Make Over Your Cleaning Routine

Safe, natural, and just in time for your annual spring cleaning.


Why Green Clean?

  • Safe for you and your family
  • Easy on the pocket
  • Highly effective
  • Environmentally friendly

Facts

  • Many household cleaners contain toxic chemicals. These chemicals may cause short-term and long-term health problems when you use them.1

  • Children are often more vulnerable to chemical exposure during developmental stages, and certain chemicals may interfere with the development of their neurological, endocrine, and immune systems. Main routes of exposure: eating, drinking, breathing, and touching.

  • Younger children have higher respiratory rates than adults, therefore they absorb more air contaminants per unit of weight, meaning they experience a higher inhaled dose.2

  • According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside a typical home is 200–500 percent more polluted than the air outside mainly due to toxic household cleaning products.

Must-Have Basics

BAKING SODA

Absorbs and eliminates odor. Use to clean countertops, sinks, and tubs. Sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet and vacuum after 15 minutes for a fresher look and feel.
 

WHITE VINEGAR

Contains natural antifungal and antibacterial properties. Cuts grease and dissolves mineral deposits.
 

CASTILE SOAP

Lifts dirt, cuts grease, and eliminates tough stains. Pour a small amount over baking sheets and pans then scrub for a few minutes, and you’ll have clean, shiny results.
 

SALT

Salt is an effective scouring agent. Pour salt mixed with hot water down the kitchen sink regularly to deodorize and keep grease from building up. Mix salt with Lemon essential oil and use to remove stubborn coffee and tea cup stains.

 

doTERRA FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL or OLIVE OIL

Great natural cleaner and polisher. Rub it into leather or polish wood surfaces. Flip to page 24 for more details.
 

BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR CLEANING

 

Base Ingredients + Essential Oils

Make your own non-toxic cleaning products using these simple ingredients and doTERRA essential oils.

Pine Floor Cleaner

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon warm water
  • 2 tablespoon liquid castile
  • 5 drops Douglas Fir essential oil
  • 5 drops White Fir essential oil
  • 5 drops Cypress essential oil
  • 10 drops Lemon essential oil

Instructions

  1. Add soap and essential oils to bucket of warm water.
  2. Use mop or rag to clean floors.
  3. Pour into a spray bottle for cleaning countertops.

    Note: This solution does not need to be rinsed off.

All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 25 drops Wild Orange essential oil or other essential oil of choice

Instructions

  1. In a spray bottle, combine water and vinegar.
  2. Add essential oil(s) of choice. Shake well.
  3. Use on counters, wood, glass, stainless steel, and porcelain.
  4. Wipe with a microfiber cloth or paper towel.

"Lime" Scale Remover

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Baking Soda
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 10 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops Lime essential oil

Instructions

  1. And water and essential oils to baking soda.
  2. Mix into a paste.
  3. Rub a small amount onto surface.
  4. Let sit for 20 minutes.
  5. Wipe off with wet cloth.

References

1. Household Cleaning Products: What Every Woman Should Know. womensvoices.org/safe-cleaning-products/basic/

2. ATSDR Case Studies in Environmental Medicine Principles of Pediatric Environmental Health. The Child as Susceptible Host: A Developmental Approach to Pediatric Environmental Medicine. atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/ped_env_health/docs/ped_env_health.pdf


 

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