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Essential Oils in Laundry Routine

Don’t you wish this was your laundry room? Me too 😉

Do you care about improving your health? Of course you do!!! It’s time to address your laundry room. Let me share with you my cleaning secrets!

Today’s “Do you doTERRA daily?” is all about how to include essential oils in your laundry routine. Some essential oils can have natural cleansing and purifying properties. They are effective cleaning agents because they are potent and powerful. (I love how cool nature is!)

Washing Machine Cleaner

Have you made friends with your washing machine? Does he or she have a name? Mine is Gerty. She’s a strong, powerful machine that is able to tackle my family’s high demands. And in return for her amazing service I make sure to take good care of her. Part of that is making sure that Gerty is nice and clean. Cleaning your washing machine regularly is necessary. It can prolong the life of your beloved washing machine (friend) and ensures a higher-quality wash. Once a week after you’ve finished a batch of laundry, use this recipe with Tea Tree and Grapefruit oils to help cleanse and refresh your machine.

Ingredients

¾ cup white vinegar

10 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca) oil

5 drops Grapefruit oil

Instructions

In an eight-ounce glass spray bottle, combine all ingredients. 

Shake well and spray the solution around the seal (the rubber at the front), drum, and door of your washing machine.

Using a soft cloth, thoroughly wipe down.

Remove your soap dispenser tray. Spray and wipe down, then put it back.

Let air dry before you do the next batch of laundry.

For top-loading washers, you can use this same recipe to wipe down the drum and outside of your washer.

For additional recipes, check out this doTerra blog. Try this recipe weekly to deep clean your washing machine (Gerty Loves it!)

Ever notice how your linens start to smell like the closet they are in? Not to worry…

Freshen your Linens with Lavender and Eucalyptus 

Natural linen spray gets clothes clean without the presence of chemicals. Here’s a simple way to make a linen spray that adds a fresh, clean aroma to your home and cabinet.

These essential oils combined will create an uplifting, calming, and refreshing linen spray.

dōTERRA On Guard® Laundry Detergent (This is Gerty’s favorite!)

Most traditional laundry detergents that you can find in supermarkets or stores are packed with chemicals. These chemicals are harmful to the environment and to you. Think about the fact that your clothes rub up against you all day, or you cuddle up in your blankets all night. Don’t you want to make sure that your clothes and blankets are washed in a safe, non-toxic detergent? Have you thought of switching from a traditional detergent to a natural detergent? If so, then doTERRA has the perfect solution for you, doTERRA On Guard Laundry Detergent.

With safe, natural ingredients and powerful essential oils, the doTERRA On Guard Laundry Detergent formula provides a non-toxic solution for lifting stains and giving clothes a lovely, clean scent. A simple swap in the laundry detergent can greatly reduce toxins in your home.

How to use doTERRA On Guard Laundry Detergent? Check the photo below!

Caution: Avoid eye contact. For external use only.

What oils have you tried in your laundry routine? Share with us in the comments!

If you are looking for other DIY cleaning recipes for your laundry room, feel free to reach out! I’d love to get to know you and answer any questions you might have. And please join my free educational classes. Check them out here! I look forward to helping you get started OR continue on your journey to natural health and wellness.

3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Living Room

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.

Ingredients

2 cups (500 ml) baking soda

10 drops essential oil

Instructions

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:

Purify, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemongrass

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

DIRECTIONS: 

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.

It’s Time to Spring Clean Your Kitchen With Essential Oils

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and in my home this is true!!. It is a multi-purpose space where we not only make breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the family, it is where we gather and chat about the important things in life. There’s no doubt that every day, we use almost every surface of it and boy does my kitchen show it. Spring is a great time to roll up our sleeves and deep clean our well loved kitchen! 

Before you begin, have you ever looked at the label of your cleaning supplies? Most of them contain substances that are harmful to one’s health.  If you look at the label, you will see many other chemicals, most that I can’t even pronounce. With the right products, you can create a clean and healthy kitchen for you and your family. And for most of us, our idea of a healthy kitchen doesn’t include toxic and questionable chemicals. 

It is time to Ditch and Switch!  Today’s “Do you doTERRA daily?” is all about getting rid of the toxic ingredients by using safe ingredients that contain pure and natural essential oils. You may have already experienced the AMAZING health benefits of essential oils, but have you tried using them for cleaning? Aside from their yummy scents, essential oils also serve as the perfect alternative way to green cleaning.

What are the most effective cleaning agents? Check out the list below to get to know your next cleaning allies!

Essential Oil Stove Top Cleaner

Try this stovetop cleaner recipe utilizing Lemon essential oil and natural ingredients. Renowned for its cleansing and invigorating abilities, Lemon is a top-selling doTERRA favorite because of its versatility. It is used as a naturally sourced cleaning agent in the home or to brighten a room with its invigorating aroma.

