How To Clean Your Home Using Essential Oils

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By Lindsay Sibson

What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are obtained through the process of distillation. The resulting oils have the characteristic fragrance of the plant from which it was extracted.

Why Use Essential Oils?

The average American household is bombarded with thousands of artificial chemicals daily! From cleaning solutions to bathroom products, many of these chemicals have NOT been thoroughly tested for their safety – Yikes!

What is even more frightening is that of the chemicals that have been studied, more than 150 have been associated with:

  • Cancer
  • Psychological disturbances
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Allergies
  • … and other various health issues

Many of these harsh chemicals are lurking in your home’s cleaning agents, which create a huge chemical load for you and your family.

By switching over to using essential oils as natural cleaning products in your home, you significantly reduce the health risks associated with these questionable chemicals.

Essential oils are capable of dissolving grease, killing bacteria and mold spores and removing stains. Check out how you can use essential oils to clean you home today.

How To Clean Your Home Using Essential Oils

Note: When using essential oils on a new surface in your home, test out the solution on a small patch to ensure there are no negative side effects (such as damaging the surface).

Cleaning Purpose Recommended Oils Cleaning Tip
Antibacterial Solution
      • Antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial
  • Rosemary
      • Antiseptic
  • Lavender
  • Cinnamon
    • Antibacterial
  • Soak dirty dishes in vinegar with a few drop of chosen essential oil, then rinse through hot cycle in your dishwasher.
Scrub Your Sink
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Tea tree
  • Rosemary
  • Eucalyptus
  • Mix 1 cup baking soda, ½ cup castile soap and 5 drop oil.
  • Scoop mixture onto a sponge and scrub the sink. Wash with warm water.
Mildew & Mold
  • Tea tree
  • Cinnamon
  • Pine
      • Kills yeast spores
  • Clove
    • Removes mold spores and mold
  • Mix 2 tsp of tea tree oil with 2 cups warm water, Spray on shower surface to reduce and minimize mold.
Freshen Your Bed
  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus
    • Fights dust mites
  • Add 3-5 drops of oil when washing bed linens.
  • Create linen spray by combining 5 drops of oil with water.
    • Spray on clothing and bed for a fresh scent.
Make Up Brushes
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender
  • Tea Tree
  • Mix 5 drops oil, 1 tbsp vinegar, ½ cup water. Soak brushes 15 minutes then rinse thoroughly. Leave to dry.
Stove & Cooktops
  • Orange
  • Mix 10 drops oil with ¼ cup castile soap.
  • Wipe stove stops and counter and then wash with warm water.
De-Greaser
  • Lemon Oil
  • Orange Oil
  • Mix 10 drops oil, ½ cup water, 1 tbsp castile soap, ½ cup vinegar. Soak sponge in mixture and lightly scrub area.Wipe away with warm damp cloth.
Floor Wash
  • Pine
  • Lemon
    • Removes stains and brightens
  • Tea Tree
  • Eucalyptus
  • Use 15 drops oil with equal parts hot water and vinegar. Mop as usual.
Disinfectant
  • Tea tree
  • Eucalyptus
  • Thyme Oil
  • Mix ¼ cup washing soda, 10 drops essential oil, 2 cups hot water. Spray as needed and wipe away with cloth.
Dishwashing Liquid
  • Orange
  • Lime
  • Rosemary
  • Mix 10 drop lime oil, 10 drop orange oil into 1 cup liquid castile soap.
Window Cleaner
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Combine 10 drops of chosen oil with 1 cup hot water and 1 cup vinegar.
  • Spray on windows and use a squeegee to take off the solution.
Shower Cleaner
  • Lemon
  • Tea tree
  • Spray your shower surfaces with:
  • Water with 5 drops lemon oil.
  • Use 2 times per month to prevent dirt build up.
  • Use daily as an antibacterial cleaning spray.
Kitchen Wipes
  • Peppermint
  • Tea tree
  • Lime
  • Lavender
  • Orange
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fill a large jar with 1 cup water, 10 drops oil, 1 ounce castile soap and 1 ounce vinegar.
  • Cut old rags into small squares and soak in solution.
  • Wash and reuse!
Toilet Cleaner
  • Combine 2 cups water, 10 drops oil, and a ¼ cup castile soap.
  • Apply mixture around toilet and let set for 20 minutes.
  • Scrub area with toilet brush and then flush.

Use these natural cleaning solutions and your home will surely become sparkling clean, smell great and be free of any harsh and toxic chemicals.

Happy Cleaning!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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