Replacing Cleaning Products with Essential Oils

| June 17, 2019 | 15 Comments

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!

Replacing Cleaning Products with Essential Oils
Essential oils for the bathroom.

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.

Replacing Cleaning Products with Essential Oils
Rosemary, citrus, and essential oils bottles.

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.

Kitchen Cleaning

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!

Replacing Cleaning Products with Essential Oils
Replacing Cleaning Products with Essential Oils

Carpet Freshening

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!

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. micheline says:

    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.

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’m afraid I don’t know anywhere near enough about essential oils, I love the idea of cleaning with them.

  3. Erin N says:

    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!

  4. twinglemommy says:

    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.

  5. Calvin says:

    It sure would add some natural scents . I think that I have never used essential oils in cleaning before

  6. Suzie B says:

    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

  7. JoKing says:

    I am curious how these oils kill germs and bacteria however. Looks like a subject i need to look into further.

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    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!!

  9. 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.

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