Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cleaning with doTERRA Essential Oils

Here are some ideas on how to clean, disinfect and deodorize with doTERRA essential oils.

Disinfecting: On Guard,lemon, Purify, melaleuca, lime, cinnamon, thyme, peppermint.
Deodorizing: Purify, peppermint, clary sage, melaleuca, lavender, geranium, eucalyptus.
Basic Cleaning Solution: Take 3 drops Purify or a citrus oil, 3 drops Peppermint, 2 drops On Guard mix in spray bottle and fill with water.  You can use this solution to clean and disinfect any surface that needs to be wiped down.  Shake well before spraying.
Hard Floor Cleaner:  Add ¼ cup white vinegar to a bucket filled with approximately one gallon warm water.  Then add 5-10 drops of any of the following: lemon, white fir, melaleuca, cassia, oregano, On Guard or Purify.  If floor is really dirty you can add several drops of mild dishwashing soap.
Disinfecting Spray:  Mix 5-6 drops of a disinfecting essential oil or blend with 1 oz. water in a small misting spray bottle.  Shake and spray. 
Counter Cleaner: Add 1-2 drops of lemon, On Guard, or another disinfecting oil to a damp rag.
Mildew Spray: Mix 5 drops lemon and 5 drops white fir with 2 oz. water in a small spray bottle.
Deodorizing Spray: 5 drops grapefruit, 1 drop peppermint in a 1 oz. spray bottle and fill with water.  Shake and use. 
Mirror Cleaner: 1-2 drops lemon with 1 tsp vinegar in 1 oz. spray bottle, fill rest with water.  Shake and use.
1.       Diffuse On Guard into the air to help eliminate mold.
2.       Melaleuca – great for black mold too.  Mix 1 tsp to 1 cup water in spray bottle.  Saturate area and no need to rinse.  If not coming off you can make a paste with baking soda, water and melaleuca and scrub.  Never scrub mold while dry it will release spores into the air.
Washing Laundry: A few drops of Purify in wash water will help kill bacteria and germs in clothes, plus make them smell good. 
Drying Laundry: Put Purify, Elevation, lemongrass or any of your favorite oil on a wet rag and then place it in dryer with clothing.
Furniture Polish: Put a few drops of lemon, Purify or white fir oil on a dust cloth and use to wipe down wood.
Carpet Cleaner Deodorizer: Mix 1 cup  baking soda and 20-50 drops melaleuca, lemon, Purify or another favorite oil in a glass jar.  Close jar, shake together and let stand overnight.  Sprinkle lightly over carpets, let sit 15 min. and then vacuum.
Vent and Air Ducts: Change your air filters often and when you do drip 10 drops of your favorite sanitizing essential oil to reduce pathogens, lesson allergic responses to duct air and to kill fungi and mold in duct work.  Consider: On Guard, Citrus Bliss, Purify, oregano and peppermint.

Spring cleaning webinar
  •  Watch Jaime Walsh's webinar about spring cleaning with essential oils here.