I’ve always known kids were messy. With my first kid, I welcomed the mess and the spills. Heck, I even helped create some of them. By the time number four rolled around, I was wondering if I would ever have anything again that wasn’t stained. It seems everything in my house is discolored somewhere.
Throw in a pet for each kid, and a bigger house than I ever imagined living in, and that makes for a lot of messes and a lot of places to make messes.
If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, then you already know we are in love with essential oils. LOVE, I say. Not only have they enhanced our lives with regards to our general health, but they boost the flavor of our food when we cook with them, and they help me clean. They help me clean a lot. It’s in my homemade laundry detergent. It’s in my room spray. It’s in my furniture polish. It’s in my kitchen cleaner. We use it on the carpet, the floors, the walls, the kids, even the dogs.
My favorite oil for cleaning is Lemon. We all know that lemon cleans well. Even store bought cleaners use lemon in their recipes. I’ve used lemon juice before, and I’ve used fresh squeezed lemons, but nothing cleans like my Lemon Oil.
My go to recipe for general cleaning ( I use it on spots and grease) is 5 drops of Lemon Oil, one drop of dawn (optional), and filtered water in a 2oz glass bottle with mist sprayer. I’ve also put a drop of Lemon EO in my wash tub when I’m soaking really grungy dishes. When my 6 year old covered my nightstand in My Little Pony Stickers, it was a couple drops of straight Lemon EO that slid them off easily!
Here are some of my other favorite recipes:
From Stock Piling Moms, Removing Laundry Stains with Lemon Essential Oil
From Healing Heart Oils, Using DoTerra Lemon Essential Oil for Stains
The Prairie Homestead, DIY Laundry Spot Remover
DoTerra Blog’s All Purpose Spray
My Natural Family has 20 great recipes for Natural Cleaning!
If you would like to know more about using Essential Oils, e-mail me and I’ll be happy to share more information with you personally and send you a sample upon request.
Our family chose to use DoTerra Essential Oils. If you would like more information about DoTerra, please visit http://mydoterra.com/lrbaldwin
I am not a doctor and can not diagnose or treat you, I can just share my advice and my personal experiences. Essential Oils have yet to be approved by the FDA.