Natural Alternatives for a Safer, Cleaner Home

By: Gale O'Brien 3 years ago

One of my coaching specialties is Wellness Coaching. I’ve worked with many clients who want to know how to reduce the toxic load inside their home. My number one recommendation is to get rid of your commercial household cleaners. They are toxic. Like many of you, I’ve been the primary person doing the cleaning in my household. For decades, I breathed toxic chemicals from commercial cleaners until I was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. Then I learned how easy and inexpensive it is to make my own homemade cleaners using essential oils, water, white vinegar, baking soda, and olive oil. Now I enjoy a fresh, clean house without the smell and residue of fragrances, phenols, formaldehyde, petroleum and other toxic chemicals.

Here are the key essential oils for fighting germs and keeping your home clean:

  • Lemon – polishes chrome and dissolves sticky residue
  • Rosemary – refreshes musty smelling laundry and washing machines
  • Eucalyptus – add a few drops to the washing machine to rid bedding of dust mites
  • Thyme – mist on counter tops, toilets and door knobs to keep germs away.
  • Oregano – add to toilet bowl water and germ-ridden laundry loads
  • Peppermint – mist to deters spiders and ants

Use essential oils that are sourced from expert growers committed to meeting the highest quality standards. Buy essential oils that are 100% pure and contain zero fillers, pesticides, chemicals, or artificial ingredients. Be sure to store your homemade cleaners in glass spray bottles, not plastic bottles. offers a good selection at affordable prices.

My favorite resource for household cleaning recipes is Essential Cleaning Tips by Christine Maslanka. She includes easy-to-follow recipes for air freshener, furniture polish, window cleaner, countertop disinfectant, floor and carpet cleaners, and more.

Respiratory Toxicity from Dryer Sheets

DIY wool dryer balls are a natural alternative to fabric softener and toxic dryer sheets. Click here to find out why so many people are making the switch for health reasons. Then follow this step-by-step tutorial to make your own 100% natural wood dryer balls that can last for many years.

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