Here is another Deodorizing Essential Oil Recipe that has helped take the stank out of my house. I have 3 dogs (Francis, Lola, and Ted) and 2 cats (Karl and Karen) who live in my house.
Much like fish, sweat, and butt gland overload. It is nasty on any given day. My kids have chores. They (we) clean on the house all day long but there are certain smells that like to linger.
I have 4 boys who live in this house (we girls do not smell). The odor that wafts from their bedroom is a mixture of sweat, feet, and onions. We keep their doors closed because, frankly, this is why Big Daddy has no eyebrows. The smell blew them plumb off.
Their feet are an odor I cannot even describe. I mean, they bathe (once a week because any more than that is a nuisance). For instance, one boy, I asked why I could see the outline of his shoe on his bare feet.
Dirt, I guess. I asked when the last time he bathed was…he proceeded in responding with “I’m not sure, what day is it?” Seriously, I can’t even. This too shall pass, I know. For now, it stinks.
I am trying to make a feeble attempt at Taking the Smell out of Big Daddy’s Nose. I have like five thousand kids and twenty-five hundred animals that live in my house. Did I exaggerate? Uhm, have you ever lived with a bunch of teenage boys? Emotional girls? Choose to take in every broken animal that is a stray? That is my life.
It is Mine by Choosing
We live in a moderate four-bedroom home with carpet. That is not necessarily how I want it. Sadly, it is expensive to rip up and replace the flooring. I mean, I have mouths to feed and debt to pay off!
One of my children struggles with memory. I don’t mean like puberty, just a kid, type of struggle. He has a brain anomaly caused by Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD). This child’s sole job is to take out the animals, bathe them, feed/water them, etc. Sadly, this child “forgets” to walk the dogs. So, they do what all animals do. Use the bathroom on the floor. Thankfully, in my place, we have laminate flooring.
However, There are Still the Bedrooms
Instead of the inability to remember to take the dogs out, I bought a carpet cleaner. I use it and abuse it. I have burned up several of these gems because I am hard on vacuums, mops, spray mops, and carpet cleaners.
My Lady made me a concoction that I use to scrub the carpets. They may be stain-free but the odor (think litter box) can be unbearable.
Taking the Smell out of Big Daddy’s Nose
As added luck, I have a spouse who is UBER sensitive to all smells. He reminds me of when I was pregnant. I had sonic smelling for nine months. I mean, I could smell an armpit, a piece of rotten fish, dirty socks, from ten miles away. That is Big Daddy’s sniffer. Super-sensitive and annoying.
He can come home to a clean house, quiet kids, quiet animals, and supper cooking. The first thing he does is ask what that smell is. Seriously. I want to punch him in the nose when he says that. Just eliminate his sense of smell.
I have come up with some cleaner options and diffuser blends to help with that smell. Lots of little tricks that help save my husband’s nose (and my feelings). Cats do not need to come in close contact with essential oils. Dogs are okay, but not cats.
We spread baking soda, litter, baking soda into the box. We have set the timer for every two hours for it to be changed. Also, our litter box has a hood with cat filters. We change the filters every two weeks. The box and mat are sprayed down with one part vinegar to three parts water. Also, I add a splash of Dawn dishwashing liquid. I do add a couple of drops of Purify essential oil. We use this to clean the mat and the wall around the box.
I vacuum first. Then, I use an old parmesan container 1/2 full of baking soda. I add about ten drops of Purify oil. Next, top the container off with more baking soda. Then, add another 10 drops of Purify oil. Shake that well. Sprinkle it on carpets. Let it sit for ten minutes and then vacuum again.
In the carpet cleaner, I fill up the base with water, vinegar, and Dawn dishwashing liquid. I also add Melaleuca, OnGuard, and Purify oils. Usually, about twenty drops. Spot clean the stain. Do this using water and dawn. Then, scrub the crap out of it.
I have a spray mop. In it, I put hot water, a splash of vinegar, a splash of Dawn dishwashing liquid. Also, I add about ten drops of one of the following oils: Melaleuca, OnGuard, or Purify. Doing this helps disinfect, deodorize, and clean the area.
Five drops Lavender, five drops Melaleuca, two drops Lemon
Three drops of tangerine (or wild orange), three drops of lime, two drops of lemongrass, two drops of peppermint
By using doTerra Essential Oils Cleaning Recipes, I can do many things. I can keep my home super clean, smelling good, and safe for my medically fragile preschooler. Choosing this path helps us all.
Due to the knowledge that my baby is allergic to cleaning products, I have had to be diligent. Luckily, I stopped using conventional cleaners a long time ago. The people, buildings, and offices that I have to take him to still, understandably, use chemical-based products. I get it, I do, but I also have to be mindful of his health.
Most Places We Go
They are pretty good about cleaning their facility with the cleaners I bring. On the off chance they don’t, I will supply my cleaner. Sometimes, I have to think outside of the box and utilize my doTerra Essential Oils and create some cleaning powerhouse recipes.
We carry diluted Onguard with us everywhere. I also have the Onguard Sanitizing Mist in my purse. I can quickly pray down carts and know that I’m killing the germs.
For my house, we are SUPER simple. I bought a large plastic spray bottle, vinegar, water, and my choice of doTerra Essential Oils. I pour about 1 c. Vinegar in the bottle, top it off with water and add 10-20 drops of oil. I have used Melaleuca, Onguard, and Lemon. Please be mindful that your spray bottle needs to be glass if you use Lemon. Those are my favorites. I also throw a capful of Onguard Concentrate in there. This basic setup is what I use for all my cleaning throughout my house.
I put baking soda in a parmesan bottle, and then I mix about ten drops of Purify in with it. I shake it up and use it as a carpet deodorizer. Let it set on the floor for about 10 minutes. Then vacuum it up.
Now, in my carpet cleaner. I mix hot water, a splash of vinegar, a splash of Onguard concentrate, and Lemon. Never have I used the premade carpet cleaner solution.
For windows, combine vinegar, water, rubbing alcohol, and essential oil of your choice. Spray it on and wipe it off with a newspaper. That, for some reason, keeps it from streaking too severely.
My air freshener is witch hazel, water, and usually Lavender. I spray it as I would Febreze. For my diffuser, hands down, my favorite is Purify. Especially in the boys’ room because it smells like dead animals, butt, and a hint of sweat. Not a whole lot could help the odor in my boys’ room unless I got a blow torch after it.
Mix vinegar, water, essential oil, and Onguard concentrate (are you gathering a theme here)? Choosing to go green in my cleaning is what I have to do right now. I have to adjust to aid in the health of my son. In my home, I will do what I have to do. I will no longer be filling my home with nonsense and chemicals.