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But, more lately, my sister and I have actually been researching the ingredients and their effects on the body. The findings are alarming, to say the least.
The average American is exposed to 500,000 chemicals every day.
Toxic cleaning products cause indoor air pollution, a problem which is only made worse in homes where the windows are never opened.
So we are literally spraying our house down with carcinogens, and then trapping them in so they have no where to go, but in our bodies.
Not exactly a situation I want to create in my home full of young children!
For the past few years I have been content to clean my counters, bathroom, floors and kitchen sink with Norwex microfiber cloths and good old fashioned water.
I still love my Norwex cloths, but sometimes I want that clean smell too.
And, about once every week, I need something a little more powerful.
Soap scum, grape juice counter top stains, and burned on food on the stove top, all require a little too much elbow grease with microfiber alone.
This simple four ingredient all purpose spray is nontoxic and effective for those difficult household messes.
Instead of filling my home with toxins, this cleaning product actually releases molecules into the air that are beneficial to the body!
For this cleaner you will need:
Essential oils are powerful enough to break down plastic, so it is best to store your homemade cleaning supplies in glass spray bottles.
See I told you it was easy!
Melaleuca is best known for its purifying properties. It is naturally antifungal and antimicrobial.
Lemon is a powerful cleansing and purifying agent.
It takes approximately 45 lemons to make one 15 mL bottle of lemon essential oil. That’s a whole lot of cleaning power in one little bottle!
Read more about the health benefits of lemon HERE.
According to this article by Dr. Axe, the U.S. Department of Agriculture conducted a study that found when lemon essential oil was added to foods, it protected the food from human pathogens, like E. coli and Salmonella.
You can see how the combination of these two essential oils are effective against tough stains and germs in the home.
Use this spray anywhere you would normally use an all purpose cleaner.
Kitchen counter tops, vanities, floors, the refrigerator, tables, and the kitchen sink are all great places to try out this spray.
Do you want to get started with using essential oils?
You can get started by going to My Doterra Store and either buying at the retail price or the wholesale membership by clicking “Join and Save”. This will allow you to get 25% off retail prices for a whole year.
You can get the best discount by starting with a kit, which waives the $35 wholesale fee.