Just another day of experimenting with essential oils in the bathroom, and boy am I ever excited about this one. After 15+ years of apartment, construction, and real estate ‘turn over’ cleaning jobs I finally found something that works. I’ve tried industrial strength hard water removal products and even the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, but nothing worked as well as this all natural and eco friendly hard water stain remover: lemon essential oil!
I’ve tried all kinds of products and spent way too much money trying to figure out how to turn my ancient-looking glass into like-new condition. Since ordering my dōTERRA essential oils, I’ve been experimenting on every square inch of my home. Now, I gotta be honest and tell you what I used to do with hard water stains that would-not-come-off. I cheated…yep, I would scrub as much as I could and when it just didn’t come off I used furniture polish to make it appear clean. The problem with that is when the polish washed away the hard water stains would still be there.
Now I admit I was a bit skeptical that lemon essential oil would actually work and I feared it would rinse away and still reveal the same ol’ stubborn hard water stains. I wasn’t going to shout, “TA-DA!!” after 5 minutes of using it on those nasty white streaky looking lines. I wanted to make sure it really worked before I said anything, so I walked away for a few minutes to see if the stains still showed. I came back and the door was still clean as a whistle.
My husband asked, “How much is THIS gonna cost?” I assured him this was a one time (and very extreme case) that required whatever it took, but honestly it was only a few drops of lemon essential oil with a green scrubby sponge. Now, to go a bit further in my experiment, I wondered if a dilution of essential oil would be just as effective (and this would appease the budget god of our wallet). I took 1 Tablespoon of On Guard Laundry Detergent (which has a whole bottle of On Guard essential oil in it. On Guard is a blend of several citrus oils.) and added 16 oz of water to make a cleaning solution in a spray bottle. I sprayed this on the rest of the door and used the green sponge to clean the door. My opinion is that the On Guard solution worked nearly as good, but the lemon essential oil (undiluted) worked best.
After showering a few times I noticed the sections I cleaned with the solution had trace amounts of hard water stains left. My conclusion is to get all the hard water off with lemon essential oil, then clean the door each week with the solution.
Here is an angled view (below) so you can see just how clean I got it.
Next, I used the lemon essential oil on the frame and magnet of the door.
The wholesale cost of this lemon essential oil is a mere 10 bucks for a full size 15mL bottle. This stuff is potent and really goes a long way. I also used lemon essential oil on the sink fixtures and shower head and they now look brand new. These oils have been well worth our investment for housekeeping, as well as for medicinal use.
Lemon Essential Oil from dōTERRA is eco friendly, safe for skin, and smells amazing. I’m beyond thrilled that my shower looks so good now!
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You can read about the many uses of Lavender essential oil and how to properly use essential oils. Lemon and Lavender essential oils come in the Family Physician’s Kit (contains 10 medicinal oils) as well as the mini introduction kit (which also contains peppermint).
Have you used essential oils to clean your home?
Which oils worked and which part of your home did you use them on?
*Disclaimer: As an Independent Product Consultant I provide my personal opinion and experiences with essential oils, and am not endorsed by dōTERRA Corporate. None of what I testify of has been evaluated by the FDA, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a registered medical professional and I encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your own doctor. I simply share resources and tools to raise consumer awareness.
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