Simple DIY All Purpose Cleaner With Essential Oils

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Looking for an easy essential oil cleaner recipe? This one is super simple and quick, a great starter recipe for anyone new to essential oils! (Like me!)

Today I have invited Bre from My Abiding Home to teach us about her go-to essential oil spray cleaner recipe, and give us some tips!

Bre is all about doTerra oils, and my favorite oils are from Mountain Rose Herbs. Any high quality essential oils will work for this easy recipe, you will love it because it only needs three ingredients.

Take it away, Bre!

All Purpose cleaner is such a simple and handy thing to make at home. It works to clean so many surfaces and uses only a few ingredients!

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Health benefits of making your own All Purpose cleaner

Making your own All Purpose cleaner has many benefits.

For starters, it helps eliminate toxins in your home. So many commercial brands of cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can harm us. This is the single most important reason why I’ve become so passionate about making my own all natural products to use in my home.

Something about becoming a wife and mother just blossoms a desire inside of us to do the best we can to take care of our family. I’m here to say that investing in a pure essential oil company, worthy of your trust, has been a huge part of this process of all natural living.

Making your own essential oil cleaner saves you money!

Another big reason why making your own DIY All Purpose cleaner is beneficial is to be more frugal.

When I first quit my job, to stay home and prepare to be a stay at home mother, I was sort of forced into learning frugality. The things you learn to do because you have to sometimes benefit you long term.

For me, having a low budget made me seek ways I could save money to be able to still have that thing to use at home. A way I saved my family a ton of money was learning to make my own DIY products, such as All Purpose cleaner with Essential Oils.

Let’s take Lemon Oil for example, a 15 ml bottle as a Wellness Advocate for doTERRA costs $11. There are a couple hundred drops in each 15ml bottle. This recipe calls for 20 drops of Essential Oil. So, it’s costing you just pennies for the Essential Oil used to make this recipe one time.

Most DIY All Natural recipes utilize the same handful of ingredients. Once you stock up on those few things, you are able to make almost any replacement at home for cleaning and body care products.

amber bottles of essential oil cleaner spray

What are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils are the powerful product of the distillation process. Each bottle contains its own chemical constituents, or a certain makeup. Some Essential Oils can even penetrate the cell wall, which is not something modern medicine can even accomplish.

The only essential oil Brand I use:

Choosing a brand of Essential Oils is imperative for success. I chose the brand, doTERRA, to use in my home. The reason for this is because of their promise for purity. Therefore, they are the only company I trust to be using in my home and on my family. I can attest to the amazing results we have experienced by using Essential Oils for prevention and ailments in our home.

I’d encourage you to do your research, including visiting their website, to learn more about this company and their products.

I will caution you and say this; you cannot just buy a random oil from the store and expect to get the same results I speak of. An Essential Oils purity is what makes it potent, powerful, and effective.

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My absolute favorite Essential Oil for cleaning purposes

The great thing about Essential Oils is that, even the most basic ones are highly effective. They can be interchangeable if you do not have the exact oil, just use one with similar chemical constituents.

My absolute favorite Essential Oil I use for cleaning is, Lemon. It is one of the cheapest oils you can get because it is easier to source. The aroma it gives is such a breath of fresh air. You can also mix Lemon with other Essential Oils to enhance cleaning ability, depending on the surface you are cleaning. This simple, yet effective oil is one I use daily in my home.

Other great Essential Oils for cleaning

  • Onguard blend
  • Melaleuca/ Tea Tree (known for, antimicrobial and antiviral benefits)
  • Rosemary (More mild but, also antimicrobial and antiviral)
  • Abode blend
  • Lemon Eucalyptus
  • Eucalyptus
  • Purify blend
  • Peppermint

Supplies you will need

  • Amber glass or Stainless steel spray bottle (The EO’s with eat away plastic over time so it is not recommended)
  • Funnel, optional

Ingredients you will need

  • Pure Castile Liquid Soap (I use Dr. Bonner’s)
  • 20 drops of Essential Oil
  • Filtered water
Essential Oil Cleaner Spray Bottle and Abode Oil

How to make DIY All Purpose Cleaner with Essential Oils

  1. Remove the spray nozzle and place your funnel in the bottle (optional).
  2. Fill bottle ¼ of the way with the Castile soap.
  3. Add 20 drops of desired Essential Oil
  4. Fill the bottle the rest of the way with filtered water.
  5. Return the spray nozzle to the bottle and it’s ready to use!

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About The Author

Bre is a young Christian wife and mother. She is passionate about sharing encouragement in discipleship, family, All Natural living, wholesome food, and some fun DIY’s. Head over to her blog, My Abiding Home, to learn more!

It has been so fun for me to talk to other homemakers and mothers about natural living and raising kids. I am a total newbie in the natural cleaners world, so I have a lot to learn! Make sure you check out Bre’s blog!

If you have a go to essential oil cleaner recipe, please share what you love about it in the comments below!

4 thoughts on “Simple DIY All Purpose Cleaner With Essential Oils”

  1. Hi Rachel. What size spray bottle do you use. Mine are 16 oz, and I can tell that one is a lot smaller!

    Thanks for the recipe.

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