Spring Cleaning With Essential Oils

Essential Oils Collective Kate Dixon Doterra

With Spring is just around the corner, there is no better time to look at toxic free and environmentally friendly cleaning options. Apart from their potency and purity, I just love how versatile doTERRA essential oils are not only do they provide wonderful support when it comes to my emotional wellbeing and overall health but they are also powerhouses when it comes to cleaning. 

doTERRA and vinegar are a powerful pair. Vinegar is a natural acid. It’s non-toxic, bio-degradable and achieves amazing results on everything from mould to grout lines.

Here are 4 ways you can use vinegar and doTERRA essential oils in your spring cleaning:

  • Mould Cleaning

  • Soft Scrub for Bath, Tile and Toilet

  • Unclogging and Deodorising Drains

  • Cleaning Kitchen Tops, Stoves and Stainless Steel

doTERRA Essential Oils good for cleaning - use in isolation or combine oils 

  • Lavender and Lemon

  • Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange

  • doTERRA On Guard®

  • Lemon and doTERRA On Guard

  • Tea Tree and Lemon

  • Purify Cleansing Blend

Mould Removal

Vinegar kills 82% of all mould species and is also an amazing cleaner in its’ own right. If you’ve got a mild to moderate mould issue then I would suggest the following:

Use a spray bottle to apply full concentrate vinegar directly onto the mould. In areas of heavy mould, use a soft nylon bristled brush to agitate the mould.Leave the vinegar on the mould for an hour to do its work.Wipe away the mould with a clean, damp cloth.

As a daily mould maintenance I spray the following in my shower after each use:

You will need:

  • 500ml glass spray bottle

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 1¾ cups water

  • 10 drops doTERRA essential oil 

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients to spray bottle. Shake thoroughly before each use.

Soft Scrub for Bath, Tile and Toilet

Make in small batches and store in an airtight container. This is enough for two to four applications. This soft scrub is excellent for getting rid of soap scum, removing stains, and brightening your tile and toilet. To use, just apply and let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then scrub. Once done scrubbing, take a wet cloth and wipe clean.

You will need:

  • 3/4 rounded cup baking soda

  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

  • 5-10 drops doTERRA Lemon essential oil

Directions:

  • In bowl, combine baking soda and castile soap.

  • Add water and stir. Add vinegar and essential oil. The consistency should be a soft paste.

  • Store in airtight container.

  • Add ingredients directly to partially drained bowl. As it reacts, scrub toilet. 

Note: This combination is intended for one use at a time. This scrub is also great to use to help clean your kitchen sink, refrigerator, or tile floors.

Unclogging and Deoderising Drains

Before you reach for the Draino, here’s a toxic free alternative that’s much gentler on you and your pipes:

Using a funnel, pour 1/2 cup of bi-carb soda down the drain followed by 1 cup of vinegar. When the foaming subsides, flush with hot water. Wait 5 minutes and flush with cold water.

Cleaning Kitchen Tops, Stoves and Stainless Steel

Use it to clean greasy surfaces like kitchen stove and benches. Just spray on and wipe with a damp cloth. The same process can also be used to clean chrome and stainless steel. In addition to cutting through grease, vinegar will also neutralise any odours on the surface.

All Purpose Spray

You will need:

  • 500ml glass spray bottle

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 1¾ cups water

  • 30 drops doTERRA essential oil 

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients to spray bottle. Shake thoroughly before each use.

Essential oil combinations:

  • 15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon

  • 30 drops of Purify

  • 10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange 

  • 30 drops doTERRA On Guard®

  • 15 drops each of Lemon and doTERRA On Guard

If you would like to find out how you can obtain doTERRA essential oils at wholesale prices, please check the ‘essential oil’ and ‘workshop’ page of this website. Alternatively, drop me an email and I will be happy to chat xx

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