I used to think DIY cleaning and personal care products were too much hassle. I’m a busy working mum, I just need things that are ready to go, right? I can tell you that as a busy working mum what I really need are simple solutions that don’t cost the earth (financially or environmentally) are easy to use and don’t surround my girls with toxins.
Move aside harmful chemicals that come in too much plastic packaging, expensive retail prices and big shopping trips at the supermarket. I’ve got you covered with these easy DIY options.
All Purpose Cleaner
Perfect for the bathroom basin, bathtub, kitchen sink and wherever else needs a good scrub.
4 tbsp bi carb soda
8 – 10 drops dōTERRA essential oils of your choice
Small glass container
Mix enough water with the bi carb soda to make a paste, then mix in your chosen essential oils.
Use an old toothbrush to scoop it out and scrub around taps, and use a sponge to clean larger areas.
Rise off with warm water.
Powerhouse oils for cleaning and germ fighting are On Guard (protective blend), tea tree and eucalyptus.
Citrus oils like lemon, lime, grapefruit and wild orange and also excellent and well known for their degreasing ability.
Exfoliating Body Scrub
2 tbsps fractionated coconut oil
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp cane sugar
3 tbps salt
8 drops of dōTERRA essential oil
Combine oils, sugar and salt. Stir in essential oils. Pour or spoon into a glass jar for storage.
Toxin-free Baby Wipes
Soft cloths or paper towel if you aren’t ready to wash cloths
½ tbsp liquid castile soap
½ – 1 tbsp factionated coconut oil
1 cup warm water
3 drops dōTERRA lavender essential oil
3 drops dōTERRA tea tree oil
2 drops dōTERRA frankincense
Mix all ingredients in a glass jar or bowl.
Put cloths into the container you intend to use. Pour solution over the wipes making sure it’s well absorbed.
Foaming Hand Wash
Foaming soap pump of your choice
Liquid castile soap
dōTERRA fractionated coconut oil
8 – 10 dōTERRA essential oils of your choice.
Fill your soap pump with ¼ liquid castile soap, 2 teaspoons of fractionated coconut oil, dōTERRA essential oils of choice and top with water. Leave a little space at the top so it doesn’t overflow when you put the top back on.
Perfect ideas for your foaming hand wash:
Tea tree, On guard (protective blend), lavender, geranium, grapefruit, frankincense, bergamot, lemongrass.
If you have kids, you have bumps and scrapes. Make your own toxin-free owie spray to help get them back out to playing and support their skin to heal and ward off germs.
10 drops lavender
10 drops frankincense
10 drops tea tree
Top a 30ml spray bottle with fractionated coconut oil. Shake before spraying onto cuts, scrapes and blisters.
~ Pro tip: Helichrysum (affectionately known as “liquid stitches) and a dash of witch hazel are excellent additions if you have them.
Tip: It’s best to store products containing essential oils in glass rather than plastic as the oils can deteriorate plastic.
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