Essential Oil Tips for Everyday Living

One of the most amazing gifts you can give yourself is the gift of clean air. Choose to reduce toxins in your personal living space by substituting harmful chemical cleaners with “green” cleaning supplies such as pure essential oils and white vinegar. Here are a few green cleaning recipes that will leave you breathing easy and happy:

All Purpose Cleaner:

  • 2 c water
  • 2 c white distilled vinegar
  • 18 drops (total) lemon, wild orange, and/or tea tree oil

Combine ingredients in a BPA-free plastic or glass spray bottle.

Furniture Polish:

  • 4 drops arborvitae oil
  • 2 drops lemon oil
  • Carrier oil 

Toilet Bowl Cleaner:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 15 drops lemon, wild orange, or tea tree essential oil, or protective blend (includes such oils as wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, rosemary).

Using a glass bowl, add essential oil to baking soda and mix thoroughly with a spoon. Turn off the flow valve of the toilet and flush until toilet bowl is empty. Sprinkle baking soda/essential oil mixture to cover as much as the toilet bowl as possible. Pour vinegar over the same area. Once the baking soda and vinegar react, scrub bowl interior with toilet brush. Turn water back on and flush.