger to keep these odors at bay. 

To refresh a stale, stinky garbage disposal, try these essential oil Garbage Disposal Refreshers. They will clean and deodorize the garbage disposal, while the fresh scent of Lemon essential oil lingers around the sink and rest of the kitchen.

Wood Polish

Add a little shine to any of your lackluster wood furniture with this essential oil Wood Polish. doTERRA essential oils like Wild Orange, Arborvitae, and Lemon oil can help restore shine to wood tables, floors, chairs, and more. Although wood furniture should only be polished every few months, neglecting to maintain and clean wood regularly will leave it looking dull, worn-down, and old. 

Using simple ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard at home, this wood polish DIY will infuse life back into your wood pieces—helping them to look new again. If it has been a while since you gave your wood furniture a little TLC, try this essential oil wood polish today! 

Glass Cleanser

It can be difficult to find an effective glass cleaner that isn’t full of toxins and chemicals that are damaging to the body as well as the environment. If you are looking for a natural alternative to hazardous glass cleaners, try making your own! This essential oil cleanser uses some of the best essential oils for cleaning—Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Wild Orange—to wipe away fingerprints, water stains, and more. 

Using three simple ingredients, you’ll be on your way to cleaner windows and mirrors in no time. And when you use this natural glass cleanser, you’ll smell the inviting, fresh scent of essential oils, rather than breathing in harsh toxins all day.  

All-Purpose Spray

An inexpensive, non-toxic alternative to commercial cleaners, this essential oil All-Purpose Spray will soon become your go-to cleaning agent. When you want to keep your family safe from chemicals and leave your home smelling fresh and clean, this all-purpose spray can help you get the job done. 

Some of the best essential oils for cleaning include Lemon, Wild Orange, Eucalyptus, doTERRA On Guard®, Peppermint, and Grapefruit. Another alternative is to use the On Guard Cleaner Concentrate. You simply add 1 tbsp of concentrate to 12 ounces of water and you can clean your whole home!