Natural Cleaning Recipes with Essential Oils
Essential oils are a great way to help clean your home naturally. These Natural Cleaning Recipes with Essential Oils and a great way to start detoxifying your home to make it a safer place for your family and pets.
Whether you are looking for safer alternatives to chemical cleaners or simply want to save money by making your own cleaners with items from your pantry these essential oils should be part of your cleaning cabinet. Experiment with these and some fun ways to mix them to make the perfect custom cleaners for you.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree essential oil is one of the most popular essential oil for cleaning as there are so many tea tree oil uses. This is because tea tree kills both bacteria and mold.
Adding tea tree oil to your favorite homemade cleaners is a great way to make a cleaner that can help keep mold at bay in wet areas like your bathroom and kitchen as well as window sills and even walls in the winter.
Lavender oil is a popular option for homemade cleaners. Lavender essential oil is great for killing germs and mildew. Some lavender essential oil benefits include a calming effect that helps to fight stress and even insomnia. To make the most use of this essential oil in your cleaning cabinet use it for cleaners you will use in your bedroom and near where you like to relax after a long hard day.
You can use lavender to make a fabric refresher mist for your bedroom to help make your home smell great while getting the aromatherapy benefits of lavender essential oil. To do this in a 4-ounce bottle mix 30 drops of lavender essential oil with 1 oz of witch hazel, then top off the bottle with water.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon oil like other citrus oils is great for killing germs. You can use lemon oil in your kitchen cleaners to kill off odor-causing germs. This food-safe oil is perfect for adding to your cutting board cleaner, countertop center, and even using to freshen your garbage disposal. Lemon essential oil is great for adding to an oil base and wiping down window and door frames to help to repel spiders from entering your home.
To make your own wood polish by adding 30 drops of lemon essential oil to 4 oz of olive or mineral oil. For hot climates or items that are not cleaned often mineral oil is a great way to clean your wood surfaces without worrying about them going rancid.
Orange Essential Oil
Orange essential oil is a great cleaner and is often used in commercial cleaning products ranging from floor cleaners to wood polish. Orange oil is powerful for breaking down dirt, grime, and sticky goop. More uses of wild orange essential oil is removing the sticky residue after removing labels, adding a fresh scent to vinegar cleaners, and you can use orange oil to turn basic olive or mineral oil into a simple furniture polish.
Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme is a popular ingredient in commercial disinfectants. This essential oil is a great addition to a citrus oil like orange or lemon for a safe and effective all-purpose or homemade disinfectant cleaner. To do this all 30 drops of thyme and 30 drops of your choice citrus oil into a 16 oz spray bottle of vinegar and shake well.
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