Switching to natural cleaning options can save time, money, and
reduce chemical exposure.
Here at Healthy Kids Pediatrics we use Young Living's Thieves
Cleaner in non-patient areas. It is a mixture of Clove,
lemon, cinnamon, Eucalyptus and rosemary. We share the
solution proportions below.Remember to always keep your cleaning
solutions, even natural ones, out of reach of children and pets
because some mixtures could become toxic if taken internally or an
irritant to the skin.
mean-time we asked our patients on Facebook for their tips for
easy, natural cleaning.
General Household Cleaners
Dr. Bronner's peppermint Castile liquid soap, lemon essential
oil and oregano essential oil all mixed in water and a glass spray
Vinegar and water with essential oils (different kinds depending
on mood and purpose) in a spray bottle.
Thieves household cleaner (By Young Living).
Vinegar & hot water in a spray bottle & baking soda!
Also diffusing Young Living Essential Oil, Thieves to clean the
AIR of germs and viruses!!! IPurification and Thieves are two that
Straight vinegar for kitchen and bath.
Baking soda and peroxide for bleaching ceramic sink.
Laundry detergent is , baking soda, Castile soap and
Baking soda added to laundry for a boost of cleaning power.
Borax (about a cup), a little bit of dish soap, hot water and
about 5 drops of essential oil (lemon, cinnamon or thieves).
Baking soda with essential oils as carpet freshener before
To clean your dishwasher effortlessly, fill a dishwasher safe
bowl or jar with 2 cups of vinegar and set on the top rack of the
dishwasher. Run through on a hot cycle with no other dishes in the
dishwasher to clean and remove the musty odor.
As mentioned above, here at Healthy Kids Pediatrics, we
use Young Living's Thieves Cleaner in non-patient
The solution is 30:1
NOTE: 30 to 1 means 30 parts water and 1 part Thieves Cleaner.
Always test a hidden area on fabrics, upholstery or carpets.
Hand Cleaner: (1 to 1) 1/2 cup cleaner to 1/2 cup water
Floors: 1 capful cleaner to 6.25 cups water
Fabrics, Carpet spotting: 1 capful cleaner to 2 cups water - Test
a small hidden area to test for colorfastness before using.
Carpet: 1 capful cleaner to 6.25 cups water - Test a small hidden
area to test for colorfastness before using.
Glass: 1 capful cleaner to 5 quarts water
Proportions don't have to be exact. Use more or less as
Do you have any other natural cleaning tips? We'd love for
you to share them in the comments!