Ten Maids HouseKeeping
On the tenth day of Christmas, dōTERRA gave to me:
Ten maids housekeeping
Last year, dōTERRA came out with a whole line of natural cleaning products, and I have been loving them! From natural dish soap to surface cleaners to dish washer pods, everything is completely natural and easy to use. Yes, many of you already know how to make some of these things already by doing dōTERRA DIY projects, but there’s something relieving about having cleaning be this easy.
One (1) person will win:
1x 15 mL Abode Refreshing Blend
3x Dryer Balls
2x dōTERRA Dishwasher Pods
2x dōTERRA Laundry Pods
1x 30 mL dōTERRA Multi-purpose Surface Cleaner
1x 473 mL dōTERRA Liquid Dish Soap
How To Enter
Step 01 – Read the Education content below. If you don’t read it thoroughly, you may find Step 02 challenging.
Step 02 – Complete the Tenth Day of Christmas Quiz.
Step 03 – If you have any questions about the lesson, ask in the Comment Section below.
In the Comment Section below, name a toxic cleaning product that you still use and suggest a natural alternative. If you truly don’t use any toxic cleaning products, share about the most recent natural product you added to your cleaning collection!
Without realizing it, most people make their homes dirtier when they clean. Sure, the stain is off the floor, but now there are toxic chemicals filling the air, chemicals that are carcinogenic and can cause asthma. Is this worth it? Are there other options? Today, we will explore the harmful effects of chemical cleaners and then discover natural alternatives to these toxic options.
The Problem with Chemical Cleaners
Did you know that indoor air is often 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air? Using toxic chemicals increases the toxic load on our body, which stresses the body, causes disease, and disrupts our hormonal balance.
While today is focused on natural cleaning, let’s take a minute to look at all the different substances that are in chemical cleaning products and contribute to toxic load:
- Fragrance. Most people don’t realize that the lovely smells in perfumes, colognes, and air “fresheners” all contain neurotoxins, which disrupt the body’s endocrine system and can lead to cancer, autism, and asthma.
- Parabens / Dyes. Parabens are used for preservation, and dyes are used to change the colour of whatever they are in. These are found in many body-care products and chemical cleaners. Unfortunately, parabens are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, as well as other forms of cancer. Dyes are linked to harmful effects in children. Artificial dyes have neurotoxic chemicals that aggravate mental health problems and have been linked to autism and behavioural disorders.
- Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) / Propylene. SLS makes things foamy, and propylene is used as a starting product. Both of these are found to cause neurological issues, abdominal colic pain, and dermatitis.
- BPA / BPS / VOC / Synthetic colours / Glycol / Formaldehyde. All of these are common compounds in chemical cleaners. Tragically, they can lead to infertility, heart disease, and weight gain, and they can even harm fetal brain development.
These are just some of the problems associated with chemical cleaners. If you want to dig deeper and do your own research, you can use EWG to research specific products and their ingredients. Keep in mind that most cleaning products are not required to list all of their ingredients, so, if something smells or feels off to you, use another product.
Safe, Healthy Cleaning
Alright, so chemical cleaners aren’t great to use. What should we use instead? Well, I love dōTERRA’s On Guard and Abode cleaning products! Here’s a list of what I use:
- All-Purpose Cleaner: On Guard Cleaner Concentrate and Abode Multi-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate. It’s hard to pick a favourite, here! These powerful concentrates made from essential oils and natural ingredients will truly clean your home. All you need to do is add water and spray.
- Natural Dish Soap: Abode Dish Soap and Dishwasher Pods. Ironically, the brightly coloured dish soap most people use actually makes dishes dirtier by leaving a thin, toxic coating on every plate. dōTERRA’s powerful cleaning products are stronger and safer, since they are non-toxic and use powerful natural cleaning agents.
- Laundry Detergent & Pods: On Guard Laundry Detergent & Abode Laundry Pods. Clean laundry detergent is so important, because detergents made of chemicals that get into the skin and can cause allergies and other permanent issues. With both Detergent and Pods, dōTERRA has you covered for naturally clean clothes!
- Natural Hand Wash: Foaming On Guard Hand Wash and Abode Foaming Hand Wash. These dōTERRA products are more powerful than the unnatural, off-the-shelf brands. Plus, these natural products have none of the toxic residue! You can choose either natural scent.
