Rethinking Cleaning: All Purpose Spray

Hey there…

Can we talk cleaning?  And can we talk cleaning with essential oils that are not only versatile and affordable, but are also non-toxic so you don’t have to worry about what chemicals you bring into your home?  Since introducing doTERRA oils into my home, I have completely made over my cleaning cabinet.  I make 80% of my cleaning products at home and do so for less than $1.50 per bottle.

Sound too good to be true?  Read on, my friend.

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Let’s talk about what essential oils are first.  They are natural aromatic compounds that have a variety of benefits.  They come from different parts of the plant – stem, root, petal, resin, flower, rind, seeds, and bark for example.  While they work often as defence mechanisms in nature, as humans we can use essential oils for their healing potential.  Many oils have anti-bacterial properties and not only can that support our health but it can also be beneficial around our home.

10 Oils that Pack Anti-bacterial Powers

  1. Tea Tree Oil
  2. Eucalyptus
  3. Peppermint
  4. Thyme
  5. Lavender
  6. Oregano
  7. Lemongrass
  8. Clove
  9. Cinnamon
  10. Rosemary

Best part?  All of these oils are less than 15¢/drop {except Cinnamon which is about 25¢ per drop}.

Add any combination of these oils to my recipe below and you’ve got a home cleaner that you can feel confident in it’s cleaning power and feel good about not using products with chemicals, toxins, and by-products.What you need:

  • glass spray bottle
  • spray top
  • tap water
  • 1 tbsp Dr. Bronner’s castille soap
  • EOs of choice

Fill your spray bottle 80% full with water.  Add 1 tbsp of the castille soap and then 10-15 drops of your EO of choice.  Depending on how large your bottle is {I use an 8 oz bottle} depends on how many drops you want to put in.

TIP:  Purchase super cute glass spray bottles from online stores or rock the DIY world and re-use a Perrier or San Pellegrino bottle.  The threads in the neck of those bottles fit perfectly to a spray top.  Winning!

Best part is that when you run out, it’s as simple as filling up your bottle and making a new batch in less than 30 seconds.  No trips to the store and you can re-use the same bottle and sprayer over and over.  You can feel good about your impact on the environment.

Clean on, my friends.  Clean on.

Comments (2)


Jan 15, 2017 at 5:49 AM

Great blog, Andrea ! Very helpful 🙂


Feb 08, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Thanks Fran! 🙂

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