Toxicity is an ever-increasing problem in our world today. Unfortunately, a toxic environment can have a very negative impact on you and your family's health and well-being. It is important to consider what you are cleaning with and what chemicals and harmful ingredients could be contributing to the toxic load within your home. Using natural items such as white vinegar and essential oils for cleaning are not only better for the environment, but safer for you and your loved ones as well. You will also find that over time making your own products is affordable and rewarding.
On Guard cleaner is a wonderful, non-toxic alternative for an effective all-purpose cleaner. This recipe is appropriate for many surfaces including counter tops, cutting boards, doorknobs, in the bathrooms, and pretty much anything else you wish to clean. If you are unsure about a certain surface, test an inconspicuous spot to see how it responds.
DoTERRA On Guard is a proprietary blend of essentials oils blended to provide protection from threats. It includes wild orange, clove bud, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and rosemary. These oils are extremely effective in killing pathogens within the air and on surfaces. White vinegar has naturally occurring anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is also effective at cutting grease and mineral deposits as well as dispelling unpleasing odors.
Make an effort to use a glass spray bottle as essential oils can increase the likelihood that contaminants from plastic could be leached into your end product. Using an amber or colored glass is even better as it will help preserve the integrity of the essential oils in this cleaning product. We have appropriate (and cute) bottles for sale at our office.
1/8 cup white vinegar, preferably organic
30 drops DoTERRA On Guard essentail oil
In a glass spray bottle, add white vinegar and doTERRA On Guard essential oil. Fill to the shoulders of the bottle with filtered water. Secure the spray nozzle lid. When ready to use this cleaner, shake gently and spray on the surface you desire to clean.
Not crazy about making your own cleaning products? Not to worry, we have On Guard cleaner along with several other natural home and body care products for sale at the office.
If you are interested in learning more about essential oils, this article is a good starting point. Our team is passionate about educating people about safe and effective use of these powerful, natural tools. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions.