Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
You may have already experienced the health benefits of essential oils, used them in the kitchen when whipping up your favorite meals, or enjoyed their uplifting, relaxing, and soothing scents on a daily basis, but have you tried using essential oils for cleaning?
Cleaning out a grimy microwave caked with stains or a refrigerator full of mysterious sticky residue is not a fun job. However, stains, spills, and other residue will soon be replaced with the lovely scent of Lemon essential oil with this simple Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner DIY.
The stovetop is often home to some of the biggest and toughest stains in the kitchen. Splatter from spaghetti sauce, leftover grease, and caked-on residue can quickly cover the stovetop, leaving you to scrub away the grime.
If you are constantly looking for natural alternatives when it comes to cleaning and freshening your home, this Natural Air Freshener with essential oils is right up your alley. With only a few ingredients and easy assembly, you can quickly add the fresh scent of essential oils to any area in your home using this simple DIY.
Deep cleaning the bathroom often means breathing in harsh chemicals while you scrub on your hands and knees for hours. However, using Lemon essential oil and other simple ingredients you likely already have at home, you can transform your bathroom cleaning routine.
Every good yoga session leaves you feeling uplifted and rejuvenated—you’ve had time to breathe, sweat, and stretch, and now you are ready to conquer whatever comes your way. However, when you roll up your yoga mat at the end of a session, sweat stains and unsanitary residue might be left behind.
Rather than wiping your mat down with a chemical-ridden commercial cleaner, try this essential oil Yoga Mat Spray DIY to cleanse and refresh your mat in between sessions. Lavender and Melaleuca essential oil will help to add a fresh, clean scent to the mat, helping to maintain it until your next yoga practice.
When you spend hours tending to your garden, you are likely to have dirt-stained, calloused hands by the end of the day. Most gardeners know that a simple rinse of the hands in the sink won’t get rid of the dirt and grime that gets into the skin and under the fingernails. When you need a strong soap that will banish dirt stains and restore moisture to the hands, try this Gardener’s Hand Soap DIY with essential oils.
One of the worst perpetrators for foul smells in the home is the garbage disposal. You may have tried hot water, dish soap, or other attempts to lessen the terrible smell, but typically, it takes something a little stronger to keep these odors at bay.
Add a little shine to any of your lackluster wood furniture with this essential oil Wood Polish. doTERRA essential oils like Wild Orange, Arborvitae, and Lemon oil can help restore shine to wood tables, floors, chairs, and more. Although wood furniture should only be polished every few months, neglecting to maintain and clean wood regularly will leave it looking dull, worn-down, and old.
It can be difficult to find an effective glass cleaner that isn’t full of toxins and chemicals that are damaging to the body as well as the environment. If you are looking for a natural alternative to hazardous glass cleaners, try making your own! This essential oil Glass Cleanser will allow you to use some of the best essential oils for cleaning—Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Wild Orange—to wipe away fingerprints, water stains, and more.
An inexpensive, non-toxic alternative to commercial cleaners, this essential oil All-Purpose Spray will soon become your go-to cleaning agent. When you want to keep your family safe from chemicals and leave your home smelling fresh and clean, this all-purpose spray can help you get the job done.
Lemon essential oil is one of the best oils for cleaning, but its uses stretch far beyond simple surface cleaners and room sprays. To leave your skin moisturized, clean, and smelling great, try this Lemon Poppy Seed Soap DIY that uses Lemon essential oil to cleanse your hands and skin with smooth application.