Cleaning, Essential Oils

Essential Oil Cleaning Recipes

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Bathroom Cleaner (32 oz. bottle)

1 T. baking soda (link below)

2 T. Castile soap (link below)

30 drops Tea Tree oil

20 drops Orange oil

10 drops On guard

Warm water to fill to top.

Spray all parts of your bathroom.  Let sit for about 10 minutes.  Spray again before wiping down.

All Purpose Cleaner (32 oz. bottle)

1 c. white vinegar

4 c. water

20-30 drops essential oil (I add Onguard to this, as well as, something else….usually orange)

“Febreze” (12 oz. bottle)

1 T. Baking Soda

2 c. warm water

15 drops essential oil

Glass Cleaner (32 oz. bottle)

2 c. water

2 T. vinegar

10 drops essential oil

Furniture Cleaner (safe for wood) (12 oz. bottle)

2/3 c. white vinegar (link below)

1/3 c. olive oil

10 drops essential oil (I used Jasmine)

Shake before use.

Floor Cleaner (used on laminate flooring) (24 oz. attachment to steam mop)

Equal parts white vinegar and water

Squirt of Dawn Blue Dishsoap

15 drops of favorite essential oil

Foaming Handsoap (8 oz. bottle)

Empty foaming handsoap dispenser.


2 T. Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap

1 T. carrier oil

15 drops of Onguard essential oil

Poo-Pourri (4 oz. bottle)

2 T. rubbing alcohol

20 drops any essential oils

Top with water

Spray 5x on surface of toilet bowl water before going to the bathroom… your business like a boss…..your place will not have the odiferous odor of defacation 🙂

**One thing to remember is use Glass Spray bottles or Metal spray bottles if you are using any citrus based essential oil.  That oil will eat through plastic bottles.**


Essential Oils

You Know What I Love About….

Essential Oils?

I love that my husband and kids do not ask for Tylenol, Ibuprofen, allergy meds, antibiotic ointment, etc.

Noah:  Mom, my nose is running.  Do you have a potion for that?

Me:  Yep, get the allergy roller bottle out and rub it in your hands and then put some on a tissue and smell it.  It will dry you up.  Also, get the immune roller and put it on your feet, just in case.

**I also get the onguard going in the diffuser with peppermint, lavender, breathe, and lemon in case it is a cold.**

G:  Mom, these zits are out of control.  Do you have an oil for that.

Me:  Yep, get the acne roller and put it on your face morning and night.  It will dry it up.

Alyssa:  Mom, can you put your oils in my shampoo to help my hair grow.

Me:  Yep.

Victoria:  Mom, I am struggling with my moods…can you make me a roller bottle?

Me:  Yep.

Big Daddy:  Brandi, can you make my knee medicine and then something for my goatee to be better.

Me:  Yep.

Hunter **after he saw my incisions from my surgery**:   Mommy, put some oils on your belly and you will feel better.

Hunter **before bed**:  Mom, can I have some oil on my wrists?

I have a wart…..Frankincense

I have skin tags….Frankincense

My arthritis is acting up….I need a roller bottle….panaway

I’m bleeding…..get the lavender.

Mom, we are out of cleaner…I’ll grab the vinegar and your oils.

My tooth hurts…I’ll grab the clove.

I have a belly ache…..Digestzen

Am I using oils to replace doctors?

Heck no.

We go to eye drs, regular drs, pediatricians, clinics, dentists, chiropractors….we go to them all and they take good care of us, but reality is is that Hunter cannot be around places like that because we have to do our best to keep him well.  When he is sick, his OMS rages like an angry lion and that leads to hospital stays, more chemo, more steroids, more IVIG and I do not want that for my 3 yr old.

Do oils heal everything?

That, I do not know.  All I know is that God is the Ultimate Healer and Physician.  I also know that I can take care of a lot of things here, from the privacy of my own home. When I can’t, I head to those that I entrust my children too.

This is not for everyone and I’m certainly not telling anyone how to live their lives and I am no doctor.

I am simply a mom…..trying to save money (hospital stays and chemo), do what is best for my family, eradicate the chemicals from my home, and do my best.

