5 easy toxic-free DIYs for your home

It's that time of year again. The low-pitched hum of the school bus grinding up the hill and the crunch of walking over fallen leaves - all reminders that winter is just around the corner. With winter approaching, means we will be spending more time inside. Time to pull out the indoor air fresheners and cleansers so we can protect our family's health. But did you know that many of the most common household products are actually exposing us to chemicals that are detrimental to our health? 

Recent research has found that fragrance commonly found in household products contain chemicals that can aggravate asthma, cause rashes on the skin, and potentially lead to more serious health conditions long term.[1] 

Ready to rid the toxic turmoil in your home and enjoy healthier alternatives? It's fun and easier than you may think. By beginning with just a few basic essential oils, you can create a wide array of natural room sprays, repellents, cleaning products, and skincare remedies that will make you wonder why you waited so long to start.  

Lavender Dryer Sheets

Ditch the dryer sheets. For irresistible fresh-smelling bed sheets add 10 drops of Bulgarian lavender to a small washcloth and toss it into the dryer while drying your load. Your sheets will come out fresh and chemical-free.

All-Purpose Cleaner

Get a clean that sparkles and smells fresh. Customize an all-purpose cleaner by combining 1/4 cup of white vinegar with 1 3/4 cup of water. Add 10 drops of eucalyptus, peppermint, and orange, or try a blend of 15 drops of lemon and lavender. 

Fruity Air Mist 

Keep the kids’ playroom cheery with a smell they know and love - Fruity Pebbles. Make a reed diffuser by adding 5 drops of lemon, 5 drops of pink grapefruit, and 3 drops of bergamot to a 1/4 cup coconut oil.

Natural Bug Repellant 

Tell them to bug off. Create your own natural bug spray by adding 15 drops of lemon, 15 drops of lemongrass,10 drops of peppermint, and 10 drops of tea tree oil to 12 ounces of witch hazel. 

 First Aid Roller Bottle

Accidents happen. Heal your cuts and scrapes faster with this all-natural oil blend. Add 7 drops of Bulgarian lavender, 7 drops of frankincense, and 7 drops of tea tree to a 10ml roller bottle. Top it off with a carrier oil, shake and you're set!

Join us at Beachwood Essentials for more tips on how to make cleaning up your home, a breath of fresh air. 


  1. Steinemann A. (2016). Fragranced consumer products: exposures and effects from emissions. Air quality, atmosphere, & health, 9(8), 861–866. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11869-016-0442-z 

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