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Recipes for Natural Household Cleaning

When you visit my home, you’ll know that my husband and I are “clean freaks”.   Just because I’m a clean freak, doesn’t mean I can’t clean naturally.

In my last post I shared how I moved from cleaning with chemicals to natural cleaning.

tossed out chemical cleaners
Weekend Purge of Cleaning Chemicals

(Yes. I spent one Saturday morning tossing all my chemical cleaners into the trash) replacing them with natural alternatives.

replacement products
Natural Alternatives

I want to share with you some tried and true recipes that I use to clean our home naturally and save money too!


I use this one on my cook top!

16 oz Amber Glass Spray Bottle
1 1/2 C. Distilled or Purified Water
1 1/2 Caps Young Living Household Cleaner
2 Drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil
Mix all in bottle, Shake Well Before Using

Sink Scrub

Place into Glass Container with Lid. (I save my glass artichoke heart containers, wash up and use)
1 Cup Baking Soda
6 Drops Young Living Lemon  Essential Oil
Mix well
Makes your white porcelain sinks sparkle (do NOT use on Stainless Steel)

Homemade Dusting Spray

16 oz Amber Glass Spray Bottle
1 Cup Distilled or Purified water
1/4 Cup Distilled White Vinegar
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
15 Drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil (or 10 Dr. Lemon and 5 Drop Orange)

All Purpose Household Cleaner

My son and daughter-in-law use this one on nearly everything because it is safe to use around my grandson.

16 oz Amber Glass Spray Bottle
1 Capful Young Living Household Cleaner
2 cups  Distilled or Purified Water
Shake Well.

Other Tips and Tricks

Cut through the hard water when using your dishwasher:  To your natural dishwashing cleaner, add 1/2 cup white (distilled) vinegar and 2 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil
Hard to clean pots and pans: Place a bit of baking soda in the pan and scrub with that.
Clean vegetables.   Place 2 drops of  Young Living Lemon Essential Oil into a bowl with purified water.  Let soak for 5 minutes, then scrub.

For a FREE pdf of more Household Cleaning Recipes, email me @

You can tell by my post that I use only Young Living Essential Oils.  That is because I have researched them and found them to be the purest and most potent essential oil on the market.   They are also tested in my home:)   If you like my recipes, please share it with others.  You can also give me some love by purchasing your Essential Oils through my homepage or when you order at type in my account # of 3524510.

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