As a mom, I always wish for our house to be clean and tidy. But as my dad used to say “ You can wish in one and and spit in the other and see which one fills up the fastest.” Needless to say having a clean house and raising a family is NOT easy. (Raise your hand if you agree with me.)
Thankfully, essential oils helped me find cleaning fun, enjoyable and SAFE!. I believe that it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure our home is safe from Do you know how many harmful toxins are in normal cleaning products???
For today’s “Do you doTERRA daily?” I want to focus on how to keep your living room clean and fresh using essential oils.
Why Diffuse Essential Oils?
One way to de-funkify your living room naturally is to diffuse essential oils. I’m a mom of 4 grown children. My 2 youngest boys still live at home and we have 2 large dogs, our house can sometimes be pretty funky. SO…I’m a huge fan of diffusing essential oils daily to dispel unwanted odors in my home and purify the air. Plus…it’s a 100% chemical-free way to keep my family safe. Who wouldn’t love this?
An essential oil diffuser is a MUST HAVE in my home!! In fact I have one in almost every room of my house. doTERRA offers different types of diffusers. Click this to check them out. Confused which essential oil diffuser should you use? Feel free to email me, I can help you!
Here are some AMAZING diffuser blend you might want to try:
3 drops Purify
2 drops Pink Pepper
1 drop Green Mandarin
3 drops Lemon
3 drops Green Mandarin
2 drops Juniper Berry
3 drops Siberian Fir
3 drops Lemon
1 drop Cypress
2 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Lemon
1 drop Thyme
DIY Carpet Cleaner
I have 2 dogs named Bandit and Maisie. As much as I love them I really don’t love how they smell, especially when they have spent most of the day outside. Then they come in and roll around on my carpet. Good thing they are cute!! Better thing… I have an easy DIY carpet cleaner and deodorizer that works on tough messes and dirty carpets.
2 cups (500 ml) baking soda
10 drops essential oil
Add essential oil to baking soda and stir until well combined.
Sprinkle mixture over the carpet.
Let rest for one to two hours. Vacuum.
Store remaining baking soda in an airtight container for future use.
Essential Oil Recommendations:
See, I told you it was easy!
P.S. These nontoxic cleaners can also be used to remove other types of stains like sauces and coffee.
Making The Couch and Pillows Cleaner and Fresher
Refresh your couch and pillow by combining the following in a small bowl:
40ml of boiled water slighted cooled
1 tablespoon of Baking Soda
20 Drops of Essential Oils
Whisk together well
Add to a 50ml Spray Bottle
Spray on couch, pillows and linens to re-fresh
This spring time, give your living room a fresh start! I hope you will find cleaning with essential oils as fun as I do. The best part is, if you have little ones in your home you can feel safe and assured that it is safe for them. Try out some of these ideas and let me know how it goes!
Done with the living room, how about the kitchen?
Visit my other blog for more hints for a naturally cleaner kitchen. Hope this can help you on your spring cleaning journey.
Do you want to get started with using essential oils?
Join our FUN and FREE essential oils classes HERE.