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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 
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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. 

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DIY All Purpose Cleaner Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 cup distilled white vinegar
1 cup water
24-48 drops of essential oil of your choice. I used Tea Tree and Lemon
Notes:
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)

Directions:

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

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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.

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Shake the bottle well to mix the essential oils.

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Label with the contents and date using a permanent marker .

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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.

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

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