Do you read the BACK side of labels? Have you heard the term "Greenwashing"?
Greenwashing is the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company's products are more environmentally sound. Greenwashing is considered an unsubstantiated claim to deceive consumers into believing that a company's products are environmentally friendly. Yep, you read that right - they are intentionally misleading you for PROFIT! This is one of my favorite articles on it:
After you read the above article, then you will understand WHY I love my dōTERRA Oils and why I actually ENJOY making alot of my own products - yeah, it's old school - but long term, I will actually get old! LOL!
Are Cleaning Products Safe?
Have you looked at the labels of YOUR cleaning products? Most products are loaded with toxic chemicals that can be harmful to your family, home, pets, and the environment. These chemicals can give off fumes that may irritate the throat, eyes, or lungs; trigger headaches and fatigue; irritate the skin; pose a safety hazard; or affect the body in other ways. And, like the article says above - they companies try to cover up these facts and lead you to believe they are safe.
Saying goodbye to nasty fumes from chemical-laden cleaning products is easier than you think. With essential oils and a few common household ingredients, you can make over your "normal" cleaning to TRUE green cleaning. You might even find that you start to enjoy house cleaning - CRAZY, right??
How Can I Make My Own Natural Cleaner?
Fortunately, there are many ways to clean surfaces in your home without using harsh chemicals. Cleaning with natural, non-toxic cleaners is healthier for the environment and everyone in it.
You can make over your cleaning routine with doTERRA On Guard® Cleaner Concentrate, which you can dilute yourself to your preferred strength, cutting down on waste and reducing the number of bottles you need to keep around the house.
You can also create your own natural cleaning products with everyday household ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, water, and essential oils. Plus, every time you clean with essential oils you’ll also experience and enjoy the aromatic benefits and so much more!
Here are some of my favorite products and oils:
dōTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate is an environmentally safe, non-toxic cleaner that you can use to clean your home. It is a multi-purpose cleaner that can be used for anything from kitchen counters to bathrooms to dishes. This cleaner is fortified with the doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend.
Lemon and Lime essential oils are powerful cleansing agents that purify the air and surfaces, and can be used as natural cleaners throughout the home.
Wild Orange is another great citrus oil to cleanse and purify surfaces. Putting a few drops in your own all-purpose spray will not only add a great cleansing boost but a lovely aroma as well!
Douglas Fir and Siberian Fir are also cleansing and purifying oils. These oils deodorize the air and leave a fresh, piney scent on surfaces.
Eucalyptus is refreshing and cleansing. Combine Eucalyptus, Lemon, and Peppermint with water and vinegar in a spray bottle and use it to wipe down surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom.
Tea Tree (Melaleuca) is well known for its purifying properties. Add a few drops of Tea Tree to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats. When diffused, Tea Tree will help purify and freshen the air.
Purify Cleansing Blend is comprised of Lemon, Siberian Fir, Citronella, Lime, Tea Tree, and Cilantro. This blend is specially designed to dispel unpleasant odors and purify the air.
Peppermint is refreshing and rejuvenating. It repels bugs naturally and creates an invigorating atmosphere when diffused or used topically on surfaces.
doTERRA On Guard Protective Blend is made up of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils. It provides natural protection against environmental factors and overall cleaning capability. doTERRA On Guard can be diffused to clear the air or used topically on hard surfaces.
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