Living Magazine Spring 2019 doTERRA Living Magazine - Page 8

Mother Nature’s Cleaning Cupboard It’s out with the old and in with the new. There’s something about the shedding of our winter coats that prompts us to clean every nook and cranny of our living spaces. After hibernating all season long, spring time is cleaning time, but with all those chemical-filled products on the market, how can you deep clean without running the risk of introducing toxins into your home? Naturally safe and effective, essential oils are powerful cleaning and refreshing agents; try these nature-based recipes to detoxify your spring cleaning routine. KITCHEN • • • • All-purpose cleaner: mix Tea Tree (Melaleuca) with distilled water and white vinegar Grease cleaner: mix Wild Orange with distilled water and Castile soap Glass cleaner: mix distilled water with white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and cornstarch Wood cutting board cleaner: mix Fractionated Coconut Oil, Citrus Bliss, and Lemon with distilled water • Silver and stainless steel cleaner: soak utensils in white vinegar • Grout cleaner: mix distilled water with baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice • Floor cleaner: mix distilled water with rubbing alcohol and vinegar LIVING ROOM • Carpet cleaner: mix Lavender with your favorite citrus oil, hot water, hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, and dish soap • Upholstery cleaner: mix rubbing alcohol with white vinegar • Wood polish: mix Lemon with pure olive oil and white or orange vinegar • Air cleaner: diffuse Purify BEDROOM • Linen detergent: mix Tea Tree (Melaleuca) with Castile soap • Dryer sheets: mix Lavender or Sandalwood with white vinegar and soak a small cloth with the mixture • Linen spray: mix Lavender or Serenity with distilled water and clear alcohol • Indoor plant bug spray: mix Peppermint with distilled vinegar • Dust cleaner: mix Lemon and Grapefruit with almond oil, vegetable glycerin, and apple cider vinegar * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 8 / SPRING 2019 LIVING MAGAZINE