I don’t know about you, but I can use all the help I can get in the cleaning department. I try and enlist my kid’s help as much as possible, but I worry about letting them use our household cleaners. I don’t want them inhaling all those harsh chemicals. I’ve been on the hunt for a safe (and effective) cleaner for a while now. I found a couple good ones, but was going through them so quickly that it was getting really expensive! A friend of mine, Kelly Liston sent me some essential oils from Young Living to try out and I have to say… I’m hooked! I started with a really simple DIY All-Purpose Cleaner and I couldn’t be more pleased. It’s safe, effective, and the lemony scent is so refreshing! And as a plus… It’s very affordable! Lemon is one of the less expensive essential oils you can buy and the other ingredients are household items that I already had.

Did you know that lemon Essential oil is made from a high concentrate of the peel and not the fruit? Most of its nutrients are in the peel, making it’s highly concentrated formula very effective and different from squeezing lemon juice into your cleaner. I had the thought… what not just buy a cheap 79 cents lemon instead of spending money on Young Living essential oils?  Well, in fact, there are over 3000 lemon rinds that are needed to produce 1 KG of essential oil making it a very powerful oil! They are also cold pressed which means they don’t heat the rind to extract the oil. This process would kill all those naturally occurring properties that make this oil antifungal and antibacterial.  


All you’ll need to make this cleaner are spray bottles, lemon essential oil, water, and vinegar! I’ve linked each below so just click on the image! I ordered the glass bottles via Amazon and I’ve been really pleased with how they’ve worked out. The vinegar can be picked up at any grocery store, but I bought mine at Target. And Lastly, the lemon essential oil! Mine is Young Living from my Rep Kelly Liston.


“One of the most important things we’ve learned in our journey to healthy living is that it’s not just what something is it’s where it comes from, how it’s grown, and how it’s processed.” –oh Lardy

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I’m Kori and I’m so glad you’re here! Home design has always been a passion of mine. I love to find new ways to make my home feel and look beautiful. I’m a DIY girl who loves farmhouse style with a twist of boho. And let’s face it…a room that reflects your style can boost your mood and make you feel happy! Join me and my family on this journey as we move from city life to farm life renovating our 1700s abode one room at a time. Here you’ll find design tips, DIYs, inspiration boards, tips on organization and cleaning, and so much more!

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