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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?