Natural Cleaning with Essential Oils
It can be easy to think of air pollution as something you leave outside the door when you walk indoors, however, the average family home is unknowingly producing its own internal pollution! Did you know that the air inside our homes can be more toxic than the air outside our homes?
According to a UK Government study entitled 'Health Matters: Air Pollution', air pollution is not just about the outdoor world. There are a number of sources of indoor air pollutants that can harm health including, amongst other contributors:
'VOCs* from cleaning and personal care products, building materials and household consumer products (paints, carpets, laminate furniture, cleaning products, air fresheners, polishing)'
*Volatile Organic Compounds
We spend more time indoors than ever before!
An airtight home is far more polluted than one exposed to the outside elements, resulting in recycled air and pollutants being trapped inside the home.
People now spend 90% of their time indoors exposing themselves to harmful chemicals and particles, a large majority coming from the cleaning products and air fresheners that we purchase.
Let's take control of our homes and take a look into the world of green cleaning using natural solutions and essential oils!
Why Clean With Essential Oils?
•Natural and safe to use in the home
•Potent, powerful, and effective
•Alternative to cleaning products with dangerous toxins and chemicals
•Offers versatile options for cleaning
•Creates a clean, inviting aroma
•Easy to make
•Highly effective if not more so than your supermarket products!
Natural Cleaning Tips
Use 2 tablespoons of doTERRA On Guard® Cleaner Concentrate to a 24 oz. spray bottle filled with water for an all-purpose cleaner.
Substitute air fresheners with essential oil diffusers. Add your favourite citrus essential oils to the Petal Diffuser for a clean aroma.
Put 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil on a damp sponge and use to clean stainless steel.
Use Purify to help remove unpleasant odours, while leaving a clean and refreshing aroma behind.