DIY all-natural swifter refill

Cleaning out the chemicals in your household products is just as important as cleaning up your diet!

Many household products contain dangerous ingredients that are toxic to our health.  The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health states that one-third of the substances used in the fragrance industry are toxic. However, companies aren’t required to list their ingredients and jump through the hoops by simply labeling them as containing “fragrance.”

Personally, I am on the road to ridding our home of chemicals and toxins.  This quest has fueled my desire to learn about using essential oils for cleaning.  I was sold on their cleaning power after I effortlessly removed years of caked on gook off of my stainless steel stove top.  Just a few drops of pure lemon oil and a soft sponge did the trick!  Even harsh chemical stainless steel cleaners didn’t do the job!

After success with cleaning my stove top, I moved onto the floors!  I had an old swifter wet jet hanging around with an empty bottle.  Refills on these things are pricey, but not anymore!  Just a few drops of lemon oil, a few drops of thieves oil, a tablespoon or two of Bronner’s Castile Soap and voila, I have a cheap and all-natural Swifter Refill at my service!

DIY All-Natural Swifter Refill ~Uses Lemon and Thieves Essential Oils for disinfecting and cleaning power!

Both Thieves and Lemon Essential Oils are natural disinfectants and make your house smell great!

DIY all-natural swifter refill
  • water
  • 1-2 tablespoons Bronner's Castile Soap
  • 6 drops lemon oil
  • 6 drops thieves oil
  1. Remove top of swifter bottle and fill almost to the top with water. Add soap, lemon oil and thieves oil. Put top back on bottle, give a gentle shake to mix ingredients and return to swifter sweeper. Shake before each use.

Swifter makes it difficult to remove the tops off of the solution container.  Here is a youtube video to show you a trick for easy removal!  Gotta love youtube!

If you’re interested in purchasing Essential Oils at a wholesale price you can sign up here.  Check out the Premium Starter Kit that includes both Thieves and Lemon Oil, along with a whole bunch of other goodies and a diffuser!  Also, feel free to contact me at if you have questions!

A few other ways I use Lemon and Thieves Oil:

~ I add a drop of lemon oil to a glass of water for a detoxifying drink

~ I put a drop of thieves oil on Noah’s feet before school to keep bad bugs at bay

~ I diffuse thieves in the house to kill off germs and lemon for an aromatic pick-me up

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