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Cleaning With Essential Oils

Your home is your family's sanctuary, a place of relaxation and rejuvenation. A clean and well appointed home is vital to your family's health, sense of security and well being. Cleaning products play a huge roll in our well being. Over the last few years people have become more and more aware of environmental toxins and the negative consequences they play in our everyday lives. From breathing issues to cancer it is proven that chemical cleaning products are a big problem. A person may not be in control of all the environments that they are exposed to, but your home is where you make the decision! Using healthy cleaning products that will benefit you and our planet’s health or you can choose to keep going down the same path that has led us into dangerous territory.

Environmental Working Group is a wonderful site that is dedicated to empowering people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, they drive consumer choice and civic action.This website is dedicated to informing the public in a non biased way with scientific research. You can look up cleaning products here, shampoos, lotion and all manner of household items to see how they impact you and our planet.


Essential oils are often used in alternative medicine, such as aromatherapy. They produce an aroma that helps build your immune system. Moreover, they are naturally safe, non-toxic, and inexpensive. Essential oils are so potent that they can destroy certain microbes (bacteria, fungi, and viruses) with the compounds they contain. In addition, they also have grease-cutting and stain-fighting abilities.

Green cleaning often uses environmentally safer cleaning products with essential oils. This makes essential oils an important part of your family’s health and well-being and of keeping the surroundings clear from pollutants.

Here's a list of common essential oils you can use for home cleaning.


Lemon is known for its antibacterial properties and its ability to cut grease. It can be used to help disinfect and remove sticky food scraps and debris. Sure enough, lemon-infused cleaning products work great in the kitchen. You can use it to wipe your stove tops, ovens, and even your floors.

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