I don't know if it's the change of season or what, but I feel like spring cleaning is coming late for me this year and is coming on strong for summer. In an effort to reduce my plastic cleaning bottles, I found this incredible doTERRA cleaning concentrate that is PERFECT for all your cleaning DIYs.
If you check out my DIY mouthwash, you're already familiar with doTERRA's On Guard essential oil which is a key ingredient in their cleaning concentrate which is a non-toxic, biodegradable formula, safe for cleaning homes with both children and pets (however, with any essential oil products, they should be kept out of reach of children and pets) with no preservatives.
The cleaning concentrate does, in fact, come in a plastic bottle (frustrating, I know). However, one 12 fl oz bottle can make up to 20 bottles of cleaner depending on how much water you dilute your concentrate with. This eliminates nearly 19 additional plastic cleaning bottles! While it may not be the perfect solution, it's a good start.
On Guard All-Purpose Cleaner
*Recipe via doTERRA blog.
I JUST cleaned my entire kitchen yesterday after making this cleaner (I gave my previous bottle to my mom!) and couldn't be more satisfied. I often say "it smells like Christmas" without leaving the room smelling strongly of cleaner like many all-purpose cleaners tend to do.
Let me know what you use to clean your home! My next step is to eliminate paper towels and I'm thinking these "Un-paper Towels". Have you tried them?
P.S. Here's a small reminder for ALL of us working towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle: While it may feel like you need to get all of your "green" products right away (i.e. I need glass jars, metal straws, reef-safe sunscreen, reusable bags, XYZ!) , it's okay to start slow. Use what you currently have to it's fullest potential and don't go broke trying to solve everything in one day! The small steps we take each day are what lead to our greatest potential. Don't beat yourself up for not having everything figured out, set, or planned just yet. Plant the seeds and the flowers will come.
*Please note: This recipe has not been approved by the FDA. Use at your own discretion. As a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, I may receive commission if you purchase from doTERRA using my link.
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Jamie is a musician, avid lover of nature, and a dog momma living a more sustainable life each and every day.