Make your own wood polish

One of my favourite DIY recipes is making my own wood polish. It smells amazing and leaves my furniture looking fantastic!

¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup vinegar
4 drops Arborvitae
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Wild Orange
Add olive oil and vinegar to glass spray bottle.
Add the essential oils.
Shake well before each use.
Apply to microfiber cloth and wipe wood surfaces clean. Repeat every two to three months or as often as needed.

Foaming Handwash

2 TBSP Castile Soap
1 TBSP Fractionated coconut oil
10-20 drops of essential oil 
Mix in a foaming pump bottle and then add water to fill the bottle.


You can use almost any combo of oils that you like! I like to stick to antibacterial ones, like Onguard, Lemon, Orange, Tea tree, Litsea, Manuka. I also love to do citrus blends like Lime, Lemon, Mandarin, Tangerine, Citrus Bliss, Kumquat etc.

YES! I want to buy some oils

Make your own Glass Cleaner

I love this spray so much! It smells ‘minty fresh’ and does a great job at cleaning my windows and mirrors. I love that I can make my own cleaners which are natural, safe and effective. 

Glass Cleaner

Recipe thanks to Frank&Myrrh

2TBsp vinegar

1 TBsp vodka

5 drops doTERRA peppermint essential oil

Put in an 8oz glass spray bottle and add water to fill the spray bottle. Shake bottle before you use it.

Make your own Bathroom Tile Cleaner

One of the reasons that I fell in love with my oils is because I can use them to make natural non-toxic cleaning supplies. I am the kind of person who gets a sneezing fit from bathroom cleaners. My poor husband used to have to do the bathrooms and he would have to wear ski goggles (the chemicals burned his eyes!) and a breathing mask. I then couldn’t use the bathroom for the next three days or even leave the door open because just walking past would set me off. Needless to say, our bathroom didn’t get cleaned as much as it should!

One of the first things I made when I got my oils was this bathroom tile cleaner (shared thanks to Frank&Myrrh). I was blown away by how fresh and amazing it was, and how quickly it worked.

Now before you all think I’m a total slob I just want to clarify that when we moved into our house I was 7 months pregnant and chasing around a very active 18 month old. Needless to say I wasn’t exactly in any state to be doing a serious clean. So please don’t judge me too harsly for the photo! But here you can see the middle tile has been cleaned using the oils, and the tiles around it have not. This was a crappy photo I took on my phone and it has not been altered at all.

Does it work? Yes.

Does it smell amazing? Yes.

Was I so excited that it worked that I went out and bought a scrubbing brush and then did the other bathroom that afternoon? YES!

One other thing I want to point out is that our skin is the largest organ in our body. Look how quickly it absorbs things like lotions and oils. When you clean your bathroom with chemicals, then a few hours later get in there butt naked and add hot steamy water…you are taking a CHEMICAL SAUNA. I don’t know about you but that is a scary thought.

Bathroom/tile cleaner

2-3 TBSP bicarb soda

3 drops clove or on-guard

3 drops lemon

Mix them together in a bowl and then add enough vinegar to make a paste.

Apply to your bathroom and leave to sit for a few minutes, then scrub away.

Optional: Do a happy dance in your sparkly clean bathroom!

Make your own Bathroom Cleaner

This is my go-to daily bathroom spray. When I’m in the shower and am waiting a minute for my conditioner I quickly spray some of this and then  give the shower a quick wipe down. It smells divine and does a great job. While the kids are the in bath I spray it on the tub and let them wipe it down, they think it’s pretty fun! Remember to use a glass spray bottle as the oils will corrode plastic, and so for safety reasons please keep the bottle out of reach of children. Glass bottles + tiles = not a good idea around kids. 

Bathroom cleaning spray

Recipe from Doterra

15 drops clove

15 drops lemon

Put in an 8oz glass spray bottle and add water to fill the spray bottle. Shake bottle before you use it.