Homemade Disinfectant and a Plant Therapy Essential Oils

by Maggie on April 9, 2013

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I am super excited to be sharing one of my new favorite companies with you.  Plant Therapy is a company that sells 100% pure essential oils.

I’ve been using essential oils for about 4 or 5 years.  We use them in the bath, in our laundry, with the humidifier, and to clean our house (scroll down to see my recipe for Homemade Disinfectant).

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Here’s some information about Plant Therapy:

“Plant Therapy was founded with one goal in mind… we want to provide the highest quality essential oils (and accessories) at a price that everyone can afford. Plant Therapy provides oils that are 100% pure, undiluted and therapeutic grade. We source each oil from top suppliers around the world, buy in large volume, and negotiate the best prices possible.”

Check out my recipe for a Homemade Disinfectant.  It’s more economical than most commercial cleaners, not to mention, much safer. Our bodies are inundated with chemicals – in our food, our air, our water, our clothing, etc… It’s time for us to step back and look at where we can easily eliminate some of those chemicals.  Essential oils will help you get started.

Homemade Disinfectant

I got this recipe from a friend of mine who is a Naturopathic Doctor.
She uses it to disinfect her office and toys between client visits.

10 drops of oregano oil (a natural disinfectant.)
10 drops of tea tree oil
1/2 litre of water
5 drops of an essential oil (I use orange)

1. Place all ingredients in a spray bottle, shake gently to combine.
2. Store in a dark cupboard, away from sunlight.

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
1. Leave a comment below telling me how you use (or how you would use) essential oils.
2. Follow She Let Them Eat Cake on Facebook & come back to leave a comment telling me you did so.
3. Follow Plant Therapy on Facebook & come back to leave a comment telling me you did so.
Giveaway is open until Monday, April 15th at 9pm CST.  Must be 18 or older to enter.  Open to US and Canada readers only. 

And if you don ‘t win the giveaway, or you want some essential oils now, use one of the following coupon codes:

sheletmeeatcake10 – it is good for $10 off a purchase of $25 or more.
sheletmeeatcake20 – it’s good for $20 off Plant Therapy’s Top 32 Essential Oil Set.

 (Only one coupon per transaction and coupons cannot be used towards the purchase of Gift Certificates.)

Want to learn more about using essential oils? Check out this resource: Reference Guide for Essential Oils Hard Cover 2012


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Terri Cole April 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

I use esential oils in my spiritual practice, for various health reasons and for aromatherapy.

Thanks for holding such a wonderful giveaway!

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Terri Cole April 14, 2013 at 10:18 am

I like She Let Them Eat Cake on Facebook.

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Terri Cole April 14, 2013 at 10:19 am

I like Plant Therapy on Facebook.

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Cindy HArrell April 14, 2013 at 2:04 pm

I would love to win these oils. I use Mrs.Meyers products and I been starting to make my own homemade concoctions and those oils would come in real handy. You can use them for so many things,I like to put the oil on my vacuum cleaner filters and it makes the house smell nice,great for freshing up your cars,closets and the list goes on. Thank You

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Cindy HArrell April 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I forgot to tell you that I follow both sheletthemeatcake.com and PlantTherapy on my Facebook.Thank You again

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Judith Jarnot April 14, 2013 at 6:48 pm

I love to use essential oils to make candles for staying at the cabin in WI, I also like both she let them eat cake and plant therapy on Facebook

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hilary April 14, 2013 at 9:57 pm

This would make an amazing addition to a first aid kit! It has all the essential essentials (as you said!). I love lavender essential oil for burns and bug bites, geranium as a mood balancer, and peppermint for when the kids have a little upset stomach-thing going on. This kit would be well-used in our home!

I have ‘liked’ both ‘she let them eat cake’ and “plant therapy’ on fb.

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Elise April 15, 2013 at 3:04 am

I love using a delicious smelling essential oil in my vacuum filter – leaves the whole house smelling beautiful! My favourite blend right now is called thieves oil – so many uses!

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Elise April 15, 2013 at 3:09 am

Liked she let them eat cake on Facebook!

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Elise April 15, 2013 at 3:10 am

And liked plant therapy too – thanks for the info and suggestions. Just stumbled on your blog while looking for recipes and it’s fantastic!!

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Maggie April 15, 2013 at 4:25 am

Thanks Elise :) I’m glad you found me!

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Cathy April 15, 2013 at 4:43 am

Follow she let them eat cake on facebook

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Cathy April 15, 2013 at 4:43 am

Following plant therapy on facebook!

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Cathy April 15, 2013 at 4:44 am

I would use the essential oils for cleaning, I am allergic to on the market cleaners, I think this sounds great!

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Ali Kimble April 15, 2013 at 5:20 am

Love essential oils but haven’t really used them much yet. What an amazing set! I already follow you everywhere ;) and I just liked plant therapy on facebook (checking their website out now!)

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hilary April 15, 2013 at 5:23 am

i love essential oils! i use them in salves and in our diffuser and in home made cleaning products. i am probably forgetting something, too. oh! we wear them! (i liked she let them eat cake and plant therapy on facebook.)

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hilary April 15, 2013 at 5:25 am

woops – bad at following directions here. following plant therapy!

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Meg April 15, 2013 at 7:30 am

I have been following you on facebook for a while now :)

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Meg April 15, 2013 at 7:31 am

I love using essential oils in my homemade body scrubs and would love to dabble into using them into my own cleaning products like you mentioned above! This kit would be a great kickstart to it! PS thanks for all the yummy recipes! We love them.

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Erin April 15, 2013 at 8:13 am

I liked Plant Therapy on FB

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Erin April 15, 2013 at 8:13 am

I liked you on FB

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Erin April 15, 2013 at 8:14 am

I would love to use them like you in the bath and to make cleaning products that are safe for my home and business.

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Deborah M. April 15, 2013 at 8:19 am

I would like to start using essential oils, I would like to try the disinfectant and am beginning to learn about natural cleaning and beauty so I think this would be perfect.

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Deborah M. April 15, 2013 at 8:21 am

I liked let them eat cake on facebook

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Deborah M. April 15, 2013 at 8:38 am

Following plant therapy on facebook

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kim m April 15, 2013 at 8:47 am

I liked your facebook and my fav oil is peppermint. I suffer from hormonal headaches and it works better than any meds.

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Tammie Kirkham April 15, 2013 at 9:04 am

Sounds like something is like try!

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Amy April 15, 2013 at 9:04 am

Liked She Let Them Eat Cake & Plant Therapy on Facebook. I would love to win these essential oils…I have had an interest in aromatherapy for many years and would be delighted to make some new skin care recipes with these :)

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Robin Whiting April 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I use essential oils everyday for cleaning as well as our overall health.

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Kathy April 16, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Thank you for offering such a generous give a-way! I use essential oils in many things and many ways from making Tinctures to household cleaners, also dab on cotton balls and tuck around to add fresh scents and also add to foods.

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Kathy April 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I been a follower of yours on Facebook for a while now.

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Kathy April 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I am a fan and follower of Plant Therapy on Facebook.

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