Traditional cleaners are full of chemicals and toxic, poisonous substances, including carcinogens. Read the warning labels and ingredient lists, which, by the way, have several glaring omissions, and you should be turned off from using commercial cleaners for good. Cleaning with essential oils, however, is easy, inexpensive, and non-toxic. And you don’t need to buy 20 different kinds of essential oils for cleaning, either. Many essential oils are antibacterial and antiviral.
Let’s start with an all-purpose cleaner. This can replace whatever commercial cleaner you’re currently using to disinfect kitchen counters, sinks, even floors and bathrooms. It’s a great homemade cleaner to start with to get used to using non-toxic, natural disinfectants.
All-Purpose Disinfecting Spray:
What You Need:
16 oz. glass spray bottle
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 3/4 cups water
30 drops essential oil
Some good combinations include:
- 15 drops Lemon and 15 drops Lavendar
- 15 drops Lemon and 15 drops Melaleuca
- 10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange
So…not too difficult, right? A few minutes of preparation and you’re already on your way to having a healthier, safer home.
A note about essential oil brands: I use several different brands, and I buy all of them on Amazon. So if you prefer the more upscale Doterra and Young Living brands, but don’t want to be sucked into the MLM, Amazon is a good way to go. Also, I’ve tried many different oils from Plant Therapy, and have found all of them to be pretty good. A couple of the very inexpensive brands on Amazon, though, I’ve not liked at all. For cleaning, brands don’t matter quite so much. If I’m taking the oils internally, through, I go for the bigger brands. Also, a 15 ml bottle contains about 250 drops, so even if you use the more expensive brands, these still make very cheap natural disinfectants Happy Cleaning!