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DIY home cleaning with essential oils

Learn how to make simple, clean DIY home cleaning products with essential oils through recipes, tips and more. Derived from plant botanicals, essential oils offer powerful ways to clean your home and refresh your airspace.

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To organize your DIY home cleaning solutions, put them into a tote or basket, arranged by cleaning area. 

Use a unique blend of essential oils to customize the clean aroma of bathroom, kitchen, living room, etc., or create a signature aroma for your entire home.

Create a bathroom air freshening spray, simply mix 18 drops of essential oil per ounce of water in a spray mist bottle. Label and set on back of toilet.

You likely already have many of these common household ingredients and items in your home now. Learn about the cleaning power of these ingredients and use this list to stock your DIY home cleaning pantry.

Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) -- add essential oils, sprinkle on carpets and vacuum, or add essential oils and vinegar and use as a gentle abrasive/scouring powder.
Washing Soda (Sodium Carbonate) -- mix with water and essential oils to make a naturally scented liquid cleaning product.
Borax (Sodium Borate) -- mix with baking soda to create a soap-free scouring powder.
Soap Flakes or Grated Castile Bar Soap -- mix with baking soda and add essential oils to create a scouring soap powder.
White Distilled Vinegar -- add to cleaning sprays and liquids to cut grease and grime.
Spray Bottles -- buy heavier duty bottle sprayers at the hardware store and clearly mark the contents: window cleaner, furniture spray, surface cleaner, etc.
Natural Bristle Scrubbing Brushes and Hemp or Jute Fiber Scrubbing Cloth/Pads -- get a variety of sizes and shapes, these are more sustainable/renewable than synthetic plastic versions.
Dusting Cloth -- choose soft cotton flannel for scratch free dusting.
Tote -- seek out a handy tote to accommodate all of your cleaning products. 

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