Green Cleaning Your Home


It’s no secret that traditional cleaning products are harmful.  However, many people believe that the only way to effectively clean their home is with toxic chemicals.  While these products may appear to work, they are exposing your family to poisonous toxins known to cause respiratory issues such as asthma, hormonal disruption, migraine headaches, dizziness, tumor growth, infertility and even cancer.

As part of a healthy lifestyle, we strive to keep our families safe and well by having a clean environment in the home.   A clean home can help to avoid many health issues and spread of illness.

So how you clean your home safely and effectively?  With some inexpensive products and essential oils, you can get the job done for a fraction of the cost of traditional cleaning products.  Essential oils are very potent, so just a few drops can clean multiple areas. In addition, if you have small children or pets at home, using essential oils to clean, can ensure that your family is not being exposed to unnecessary toxins every day.  

Essential oils are surprisingly versatile and can be used for cleaning, as well as for personal care and in cooking.  While cleaning, they can provide a pleasant aroma by combining different essential oils for your own signature scent.

So which essential oils should you use for cleaning? There are certain essential oils that contain properties most effective for surface cleaning.  Examples of great surface cleaning essential oils are lemon, melaleuca, lime, eucalyptus and wild orange.

It is important to remember that not all essential oils are created equal when it comes to quality and purity.  Low quality essential oils will contain fillers, artificial fragrance and other unknown chemicals. High quality essential oils (certified pure therapeutic grade) will produce the best results for cleaning and safety. When using CPTG oils, you can be sure that the oils will be provide the best cleansing benefits for your home.  





With some simple ingredients, you can make your own products for every area of your home.  See the Green Cleaning Checklist at the bottom of this article. Some simple ingredients include baking soda, white vinegar, castile soap and salt.  

One of the best ways to use your essential oils is to diffuse them to help cleanse the air and remove unpleasant odors.  Lemon is especially good for removing odors. You can add 4 drops of lemon and lavender to your diffuser.

Also, be sure to replace your air filter every season.  You can add a few drops of melaleuca or Purify to disinfect the air.  

You will also want to replace your air fresheners with essential oil rooms sprays.  Most air fresheners are extremely toxic to both humans and animals.


DIY Recipes


Room Spray Recipe

Combine  1.5 oz of distilled water, 1 tablespoon witch hazel, 10 drops lavender, 10 drops wild orange.


Window Cleaner

Combine 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup water, 10 drops lemon essential oil in a 16oz bottle.


Furniture and Wood Polish

Combine 1 cup olive oil, 7 drops arborvitae, 8 drops wild orange, 1 cup white vinegar in a 16oz spray bottle.


All Purpose Cleaning Spray

Combine 1 cup vinegar, 1 cup distilled water, 15 drops melaleuca, 15 drops lemon, 10 drops lavender in a 16oz spray bottle.


Stainless Steel Spray

Fill a spray bottle with undiluted vinegar and 10 drops lemon essential oil.  Follow the grain of the essential oil with your microfiber cloth.


Soft Scrub Recipe

1.5 cup baking soda

1/2  cup castile soap

2 tablespoons distilled water

16 drops lemon essential oil

10 drops lime essential oil.

Combine baking soda and castile soap.  Stir in water. Add essential oils until it forms a soft paste.  Store in an airtight container or glass mason jar.


Toilet Bowl Cleaner

1 cup baking soda, 10 drops melaleuca in mason jar.  Mix well. When cleaning toilet, add half cup of baking soda mixture and ¼ cup vinegar. Scrub as vinegar and baking soda react.  


Mold and Mildew Shower Spray

In a 16oz spray bottle, combine 30 drops melaleuca and 30 drops peppermint with distilled water and spray shower walls and tub.


Linen Spray

Mix 2 cups distilled water, 2 tbs rubbing alcohol and 15 drops lavender.  Spray linens or the air for a relaxing scent.


Carpet Refresher

2 cups baking soda

5 drops melaleuca, 5 drops lavender or eucalyptus.


Shoe Sole Spray

Combine 10 drops melaleuca and distilled water in a 2oz  spray bottle.

As you begin to use essential oils for cleaning, you will be amazed at how easy it is to make your own cleaning products and how effective they are.  You will not only save money by making your own products, but you will also get to benefit from the aroma of your favorite essential oils.

To get started with using essential oils for cleaning and a natural lifestyle, you can get your own wholesale account and save 25% on all your products.  The best way to start is with an enrollment kit because you will get all of the oils you need for cleaning at the lowest cost.  You can open your own account right from my website at

To order additional supplies, some products listed below can be found on the “Shop Section” at and the links will take you to Amazon.  Additional supplies can be purchased at DoTERRA DIY Accessories.


DIY Green Cleaning Supply Checklist


  • Storage bucket for cleaning supplies with handle
  • Scrubber with handle (larger one for bathtubs and smaller one for kitchen sinks)
  • Small scrubber with handle or toothbrush (for small and hard to reach areas)
  • Microfiber cloths or any old rags (cut up t-shirts)
  • Paper towels
  • Stainless steel scrubber pads
  • 16 oz Glass Spray Bottles (Amber or Blue)
  • 4 oz Glass Spray Bottles (Amber or Blue)
  • Empty wide mouth mason jars (8 oz or larger)
  • Mason jars
  • Label makers (or you can use blank stickers to label products)
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Witch Hazel
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Castile Soap
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Recommended Essential Oils for Cleaning: Lemon, Melaleuca, Lime, Wild Orange, Arborvitae, Lavender, Eucalyptus, Purify, OnGuard, Spearmint, Cypress, Bergamot, Cassia, Cedarwood, Oregano, Thyme, Siberian Fir and others.