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Household Cleaning

Dryer Sheets

By December 18, 2020 No Comments
  1. Cut some cotton cloth like old t shirts into small 5-inch squares. Add 3-5 drops of essential oil to your cloth and throw it into the dryer with your laundry. You can use these cotton dryer sheets for 2 or 3 loads, each time adding 3 more drops of your favourite essential oil. Wash the cloth after a few uses and experiment with a new fragrance.

Note: These homemade dryer sheets do not soften laundry they are mainly for adding scent and reducing static. To soften clothes, use a homemade fabric softener recipe.

  • A ball of aluminium foil in the dryer does wonders for decreasing static! It turns into a nice smooth ball and can be left in the dryer for many loads.

Bathroom Cleaner

  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp castile soap
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 30 drops tea tree oil
  • 20 drops orange oil
  • Spray bottle 16 ounce

Carpet Cleaning Solution

You can make a homemade carpet cleaning solution if you are using a carpet cleaning machine.

  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 teaspoon castile soap
  • 10 drops lavender essential oils (optional)
  • warm water
  1. Add the ingredients (everything but the water) to the bottom of the carpet cleaner.
  2. Top off with warm water.
  3. Use as directed.

NOTE: It is always suggested to test a small area of carpet before doing a large area. I suggest doing this in a corner or in a closet, if possible.

Toothpaste

  • 1 drop castile liquid soap
  • 1 drop peppermint oil
  • Dollop coconut oil
  • A dropper

Add these onto your toothbrush directly using a dropper and brush teeth as normal

Simple Hand Sanitiser Gel

  • ¼ cup Aloe Vera gel
  • 20 drops Essential oil
  • Pump bottle
  1. Store it in a dark glass container.
  2. For essential oil, you may choose lavender, geranium, rosemary or tea-tree. They are anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-microbial.

To make a spray version, don’t add aloe vera – just witch hazel, distilled water and essential oil.

Hand Sanitiser Gel

  1. Add all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Stir them together until everything is well combined.
  2. Using a small funnel, transfer the mixture into an empty container. You can save an old hand sanitizer gel container or buy empty ones on amazon.

Hand Sanitizer Spray

  • 2 tablespoon witch hazel(more gentle) or rubbing alcohol (60% or above)
  • 15 drops DoTerra On guard essential oil blend or 3 drops each of wild orange, clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary.
  • 1 tsp fractionated coconut oil (optional)
  • 2-ounce glass spray bottle
  1. Add all the ingredients to the spray bottle.
  2. Top off with water.
  3. Shake well before each use.
  4. Spray on hands and rub together. Or spray on a surface and wipe.

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