3 Did you know that by using chemical products for cleaning you are: Putting hazardous, toxic, and carcinogenic chemicals in the airFloating particles get inhaled and into our blood streamGiving chemicals to all of your body cells and to our brains
4 Did you know? More than 90% of poisonings happen at home Medicines, household cleaners, and pesticides top the listIn TWO states alone, 28 million pounds of these chemicals are used in our soaps and detergentsPLUS, 259 million pounds of neurotoxins, carcinogens, and reproductive/ developmental toxicants are in polishers and specialty cleaners
5 POISON CONTROL- GET THE FACTS Children age 5 and under make up more than half(51%) of all poison exposuresU.S. poison centers receive 1 call every 12.7 secondsNearly 83 percent of poison exposures are unintentionalAlmost half (49%) of teen poison exposures are intentionalHousehold products account for 8.6 percent of all poison exposures
6 Why not use doTERRA oils to clean? They are “green” ways to cleanYou can save moneyThey are all natural and effective
7 Healthy Homemade Cleaners Using doTERRA essential oils
8 Spray CleanersUse 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 cleanerSuggested oilsLavenderGrapefruitLemonCinnamonThymeCloveCitrus blisseucalyptus
9 Dishwasher Place a few drops of an essential oil to your soap base Not only cleans your dishes but, also the inside of your dishwasherSuggested oilsLavenderLemonMelaleucaWild orangeOnguard Cleaner
10 Laundry Use a few drops of essential oils in your laundry adds a fresh smellacts as a powerful disinfectantFor every load, add 5 drops of Eucalyptus to kill dust mitesFor a wonderful smell add your favorite essential oil to your homemade laundry soap.
11 Floors Formula for a Mop Add a ¼ cups of vinegar to a bucket of water. Then add 5 drops of melaleuca or lemon.
12 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.
15 HOMEMADE LAUNDRY DETERGENT 1 Fels Naphtha Soap bar, grated1 cup washing soda½ cup boraxGrate 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.
16 All Natural Deodorant ½ cup baking soda ½ cup corn starch or arrowroot powderCoconut oil about 7 tspMix 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.
17 bibliography www.trydoterra.com www.doterrapro.com www.doterra.com Spring 2012 doTERRA Living magazine