Did you know that by using chemical products for cleaning you are: Putting hazardous, toxic, and carcinogenic chemicals in the air Floating particles get inhaled and into our blood stream Giving chemicals to all of your body cells and to our brains
Did you know? More than 90% of poisonings happen at home Medicines, household cleaners, and pesticides top the list In TWO states alone, 28 million pounds of these chemicals are used in our soaps and detergents PLUS, 259 million pounds of neurotoxins, carcinogens, and reproductive/ developmental toxicants are in polishers and specialty cleaners
POISON CONTROL- GET THE FACTS Children age 5 and under make up more than half(51%) of all poison exposures U.S. poison centers receive 1 call every 12.7 seconds Nearly 83 percent of poison exposures are unintentional Almost half (49%) of teen poison exposures are intentional Household products account for 8.6 percent of all poison exposures
Why not use doTERRA oils to clean? They are “green” ways to clean You can save money They are all natural and effective
Healthy Homemade Cleaners Using doTERRA essential oils
Spray Cleaners Use a spray bottle with water and few drops of any citrus essential oil like lemon or a defense blend like Onguard. Disinfect bathrooms and kitchen surfaces, add some castile soap or use the Onguard cleaner to make a more soapy cleaner Suggested oils Lavender Grapefruit Lemon Cinnamon Thyme Clove Citrus bliss eucalyptus
Dishwasher Place a few drops of an essential oil to your soap base Not only cleans your dishes but, also the inside of your dishwasher Suggested oils Lavender Lemon Melaleuca Wild orange Onguard Cleaner
Laundry Use a few drops of essential oils in your laundry adds a fresh smell acts as a powerful disinfectant For every load, add 5 drops of Eucalyptus to kill dust mites For a wonderful smell add your favorite essential oil to your homemade laundry soap.
Floors Formula for a Mop Add a ¼ cups of vinegar to a bucket of water. Then add 5 drops of melaleuca or lemon.
Carpets Carpet Freshener Use ten or more drops of essential oil in a cup of borax powder (or baking soda) left over night for the powder to absorb the oil. Sprinkle in carpet and then vacuum up.
HOMEMADE LAUNDRY DETERGENT 1 Fels Naphtha Soap bar, grated 1 cup washing soda ½ cup borax Grate the soap bar into a small saucepan. Cover with hot water. Cook over med-low heat, stirring continually, until the soap completely dissolves. Put washing soda and borax in a 5-gallon bucket. Pour in the hot soap mixture. Stir, cover securely, let set overnight. The next morning, stir the mixture. Mix equal amounts of soap concentrate and water in a smaller laundry-detergent dispenser or container. Shake before using. For top loading machine: Use 1 cup of the soap mixture per load For front-loading machines: Use 1/2 cup per load.
All Natural Deodorant ½ cup baking soda ½ cup corn starch or arrowroot powder Coconut oil about 7 tsp Mix powders together in a bowl, than add coconut oil until it’s the consistency of deodorant (essential oils can be added at anytime), store in an air tight container.
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