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!
- 6oz water
- 2oz white vinegar
- 12 drops Young Living Orange Essential Oil
- 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:
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!
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 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.
- 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.
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Thanks for reading and happy Oiling!