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DIY Kitchen Cleaner

It is just as important to clean your home with non-toxic cleaners as it is to eat a healthy diet. Try this DIY Kitchen Cleaner with only 5 ingredients.

What you put in and on your body is not the only thing you should pay attention to. It is just as important to clean your home with non-toxic cleaners as it is to eat a healthy diet. Having a chemical free home is important to our family's health, and yours too! Tea Tree essential oil serves as an anti-fungal, which makes it a great addition to your household cleaners to fight those pesky germs. Lemon essential oil has antiviral and antiseptic qualities, plus it smells fresh. By using white vinegar as your base, you are starting with a natural cleaner that is affective against bacteria and mold.

DIY Kitchen Cleaner

When making your household cleaners, which essential oils do YOU prefer to add? Lavender is another great one to use!

DIY Kitchen Cleaner
 
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add your ingredients to a glass spray bottle and shake heavily to evenly combine.
  2. Spray kitchen counters with your homemade cleaner and wipe down.
Notes
* Take out the vinegar if you have granite countertops as it can cause etching or pitting. You can use 70% isopropyl alcohol or vodka instead if you'd like.

Safety & Contraindications

Are you sure you're using essential oils safely and effectively? Are you confused by dilutions and conversions?

 Let me help take out the guesswork and download my FREE roller bottle guide HERE.

Essential Oil Roller Bottle Dilution Guide

When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety and, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in human clinical trials. This means that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.

Nonetheless, properly diluting your essential oils is fundamental to safety and effectiveness because they are highly concentrated plant compounds. To help you along your journey, I have a created an easy-to-use dilution guide that you can download for FREE to make sure that all of your topical applications are safe and effective for the entire family. 

<< CLICK HERE to Download My FREE EO Roller Bottle Dilution Chart! >>

As with as medicine and natural therapies, this is only a guide and be sure to discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.

 



This post currently has 16 comments.

  1. EllenF
    April 1, 2017

    Is a glass bottle relevant to the effectiveness of this cleaner ? A plastic spray bottle is more abundant and less chance of broken glass. Thank you.

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  2. Mae
    March 22, 2017

    I am reaily liking your site information you have gave .First time on here with your site keep the news about EO go out good information.Thanks

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    • Dr. Z
      March 22, 2017

      Yay! So glad to hear!

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  3. Nana
    November 7, 2016

    Hi! New to your site and semi-new to E.O. Love all your information! FYI white vinegar and castile soap will not mix and end up a slimy mess..from experience.

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    • Dr. Z
      November 20, 2016

      Thanks for pointing that out, Nana!

      That was a mistake. No Castille soap. Just vinegar and EOs and water! 🙂

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  4. Sher
    June 25, 2016

    In place of vinegar, you can also use vodka – it works great and is safer than the petroleum product isopropyl alcohol.

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    • Dr. Z
      June 26, 2016

      Good call! Just added it to the recipe!

      Keep these tips coming y’all!!

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  5. Kathy Rutherford
    June 25, 2016

    Is it safe to use this on granite countertops? I have always heard that you should not use anything acidic on them. I would think that would leave out the vinegar and the essential oils.

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    • Kathy Rutherford
      June 25, 2016

      Thank you!

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    • Dr. Z
      June 25, 2016

      Not on granite, it can cause etching. Just take out the vinegar. The EOs are fine. 🙂

      Also, you can also use some 70% isopropyl alcohol for a stronger clean.

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  6. Barbara M
    June 25, 2016

    you should NEVER use vinegar on granite countertops. It will pit the stone.

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    • Dr. Z
      June 25, 2016

      Yep! I just put a note in the recipe. Thanks for the comment!

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  7. Deborah Jones
    June 25, 2016

    Not to u see vinegar on granite. What do you recommend?

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    • Dr. Z
      June 25, 2016

      Not on granite, it can cause etching. Just take out the vinegar. The EOs are fine. 🙂

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  8. Deborah JonesDr
    June 25, 2016

    For this cleaner you are using vinegar, you aren’t to use vinegar on granite. What do use instead of vinegar?

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    • Dr. Z
      June 25, 2016

      Hi Deborah, you can just take out the vinegar, and it will do the trick! You can also use some 70% isopropyl alcohol.

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