Spring Cleaning Using Essential Oils

Spring Cleaning Using Essential Oils

Lavender is more than just a delightful, floral scent. The essential
oil of this fragrant plant has disinfectant properties, and its cleaning
powers have long been known. Even before the antimicrobial properties
of lavender were discovered, it was used for cleaning purposes. The word
lavender itself comes from lavare, meaning “to wash.” Try cleaning with lavender by adding a few drops of essential oil to any cleaning
products you already make, such as vinegar diluted in water for cleaning
floors.

Lemongrass is
a warm citrus essential oil with a charming scent of a pleasant
summer’s day. This essential oil is particularly high in anti bacterial,
antiseptic, healing and soothing properties. That makes it a great hit
for calming massage blends, toiletry products and healing remedies. This
essential oil can give you a fresh twist to your blends making it one
of our favorites as it has such a wide range use. You will see that Lemongrass essential oil is a great natural cleaner
for any household. All you need do is add water and away you go.

Eucalyptus essential oil
is a great germ killer, so we like to use it to clean our bathroom. We use
it in a spray bottle to clean the sink and around my toilet and use it
with baking soda and vinegar to clean the toilet bowl.


The following cleaner uses all-natural ingredients that you may
already have in your house. It takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is
just as effective as any other cleaner I’ve tried! Don’t be afraid of
the vinegar smell–> it will dissipate as it dries! Adding tea tree
oil to the mix not only improves the overall scent, but it also helps
kill bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Feel free to use it as you would any
other multi-surface cleaner!

Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
makes 3 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

1/2 cup white vinegar
3 cups water
1/4 teaspoon tea tree oil (about 10 drops)

Optional: 10 drops any essential oil you like, for scent (Scotch Pine or Tangerine are awesome!)

Lemon is one of our favorite essential oils to use for cleaning. Not
only does it have a fresh, clean scent, but it is also antiseptic,
antifungal, and antiviral. Lemon is an air disinfectant and is
invigorating and energizing (which I can always use more of when I’m cleaning!)

Lemon essential oil is a great one to keep on hand for cleaning not
only because it is such an effective cleanser, but also because it is
super versatile, and is one of the least expensive essential oils.

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