Green-Up Your Clean-Up

Sep 11, 2015

Switching to natural cleaning options is an important part of a natural healthy home.

This is something that I am very passionate about so I am going to show you how easy it is to create a safe environment for you and your family with essential oils and these natural ingredients.
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Let’s get started!!!

Ditch the rubber gloves and surgical mask, and get cleaning with these DYI recipes courtesy of the DōTERRA blog and bits and pieces that I have tired and tested.

It may surprise you how easy it is to put together these simple and inexpensive non-toxic cleaners from ingredients already lying around your house.

My purpose for detoxing my house and making homemade, all natural cleaners are:

  1. It saves me money.
  2. My family’s immune will be stronger.
  3. Decreases health probs that could be associated or aggravated by chemicals (such as headaches and breathing/ respiratory issues)
  4. Reduces the chemical load!  This way I can control the ingredients, which allows me to eliminate the toxins found in the majority of store-bought household cleaners.  They are just as effective but won’t compromise my family’s health–which is very VERY important to me.

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¾ c white vinegar

2c water

30 drops essential oils of your choice or try these favs:

15 drops each of Lavender + Lemon

10 drops each of Peppermint + Eucalyptus + Wild Orange

30 drops of On Guard

Add ingredients to a spray bottle and shake thoroughly.

Dish Soap

2 cups unscented castile soap

20 drops Lime essential oil

8 drops Lemon essential oil

6 drops Citrus Bliss essential oil

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(Great for anti- bac hand wipes or wiping down counters in the kitchen and bathroom) 

1 roll premium paper towels (cut in half & save other half for next batch)

1 1/2 cups warm water

2 tablespoons doTERRA Fractionated coconut oil

3 drops doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend

3 drops Lemon essential oil

1-2 tablespoons On Guard Foaming Hand Wash (optional)

An airtight storage container

Mix all ingredients in the container and shake before submerging the paper towel.  After 10 mins remove the cardboard centre.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Add these ingredients directly to the bowl:

½ c Baking Soda

10 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca) Essential Oils

¼ c Vinegar

As it reacts, scrub the toilet. This combo is intended for one use at a time.

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1 1/2c Vinegar

1/2c Water

10-15 drops of Lemon Essential Oil

Mix ingredients in a 16oz spray bottle. Shake, spray and wipe clean.


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Make in small batches and store in an airtight container. Enough for 2-4 applications.

¾ c Baking Soda

¼ c castile soap

1T Water

1T Vinegar

5-10 drops Lemon Essential Oils

In a bowl, combine the baking soda and castile soap. Add the water and stir. Add the vinegar. Consistency should be a soft paste.

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2 cups borax

1 cup baking soda

20 drops Lemon essential oil

Great for scouring off grimy messes. Tip: Use an old spice or Parmesan cheese shaker.

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¼ c Olive Oil

¼ c Vinegar

10 drops Essential Oils (try Wild Orange or Lemon)

Mix, apply and wipe clean.

Floor Cleaner

1 gallon Hot Water

2 T Liquid Castile Soap

15 drops Wild Orange Essential Oil

8 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Combine ingredients in a large bucket. Use a mop to clean the floor. Rinsing optional.

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1/4t Clove Essential Oil

1 L Water

Wipe down after 20min or leave on overnight for best results.

Liquid Laundry Detergent

1 cup castile soap

1 cup baking soda

1/3 cup coarse salt

7 litres hot water

20 drops of doTerra oil (whichever ones you like, try onGuard with Citrus Bliss!)

Whisk together in a large bucket and divvy out (makes 2 large jugs) Make sure you shake before every use. Courtesy of Hol:FitScreen Shot 2015-09-11 at 6.34.28 PM

Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid

4-6 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Add to your dishwasher before you start the wash cycle.

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8-ounce glass spray bottle

1/2 cup distilled water

20 drops essential oil.


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100% Wool Yarn Or Other 100% Animal Yarn

Essential Oil of your choice (lavender + citrus bliss is my fav)

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2 cups baking soda

10-20 drops essential oil

Container with a shaker top

Mix, put in container with a shaker top.  Sprinkle on carpet and let sit for 15 minutes to absorb odors and vacuum up. 

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2 tablespoons liquid castile soap (unscented)

1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut oil

10 drops essential oils of choice:

(whatever the combo I choose, I always add a drop or two of On Guard Protective Blend for an extra boost of cleanliness)

1 empty foaming hand soap bottle

Air freshener

1 small Mason jar with a lid  (use hammer and nail to punch small holes in top.)

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5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil

Recommended Essential Oils:  Purify, Wild Orange, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, or On Guard.

Not a DYI’er? Thats OK!

Doterra’s ready-made products:


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Detoxing your home~ One room at a time 😉


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