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1. Basic Household Cleaner

1 cup water

1 cupvinegar  (like this)

6-10 drops Thieves, Lemon, or Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass spray bottle.  Spray onto surface and wipe with a clean cloth. Use to clean household surfaces.  Can also be used to wash fruits/ veggies and toys.

2. Castile Soap Household Cleaner

2 cup water

1/4 cup castile soap  (like this)

6-10 drops Thieves, Lemon, or Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass spray bottle.  Use on counter tops, bathroom, toilet, or anywhere that needs a good cleaning.

3. DIY Glass Cleaner

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup vinegar

1 cup rubbing alcohol  (like this)

6-10 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass spray bottle.  Use on a clean cotton clothe or newspaper to clean glass, granite, or stove top.

4. DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner

1 cup vinegar

1/2 cupbaking soda (like this)

2-3 drops Purification or Thieves Oil

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Dump into toilet bowl and use toilet brush to clean.  Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to allow essential oils to remove odor.

5. DIY Soft Scrub

1 cup baking soda

1/4 cup castile soap

5 drops Thieves, Lemon, Lavender, or Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

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Directions:  Combine baking soda and castile soap in a small bowl.  Add enough water to make a nice, smooth paste.  Use to clean tubs, toilet, and tile.

6. DIY Floor Cleaner

1 gallon water

2 tbsp castile soap

4-6 drops Thieves, Purification, Lavender, or Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Directions:  Combine all ingredients and use to clean floors.  Use damp mop, not saturated, as saturating floor with liquid may cause spotting or warping of the surface. Always do a test patch before using.

7. DIY Floor Cleaner with Vinegar

1 gallon warm water

1 cup vinegar

4-6 drops Thieves, Purification, Lavender, or Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Directions: Combine all ingredients and use to clean floors.  Use damp mop, not saturated, as saturating floor with liquid may cause spotting or warping of the surface. Always do a test patch before using.

8. Serious Degreaser

1 cup castile soap

2 tbsp rubbing alcohol

15 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Directions: Combine ingredients in a glass container.  Shake before use.  Apply to damp clothe or sponge and wipe surface until clean.

9. Carpet Deodorizer

1 cup baking soda

5 drops Thieves, Purification, Lavender, or Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Directions: Combine baking soda and essential oil.  Sprinkle on carpet and allow to sit for 30 minutes.  Vacuum.

10. Grout Cleaner

1/2 cup baking soda

1/2 cup water

5 drops Lemon essential oil

Directions: Mix ingredients to make a paste.  Scrub mixture onto grout in a circular motion using a brush. Rinse and repeat as necessary.

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