When my friend Michelle introduced me to Young Living, I invited her over to host a little “oils party”.
She brought over some oils for us to try as well as the Thieves all purpose cleaner.
When one of the girls asked her what drew her to essential oils, she explained that she started to use the essential oils as cleaning products instead of the standard household cleaners which are filled with toxins and harsh chemicals.
It totally made sense to me. I’m a girl who maybe watched one-to-many lets save the earth, lets go green, lets cut out processed foods kinds of documentary’s and now I’m obsessed.
(( So you get the point….I actually was about 4 months pregnant, starving, and decided to eat a lean cuisine. Then in my head I’m thinking, HOLY CRAP! I’m feeding my baby processed food?! I threw it up and decided to order myself a cobb salad. ))
So like I said, obsessed. And if you’re pregnant eating Lean Cuisines… I don’t judge I promise.
I really liked the oils and especially the cleaning products. They’re all natural so there’s no harsh fumes. And for moms with babys crawling on the floor, they can crawl on lemon essentials now instead of the other cleaner you use with 967 chemicals in it. Awesome right?
And also, you’re probably thinking…. oil? That’s going to leave smudge marks and stains all over the place. Well I promise you it wont. I’ve been using Thieves diluted with water to clean my mirrors and glass windows. No. Streaks. What. So. Ever. It’s a dream and it smells absolutely amazing. And for the marble countertops that are always oh so temperamental? Yep. I use it on those too. Check out some of my favorite oils that will help keep your family healthy and keep your home smelling like you just walked into a spa.
Lemon has such a light and clean scent. It’s a natural degreaser which makes it perfect for cleaning your stove. I also love using the oil to clean my hardwood floors with. Use about 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1 gallon of very warm water and a few drops of the essential oil. It’s a great cleaner and leaves the most beautiful polish.
Cinnamon is naturally antibacterial and fights against mold and mildew. Try using cinnamon to clean your bathroom and kitchen with. Are ants being a pest? Cinnamon is also a natural insect repellent.
The thieves is my all time favorite. You can buy the actually bottle of essential oil or you can purchase a bottle of the Young Living Thieves Household Cleaner. You can put it in your dishwasher, your laundry, or if you have a diffuser, you can put it in that too. Its sweet and spicy, it supports your immune system, eliminates odors and you can pretty much clean what ever you want with it. Like I said earlier, I clean my marble with this and it works like a charm.
Thyme is anti fungal and antibacterial. It’s a super hero pretty much when it comes to fighting germs and very effective against salmonella. Use it to clean your cutting board or use it in homemade dish soap.
Tea tree oil fights germs, mold and bacteria. It’s a perfect cleaner for the kitchen or bathroom and it also fights against pests. Make your own household cleaner and use it to disinfect tile surfaces, workout equipment etc.
(Note: If you are making your own household cleaner, a lot of them call for vinegar. I would not recommend using vinegar on surfaces like granite or marble, the acid may be too harsh for your stone!)
Essential oils have so many benefits. Just to name a few, they can help with stress, acne and sleep. If you can name it, there’s an oil for it But if you’re interested in cleaning chemical free or if you want to know more about the benefits of essential oils, please feel free to reach out to my friend Michelle or check out the Young Living website.