Before you complete the quiz, look over these two practice questions.
Practice Question 01 – What is the problem with chemical cleaning products?
Practice Question 02 – What are some natural cleaning products you can use instead?
Tenth Day of Christmas Quiz
Which of the following statements about toxic cleaning products is NOT true?
a) The lovely smells in perfumes, colognes and air “fresheners” all contain neurotoxins that disrupt the body’s endocrine system and can lead to cancer, autism, and asthma.
b) Formaldehyde is rarely found in chemical cleaners.
c) SLS makes things foamy, and propylene is used as a starting product. Both of these are found to cause neurological issues, abdominal colic pain, and dermatitis.
d) Parabens, used for preservation, are found in many chemical cleaners and are known carcinogens.
How to answer:
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Announcing The Winner
Congratulations on winning
1x 15 mL Abode Refreshing Blend
3x Dryer Balls
2x doTERRA Dishwasher Pods
2x doTERRA Laundry Pods
1x 30 mL doTERRA Multi-purpose Surface Cleaner
1x 473 mL doTERRA Liquid Dish Soap
Kimberley’s Journal Entry – DAY 10
What do I want for Christmas?
The noise though, the noise! I’d never sleep or get any work done. Forget it! I’ll travel somewhere exotic. But maybe, somewhere I’ve been before. Somewhere I know I’ll like, so I won’t be disappointed. What would be a good trip? I know! I’d like another HAWAII TRIP. That would be grand!
37 thoughts on “doTERRA Gave To Me…”
I just finished an old bottle of Lysol spray to clean my bathroom. I told myself that I would no longer be buying such products. My vision has been to use natural cleaning products and natural products period in my home. I am almost there. Cleaning products are my last set of products to finish up, everything else in the home is natural based, even my body care.
I look forward to making the final transition once and for all.
A natural alternative for a cleaning product I could use is the doTerra lemon essential oil, baking soda, vinegar and water mixed together to clean.
That would be a strong and healthy cleaner that would most definitely get me wonderful results.
Good for you! I was brought up using Lysol – it’s so incredible how we get brainwashed into thinking that chemicals = clean
I too used Lysol often for cleaning, especially after preparing meats like chicken in the kitchen, always felt like after cleaning everything off it still needed a spray of Lysol just to be sure all bacteria from the raw meat was taken care of! After using the DIY all purpose cleaner for a number of months, now if I ever pull out a Lysol wipe (which for some reason I just haven’t thrown out yet) they just smell so chemical and awful 😣! Definitely prefer my all purpose cleaner!!
Sometimes we use dishwashing liquid to wash our dishes that isn’t the best option – for the most part we use all non / low tox cleaning and have been for over 6 years now and really benefiting from it greatly
I hope you get a chance to get doTERRA’s dishwashing liquid – it’s so great!
I’ve already replaced aerosol spray in the bathrooms with a DIY room spray, but I’m yet to replace cleaning products. The Abode range is new in South Africa and up till very recently it wasn’t possible to buy single products, but I can now select single products, so I might consider it.
The Abode line is so amazing! I love the smell and I love knowing how well it is cleaning everything.
I still use Sunlight dishwashing soap. I have yet to get the abode dishwashing. It I still a new product In South Africa and I have yet to buy it. I have already replaced fabric softner with a natural alternative. Our walls and floors are also cleaned with safer and natural clensing products.
You’ll love Abode 🙂
I have a tiny bit of Pinesol left. I have had it forever. I use all natural products for cleaning, dishwasher, laundry, etc. Castile soap is great for laundry, hand soaps, body wash, etc.
oooh, Pinesol – now that’s a blast from the past. My mother always cleaned with Pinesol. You’ll definitely love Abode and it smells WAY better than Pinesol 🙂
I’m still using regular dollar store hand soap 😖 I do plan on buying the on Guard hand soap with my next LRP order though.
It’s a world a difference – not only in that it’s not toxic, it is far less harsh on the hands and smells so lovely
I have replaced most of my cleaning products with more natural DIY ones. The one thing I haven’t replaced yet is my dish soap and dishwasher pods. I look forward to trying the Abode dish soap and dishwasher pods.
