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DIY Disinfecting the Natural Way

by Christen Funderburk |  | 2 comments

Essential oils offer so much more than just a pleasant smell. They are each have their own specific use and function which is the main reason I use essential oils for almost everything, especially cleaning.  Most essential oils are great at disinfecting due to their strong antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. 
Essential oils are considered to be much safer for cleaning versus products that have strong synthetic chemicals and fragrances which can be highly irritable especially to people with asthma, allergies, sensitive skin and/or eczema.
Below are some of the best essential oils I use to clean my home, each one is featured with a simple DIY recipe for you to use.  Feel free to substitute the oils listed below with others to your liking. You can also use essential oils in your diffuser to purify and cleanse your air.



All-Purpose Tea Tree Oil Cleaner
  • 3 cups of water
  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • Add all ingredients to a spray bottle and shake well.
  • Use this cleaner on floors, sinks, and countertops.
Sweet Orange Oil Glass Cleaner
  • 1 ½ cup of vinegar
  • ½ cup distilled water
  • 8 drops of sweet orange essential oil
  • Mix all ingredients in a 16 oz. glass spray bottle.
  • Wipe down your windows, mirrors, and shower doors with the solution.
Lemon Wood Polish
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 10 drops of lemon essential oil
  • Combine all ingredients in a glass spray bottle.
  • Using a microfiber cloth, wipe down wooden surfaces to give them shine.
  • Use this natural polish every 3 months. Shake the bottle before each usage.
Join me and make the switch today to all natural everrryythhingg. Total game changer! Below is a list of the essential oils we currently offer which also includes some of the functions and benefits of each:


Lemon: Cleanses the body, clothes, dishes and purifies the air and surfaces. Lemon also promotes a positive mood by refreshing the mind and helping create a positive mindset. It also supports a healthy respiratory function.
Peppermint: Boosts energy, stimulates the mind and helps relieve sore or tight muscles, and good for topical aches and pains & muscle spasms. This essential oil has a calming effect to the mind and body with it's cooling sensation, it also soothes skin and can be used to promote oral health (freshens bad breath). The antimicrobial properties helps sooth various internal problems such as stomach aches and headaches.
Lemongrass: This essential oil can be used as an anti depressant. Helps improve self esteem, build mental health and helps to relieve anxiety along with other emotional disorders. This essential oil is also an anti bacterial and anti microbial which kills bacteria and microbes. Also assists in pain relief and a natural bug repellent.
Lavender: This essential oil offers ultimate relaxation. When added with carrier oils it can be used in hair to promote hair growth, relaxing bath soak, & calms sensitive skin. Lavender improves the quality of sleep and helps relieve stress because it is very soothing. This oil also helps repel bugs and insects. 
Tea Tree: This oil is also known as Melaleuca Essential Oil, it has antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral and stimulating properties. Tea Tree oil helps improve the appearance of blemishes and scars BUT IT MUST be used along with a carrier oil if you are applying it to the face. Also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and helps skin look young and smooth. 
Sweet Orange: This uplifting essential oil helps to eliminate cellulite, reduces inflammation, an antibacterial. It is also good for a dry scalp and helps heal wounds due to its antibacterial and cleansing properties (helps inhibit bacteria and fungal growth).
Eucalyptus: Helps reduce pain along with increase blood circulation when massaged into skin with carrier oil. The anti bacterial properties makes it a great remedy for all types of infections including (but not limited to) respiratory infections, cough & cold etc. Also assists in cooling down the body and relieving muscle fatigue. 

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