My Husband may tell you that I am messy, but I beg to differ. I like to open drawers and see neatly organized pushpins, rubber bands, and post-its. I look forward to organizing the pantry, and cleaning out the refrigerator, and my closet is color coordinated Roy. G Biv according to the hues of the rainbow. Despite my keen organization skills, I'll admit, I prefer a clean cabinet than a clean countertop with disarray lurking beneath. Perhaps, I function better knowing my cabinets don't hold secrets; nonetheless, living with another person means a compromise must be met.
About a year ago, Patrick introduced me to a fellow Hokie and his wife Lori from St. Augustine, Florida. Lori is a Young Living rep whom understands the ins and outs of essential oils better than almost anyone I know. I have struggled with achieving sparkling clean countertops for reasons other than my organization handicap. I suffer from severe eczema, and the harsh chemicals, perfumes, and additives in many cleaning products cause instantaneous outbreaks on my skin. I tried wearing gloves, and using the all natural products sold at the grocery store, but I was still covered in red splotchy rashes on my hand. Lori assured me essential oils were safe to use, and it wasn't long before I began creating my own products.
When making my own wood cleaner at home, I always add in drops of different Young Living Essential Oils. Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite go-to recipes.
All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe:
- 1/2 Cup Water
- 1/2 Cup Vinegar
- 1/4 Cup EVOO
- 10 drops Lemon
- 10 drops Copaiba
- 10 drops Cedarwood
The essential oils add just enough smell to keep your house smelling fresh and clean! Shop some of my favorite essential oils (the same ones that we use in the Thunderbolt studio!) here.
Do you use any natural cleaners? Do you buy them or make your own? Let me know in the comments!