Replacing Cleaning Products with Essential Oils
While we all love a clean and fresh smelling home, the store bought cleaning products we use are generally filled with chemicals and possibly harmful to our health. When you want to clean your home naturally, you can create essential oil cleaning products that do everything from removing grease to disinfecting and leaving behind a clean scent. Here are some tips on replacing cleaning products with essential oils!
Take a look at just some of the ways you can make this work for you in your own home. This is great for people striving to go chemical-free in their homes!
Don’t Bleach Your Bathroom
Rather than using harsh bleach cleaners in the bathroom, you can use Tea Tree Oil, Oregano, and Eucalyptus to clean the tub, shower, toilet, and sink thoroughly killing germs and bacteria.
Freshen Your Mattress
Mattresses are known to harbour foul odours, mustiness, and germs. Make an essential oil mattress spray that includes Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Siberian Fir and Lavender, and water. Spray all over your mattress and allow it to air dry.
The kitchen is a room that often has many food odours, grease, and, of course, the drain disposal. An all purpose kitchen cleaning spray including citrus oils, black pepper oil, and peppermint oil can be used to clean and freshen everything from the dishwasher to the sink drain, and even clean the floor!
Much like the mattress spray, there are a few oils you can use to spray your carpet, pet bedding, and furniture to kill germs and leave a fresh clean scent. Lavender, citrus oils, and Tea Tree Oil are a wonderful combination. Be sure to test in an inconspicuous area to avoid staining.
Skip the chemical cleaners from the store and whip up your own natural essential oil cleaning products; you’ll be glad you did!
I like to use lemon or orange in the kitchen and bathroom, but now I will try one the recommended ones for the bathroom, I do have some oregano oil but never thought of using it as a cleaner.
Let me know if you like cleaning with it!
I’m afraid I don’t know anywhere near enough about essential oils, I love the idea of cleaning with them.
If you clean with them, let me know how you liked it!
Cool! I use my essential oil diffuser to freshen up the air in the house. I’m going to try some of these. Thank you!
I’ve tried using citrus oils to clean the kitchen. I love the smell, but didnt find that it cleaned that well. I’ll give your combos a try and see if I like it better.
It sure would add some natural scents . I think that I have never used essential oils in cleaning before
I would definitely love to know more about which oils to use for what and how much of everything to use! Thank you for sharing
This is simply a basic guide, but I did add links to other sites and you can also Google it!
I am curious how these oils kill germs and bacteria however. Looks like a subject i need to look into further.
I don’t know to much about the oils, I do have some but just not sure how to use them, I do know that some oils are holy moly expensive!!
Yes, some are definitely more expensive than others!
My sister told me about using Tea Tree oil mixed with water to clean really grimy areas. I have used it behind my fridge and stove and it works really good. I would like to know more about using essential oils for cleaning my house.
I am sure you can find more articles by googling them!
These are something to consider.