Fall is a popular time to clean and re-arrange your home with autumn decorations and fall scents. It is also a great time to think about adding Essential Oils to naturally clean and deodorize your home. Essential oils have natural antibacterial properties that can kill bacteria on surfaces and in the air and are prefect for adding to your laundry in place of scented dryer sheets or to sanitize your kitchen and bathroom. Also, using Essential Oils in a diffuser will clean air naturally and make your home smell amazing without all the toxic effects of synthetic fragrances.
If you haven’t heard by now, synthetic fragrances are a no-no. More than 95 percent of the chemicals in synthetic fragrances are derived from petrochemicals. These chemicals include: benzene derivatives, aldehydes, phthalates, and a bunch of other known toxins that are capable of causing cancer, birth defects, nervous-system disorders and allergies. The Environmental Working Group considers fragrance to be a high hazard ingredient (ranked 8 in the skin deep database - 10 being the worst).
My go-to oils for cleaning are lavender, peppermint, lemon, orange and ylang-ylang. You can add oils to homemade cleaning recipes (check out our DIY-Recipes using essential oils) or you can purchase non-toxic cleaning products that use essential oils in place of fragrance.
Here are some of our favorite oils for cleaning and a few other non-toxic cleaning products that use essential oils. We also recommend using Rocky Mountain Oils for added health benefits while using an air diffuser or using directly on your body. They are an amazing company and promise their Essential Oils are:
- 100% pure therapeutic, natural and authentic
- Third party GC/MS (Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry) tested
- Oils come from small organic farms globally
- Guaranteed free of adulterants
- No questions asked 90-day product return policy
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