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The Healing Power of Plants: Plant Therapy Essential Oils Part Two

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A DIY Recipe for All Purpose Cleaner 

If you read part one of this essential oil series, you are a bit more familiar with Essential Oils and their uses.  Over the next three posts I will show you three simple recipes for common household products using products you most likely have on hand and the essential oils I received from Plant Therapy Essential Oils.  

Today will be our first DIY recipe post, where I show you how to make a homemade All Purpose Cleaner. 

DIY All Purpose Cleaner Recipe


1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 cup water
24-48 drops of essential oil of your choice. I used Tea Tree and Lemon
This recipe makes 16 ounces, so adjust accordingly depending on the size of your bottle.
I used a 1:1 ratio of vinegar to water  (for tougher jobs make a bottle using a 2:1 ratio of vinegar to water)


Using a measuring cup and funnel, pour the vinegar and the water into a spray bottle.

Add the essential oils directly into the spray bottle.  I used 12 drops of Tea Tree and 12 to 15 drops of Lemon.  Again, adjust it to your liking, starting off with less then adding more.

Shake the bottle well to mix the essential oils.

Label with the contents and date using a permanent marker .

Store the bottle in a cool, dark place.

To use, spray any areas that need to be cleaned, rinse well, and wipe dry. For tougher cleaning jobs, like grout, use a toothbrush or scrub brush.


Here are some other suggested scent blends:
Lavender with Tea Tree is relaxing
Lemon and Tea Tree is great for cleaning
Lavender and Orange lifts your spirits
Fresh Citrus Blend: 5 parts lemon essential oil, 2 parts lavender essential oil, and 1 part sweet orange essential oil
Another Fresh Citrus Blend: 2 parts sweet orange essential oil, 1 part lemon essential oil
Flowery and fresh blend: Equal parts lavender and
lemon essential oils

Don’t miss my next post in the Essential Oil series – a DIY Fabric Softener Recipe!

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Dijah A

Tuesday 9th of April 2013

Would love to have the Myrrh Egyptian Essential Oil

Laura Smith

Tuesday 9th of April 2013

I have fibromyalgia so I would love to try the Pain-Aid Synergy

Victoria Carter

Tuesday 9th of April 2013

I would really like to have the eucalyptus and peppermint oils


Monday 8th of April 2013

I'd love to try Bug-Off Synergy.

Sherri L

Sunday 7th of April 2013

I would love to try the synergy

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