I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to share information with you. Starching clothing is a dying art but one my grandmother took pretty seriously 😋 Personally the spray bottle with numerous warnings never beckoned me to take up this practice but it does not have to be that way. Did you know you could starch your clothing naturally. Please just ensure the ingredients you are choosing are Gmo and pesticide free. Happy Starching 💜
1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch. You can vary the amount to get a greater or lesser degree of stiffness.
1 pint cold water
1-2 drops essential oil (optional)
1 clean spray bottle
1. Combine the cornstarch and water in a bowl, and stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. (The mixture will be milky in color)
2. Add a couple of drops of dōTERRA essential oil for fragrance (if desired)
3. Then, transfer to a clean spray bottle, and use. You want to use a clean spray bottle that hasn’t been used for chemical products. Cornstarch is a neutral chemical, but it could still pick up traces of other products.
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This is the liquid gold of the cleaning products!!
“This powerful essential oil blend is combined with plant-based derivatives that provide a non-toxic and biodegradable way to clean and eliminate odors, so it is safe for loved ones as well as the environment. The multi-purpose capabilities of doTERRA On Guard Cleaner Concentrate make it perfect to expertly clean hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, or any room, leaving behind a clean and invigorating scent.”
MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER: Mix 2 tbsp of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.
BATHROOMS: Mix 3 tbsp of concentrate per 24 oz. of water.
DISHES: Mix 3 tbsp of concentrate per gallon of water.
TOUGH JOBS: Apply concentrate directly on designated area and let soak.
I personally have used it on many more ways then it is advertised! I use it for stains on clothes, added boost to my laundry, hand soap, you name it, I use it!
It’s absolutely brilliant and will never go back!!
It’s been about 6 months since I have not bought a chemical cleaner!! And boy does it feel great! I do not have to worry about my kids and our family dog, I know that what I make will not harm them in any way.
Every since I learned about the chemicals present in household cleaners, I was just terrified!
Here is what I use;
- 500ml spray bottle
- 1/2cup castile soap (unscented)
- 30 drop favourite doTERRA essential oils
- Distilled or filtered water (filled to the top)
These are the different essential oils I love to use for this purpose.
dōTERRA On Guard® Protective Blend
As one of doTERRA’s most popular oils, doTERRA On Guard is a powerful proprietary blend that supports healthy immune function* and contains cleansing properties.
Wild Orange Citrus sinensis
With multiple health benefits and an energizing aroma that can uplift the mind and body, Wild Orange has become one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils.*
Lemon Citrus limon
The cleansing, purifying, and invigorating properties of Lemon make it one of the most versatile oils, not to mention the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers.
If you want more information please refer to our essential oil page 🙂