Have you ever considered using essential oils for cleaning? Making my own cleaning products for home was the best decision I ever made.
A few years ago, I used strong smelling cleaning products that caused me many problems. From seasonal threats, itchy eyes, rashes and difficulty breathing, I knew that the toxic chemicals in those products were the cause.
Symptoms usually started around the same time that my house was smelling like a toxic waste dump!
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside a typical home is 200–500 percent more polluted than the air outside mainly due to toxic household cleaning products.
I researched ways to make my own cleaning products. It cost less money and there are no toxic ingredients, which agrees with my healthy lifestyle. Using essential oils for cleaning are:
- Safe for you and your family
- Less expensive
- Highly effective
- Environmentally friendly
Plus, essential oils smell divine without awful fumes. Another thing I love about using essential oils for cleaning is a little bit goes a long way. Just a few drops is all you need.
Here are my 5 favorite essential oils to make your own cleaning products.
1. Lemon Essential Oil
Do you love the smell of lemon? Me too! It’s such a delightful, clean scent. It’s also a powerful addition to homemade cleaning products.
You can use lemon essential oils for freshening the air, cleaning the floor, deodorizing, degreasing stains, and brightening white clothes.
For example you can add a few drops of lemon oil to a gallon of water to mop your floor.
2. Tea Tree Essential Oil for cleaning (Melaleuca)
Tea Tree oil has so many uses! I love keeping a bottle around to use in the summertime as bug repellent! It’s fantastic as a daily shower spray or making a spray to clean the surfaces in your home.
3. Deodorizing Blend
The stovetop is often home to some of the biggest and toughest stains in the kitchen. Splatter from spaghetti sauce, leftover grease, and caked-on residue can quickly cover the stovetop, leaving you to scrub away the grime.
For a clean stove in less than 20 minutes, try this essential oil Stove Top Cleaner DIY that uses the Deodorizing Synergy blend, baking soda, and other ingredients to leave you with a sparkling clean stove. Not only will the stove top look great once it is free from stains and grime, but this mixture leaves behind the uplifting, clean scent of Purify essential oil.
4. Wild Orange
Add a little shine to any of your lackluster wood furniture with this essential oil Wood Polish. Essential oils like Sweet Orange and Lemon oil can help restore shine to wood tables, floors, chairs, and more. Although wood furniture should only be polished every few months, neglecting to maintain and clean wood regularly will leave it looking dull, worn-down, and old.
Using simple ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard at home, this wood polish DIY will infuse life back into your wood pieces—helping them to look new again. If it has been a while since you gave your wood furniture a little TLC, try this essential oil wood polish today!
5. Peppermint essential oil
I love the smell of peppermint, it’s so refreshing! It makes a wonderful homemade cleaning product. Just a add a few drops of peppermint essestial oil to your DIY spray cleaner and use it in the bathroom, kitchen and other surfaces in your home.
Make Your Own Non-Toxic Cleaning Products with Essential Oils
Make your own non-toxic cleaning products using these simple ingredients and essential oils.
Using essential oils is a great way to create safe cleaning products!
Essential Oil All-Purpose Spray
16 oz. glass spray bottle
1/4 cup white vinegar
1¾ cups water
30 drops essential oil
Recommended essential oil combinations:
15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon
10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange
30 drops Germ Fighter
15 drops each of Grapefruit and Germ Fighter
- Add all ingredients to spray bottle.
- Shake thoroughly.
PINE FLOOR CLEANER
1 gallon warm water
2 tablespoon liquid castile
5 drops Douglas Fir essential oil
5 drops White Fir essential oil
5 drops Cypress essential oil
10 drops Lemon essential oil
- Add soap and essential oils to bucket of warm water.
- Use mop or rag to clean floors.
- Pour into a spray bottle for cleaning countertops.
Note: This solution does not need to be rinsed off.
Wild Orange All Purpose Cleaning Spray
1 cup warm water
1 cup white vinegar
25 drops Sweet Orange essential oil or other essential oil of choice
- In a spray bottle, combine water and vinegar.
- Add essential oil(s) of choice. Shake well.
- Use on counters, wood, glass, stainless steel, and porcelain.
- Wipe with a microfiber cloth or paper towel.
“Lime” Scale Remover
½ cup Baking Soda
3 tablespoons water
10 drops Lemon essential oil
10 drops Lime essential oil
- And water and essential oils to baking soda.
- Mix into a paste.
- Rub a small amount onto surface.
- Let sit for 20 minutes.
- Wipe off with wet cloth.
Where to find essential oils
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