Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Off the Hizzy Cleaning Option!!!

So for most of you probably guessed that I am talking about cleaning with doTERRA's essential oils as the other method of cleaning that would be an awesome alternative to the chemical cleaning of less than par. :)  Personally, cleaning with the oils literally makes cleaning SOOO MUCH FUN for me.  I love that they are such powerful cleaners AND we get therapeutic benefits when we clean with them in our home.  I literally jump to start my cleaning now that I am using oils to clean.

I wanted to do a little cat-walk with the oils and highlight their effective and very fantastic qualities.  These are just a few of the oils that I chose to highlight.  Most ALL of the oils have cleaning properties.  I sourced my info from "MODERN ESSENTIALS" book, that I normally call the Bible for essential oils.  It really is a must have book.  

LEMON—antiviral, antiseptic, uplifting, antifungal, antioxidant, astringent, invigorating
WILD ORANGE—antiseptic antifungal, antibacterial, disinfectant, antidepressant

 PURIFY— antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, smells clean  

MELALEUCA—antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, a strong antiseptic, antioxidant, immune stimulant, insecticidal

PEPPERMINT—antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, invigorating, anticarcinogenic
ONGUARD (contains: Wild Orange, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus radiata, Rosemary)—antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral

LAVENDER--antifungal, antihistamine, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antitoxic

These oils are so powerful that when we clean with them, they need to be stored in glass spray bottles, or containers.   I get my glass spray bottles from  They are a couple of dollars and very worth the money.  I personally have a bottle for a glass cleaner, dust mites, bathroom cleaner, counter cleaner, and I would say that that is the bare basics if that were all that you would order, about 4 bottles.  It is always fun though to have a spare bottle to make a new kind of cleaner trying out new oils.  I have been enjoying the 8oz or 16oz size of amber bottle.  The 32oz is a little heavy when full, so I would end up only filling it up half way.   You have to order the spray nozzle separate from the bottle and in total they are still under $2 a piece.  If you want to make sure that you order exactly what you want I would order over the phone.  Their contact info is below.

If you are local I did buy extra bottles when I went to aromatools if you would like to save shipping. 

1351 W. 800 N. 
Orem, UT  84057

Mon. - Fri.: 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sat.: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Toll-free Customer Service Line: 1-866-728-0070
Toll-free Fax: 1-866-715-3937
Local Phone (Utah County): 801-798-7921

YES and next post we will unleash the power of essential oils and LET THE CLEANING OF JOYFULLNESS....BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. You are so cute! I have to say, we are in love with lemon here. Smells SO good. I can image when cleaning with it your house would smell awesome! Can't wait for the next post!

  2. Love this! I see your recipe for glass cleaner above. What about your countertop cleaner? Does it kill little nasties like bacteria from raw meat juices, and sneezes from colds?

    1. I have a new post that has all of the recipes I have yet to try. I have included a few counter top cleaners. They WILL kill all of that nasty stuff. YAY!!!