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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?

Spring Has Sprung! My Fave Diffuser Blends This Season

Spring has sprung! It’s already starting to get warm here in MN, I can’t wait for the weather to get nicer again. A new season means a chance to start again… the trees are beginning to grow their leaves and plants are starting to flower, I LOVE it!!! 

When it comes to spring, I always think of floral, citrus, herbaceous, and earthy scents.

As you all know, I’ve been obsessed with essential oils for over 8 years now. Thankfully, they help me deal with the seasonal or environmental threats during this season and help create a fresh outlook for Spring.

Spring Fling Room Spray

If you want to feel uplifted and refresh your room with a citrusy feeling, try this! (seriously it’s so good!)

Lime

Grapefruit

Lemon

Add 15-20 drops of each to a glass 16 oz (2 cup) size spray bottle.

Fill with distilled or filtered.

You can add more or less essential oils if you wish.

To refresh the room, just give the bottle a shake and spray!

Spring Blossom Diffuser Blend

Spring Blossom Diffuser Blend helps freshen up the air in your home and can support positive vibes.

4 drops Clary Sage

1 drop Geranium

2 drops Cedarwood

I hope these blends help you to WELCOME in Spring! What are your favorite essential oils to use during this time of year? Share your ideas with me in the comments.

To learn more about doTERRA, and how to use essential oils, come and join our FUN and FREE online classes you can attend from the convenience of your own home. The classes are open to EVERYONE!

FDA Disclaimer: “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”

Great news, Mom’s Got An Oil For That!

It is the WORST feeling when your little one is not feeling well and so often we feel helpless. Applying essential oils is a great way to use four of our 5 senses at the same time to help our little ones feel better.

Sight – They can see you are present and paying attention to only them.

Smell – The amazing aroma of the essential oils helps calm and relax not only your child but any anxious momma feelings.

Touch – Mom’s soothing touch is the best kind of “medicine”. The love that is expressed helps mom and child feel safe and protected.

Sound – Now this one really is up to you. I sing or hum to my children but if that isn’t your thing then soft music playing is a great choice.

If we want to go for all 5 senses then check out this great recipe for Honey Lollipops.

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
⅓ cup honey
2 tablespoons water
5 drops Lemon oil, or oil of choice

Instructions

1. Pour the sugar, honey, and water into a medium saucepan.
2. On medium heat, stir ingredients together with a wooden spoon until sugar dissolves.
3. Once sugar dissolves, place a candy thermometer in the pan and allow ingredients to boil.
4. While the mixture is boiling, prepare candy molds with non-stick spray and sucker sticks.
5. Let mixture boil until temperature reaches 295° F, or the hard crack stage.
6. Immediately pour into a heat-resistant measuring cup. Add essential oil and stir.
7. Pour mixture into candy molds. Twist sucker sticks to make sure they are fully coated.
8. Let suckers rest for at least 30 minutes before removing from mold.

Tip: If you decide to use another oil, consider reducing five drops oil to a toothpick or one to two drops when using an oil you would usually dilute for sensitivity, such as Cinnamon Bark.

I am excited to share that I’ve written a children’s book entitled  Mom’s Got An Oil For That! and is now live on Kickstarter.  Visit this website to know more about this lovely book. And if you don’t have a mom in your life right now… not to worry, more books are coming. Don’t forget to like Mom’s Got An Oil For That on Facebook and please follow @momsgotanoilforthat on Instagram.

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Aiming for a Better Night’s Sleep

A month ago, I traveled to Salt Lake City from Minneapolis to assist my daughter Ellie, and to help my first grandbaby enter this world! (I know, I can’t believe I’m a grandma either!!)  I was so blessed to be with Ellie on her journey to becoming a mother. And on December 22, 2020 She became a mom and I became a grandma, I became Nai Nai! That was my childhood nickname and I’m so excited to be called Nai Nai again. 

There were sleepless nights, 2 weeks on a couch is no joke. There was the exhausting hours of helping with labor and trying to catch a wink in the hospital, but I can say it was all worth it. It was all worth it because of our new bundle of joy, Owen Anders! Bringing him home was indeed a celebration!

For a first-time grandma, this transition was not easy. Caring for a newborn with inadequate sleep can be exhausting, but I survived the first few days and nights with him. How???? Essential oils of course!!

Did you know that applying doTERRA’s Balance to the soles of my feet at the beginning and end of the day helped me to feel calm and relaxed while helping my daughter take good care of Owen? Created with the purpose of grounding emotions, doTERRA’s Balance is formulated with emotionally beneficial essential oils that work together to create a sense of calmness and well-being. The calming and soothing blend of Balance encouraged me to have a restful night’s sleep. And…it smells so good, I super love it!

As I prepared for this special event in our family, I made sure to pack my Serenity and Breathe so I could diffuse them. This helps me create a restful mood and a peaceful environment for sleep, just like at home. 

doTERRA Serenity Restful Blend has a calming and relaxing aroma that can be sensed immediately, transporting the user to a state of blissful repose. ( Don’t you want Blissful repose in your life?) doTERRA Serenity combines essential oils renowned for their ability to create a restful environment at bedtime. 

These two are part of my nightly routine and are my bedside buddies!!!
If you are looking for some sleepy time help, feel free to reach out! I’d love to get to know you and answer any questions you might have! And please come to 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.