We are thrilled you opted in to learn more about some simple detox steps you can do to make your home healthier and safer. We aim to teach you how to take the natural goodness of your pantry, add some powerful plant extracts in the form of dōterra essential oils, and create a clean, safe and healthy environment.
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The Green Cleaning E-Book is designed to be your one-stop shop for low tox cleaning. Packed full of recipes for every room in the house, loads of tips and plenty of room for you to record additional dōterra recipes and favourite essential oils from the material from this module.
One of the most appealing things about using dōterra essential oils for low tox cleaning is that they come from natural sources and, when used appropriately, can be safely used around the entire family. Essential oils are extracted from plant parts and carefully curated to preserve the potent properties of the oil. When you use essential oils for cleaning, you are relying on the natural chemical components found in the oil to provide cleansing and purifying power. Whether you prefer to use natural cleaning products, worry about keeping your family safe, or just want peace of mind, essential oils are a wonderful natural cleaning solution to
use around the home.
While essential oils are found in nature, they still contain potent and powerful cleansing properties that make them useful for household cleaning. Essential oils are extracts taken from plant parts, which means they are highly concentrated and extremely potent. Not only do they provide a potent aroma, but the chemical components in each oil provide powerful benefits. Because essential oils are so potent, only a small amount will be necessary to provide serious low tox cleaning power. Other cleansing products may require a large amount to get the job done, but it is possible to cleanse an entire area with just a few drops of a dōterra essential oil. For those who wonder if essential oils are as powerful as other cleaning agents, simply opening a bottle of any essential oil is all it takes to immediately experience the highly concentrated, potent power of
these natural elements.
In addition to keeping essential oils in a safe place, it is also best to store the oils in a cool, dry place in order to preserve the natural chemical properties within the oils. Essential oil properties are best preserved when stored in dark bottles in order to keep UV rays and other types of light from altering the chemical composition.
When storing your own essential oil cleaning agents, the chemistry of the oils will be preserved best in a glass or stainless steel container. Solutions should not be stored long-term in plastic. If you choose to make your own essential oil leaning solutions and store them for future use, keep in mind that oil and water don’t mix, so you might have to shake the leaning solution vigorously before using again. When an essential oil cleansing solution sits in the cupboard, it is possible for the oil to separate from the other leaning agents, so be sure to shake well before each use to ensure effective cleaning.
Asthma was once considered a rare disease, but owing to our increased use of chemicals in the home it’s now super common, with the asthma rate tripling in the last 20 years. In women, the rate has increased by 82% over the last decade, and this is thought to be down to the exposure to household chemicals. Cleaning chemicals fumes impact on our respiratory system so much that some cleaning products may induce asthma in an otherwise healthy individuals.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found the levels of air pollution inside the home can be two to five times higher (and sometimes even 100 times higher) than outdoor levels. An actual EPA study concluded that the toxic chemicals in household cleaners are 3 times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor air. Considering we spend around 90% of our time indoors, this is a scary stat!
In Australia almost 2500 children are admitted to hospital every year due to poisonings, with all-purpose and hard-surface cleaners, detergents, bleach and toilet bowl products among the most common causes of poisoning among children. Kidsafe Australia list cleaning products as a common poisonous item found in the home.
Chemical cleaning products are relatively new to humans, and until their introduction, the chemical compounds were completely foreign to us. The scary part is that only a fraction of these chemicals have been tested for human toxicity, meaning we actually have very little idea about how they could be affecting our health. Without realising it, we’re undergoing a huge human, toxicology experiment, and only in the future will be able to truly measure the impact. There is mounting evidence linking chemical exposure to the rising levels of chronic health problems.
Since 1950, at least 70,000 new chemical compounds have been invented and dispersed into our environment. Only a fraction of these have been tested for human toxicity. Of the 87,000 chemicals registered in the US, only 10% have been tested for potential health effects.
On a daily basis we are exposed to hundreds of chemical products from cleaning and skin care products to chemicals used to produce or preserve the foods we bring into our homes, they are hard to escape.
A study found that 232 toxic chemicals are found in the average US newborn’s cord blood. Research by the US Environmental Protection Agency revealed that more than 150 chemicals commonly used in our homes are associated with allergies, cancer, psychological disorders and birth defects.
In a test carried out by Good Morning America and Greenguard Environmental Institute, 300 different chemicals were found in a new nursery compared to 2 chemicals right outside the same house.
STINK! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pyjamas. A single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe — by design.
Watch Kari make an easy hand santiser for Mum's on the go and re-use many of her empty product containers for her DIY's.
Jill demonstrates how easy DIY is for outdoor areas of the home.
Maree demonstrates some of her favourite DIY cleaning tips.
Bekah Nixon to discover how to safely and effectively clean your home with essential oils
doTERRA 5 Ways to Use On Guard Cleaner Concentrate.
Our four recipes are an all-purpose spray, a degreaser, a disinfectant spray, and a deep-clean paste! Which recipe are you going to try first?
doTERRA On Guard helps you live your life uninterrupted by those unwanted days off, when you’re dragging yourself to get out of bed. This powerful immune and respiratory boosting blend includes Cinnamon, Wild Orange, and Eucalyptus for powerful internal support. When used topically, it is cleansing, purifying, and degreasing.
doTERRA has its own channel on YouTube which contains videos on every single way to use dōterra essential oils!
Check out some of the cleaning and DIY clips.
Still not convinced that essential oils can be effective for your home low tox cleaning needs? Here's some more proof!
The EWG is a website you can go to in order to look up what is in your cleaners and household products. No more guessing.
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