Natural Stove Top Cleaner

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup table alt
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs water
  • 4-5 drops Purify essential oil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Stir all ingredients together until they form a paste and spread it over the stove top and burners.
  2. Leave it it on for 15 mins or longer for hard- to-remove stains.
  3. Using a sponge, scrub the mixture into the grime.
  4. Remove excess cleaner and wipe surface clean.

Taken from spring 2014 issue of doTerra’s living magazine. 

Natural Citrus Dish Soap

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups liquid castile soap
  • 20 drops Lime essential oil
  • 8 drops Wild Orange essential oil
  • 6 drops Citrus Bliss blen

Instructions

  1. Fill a large clean bottle with castile soap; dilute according to directions if using concentrate.
  2. Add essential oils. Shake bottle before each use.
  3. add 1 to 2 tablespoons of soap to dish water for use.

You can find this recipe in the Winter 2014 issue of doTerra Living magazine, created by Heather Nelson.

Easy DIY Cleaning Recipes With Essential Oils

Natural Air Freshener:

  • Baking Soda
  • Your Favorite Essential Oil
  • Small Glass Jar (Preferably A Mason Jar With Lid + Band)

Combing baking soda with a few drops of essential oil in jar. Use nail or screwdriver to poke holes in the top of the jar. Set wherever you want the room to smell fresh, shake occasionally to “activate”. (Alternative to poking holes in the lid: Secure lace or fabric over the top of the lid for a more decorative touch.)

Dusting Spray 

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 30-40 drops essential oil, optional (clove, orange, lemon, etc)

Spray directly on furniture and wipe with dry, clean cloth.

Window Cleaner

  • 1 Cup Distilled White Vinegar
  • Distilled Water
  • Spray Bottle
  • 10 Drops Citrus Essential Oil (Lemon, Grapefruit Etc.)

Combine ingredients  in spray bottle. Spray directly on to window surfaces and wipe off with clean, dry cloth.

All Purpose Spray 

  • Spray Bottle (Preferably dark glass)
  • 1/4 Cup White Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp. Borax
  • 1 3/4 Cup Distilled Water
  • 30 Drops Essential Oil (recommended: On Guard)

Combine all ingredients in spray bottle and spray directly on surfaces you wish to clean.

 

 

Try This DIY Powder Cleanser

This is a great recipe for an all natural cleaner. Works great on counters, sinks and bathtubs. See it here.

 

 

DIY: Two Ingredients For A Cleaner Mattress

“You often sanitize your counters, scrub your bathroom, and vacuum your floors—but how often do you clean your mattress?” – See more at: http://doterrablog.com/diy-use-these-two-ingredients-to-say-goodbye-to-dust-mites-and-hello-to-a-cleaner-mattress/

Pro Tip: Get Makeup Stains Out Of Carpet With 90% Rubbing Alcohol

 

Image Courtesy of Maggi Smith/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image Courtesy of MaggieSmith/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

Got mascara on your nice carpet? No worries! You can clean makeup stains (like mascara and eyeliner) with regular 90% rubbing alcohol. It won’t bleach your carpet, but test in an inconspicuous area first. Good luck!