Makeover your home Naturally!

Drop those chemicals!

While the chemicals in cleaners, foam, bleach, and disinfect make our dishes, bathtubs and countertops gleaming and germ-free, many also contribute to indoor air pollution, are poisonous if ingested, and can be harmful if inhaled or touched. In fact, some cleaners are among the most toxic products found in the home. In 2000, cleaning products were responsible for nearly 10% of all toxic exposures reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers, accounting for 206,636 calls. Of these, 120,434 exposures involved children under six, who can swallow or spill cleaners stored or left open inside the home. Some cause acute, or immediate, hazards such as skin or respiratory irritation, watery eyes, or chemical burns, while others are associated with chronic, or long-term, effects such as cancer. Fragrances added to many cleaners, most notably laundry detergents and fabric softeners, may cause acute effects such as respiratory irritation, headache, sneezing, and watery eyes in sensitive individuals or allergy and asthma sufferers. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has found that one-third of the substances used in the fragrance industry are toxic. But because the chemical formulas of fragrances are considered trade secrets, companies aren't required to list their ingredients but merely label them as containing "fragrance."

chemicals have negative side effects

Ever suffer from dizziness, headaches or an overall "icky" feeling after cleaning your home? There's a reason! Those chemicals have many negative side effects, most of which are clearly labeled on their bottles! Those harmful chemicals are not only being absorbed through your skin as you clean but also through your airways! When you clean with essential oils, you not only keep yourself safe from these effects, but your home becomes a natural diffuser that can uplift mood and create a sense of calm and peace.

Introducing: Green Cleaning with Oils!

These unique natural chemistry of essential oils make them a natural substitute for the harsh chemicals used in many commercial cleaners. Essential oils can work as natural deodorizers, without the artificial fragrances used in some products. Essential Oils combined with a few safe, simple ingredients like soap, water, baking soda, vinegar, and borax, aided by a little elbow grease and a coarse sponge for scrubbing, can take care of most household cleaning needs. And they can save you lots of money wasted on unnecessary, specialized cleaners!

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Home Makeover

All purpose cleanser

1/2 vinegar
1/2 water
8 drops of Citrus Oil of choice (Recommend Lemon)

Rollerball Remedies

Air Freshener

8 oz water
8 drops Protective Blend

Bath and Body Class

Deep Cleansing spray

1 part vinegar
2 parts water
2 drops lemon oil
3 drops melaleuca oil
1 drop clove oil

Oils for the Classroom


3/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup liquid castille soap
1 Tbl Water
1 Tbl Vinegar
5-10 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Medicine Cabinet Makeover

furniture polish

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vinegar
10 drops Wild Orange or Lemon Essential Oil

Medicine Cabinet Makeover

Powdered laundry detergent

1 bar castille soap
2 cups Borax
2 cups super washing soda
1 cup baking soda
30 drops essential oils (recommend Protective Blend or equal parts lemon and clove)
Grate castille soap and combine well with all ingredients. Store in air tight container. Use 1-2 Tbl per load. Fully dissolves at all temperatures and works well for HE washers.