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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.

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?