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DIY Household 

Air Fresheners

  • 1 small Mason jar with a lid and band

  • ¼ cup baking soda

  • 5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil

  • Hammer

  • Small screwdriver or nail

 

Put ¼ cup baking soda into your small Mason jar. Add 5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend. Recommended Essential Oils: Balance, Cassia, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Protective Blend, Cleansing Blend, or Wild Orange.

 

Put the lid on top of the Mason jar and seal it tight with the band. Take your hammer and nail and punch small holes in the top.

 

You’re done! Just place the jar in an area you would like to keep smelling fresh. This could include: the bathroom, near a garbage can, in your closet, near your dirty clothes, etc. Shake the jar often to activate the fresh scent. If the scent starts to fade, simply add 2-3 more drops of essential oil into the jar. 

All Purpose Cleaner

  • 16 oz. glass spray bottle

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ½ cup vinegar (or more water)

  • 1 Tablespoon liquid castile soap

  • 20 drops essential oil (see suggestions below)

 

Some recommended combinations include:  Lavender and Lemon; Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange; On Guard blend; Grapefruit  and Protective Blend.

 

Add all ingredients to spray bottle. Shake each time before using. 

Soft Scrub All Purpose Cleaning Paste

  • ¾ rounded cup baking soda

  • ¼ cup liquid Castile soap (or 2 Tbsp On Guard concentrate)

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

  • 15 drops essential oil 10 drops Cleansing Blend + 5 drops lemon)

 

In a bowl, combine the baking soda and castile soap. Add the water and stir. Add the vinegar and essential oil. The consistency should be a soft paste. Store in an airtight container.

 

Alternate uses: Laundry Stain Pre-treat, scrub for pots and pans, stove top cleaner, 1-2 Tbsp in dishwasher, oven cleaner

 

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

 

In a large pitcher, put in 5 to 6 drops of lemon oil and 1 cup of white vinegar. Dump in 1 cup of baking soda and as it foams up, pour into the toilet. Let it sit for a few minutes, then brush and flush.

Window/Glass Cleaner

  • 16 oz. glass spray Bottle 

  • 1 ½ cup white vinegar

  • ½ cup distilled water

  • 8 drops of any citrus oil of your choice (could use 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!

Garbage Disposal Refreshers

  • 2 cups baking soda

  • 1 cup salt

  • ½ cup water

  • ⅓ cup liquid castile soap (any scent)

  • 30 drops Lemon essential oil

 

Combine baking soda and salt into bowl.

 

Add castile soap and essential oil into mixture.

 

Add water 1 tablespoon at a time while stirring with hands until it forms into the consistency of “damp sand”. It should stay together when you press it together. If you add too much water just add some more baking soda and salt until the consistency is right. 

 

Grab a tablespoon measurement device and scoop packed spoonfuls onto parchment paper. 

 

Once the mixture has been scooped, let dry for 24 hours or until they are hard. One batch should make about 36 garbage disposal refreshers.

 

Put into glass jar and use the next time you do dishes! Just put 1-3 refreshers into the garbage disposal and turn it on. You will immediately smell the refreshing Lemon essential oil.

 

Alternate Uses: Before drying, this scrub is also great to use to help clean your kitchen sink, refrigerator, or tile floors.

Homemade Cleansing Wipes

  • 1 roll premium paper towels

  • 2 cups warm water (start with half this amount)

  • 2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil (or vodka)

  • 3 drops Protective Blend

  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil

  • 1-2 tablespoons Protective Blend Foaming Hand Wash (or Protective Blend concentrate)

  • An airtight storage container

 

Cut paper towel in half widthwise with a serrated or electric knife. Use half the roll now, and half later.

 

Combine water, fractionated coconut oil, essential oils, and On Guard Foaming Hand Wash in a small bowl.

 

Pour the mixture over the paper towels and then cover with the airtight lid letting the mixture absorb for 10 minutes.

 

Turn the container over and let sit for another 10 minutes.

 

Remove and discard the cardboard middle. Just pull the wipes from the center when you are ready to use.

Wood Furniture & Floor Polish

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup vinegar

  • 10 drops essential oils (try Wild Orange or Lemon)

  • 8 oz. glass spray bottle 

 

Add 10 drops of essential oil into the glass 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.

Window/Glass Cleaner

  • 16 oz. glass spray Bottle 

  • 1 ½ cup white vinegar

  • ½ cup distilled water

  • 8 drops of any citrus oil of your choice (could use 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!

Wood Furniture & Floor Polish

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup vinegar

  • 10 drops essential oils (try Wild Orange or Lemon)

  • 8 oz. glass spray bottle 

 

Add 10 drops of essential oil into the glass 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.

Carpet Cleaner/Deodorizer

Mix 1 cup  baking soda and 20-50 drops melaleuca, lemon, Purify or another favorite oil in a glass jar.  Close jar, shake together and let stand overnight.  Sprinkle lightly over carpets, let sit 15 min. and then vacuum.

Powdered Laundry Detergent

  •  2 bars unscented Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap, grated 

  • 2 cups of borax

  • 2 cups of washing soda 

  • 20 drops of oil (lavender, Purify, Wild Orange)

 

Mix all together thoroughly in a big mixing bowl. Fits into an empty slim and sassy shake container. 

Dish Soap

  • 1 tablespoon Protective Blend cleaning concentrate (or Castile soap + Protective Blend oil)

  • 4 oz foamer bottle

 

Fill with water. 

 

Alternate Uses: Hand soap, produce wash

 

For luxurious hand soap, fill container with half unscented liquid castile soap, 5 drops of your favorite oil, ½ tsp of vitamin E oil, almond oil, or vegetable glycerin, and top with water

Bug Spray for Garden

  • 8 ounces of water

  • 1 teaspoon liquid Castile soap

  • 5 drops Repellant Blend essential oil

  • 5 drops Peppermint essential oil

  • 5 drops Clove essential oil

 

Add all ingredients in an 8 ounce spray bottle

Shake before each use

Spray directly on plants

Weed Killer

  • 1 gallon of Vinegar

  • 2 cups Epsom Salts

  • 1/4 cup Dish Soap

 

Mix together in a gallon spray container

Spray directly on weeds (becareful not to spray on plants that you want to survive!)

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