Room By Room
There are dozens of ways to reduce toxic load in your home. Essential oils will be your "tool box" for replacing harmful chemicals lurking around your home.
There are so many ways you can use essential oils and what I love most about them, is that they are safe, effective and multipurpose.
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Here are some of my favorite ways to use essential oils around the house:
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IN THE KITCHEN
Make your own disinfectant surface cleaner. OnGuard Essential Oil
is a must for promoting a clean kitchen due to the cleansing properties of the oils in that blend (clove, cinnamon, thyme, rosemary and wild orange).
For a simple all-purpose cleaner
, combine 1 part vinegar to 1 part water in a spray bottle and add 20 drops of OnGuard and 15 Drops of Peppermint.
You can also take advantage of DoTERRA's On Guard Foaming Hand Wash Soap and On Guard Cleaner Concentrate
as a multi-purpose cleanser to the entire kitchen a refreshing aroma.
To make your own DIY foaming hand soap
, combine 2 tbs of castile soap, 1 tablespoon carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil) and 10 drops OnGuard oil + 10 drops Tea Tree oil in a glass bottle with a pump.
To cleanse the air in your kitchen
, diffuse combinations of oils
such as (add 8-10 total drops to diffuser):
OnGuard + Lemon
OnGuard + Breathe
Tea Tree + Lemon
Lavender + Lemon
OnGuard + Peppermint
Tea Tree + Wild Orange + Peppermint
Lavender + Lemon + Peppermint
Lime + Breathe + Lavender
Eucalyptus + Lemon + Rosemary
Citrus Bliss + Breathe
Rosemary + Peppermint + Spearmint
Lavender + Bergamot + Lemon
To clean your dishwasher
, add a few drops of lemon essential oil to the inside of the dishwasher before running it.
To refresh your garbage container
, make a spray bottle of water. Add a few drops of Purify Blend, Lemon Eucalyptus or Tea Tree and spritz inside of garbage container.
For microwave and refrigerator messes
, make a spray bottle of 1 cup white vinegar, 1 cup
water, 15 drops of lemon.
IN THE BATHROOM
The bathroom is one of the best ways to use your oils. From cleaning to freshening the air, doTERRA oils will make your bathroom feel like a spa!
Make your own shower cleaner
: Combine 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup water, 10 drops eucalyptus, 10 drops tea tree, 10 drops OnGuard. Spray shower after use.
Make your own Room Spray
: 1.5 oz filtered water, 1.5 oz witch hazel, 15 drops lemongrass, 15 drops peppermint. You can eliminate witch hazel if you choose and use water. Some other oils you may like to try:
Lavender + Wild Orange
Lemon + Spearmint
Citrus Bliss + Peppermint
Eucalyptus + Bergamot
Tangerine + Lime + Ginger
Replace your ordinary bathroom products
into your own personal spa. Stock your bathroom with safe doTERRA products such as our unscented body lotion for use with your favorite oils, exfoliating body scrubs and moisturizing body wash.
Keep your bathroom smelling fresh
by dropping a few drops of essential oil right into the toilet bowl after use. Choose tea tree, peppermint, lemon or Purify.
Make your shower into a big diffuser
. Add a few drops of essential oil into the corners of the inside of the shower (not where the direct shower hits), then turn water on. My favorites are eucalyptus, Breathe, Peppermint, Grapefruit, Siberian Fir, and Rosemary.
IN THE BEDROOM
Diffuse oils to help you relax and sleep.
Start the diffuser 30 minutes before going to bed. The best oils for relaxation and sleep are Serenity, Lavender, Frankincense, Copaiba, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Peace, Adaptiv and Breathe.
For snoring issues
, diffuse 4 drops each of Breathe, Lavender and Marjoram. For topical use, apply 2-5 drops thyme to bottoms of the feet and big toes before bed.
For a stuffy nose
, apply 2 drops Breathe under nose. Add 8-10 drops Breathe and Lavender to diffuser.
For fussy baby or restless kids
, apply 1-2 drops vetiver, cedarwood and lavender to the bottoms of feet or along the spine. Dilute with carrier oil.
, add a drop of peppermint and wild orange to your hands and inhale deeply for a natural pick-me-up. Apply 2 drops Balance behind ears to start your day on the right foot.
: DoTERRA has the best OnGuard Laundry Detergent. It's all natural and works great. I add a few drops of essential oil to the washer before use. Try tea tree, Purify or OnGuard.
Make your own stain remover
. Pour OnGuard Laundry Detergent into a 30 ml roller bottle. Roll on stains and let sit for 5 minutes before starting the wash..
: Great for sensitive skin Combine 16 oz vinegar, 3 drops lemon, 3 drops lime, 3 grapefruit and shake well. Add 2 tbs per wash.
. Add a few drops of essential oil to dryer balls and add to last 10 minutes of drying. I love to add lavender, citrus bliss, geranium, lemon eucalyptus and purify.
Clean washing machine
: In an 8 oz spray bottle, add 3/4 cup vinegar, 10 tea tree, 10 grapefruit and wipe down.
IN THE HOME OFFICE
Diffuse oils to help with focus and concentration:
4 peppermint, 4 wild orange, 3 Rosemary
Apply InTune Roller Blend
to temples and wrists. Inhale for improved focus and to stay on task
Keep a bottle of OnGuard Hand Sanitizing Mist
to disinfect work space, especially the key board, mouse and drawer handles.
For tense neck and shoulder muscles
, make an Aromatouch Roller bottle. In a 10ml add 30 drops Aromatouch. Top with carrier oil and apply to tense areas.
Keep a peppermint roller
nearby for head tension or for mental fatigue. Make your own. In a 10ml, add 30 drops peppermint and top with carrier oil. Apply to temples, forehead, neck and pulse points.
IN THE MUDROOM
Keep shoes clean by making a shoe disinfectant.
Leave it by the door and spritz the shoes when you come in from the outside. Leave them there to dry. In a 16 oz spray bottle, combine 20 drops OnGuard, 20 drops tea tree, fill half with 70% rubbing alcohol and half with water.
Keep a roll of paper towels and antibacterial spray bottle
for last minute clean ups, to wipe down sports equipment and for any dirt on the floor. In a 16 oz spray bottle, combine 1/2 water, 1/2 vinegar, 20 drops tea tree, 20 drops OnGuard or Purify.
IN THE LIVING ROOM
Make a fabric couch and pillow deodorizer
: In a 16oz spray bottle, combine 2 tbs white vinegar, purified water, 30 drops lavender, 10 drops tea tree and spritz pillows and couches.
Diffuse relaxing oils in the living room.
Combine 8-10 drops of my favorites:
Clary Sage + Grapefruit + Lavender
Patchouli + Frankincense + Lavender
Bergamot + Serenity
Adaptiv + Balance + Citrus Bliss
Spearmint + Eucalyptus + Wild Orange
Cheer + Peppermint
Motivate + Peppermint
Elevation + Grapefruit
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