I have some Young Living, Doterra, Rocky Mountain Oils, Eden’s Garden, Puritan’s Pride, Fabulous Frannie, and Simply Earth oils.  All of these have passed the purity test EXCEPT Rocky Mountain Oils and it leaves a pretty good size oil stain….so there you have that.  Any questions…just ask 🙂

**Disclaimer:  I DO NOT sell them.  I am not brand loyal, though I do buy a brand and then I test it for purity.  If it is not pure….I don’t buy it anymore.  If it is, I count it a good day.**

Cleaning, Essential Oils

DIY Essential Oils Cleaners

Carpet Deodorizer

Empty container (I used an empty parmesan container…washed/dried well)

Baking Soda

10-15 drops of essential oil of your choice (I use purify cause it knocks out the smell of boy)

Mix well.  Shake on carpet before you go to bed to absorb the most smell.  Vacuum in the morning.


Room Deodorizer (think Febreze)

Spray bottle (I use those little ones from the travel section at walmart)

10-15 drops of essential oil (again, I use purify.  Be cautious of using lemon oil in a plastic bottle…it should really only be put in a glass or metal bottle)

1/4 c. witch hazel


Pour in your witch hazel.  Fill to almost the top with water.  Add essential oil of your choice.  Shake before using.


Furniture Cleaner

Spray bottle

10-15 drops essential oil

1/4 c. vinegar


Pour in your vinegar.  Add water to almost the top.  Add essential oils.  Shake before use.


Everyday Cleaner

Large spray bottle



20 drops Essential oils (purify, Frankincense, tea tree, pepperment, etc)

Onguard Concentrate (optional but worth it as an added protection for fighting germs)

Pour 1/2 the bottle with vinegar, add a good squirt (about 2 T. Onguard Concentrate), fill up with water and essential oils (if you have a glass bottle you can use lemon).


Essential Oils

Young Living Essential Oils: Trial and Error on Uses from a Skeptics Point of View

I rarely believe in fads.  I have to try it to believe it.  I have many friends who are “oily” people.  They use Young Living, DoTerra, Essential Oils Exchange, Native American Nutritionals and so on and so forth.

I had been reading things on facebook and, no offense to those of my friends that sell these products, I just assumed that you were touting its greatness in order to sell.  I sold Thirty One, so I know how that is and I don’t begrudge you at all.

That is one reason why I would scan over the posts, comments or messages were made.  I would just chuckle inside and move on….and then, my sister called.  She has dipped her toe in a more “hippy” lifestyle over the past few years.  It started with my nephew and his belly issues….then it was applied to acne of some of her children and her ginormous plantars wart on her foot.  I get so tickled with her “finds” and new, more holistic approaches because…well, let’s be honest, I am the hippy of the family.  I *always* think outside of the box..march the beat of my own drum, and so on and so forth.

I decided to talk to a close friend because she is all about the “oily” lifestyle.  She encouraged me that I do not have to sell anything and the bottles last for a while, so they maintenance of replenishing my stock is financially doable.

I ordered the advanced kit (for the life of me, I can’t think of what the technical name is called…clearly, I don’t sell these products).  I wanted the diffuser.  The diffuser came with the kit that I ordered.  My goal was to please my husband.  He is always telling me that the house smells of dog, feet, sweat, boy, etc.  I get so sick of it because I work so hard.  I keep the house clean.  I use candles, scentsy things, glade air fresheners and nothing has worked.

My sister coveted LOL.

I have been using oils for a few months now.  When I first got my kit, I fired up my diffuser.  When Big Daddy came home, he didn’t complain, at all, about the smell in the house.  He said that it actually smells good and he wondered what I had been using.  Score.

These are a few of things that I have discovered.  I’m all about honesty and whether or not the oil works or doesn’t work.  My first BIG thing I used was Lavender.  Jude ripped off his toenail and it would not stop bleeding.  My first reaction would be to grab peroxide, triple antibiotic cream and a bandaid.  This time, I grabbed the lavender.  I put ONE drop on his profusely bleeding toe (much to his chagrin) and it INSTANTLY stopped bleeding.  I was shocked…plus his toe smelled like a flower instead of stinky boy 🙂

Here is what I have used (I have only bought two oils outside of the starter kit…Cedarwood and Oregano).

