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Have you used essential oils? We love them, so today, we sharing two of our fav recipes and talking a bit about how To Use Essential Oils To Clean Your Home Effectively!

Essential Oils are botanical extracts that have been around for centuries. Distilled from flowers, herbs or leaves they offer a wide variety of natural benefits. Essential Oils are highly effective when it comes to cleaning your home.

Young Living Canada stocks a great selection to get you started.

In the video above, we used two key essential oils, Lemon Essential Oil, and Citrus Fresh.

Related Post: Here’s How To Clean Your Kitchen Without Toxins

Lemon Oil works very well as a household cleaner, it freshens and helps purify the air.

Citrus Fresh is a fabulous combination of orange, grapefruit, mandarin, tangerine, lemon, and spearmint and trust us, it smells divine.

Orange Oil eliminates odours and has been known to be a bit of an aphrodisiac as well, this should make cleaning a little more fun! LOL!

Grapefruit Oil is great for cleaning food prep areas in the kitchen and other household surfaces leaving a zesty, uplifting scent. Plus, it is known to enhance relaxation! 

Spearmint Oil has an invigorating minty aroma that helps eliminate odours when wiping down household surfaces, especially around the kitchen where food is prepared.

Vinegar: Versatile and safe to use on almost anything in your home (shy away from granite and marble). Vinegar is an amazing cleaner on its own and when paired with certain ingredients, but not castile soap, baking soda or hydrogen peroxide. Read more about that here.

Thieves Household Cleaner is seriously an all-one-one superstar for cleaning your home. If you have not tried it, we highly recommend it.

It’s made with 100% plant- and mineral-based ingredients, including:

       Biodegradable cutting agents like sodium methyl 2-sulfolaurate and disodium 2-sulfolaurate from renewable sources (both ingredients rated 1 on a 10 point scale on the Environmental Working Group’s health hazard score – the best score on the scale).

       Thieves and Lemon essential oils are very effective for natural cleaning.

Since we can’t control what goes into commercial cleaning products we buy, we can control what we bring into our homes and one of the best ways to transform your environment is to use essential oils to clean. You can read more about how these harmful chemicals affect your health below, after the recipes.

Related post: How To Create A Plastic-Free Cleaning Kit

It’s important to pick the right oils, Young Living Canada has an initiative called Seed To Seal, according to them “Seed to Seal is our set of standards that helps ensure that with every pure essential oil and Young Living product your family uses, you’re enjoying the benefits of our global resources, industry leadership, and over two decades of innovation. The result? A pristine final product that you know has been created with conscientious Sourcing, Science, and Standards—the three pillars of Seed to Seal.” You can read more about it here.

You can read more about chemicals and how they affect the respiratory system here, here and here.

 

 If you try this recipe, we’d love to see a photo, tag @theecohub or @CandiceBatista on social media and use the hashtag #TheEcoHub, we’d love to see your creations.

 

Print Recipe
All-Purpose Cleaner using essential oils
An all-purpose cleaner that disinfects and cleans your home naturally
The Eco Hub - Natural Blemish Busters - Calendula Oil
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings
The Eco Hub - Natural Blemish Busters - Calendula Oil
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a clean bottle
  2. Shake and Clean

 

Print Recipe
DIY Mirror + Glass Cleaner
A streak-free mirror and glass cleaner
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a clean spray bottle
  2. Shake + Clean

 

 

Here on The Eco Hub, we only work with companies we know, love and use everyday.

This post is a collaboration with Young Living Canada. I only talk about and promote brands I love and use in my home. 

 

 

Candice Batista

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.
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