What could be worse than the sneezing rampage as you dust your furniture? That dust poofs up and achoo! It never seems to end. And forget leaving the windows open in the spring, during the pollen-apocalypse that just coats every surface in an endless cycle of constant dust and sneeze frenzy that never seems to end.You shouldn't have to sacrifice a clean home
What could be worse? Well… if you’re dusting with toxic products where the only healthy ingredient is “natural lemon,” you could end up doing your body (and your family’s bodies) more harm than good. Before you spray any more cleaners in your home, please look them up over on the Environmental Working Group’s database! A simple Google search with EWG and the name of your cleaner will take you to where you need to be, or you can go to www.ewg.org and do a search for your cleaner there. We recommend sticking with cleaners graded A.
Or you can use our favorite super simple DIY cleaner that also polishes wood.
DIY Wood Cleaner & Polish
- ½ cup sweet almond oil
- ¼ cup Thieves Household Cleaner
- 5 drops Orange or Lemon essential oil
- 5 drops Pine essential oil
** PLEASE NOTE ** Don’t be fooled by clever marketing. Not all essential oils are created equally. Make sure you’re not wasting your money on fake essential oils, or oils diluted in questionable solvents. Don’t miss our guide on how to find quality essential oils to make sure you’re not wasting your money on brands that legally carry out questionable or unethical practices and mislead you through deceitful marketing practices.
Mix together and store in a Mason jar. Apply a little to a rag and polish any wood surface. A little goes a long way.
Where to Buy High Quality Essential Oils
Don’t be fooled into purchasing substandard, fake, or counterfeit essential oils using clever marketing and loose labeling laws. Be sure you know about the 10 Dirty Little Secrets of the essential oil industry so you can make the best choice for your needs.
Warning: DO NOT purchase your oils through Amazon or similar websites!
Any website that allows anyone to sell on, (Amazon, eBay, Walmart… etc.) are terrible places to purchase essential oils. While you may get a “good deal,” knowing who you’re purchasing from is difficult. There are many counterfeit “essential oils” being sold that are causing health ailments, major skin reactions, and a lot of misery. These are NOT high quality essential oils. They are fakes being sold purely for profit.
I STRONGLY suggest you know the company that makes your oils, how the plants are cared for, what they do for distilling, how and how many times each batch is tested (and when), and their bottling processes. Many companies throw out fancy language for marketing purposes, but actually have no clue how their oils are made because the oils come from a broker (which are almost always diluted in solvents). Transparency is key.
I highly encourage you to check out our How To Find Quality Essential Oils post for in-depth information about why quality matters, and what to look for.
Where we purchase our essential oils, and why
We purchase our oils through Young Living because they set a higher standard for essential oils than what the rest of the industry expects. Their Seed to Seal guarantee is unmatched, and shows their dedication to a farm-to-table type of approach. This company has proven to me time and time again to be the closest thing out there to buying from your local farmer. They are totally transparent in their processes, and even open their farms so you can see for yourself (or involve yourself in the process).
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