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Product Education: Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils

Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils

Saying goodbye to nasty fumes from chemical-laden cleaning products is easier than you think. With essential oils and a few common household ingredients, you can make over your cleaning to green cleaning. You might even find that you start to enjoy housecleaning.



  • Use 2 tablespoons of doTERRA On Guard® Cleaner Concentrate to a 24 oz. spray bottle filled with water for an all-purpose cleaner.
  • Substitute air fresheners with essential oil diffusers. Add your favorite citrus essential oils to the Petal Diffuser for a clean aroma.
  • Put 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil on a damp sponge and use to clean stainless steel.
  • Use Purify to help remove unpleasant odors, while leaving a clean and refreshing aroma behind.

Are Cleaning Products Safe?

Have you looked at the labels of your cleaning products? Many products are loaded with toxic chemicals that can be harmful to your family, home, pets, and the environment. These chemicals can give off fumes that may irritate the throat, eyes, or lungs; trigger headaches and fatigue; irritate the skin; pose a safety hazard; or affect the body in other ways.

How Can I Make My Own Natural Cleaner?

Fortunately, there are many ways to clean surfaces in your home without using harsh chemicals. Cleaning with natural, non-toxic cleaners is healthier for the environment and everyone in it.

You can make over your cleaning routine with doTERRA On Guard® Cleaner Concentrate, which you can dilute yourself to your preferred strength, cutting down on waste and reducing the number of bottles you need to keep around the house. 

You can also create your own natural cleaning products with everyday household ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, water, and essential oils. Plus, every time you clean with essential oils you’ll also experience and enjoy the aromatic benefits.

doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is an environmentally safe, non-toxic cleaner that you can use to clean your home. It is a multi-purpose cleaner that can be used for anything from kitchen counters to bathrooms to dishes. This cleaner is fortified with the doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend.

Lemon and Lime essential oils are powerful cleansing agents that purify the air and surfaces, and can be used as natural cleaners throughout the home. 

Wild Orange is another great citrus oil to cleanse and purify surfaces. Putting a few drops in your own all-purpose spray will not only add a great cleansing boost but a lovely aroma as well! 

Douglas Fir and Siberian Fir are also cleansing and purifying oils. These oils deodorize the air and leave a fresh, piney scent on surfaces.

Eucalyptus is refreshing and cleansing. Combine Eucalyptus, Lemon, and Peppermint with water and vinegar in a spray bottle and use it to wipe down surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca) is well known for its purifying properties. Add a few drops of Tea Tree to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats. When diffused, Tea Tree will help purify and freshen the air. 

Purify Cleansing Blend is comprised of Lemon, Siberian Fir, Citronella, Lime, Tea Tree, and Cilantro. This blend is specially designed to dispel unpleasant odors and purify the air.

Peppermint is refreshing and rejuvenating. It repels bugs naturally and creates an invigorating atmosphere when diffused or used topically on surfaces.

doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend is made up of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils. It provides natural protection against environmental factors and overall cleaning capability. doTERRA On Guard can be diffused to clear the air or used topically on hard surfaces.



Do it Yourself

Glass Cleaner 

  • 1 ½ cup white vinegar 
  • ½ cup distilled water
  • 8 drops citrus essential oils

Add ingredients to spray bottle. Shake.

All Purpose Cleaning Spray

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

Add ingredients to spray bottle. Shake.

Pine Floor Cleaner

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

Add soap and essential oils to bucket of warm water. Dip mop or rag in bucket and clean tile or linoleum floors. You can also use this same recipe as a countertop cleaning spray.


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