Spring cleaning is a ritual most people enjoy to bring the freshness of springtime into their homes. While these essential oil recipes are great for everyday cleaning, they will bring the wonderful clean scents of spring into your home while killing germs, deterring pests and cleaning every bit as effectively as high-priced chemical cleaning supplies. While all cleaning products, natural or chemical, should be kept away from children and pets, natural oils cleaning is better for Mother Nature and you and your family’s health. These essential oil recipes also save money compared to those store-bought cleaning products and natural recipes often work better than the dangerous chemical supplies.
How To Clean With Essential Oils
When creating essential oil cleaning recipes, you’ll need to have clean, never-before-used plastic spray bottles. You’ll want to label each bottle clearly with the natural essential oils and other ingredients as well as its intended purpose and the date you created the cleaning blend. Then store any unused portions in a cool dark place to protect the natural oils so that left-overs can be used during upcoming house cleaning tasks.
All-Purpose Disinfectant Spray
In spray bottle, mix:
1-1/2 cups water
20-25 drops of Thieves essential oil
5-10 drops lemon essential oil
Spray liberally on surface to be cleaned and wipe dry with soft clean cloth. Store the unused portion in a cool dark area.
Use this recipe to take care of all the cleaning jobs where you want to be sure you kill all the germs such as bathroom, kitchen, in fact every room in the house can benefit.
Effective Soft Scrubbing Blend
¾ cup finely crushed washed egg shells (about 2-3 dozen)
¾ cup baking soda
10 drops lemon essential oil
10 drops Thieves essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oils
Mix ingredients into a paste and apply to surface to be cleaned. Great for removing soap scum from shower and bath tub. Apply scrub to surface and scrub until clean. This recipe will not scratch your finest bathroom and kitchen fixtures or counter tops.
Natural Oven Cleaner
16 ounces (1 box) baking soda
White vinegar to create a spreadable paste
8 drops any citrus essential oil
Mix ingredients. Remove any loose burned debris from oven and then preheat oven to about 200F degrees (warm but not hot). Spread oven cleaner paste on all dirty areas and allow the paste to remain for 15 minutes. Remove paste with sponge or soft cloth. Reapply to problem areas.
Insect and Spider Deterrent
1 cup water
15 drops peppermint essential oil
6 drops Thieves essential oil
6 drops lemon or your favorite citrus essential oil
Mix ingredients in spray bottle. Spray effected areas liberally and do not wipe spray away. Reapply as needed or every month or two to maintain a pest-free home.