Mama Z's Natural Living

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 antifungal, 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 effective 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
  1. Add your essential oil to the isopropyl alcohol. Slowly add the vinegar.
  2. Mix your castile soap into the distilled water and gently add this to the alcohol, essential oil, and vinegar mixture. Mix gently, but well.
  3. Spray kitchen counters with your homemade cleaner and wipe down.
* Take out the vinegar if you have granite countertops as it can cause etching or pitting. Replace with distilled water. It’s recommended to make new cleaner each week if you can. You may be able to get up to a month out of this recipe. Be sure to check your cleaner for bacterial and fungal growth before each use. Keep in cold storage if you can.

Safety & Drug Interactions

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

Let me help you by taking out the guesswork. Download my FREE dilution chart guide HERE!

Some essential oils can have medication, medical condition, or even age-related contraindications. Check with the appropriate resources to determine if particular essential oils are suited for your health status before implementing the recommendations on this site. If you are not sure if something is appropriate for you, we suggest working with a qualified aromatherapist to help determine your needs in this area. 

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.

In the meantime, be sure that you are always diluting your essential oils the right way!

CLICK HERE to download my free Essential Oils Dilution Chart! 

Essential Oil Dilution Chart