Essential Cleaning Naturally

Do I like my home to smell clean, fresh and, well….clean?  Yes-I-do!!  But not at the expense of have chemical cleaners and toxins spread all around my home.  And you know that I am all into simple here.  And frankly, there is nothing more simple and powerful in a natural way than essential oils.

Cleaning with Essential Oils

So we’re getting back to the basics today…cleaning 101, but this is far from a new idea.  This came from your mom, and her mom and so on.  This is old school y’all.  And there is a reason these cleaning recipes and traditions have stood the test of time no matter how many chemical cleaners have come on the scene…because they WORK!

Essential oils are the purest ingredient you can use in your cleaning recipes.  When using essential oils, I prefer doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils, because I am assured that their are NO herbicides, pesticides, fillers, binders or contaminants in these essential oils.  Every single liter of essential oils are also tested by third parties to assure its potency and pureness.  These are oils I have faith and confidence in when I am cleaning my home!


Let’s Get to the Recipes!

 All Purpose Cleaner

16 oz. bottle (recycle and re-use)

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 3/4 cups water

30 drops dōTERRA essential oil (see suggestions below)

1 teaspoon borax


Add all ingredients to spray bottle. Shake thoroughly.

Suggested Essential Oil Combinations:

15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon

10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange

30 drops Protective Blend

15 drops each of Grapefruit and Protective Blend

***Although it is natural, borax is toxic when ingested, and can cause skin irritation. Keep away from children, pets, and food preparation areas. If you are concerned about using borax in this all purpose spray, you can omit it.

Lemon & OnGuard Essential Oils

Window Cleaner

16 oz. Spray Bottle (recycle and re-use)

1 1/2 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup distilled water

8 drops of any citrus oil of your choice

( Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, or a combination)


Add vinegar, water, and essential oil(s) to spray bottle and shake. You are ready to clean!

Furniture Polish

2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 cups water
10-20 drops of Lemon Essential Oil


Add 10 drops of essential oil into spray bottle.

Add olive oil and vinegar.

Shake well before each use.

Apply to a microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean. Repeat every 2-3 months or as often as needed.


I hope you enjoy making these cleaning recipes and using them.  Enjoy your free aromatherapy as you clean!

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  1. I love your post. i used to use bicarb when I cleaned the bathroom and shower. Now I just use a steamer and kill the germs that way.
    Renee x
    A cruelty free blog.

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