ESSENTIAL OILS FOR CLEANING
We all know how amazing and powerful good quality essential oils is and how wonderful they work on things like sleep, beauty products, emotions ect. Did you know that you can incorporate them in your house cleaning? They are a natural, safe, non-toxic way to clean your home. Essential oils are the natural solution to all of life’s conditions.
This freshening oil is antiviral and antibacterial, attacking and dissolving any dirt it comes in contact with. Uses: Lemon essential oil works well for all-purpose cleaners for the kitchen and toilets. It’s also great for shining wood floors and furniture. Similar oils: lemongrass, orange, grapefruit, lime
Orange is purifying and uplifting with a clean citrusy scent. Orange is filled with vitamin C, which is good for your body—but also for your home. The enzymes in orange actually help eat away at bacteria and prevent it from growing back. Uses: It’s great as an all-purpose spray as an alternative to lemon oil. It’s especially useful to clean cutting boards and appliances because it won’t add an unexpected taste to foods. It’s also a powerful grease fighter. Similar oils: lemon, lemongrass, grapefruit, lime
Tea tree (Melaleuca)
Tea tree oil, is one of the strongest cleansing oils. It fights germs, bacteria, viruses, and bugs. This antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral mixture is the ultimate solution for fighting off nasty bacteria that threaten the health of your family. Uses: Tea tree oil is best for everyday cleaning throughout the house. It works especially well for removing musty or mildew odors in bathrooms, attics, and kitchens. Similar oils: eucalyptus, peppermint
Peppermint is cool, refreshing, and invigorating. It’s antibacterial and antifungal, so it’s great for killing gunk hiding around your home. It’s also a natural rodent and pest repellent. Cleaning with peppermint oil kills bacteria and prevents dirty pests from hanging out in your home. Uses: Peppermint is great throughout the home, but it works especially well to deter pests. It’s also great for glass and mirrors that require a streak-free shine. It’s also great mixed in with other oils like lemon, lavender, and eucalyptus. Similar oils: spearmint, tea tree, eucalyptus, wintergreen
Not only does eucalyptus have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, it also has anti-inflammatory properties. When used around the home, it can actually help improve seasonal allergies. It’s also powerful for fighting mold and mildew. Uses: Eucalyptus is a great all-purpose cleaner, especially to stop mold, fight allergies, and repel rats. Similar oils: tea tree, peppermint, oregano
Lavender oil is naturally antibacterial and anti-odor. Lavender also has calming qualities, which makes it ideal for use around the home. Its soothing scent works well in the bedroom to reduce stress and induce sleep—while keeping your bedroom fresh and bacteria free. Uses: Use lavender oil to clean your mattress and linens while adding a relaxing scent. It also works well for toys because it’s highly effective against viruses and bacteria, but it’s safe for kids. Similar oils: rosemary
For centuries, cinnamon has been considered the spice of protection and prosperity—and for a good reason. If you put it in your home, it can help kill off serious viruses and bacteria. Cinnamon oil is antibacterial and antiseptic, and it’s a natural home deodorizer. Nothing makes your home smell more inviting than cinnamon! Uses: Cinnamon fights mold, mildew, fungi, and other gunky bacteria. It’s also effective against insects. We love using cinnamon to freshen the air and deodorize. Similar oils: thyme, oregano, rosemary
You can substitute oils as desired, you just need to experiment.