They are great!
I have replaced all my chemical products… except bleach. I use it so rarely, but I think when it comes to stain removers, nothing works like bleach. I have taken to using “pink solution” as well, for stains. But I remember hearing about how someone soaked a berry-stained towel and then was amazed when the Abode laundry pods helped remove the stains. The hardest thing for me to give up was Windex. LOL. I use lemon oil and vinegar and water and a cloth for my mirrors now.
These are great solutions. Enzyme cleaners are so great and so much easier on the body than bleach.
Lysol all purpose spray. Slowly making the transition to DIY all purpose spray with water, vinegar, Purify, lemon, lime, and tea tree essential oils.
That’s a great recipe. You’ll love the Abode all-purpose spray, but if you losing for most cost effective – the On Guard cleaner concentrate can’t be beat – even cheaper than DIY
The only product I have left to replace is Dawn dish soap. Like many others here I look forward to switching to abode dish washing soap on my next LRP order.
It’s fantastic – you’ll love it!
I have a lot of chemical sensitivities so I only use natural products but I have recently switched my dishwasher pods to the Abode and absolutely love them. They clean much more thoroughly than the other ones I was using.
so great to hear that!
I have already ordered some products from this series and I really liked it. economical and efficient. And most importantly, no harm to children!
yes – and safe for pets too 🙂
we dont use any toxic cleaners in our house, but recently I started making a paste with baking soda and lemon essential oil to clean inside my oven
nice – lemon cuts through grease so well. For an extra boost, add some of the Abode cleaner concentrate
Still using regular dish washing soap. Did not get to try any Doterra products yet for dishwashing
For now I still use a store bought cleaner/disinfectant. I’ve used On guard cleaner in the past and love it but keep forgetting to order it. 🤦
Most of my cleaning products at this point are natural, however my husband still uses comet to clean the toilet. I am actually not sure what natural Doterra product to use for that… so any suggestions would be appreciated. I did recently buy TruEarth toilet cleaner, so this is better. 😀
baking soda and lemon makes a good cleaning paste and adding borax for the toilet is great
I still using up the tolet cleaner & Windex that I have on hand. I have been using alternative non scented products for everything else and once they are depleted plan to bring in the Abode line.
I cannot use or stand the smell of a scented laundry product todate since I switched to enviro/non scented product. I use our oils to add a slight scent
I love the Onguard cleaner concentrate for my kitchen and bathroom. I also have made my own glass cleaner using vinegar, water and essential oils.
We have switched over from using a fair amount of typical toxic cleaners to just vinegar, water, and Lemon E.O (sometimes with baking soda for extra lift) for things like counter tops, feed-trays, sinks, tub, sanitizing, mirrors, vehicles, etc. but the one thing I wasn’t sure about how to part with was the dishwasher pods, but completely agree that it’s nasty when the film is left on the setting-ware and it not only smells like the soap still, but grossly, can taste like it too (yuck) :/ So I’m glad to hear that Doterra has a Dishwasher pod option! 😀 We’ll have to try it out, and would be wonderful to win a sample from here 😉 🙂
Since my introduction to Doterra, 2.5years ago, i’ve managed to eliminate all of my regular toxic cleaners. I love the savings in making my own cleaners and also love all of the abode line. I too, like Jody can’t seem to find a super effective stain remover and whitener. I haven’t used bleach for over 2 years but I find my white towels and facecloths becoming more and more yellowish, even with the amazing stripping method. I might have to use a bit of bleach again 🙁
It is funny, growing up my parents used all the typical cleaners: lysol, comet, mr clean etc.
Now that I have switched to more natural cleaners, I can’t even stand the smell of these cleaners anymore.
I am now hoping to make my own cleaners using essential oils.
One big chemical cleaner I have been hanging onto is Pledge Wood polish, the smell and the shine of the wood after using it have made it a hard one for me to part with. Since I have seen positive reviews on the doTERRA DIY Wood Polish through these 12 days of Christmas comments, I have decided to give it a try! I am wondering if I made it with apple cider vinegar if it would still clean as well and have a less harsh vinegar smell? I don’t mind the vinegar in the all purpose spray, but I feel like the vinegar might also be hard on the wood? I’m definitely going to give it a go!