If you have kids, like me, I’m sure you’ve thought about those horrible chemicals in household cleaners and what they do at least once. However, I continued using them because I didn’t know what else I could use. Now I know how to get my house cleaner, while causing it to smell wonderful as well, without any harmful chemicals!!! Read on so you know how to do that as well! This is just a short version of the many ways you can use EOs to clean your home. There are all kinds of ways on Pinterest, or you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can give you ideas.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “air inside the average home is two to five times more polluted than the air outside, largely due to the toxic household cleaners and pesticides.”
Often we think we are working hard to make our homes cleaner, but in actuality we are spraying hundreds of chemicals, if not more, all over our counters, windows, and floors. Just the word “fragrance” on the label can include as many as 600 petrochemicals. Even the natural and organic brands are loaded with questionable ingredients. Not only we are polluting the air we breathe, these chemicals are also absorbed into our bodies.
If you’re like I was, you’re wondering when you would find the time to mix up your own cleaners. Well, luckily, it takes no more time to whip up a bottle of homemade cleaner than it does to buy a store bought brand. If making homemade cleaners isn’t really your thing, then you will be happy to learn that Young Living has a wonderful line of non-toxic products you can use.
Essential oils are a great choice for cleaning your home, as they have been shown to have antiseptic properties. Studies have shown that EOs have anti-viral properties. Studies have also shown that EOs have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it?
Now I will list a few of the most used EOs for cleaning. As I said earlier, this is just the tip of the iceberg, but it is a good start to learning how you can use EOs as your new household cleaners. Throughout time I will post different cleaning techniques and recipes you can use with EOs.
Lemon (and citrus oils in general) – With its fresh, clean scent, Lemon is perfect for cleaning. It is a good disinfectant. It is also versatile and inexpensive. It can be used as a degreaser. It also makes for a great hand sanitizer and all-purpose cleaner.
Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil) is highly regarded as an antiseptic essential oil and has long been used to support a healthy immune system. Just mix 10 drops with 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 3 cups of distilled water for a powerful and effective, all-natural and non-toxic all-purpose cleaner.
Thieves is Young Living’s most amazing blend of antiseptic, cleansing, and purifying essential oils. Studies conducted in 1997 showed Thieves EO blend has a 99.96% success rate against airborne bacteria. Diffusing this EO blend not only destroys mold spores but can also remove mold spores (dead and alive) from the air. Thieves can be used in the same way as Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil) cleaner for a powerful and effective all-purpose cleaner.
Purification is a purifying blend that cleanses and disinfects the air and neutralizes mildew and disagreeable odors.
There is a whole line of Thieves products. This non-toxic household cleaner concentrate makes 28 bottles of cleaner! That is only about 75 cents per bottle. It can clean toilets to floors to glass!!
Very effective all-purpose cleaners can be made in just minutes by mixing vinegar, distilled water, and your EOs. They can be used on nearly any surface with the exception of marble. The acidic nature of vinegar and citrus EOs can dull marble. We sure don’t want that to happen!
I hope you have learned a little of how you can use some of Young Living’s Essential Oils to help have a cleaner and non-toxic home.
Every oil I spoke of comes in the Premium Starter Kit, in addition to 7 more oils. The Thieves cleaner comes separately. You can start using these amazing oils as soon as you sign up for your kit. Go to the following link to get started!!