Half Hearted DIY’ing : All-Purpose Cleaner and First Aid

I’m a half-hearted DIY’er, I’ll admit that. I get these ideas in my head that something would be so great to make but in reality I don’t have the patience and would rather just buy it! LAZY! HA!

Over the past 2+ years I’ve become more and more determined to reduce the toxic ingredient exposure for me and my family and am always look for safer (and easy/cheap) products for our home. Beauty products, food, and home products have been my main focus.  There are a lot of so-called safer products out there so buyer be ware. Do you research (www.ewg.org is a great place to start) and know if what you’re getting is really clean and safe, or if they just claim to be.

The frustration with finding safer products led me to try some DIY items using basic household supplies and my DoTERRA essential oils. I’m loving these and am ready to take on more.

Here are a couple recipes that I’ve tried recently.


  1. All-purpose cleaner –  

    Mix together in glass spray bottle:
    1/4 cup white vinegar
    2 cups water
    10 drops each Citrus oil of choice and melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil

    Spray and clean away!


  2. Boo Boo Spray –

    Mix together in small glass bottle:
    2 drops each lavender and melaleuca (adjust drops based on age of little ones)
    fill rest of bottle with water


I’d love to try others. What are your favorite DIY cleaners/product?


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