Dishwasher Detergent Recipe

Raise your hand if your dishwasher is the most used appliance in your kitchen? Doesn’t it seem like we’re running it at least once a day if not twice a day?

Most retail dishwasher detergents are packed with toxins that we’re putting right into our bodies through the dishes we’re washing. Replacing retail detergents with a clean DIY detergent is one of the easiest ways you can reduce toxins in your home!

It can’t get any easier! Mix these ingredients up in a glass container and go!

Spring Cleaning Non-Toxic Drain Cleaner Recipe

Kick-off your spring cleaning and freshen up your drains simply with this 3 ingredient drain cleaner using baking soda, vinegar, and Wild Orange essential oils.

All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

The powerful On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is a fabulous combination of plant-based derivatives that provide a biodegradable way to clean and eliminate odors, so it is gentle enough for loved ones as well as safe for the environment. It is an all-natural, non-toxic cleaner, infused with doTERRA OnGuard oil. Add 2 tbsp On Guard Cleaning Concentrate + equal parts water and vinegar into your glass spray bottle. Feel free to add any additional antibacterial essential oils, such as Lemon, Tea Tree & On Guard

This All-Purpose Cleaning Spray is a perfect way to clean every surface of your kitchen!

I’m so glad that essential oils are natural and safe to use around my family. I hope that you enjoy these recipes that will help you disinfect your kitchen naturally. Tell me…which of these DIY recipes are you most excited about?

Don’t Yuck Someone Else’s Yum

This is a phrase that I learned from a good friend of mine Wade Fields when our kids were young and I used it all the time at the dinner table. Now I find that I use it on myself sometimes when talking about essential oils.

It may come as a shock to you but I don’t find all essential oils to have a pleasing aroma. That being said I do find that they all have amazing benefits to support my body that outweigh my reluctance to use them because of their aroma (except patchouli I just can’t)

Today I’d like to talk about an oil that I think smells like turpentine…Melaleuca, also known as Tea Tree oil. (Actually the chemical compounds are Terpinen-4-ol, γ-terpinene, α-terpinene so it makes sense it smells that way)  Funny thing is my daughter loves the aroma of melaleuca I mean LOVES it! She can’t get enough of it and I’m glad because it has some amazing properties and uses.

dōTERRA Melaleuca essential oil is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. If you get occasional skin irritations, I’m 44 and I still get those skin irritations…ugh, apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area. For an added cleansing property, I love to combine 1–2 drops with my facial cleanser.

Guys you can apply 1-2 drops to your skin right after shaving it will help a ton!

Not only is it best for cosmetic care, dōTERRA Melaleuca works great when cleaning hard surfaces. Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces in your home to protect against environmental and seasonal threats.

Now, one common New Year’s resolution is to exercise. I love going to the gym! I pick up the weights, pick up some good habits but there are some things that you REALLY don’t want to pick up while you are there. So, let’s talk about taking care of your feet. Treat your feet to some tender love and care by trying this Melaleuca foot balm. It feels great on your feet and you are helping to protect against both environmental and communal threats 😉

AMAZING!!!

So next time you want to Yuck someone else’s yum you might want to do a little research and find out the benefits or positive reasons why they love it. If you don’t want to do the research yourself then send me a message and I will find the good things and write about them for you.

What could be better than that?

Expensive Friend

I have a friend that lovingly calls me her “Expensive Friend.” It got me to thinking about my shopping habits and how my shopping habits have changed over the years. I thought I would take a few minutes and share my thoughts with you.

What is your first thought when you hear the words Network Marketing, Direct Sales or MLM? Most people (me included a few years ago) have a really bad taste in their mouth right now. Everyone knows that person that was promised that they would make it big in this MLM or here’s a “get rich quick” scheme. I’d like to help you change that old image and replace it with a new one.

As I look around my house I see the wonderful things that were introduced to me by my friends. Of course, the number one thing on my list are my doTERRA Essential oils that were introduced to me by my good friend Rebecca. She wasn’t trying to sell me a bunch of stuff I didn’t need. She saw that I was in pain and reached out to offer a solution and for that I will forever be grateful. I now share doTERRA daily, do I make money on this??? Yes, I do, but that is not my main focus. Helping others like Rebecca helped me is my focus.

Next is Choffy…oh my goodness how I love this chocolate yummy goodness every morning. My sweet friend LeeAnn got me hooked on Choffy, not because she was trying to sell me anything but because she is a sharing person and knew I would love it. Now it is my turn I share Choffy with others whenever they are over. Do I make money on this…nope I just love to share unique things when I find them.

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