Snoring: Valor.  I put one drop on Big Daddy’s right big toe.  Dudes (and Dudettes)….I thought I had killed my husband.  I sat up, most of the night, putting my finger under his nose because he was not snoring.  He was on his back, people.  Normally, he sounds like a freight train.  He sucks my hairs up his nostrils every single night for almost 22 years.  He.  Does.  Not.  Snore.

Scratch/Bleeding:  Lavender, one drop….bleeding stop, scratch healed up in about 5 hrs.

Allergies:  I diffuse lavender, lemon, and peppermint.  I rub lavender behind ears, on wrists.  I rub lemon behind ears and on wrists.  Peppermint, I rub under the nose and on the shirt.  I also put some on a tissue to inhale it.  Has done really well…I’m not *near* as pathetic as usual.  Two of my kids have severe allergies and this has done great!

Insomnia:  I have tried Lavender on my wrists, forehead, back of neck, bottom of my feet, and on my pillowcase.  I also diffuse it and inhale it.  I do relax more with lavender, but it has not helped me sleep.  I have recently been using Cedarwood on each big toe.  I do not remember falling asleep 🙂  I also inhale this.  I keep it by my bed.  I’m not fond of the smell, but hey, it works.

Back problems:  PanAway…S.C.O.R.E.

Headaches: I rub peppermint on my temples and on the back of my neck.  I also diffuse it and inhale it.  Headaches are gone within minutes.

Arthritis in knees: Pan Away….knees felt pain free within 10 minutes.

Depression/Stress/Anxiety:  Lemon (diffusing and on wrists).  I also use lavender, stress away, peace & calming, and joy.  All these have done well for me.

Neck Stiffness:  Valor.  I rub it down my neck, focusing on the large bone at the base of my neck.  Works within minutes…plus, as an added bonus…when I turn my head to the right or left, it starts cracking like I’ve been to a chiropractor.  Weird and addictive LOL

Skin Tags:  Frankincense and/or Melaleuca Oil.  I used this on two of my skin tags and they fell off within a week.

Bronchitis/Cold/Pneumonia/Any Sickness:  Thieves.  I love this oil.  I rub it on my feet and diffuse it.  I used it on my 80 year old friend…she had bronchitis.  The last time she had this, she was sick for almost a month.  I diffused it in her house, twice a day.  I also rubbed it on her feet twice a day.  She was better in about 3-4 days.

Smells:  Purification diffused.  Citrus diffused.  Lemon diffused.

Eczema: I have tried lavender, melaleuca, and frankincense…none has cleared up my psoriasis.

Hair Growth:  currently, I rub lavender and cedarwood on my scalp….we shall see if that works.  I just started a couple of days ago.

I will be (or I did) replenishing my stock through Native American Nutritionals and Essential Oil Exchange because it is more cost effective.  Do your homework…I did…these oils are comparable to YL or DoTerra.  Some oils, I will replace through Young Living.  You can get diffusers on Amazon (I caution you on buying oils from amazon).  I also got my rollers from amazon.  I want more diffusers LOL…I also want a diffusing necklace.  Someday…

I will continue to post on what has worked and not worked.  Honesty is the best policy.  If I can get rid of some of our “extra” medications through using something more holistic, I will.  I will not replace my medications that I regularly take!!!

*Disclaimer:  I do not sell Young Living Essential Oils, DoTerra, EOX, or NAN.  I have looked, researched and used my family, as well as, myself as guinea pigs for things that we deal with everyday.  If you have substantial issues with anything that I have listed above, by all means, go to your doctor and seek medical attention.  Do not stop taking your regular medication without consulting a doctor.  Oils should not replace prescribed medication.  I have also not taken ANY oils internally.  All oils are topical, diffused, or inhaled. Read the labels.  If the oil is “hot” then use a carrier oil.  I use olive oil*