As we continue our Healthy Home Series we’re shifting from general home recommendations to more specific natural solutions to help you upgrade your home. Saying goodbye to harmful fumes and chemical-laden cleaning products can be easier, and cheaper, than you might think.
WHY CLEAN WITH ESSENTIAL OILS?
1. Natural & Safe
2. Powerful & Effective
3. Reduce Chemical & Toxin Exposure
4. Versatile & Cost Effective
Essential oils come from natural sources – different parts of plants, which make them some of the safest products that you can use around your family. But just because they are found in nature doesn’t mean you’re giving up potency. In fact, there are several essential oils that pack a power cleansing punch, and a little goes a long way...like magic!
SOME OILS WITH POWERFUL CLEANSING PROPERTIES:
💧 Purify® - blend of Lemon, Siberian Fir, Citronella, Lime, Tea Tree, and Cilantro
💧 On Guard® - Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary
💧 Lemon, Lime & Wild Orange
💧 Douglas Fir & Siberian Fir
💧 Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
When we kicked off the series a couple weeks ago I talked about ways to reduce the air pollution in our homes and I didn’t even mention my #1 solution, which is using a diffuser. I highly recommend diffusing essential oils on a daily basis in order to cleanse the air, combat toxins, and eliminate odors in your home as well as providing support for your body’s systems.
There are several types of diffuser, reed, nebulizer, fan, heat, and more. My favorite one for ease of use in relation to the benefits is an ultrasonic water diffuser. These allow the essential oils to disperse fine oil particles into the air. This essential oil vapor is then absorbed gently into the body through the respiratory system. The aroma prompts the nervous system to transmit signals to the limbic system in the brain – the same part of the brain that houses emotion and memory. The brain may respond by initiating various physiological functions, such as a release of hormones or a positive boost in mood.
WHY USE ESSENTIAL OILS AROMATICALLY?
1. Cleansing & Improving Air Quality
2. Mood Management
3. Reduce Seasonal Threats
4. Create an Inviting Atmosphere
5. Chemical-Free Air Freshener 6. Enhance Concentration
I will be giving you some DIY recipes in the coming weeks as we walk one by one through the rooms in our home, but I want to share a product that is ready-made and super powerful – dōTERRA On Guard® Concentrate Cleaner.
WHAT IS INSIDE ON GUARD® CONCENTRATE CLEANER:
Plant-based derivatives along with the proprietary dōTERRA On Guard Protective Blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ essential essential oils.
WHY I USE ON GUARD® CONCENTRATE CLEANER:
You can clean your entire home using simple and natural ingredients. But this one product, with its multi-purpose capabilities, has changed everything in my home – simple and it can handle the toughest jobs. The best part: 1 bottle of concentrate can make 18 bottles of All Purpose Cleaner (16oz) and costs less than $15 US. The second best part is that it kills 99% of threats on the surface.
WAYS TO USE THIS ON GUARD® CLEANER CONCENTRATE:
• Multi-Purpose Cleaner (appliances, counters, mirrors, surfaces, toys)
• Bathroom (tub, toilet, sinks)
• Dish Soap
• Makeup Brush Cleaner
• DIY Cleansing Wipes
• Mop & Floor Cleaner
• Toy Cleaner • And More…
If you’ve missed any prior posts in this series, make sure to check out the Healthy Home blog category – so far we’ve covered our homes hidden toxins, reducing your toxic load, and cleaning naturally.
Can’t wait to continue this series with you!