In the nine months I’ve been married and taking care of our little apartment, it has been my goal to eliminate as many harsh and toxic chemicals from our home as possible. In my efforts to ensure that we are living in a clean space, I don’t want to sacrifice our long-term health by using products that can cause a host of issues. Enter essential oils. I diffuse these all day long and use them for our personal health as well as for the cleanliness of our home. My most recent endeavor was to make an all-purpose natural household cleaner and it was a complete and utter success. Not only does it work wonders, but it’s so ridiculously easy to make.
I chose these particular oils for my cleaner for several reasons. Thieves oil is a blend of cinnamon, clove, lemon, rosemary, and eucalyptus therapeutic-grade essential oils. It’s an incredible disinfectant that cleans without killing all the good bacteria as well. Many hospitals even use thieves oil to disinfect surfaces. Lemon essential oil is great at removing sticky residues, it’s antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral. In addition, it has a clean, invigorating citrus scent.
To make this natural household cleaner, you will need…
glass spray bottle (I purchased mine here)
1 cup white vinegar
(you could use 1/2 cup if the smell is too strong.)
1 cup water
20 drops thieves essential oil blend
20 drops lemon essential oil
(optional: add a little bit of either rubbing alcohol or baking soda for more a more specified cleaner)
1. Mix water and vinegar together.
2. Add essential oils.
3. Stir to combine.
4. Carefully pour into glass spray bottle.
(The bottle must be glass because you don’t want to put essential oils in plastic.)
5. Clean to your heart’s content!
Feel free to email me at poppyanthology[at]gmail.com with any questions you may have
or you can order your starter kit here.