Holy cow it works!  Oven cleaning with Essential Oils!

Holy cow it works! Oven cleaning with Essential Oils!

Hi everybody! Spring cleaning = doing all the jobs that we put off because we hate and therefore the mess has become absolutely disgusting.  So I guess my oven COULD be worse, but we’ve only lived here for 5 months.  I pretty much suck at cooking and everything bubbles over (you think I would just start putting a cookie sheet under my baking stuff… but I don’t… I obviously refuse to learn from my mistakes lol).  So ANYWAYS…. I clean everything else in my house with essential oils, so why not the oven?  There was this pin that I came across on Pinterest and it looked promising.  I had to tweak it a bit to fit the ingredients I had on hand… but WOW!  This literally took no effort.  My arm was not cramping, I did not break a sweat, and there was not one powerful chemical used! 🙂  I’m pleasantly surprised….. definitely give it a try and make one Spring Cleaning task a little easier!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. 1 cup baking soda
  2. 1/2 washing soda (I used my Borax)
  3. 1/4 cup sea salt
  4. 1/2 white vinegar
  5. 10 drops Orange Essential Oil
  6. 10 drops Melaleuca Alternifolia Essential Oil
  7. a splash of water

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In a large bowl combine the baking soda, washing soda, and sea salt.  Mix it all together.  Drop in your essential oils and then pour in the white vinegar (your kids will love that part! foam city!).  Mix it all together.  Then just add a little bit of water at a time until your mix is like a thin paste that you could spread. Open the oven door and spread it all over your gross areas so it looks like this:

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We did this right before bed and let it sit overnight.  In the morning all I did was wipe off all the whiteness with a wet washcloth.  I had to put a little muscle into a few spots, but all in all if was pretty effortless.  And seriously look how clean it is!!

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I am so stoked that this worked… makes me wanna do more Spring Cleaning!!! Well, almost…. 😉

Thanks for reading and good luck with your own ovens!  Let me know how it works for you!!! These are the essential oils that I used and where you can get them –> order here!

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All Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils!

All Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils!

Double Duty Awesomness = Making your own cleaning supplies with essential oils!  Save Money and Eliminate Chemicals.  Why wouldn’t you want to do this!  I actually caught my little one chewing on the top of one of my smaller glass bottles of cleaner (from Amazon)…  no call to poison control! In fact, he may have just boosted his own immune system lol I tried to use the All Purpose Cleaner that I’m about to tell you about for my furniture.. and it really didn’t work that great.  So it really is necessary to have both.  No big deal though, they’re both super easy to make and you most likely already have the ingredients in your pantry!

All-Purpose Cleaner:

  1. 6oz water
  2. 2oz white vinegar
  3. 12 drops Young Living Orange Essential Oil
  4.  6 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil

Orange and Lemon are obviously both citrus oils and have awesome antiseptic properties. I have fun with this mix and substitute different oils (with antiseptic properties) such as Thieves, Lavender, Grapefruit, etc.  Right now I’m using Thieves and Orange essential oils and am really loving that aroma!  Just check out how great Thieves is at killing germs:

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I use this All Purpose Cleaner on everything that is not made of wood.  So, bathrooms, kitchens, walls, toys, mirrors…. Side note about mirrors:  Not only is this completely streak free, but it actually prevents your mirror from steam fogging!

Furniture Polish:

  1. 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  2. 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – If you don’t know much about ACV, do a quick Pinterest search, it’ll change your life.
  3. 16 drops Young Living Lemon or Orange Essential Oil

This polish smells great and leaves my wood looking shiny and new.  Also great on my leather furniture!

Side note about this mix:  The olive oil in here makes this mix pretty viscous/thick… so it clogged my regular sprayer.  I found the one I’m currently using at Target, but I’m sure they’re found anywhere.  It’s high-flow for thicker sprays.

***Use glass bottles (this is the one I use) to store your cleaner because essential oils can erode plastic over time making your mix not so nontoxic anymore.  I bought these on Amazon.

***Shake the bottle before use to correct any natural separation of your ingredients.

If you are in need of essential oils you can get them Here!  All of the oils mentioned here (aside from Thieves) are less than $20!

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Thanks for reading and happy Oiling!