All healing begins and ends with clarity… clarity of mind, body, spirit and environment. As we are becoming more mindful in detoxifying our bodies and minds by incorporating organic foods and meditation into our daily lives, we must also detoxify our living spaces. So many health conscious people continue to use toxic, commercial products to “clean” their homes. As they do this, they unknowingly contaminate their homes with highly toxic and harmful chemicals.
I lived with my grandparents as a teenager for a short stretch. These were some of my best memories. My grandmother, Grace, was an avid environmentalist. I didn’t even know that term back then. I just thought she was cheap because she re-used everything and made her own household cleaning products out of everyday ingredients, but as I understand her now, Grandma Grace was a bit of a bad-ass and way ahead of her time. (I love you, Grandma!)
She taught me this all-natural glass cleaning solution. I added the essential oils, though. I use this daily to clean my infrared sauna in my healing studio and all my glass surfaces at home and at the studio. I love its simplicity, safety and effectiveness!
DIY All Natural Glass Cleaner
- 16-ounce spray bottle
- 1 ½ cup white vinegar
- ½ cup distilled water
- 10-12 drops citrus oil of choice (lemon, orange, tangerine, wild orange)
- Add vinegar, water, and essential oil(s) to spray bottle and shake.
- Spray glass and wipe with paper towel or newspaper for extra shine
Lemon Essential Oil
I have to say, lemon essential oil is my favorite oil option for cleaning due to its crisp, clean smell and its amazing antimicrobial qualities. And lemon essential oil is one of the least expensive oils due to our abundance of lemons!
Dr. Axe has this to say about lemon EO: “Studies show that lemon essential oil works as a natural antimicrobial agent because of two dominant compounds found in the oil, limonene and b-pinene. This makes lemon oil a powerful tool in cleaning and food protection.
Lemon oil can be used to cleanse your home of harmful pathogens, like bacteria, fungi and other harmful pathogens. Using lemon as a natural cleaning product also keeps your home free of conventional products that are made with dangerous chemicals.”
I’ll be sharing more household cleaning recipes that include lemon essential oil, so stay tuned. In the meantime, I recommend using the highest quality essential oils always! As such, I am a doTerra Wellness Advocate, so I get the best EOs at deep discounts. I am happy to help you purchase your Lemon EO or you can buy it directly at my online doTerra store.
Should you need help to place an order, drop me an email: email@example.com
ps. The health claims I make about Lemon EO are my own, based on personal experience and countless hours of reading and research – not those of doTerra.