essential cleaning
clean your home naturally

eliminate toxins in the home

Non toxic cleaning is now easy and economical. Eliminate hazardous toxins from your home by using non toxic cleaners. Essential oils are highly disnfectant- anti fungal, anti bacterial, anti viral, anti staph, & microbial- plus they are more pleasant to work with and they smell great! See recipes below

Did you know that the average household typically uses and stores more than 60 hazardous products, including household cleaners, automotive products, paints, solvents and pesticides? These sometimes seemingly harmless products can threaten the health of entire households, especially our smaller members like children and pets. Children  are much more vulnerable to the same chemicals that adults can tolerate. Their bodies are not able to process and rid themselves of toxins as adults are. One in 10 children under the age of six requires emergency medical treatment due to accidental exposure to hazardous wastes in the home. From before birth until puberty, we expose children to multiple chemicals.

According to the National Academy of Science, about 15% of the American population suffers from multi-chemical sensitivity due to chronic exposure to household products.The Consumer Product Safety Commission states that at least 150 chemicals found in household products are responsible for allergies, various cancers and birth defects.

 In 1999, 2.1 million human poisonings were reported to the poison control centers in the United States. More than 50 percent of the cases involved children under the age of five.The U.S. government has not conducted even basic toxicity testing for about 75 percent of the 15,000 high volume chemicals in commercial use. More than 90 percent of these high volume chemicals have not been tested for health effects on children. Over 150 chemicals found in the average home have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities. 

In a study done by the New York Poison Control Center it was determined that 85 percent of product warning labels were inadequate. Each year hundreds of thousands of incidents of hazardous household products being spilled or swallowed are reported to poison control centers. Sadly many of these cases involve children.

make your own natural cleansers

Aroma All-Purpose Cleanser
1 cup distilled water
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 teaspoon liquid soap
1/4 tsp Lemon or Sweet Orange essential oil
Mix ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake before use. Simply spray on wall surface and wipe with a damp sponge or cloth.

Fresh Dishwashing Liquid
1/2 teaspoon Lemon or Sweet Orange essential oil
Add to a 22 oz squeeze container 3/4 filled with unscented castile/liquid soap.  Shake well and fill the rest of the way with distilled water

Bath & Kitchen Scrub Cleaner
1 Cup Baking Soda
Liquid Castile Soap
15 drops Lemon Myrtle or Lemon essential oil
Add enough of the liquid soap to the baking soda to make a paste, and then stir in the drops of essential oils. Mix all ingredients well and store in a glass covered jar. Apply w/ wet sponge or cloth. Scrub well.

Floor Cleaner
1 gallon hot water
2 tablespoons liquid castile soap
1/4 tsp. Lemon, Sweet Orange, or Lemon Myrtle essential oil
Blend all ingredients in bucket. Mop floor as usual.

Carpet Deodorizer
16 oz Baking soda
1/2 tsp Lemon, Peppermint, or Sweet Orange essential oil
Mix well and store in covered glass jar.
Sprinkle the deodorizer onto your carpet by hand or with a sugar shaker.
Wait 10-20 minutes and then vacuum normally. 

Simple Washing Powder
16 cups baking soda
12 cups borax
8 cups grated castile or glycerin soap flakes (grate bars of Dr. Bronner's Baby Soap)
3 tablespoons Lemon essential oil
Combine baking soda, borax, and soap flakes, add essential oil, and mix with a wire whisk. Use 1/8 cup of powder per load. This recipe makes enough powder to last a family of four one year.

Anti Fungal Diaper Wash
1/4 tsp Lavender, Tea Tree or Sweet Orange essential oil
1/2 cup vinegar
Mix together
Add to rinse cycle once a month for removing odors and killing germs

Fabric Softener
1 cup Baking soda
1 cup white vinegar
2 cups distilled water
1/4 tsp. Lemon, or Sweet Orange
Mix ingredients together.  Add 1 cup of this mixture to your rinse cycle to soften, deodorize and sanitize your laundry.  Store in a  glass covered jar.

Naturally Fresh Dryer Sheets
8 oz bottle filled w/ distilled water
1 teaspoon essential oil (Rose Geranium & Sweet Orange is nice)
Shake bottle and spray a clean cloth or rag till wet, and throw into dryer with clothes.

All Purpose Spray Cleanser
2 teaspoon borax
4 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 cup home soap or Dr. Bronners
20-30 drops Sweet Orange, Lemon, Tea tree, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, or Lavender essential oil.
Hot water

Fill 32 oz spray bottle 1/4 full with hot water then add borax. Shake to completely dissolve borax. Next add vinegar, home soap, and 20-25 drops essential oil. Fill the rest of the bottle with hot water. Gently shake mixture. Ready for use.

Tub & Sink Scrub
1/4 cup baking powder
1/2 cup vinegar
2 drops Peppermint
Mix together and use on sponge. Rinse well.

Citrus Floor Cleaner
1 gallon hot water
2 tablespoons liquid soap
15 drops Sweet Orange, Pink Grapefruit, or Lemon Myrtle essential oil
8 drops Lemon essential oil

Furniture Polish
1 teaspoon jojoba oil or olive oil
10 drops Essential oil of Sweet Orange, Lemon, Cedarwood, or Rosewood.
1/8 cup vodka
Hot water (enough to fill bottle)

Mix essential oil, jojoba or olive oil, and vinegar with hot water in an 8 oz bottle. Gently shake mixture before each spray to avoid separation.

Aroma Tub & Tile Cleaner
1 2/3 cups baking soda
1/2 cup of castile liquid soap (use Dr. Bonner's Peppermint, Lavender, or Almond)
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons vinegar
if your liquid soap is unscented add 30 drops of any of these essential oils:
Sweet Orange
Pink Grapefruit
Lemon Myrtle
Tea Tree

Mix baking soda and liquid soap in a bowl. Dilute with the water and add the vinegar last. Stir until the lumps are gone. If you can pour it into the container easily you have the right consistency. If it's too thick, add more water. Use funnel to pour into bottle. Keep the cap on bottle because this mixture will dry out. Shake well before using. For future uses, add more water if cleaner seems dry.

Fabric Freshener
Put a few of your favorite essential oils on a damp cloth and throw into the dryer with your laundry.
Suggested essential oils:
Rose Geranium
Pink Grapefruit
Litsea Cubeba
Sweet Orange

Aroma Glass Cleaner
1 cup white distilled vinegar
1 cup distilled water
3 drops essential oil of your choice
Mix all ingredients together.
Suggested essential oils:
Lisea cubeba

Silver Cleaner
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
6 cups of warm water
1 sheet aluminum foil
(no essential oils in this recipe)

Line a large bowl with aluminum foil (this is not to protect the bowl; it is part of the recipe.) Mix salt and soda with warm water in the bowl. Place silver items in mixture and soak for one hour. Dry and buff with a soft cloth.