DIY Cleaning Recipes

Updated: Mar 3

Below you'll find our non-toxic, low-waste cleaning recipes. I'll add more as we create them!



Glass bowl at least twice the size of the ingredients. This recipe rises!

Silicone Molds- batch makes twelve pods. We usually double it up and make 24.

1 Cup Baking Soda

1/4 Cup Citric Acid

1 tbsp On Guard Cleaning Concentrate

1 tbsp Castile Soap

15 drops Essential Oil of choice (I used Purify but a combo of lemon and tea tree will be just as effective)


Mix dry ingredients thoroughly

Slowly add concentrate, castile soap, & essential oil

Stir until mixed

Let sit for about an hour. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't expand out of the bowl. Mix occasionally and press the mixture down then let it sit again. Repeat until mixture becomes crumbly.

Fill molds and press mixture down until each mold is compact

Cover molds with something flat to keep mixture from rising out of the molds

Let sit about 4 hours or until the pods are dry

Pop them out and store them in an airtight container


Drop 1 or two in the toilet, wait for fizz to subside, scrub and flush


INGREDIENTS:  ½ cup isopropyl alcohol 1½ cups water 15 drops doTERRA On Guard ½ teaspoon castile soap


Combine all ingredients in a 16 ounce glass spray bottle. Shake well before use, spray over the surface. Wipe away with a soft cloth.

Tip: Other oils that work well in this cleaner include Lemon, Grapefruit, or Basil essential oils add any of them for extra cleaning power!



On Guard Cleaning Concentrate

Lemon Essential Oil



In a 2 oz spray bottle add 2 tablespoons of On Guard Cleaning Concentrate, 10 drops of Lemon Essential Oil and top it off with water. Shake well and spray directly on stains. Let sit for a bit and throw it in the washer.