Top 10 Essential Oil Cleaning Recipes
Use these top ten essential oil cleaning recipes to tackle even the messy spaces, along with clever cleaning tips and tricks!
No matter what time of year it is, the holidays, or spring cleaning season, getting your house in order can be a monumental task to handle.
Not only that, but our options for cleaning supplies all too often include harmful chemicals. I don’t know if it’s thanks to my knowledge of natural living, motherly instincts, or both, but one thought comes to my mind when I imagine cleaning with harmful chemicals.
– I see the small hands of my precious daughter touching those surfaces and the chemicals working their way into her skin.
That, along with a laundry list of reasons, is why I ditched store-bought cleaning products and started making my own with essential oils.
Follow along with me as I share essential cleaning tips, tricks, and the best essential oil cleaning recipes that I use to clean our home!
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What are the best essential oils for cleaning recipes?
There is a wealth of essential oils that are excellent for cleaning recipes. So, what essential oils are good for cleaning? Lemon essential oil, for starters, is one of the best as it makes a great addition to all cleaning recipes. It gives us that fresh citrusy scent we all want, but it’s also amazing for all-purpose cleaning – wood, glass, tile, granite, stainless steel. Yep, you can use lemon for just about any surface!
Also, oils such as Tea Tree (a natural mildew remover), Lavender (a natural anti-bacterial), Eucalyptus (antiseptic and antimicrobial properties), and Peppermint (natural pest and rodent repellent) are not to be missed when it comes to cleaning. If you want to see a more elaborate list, check out our best essential oils for cleaning recipes!
And we can’t skip the popular Thieves essential oil blend that makes it easy to create cleaning products at home. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, this list of 20 Thieves hacks will change the way you clean and help you get the most out of this multipurpose essential oil blend!
We’ve even included this free blend printable available in our Oily Chic Library to make things even more simple.
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How do I make my own cleaning products with essential oils?
It may seem daunting and difficult at first, but it’s, in fact, a lot simpler than it sounds! It’s all in having the right ingredients and giving it a mix! Really, it is that simple. Most essential oil cleaning products can even be made from items you already have in your home! (Talk about a time and money saver!)
Take an all-purpose cleaner; for example, essential oils, water, and white vinegar or alcohol are about all you need to pull one together. What about specific cleaners, though? Surely they’re more challenging to make, right? Nope! Cleaning products like room sprays, makeup brush cleaners, and an all-natural sink cleaner are much easier to make than you might think!
Whether you’re diving into spring cleaning, making a sudden cleaner switch in your house, or need some new cleaning product ideas, we’ve got you covered!
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Top 10 Essential Oil Cleaning Recipes That Will Leave Your House Spotless
Put these top ten essential oil cleaning recipes to work, tackling even the messy spaces until your house is spotless!
1. Essential Oil Room Spray
Scent and aroma are one of those factors that really add to the feeling of a clean home. Unfortunately, most room sprays are aerosols. (Yuck!) Because of this, I ventured out and made my own. Trust me when I say this essential oil room spray is a game-changer!
2. How to Clean a Diffuser
If you’re like me and use your diffuser multiple times every day, you probably know the cringe of disgust when you open your diffuser and see how grungy it can get. With this easy how-to, you can have a clean, beautiful diffuser every time!
3. DIY Foaming Hand Soap
If you’re searching for some new incredible DIY foaming hand soaps, pick from these eight essential oil recipes for a variety of foaming hand soaps to last through any season! Not to mention, they look gorgeous in a glass foaming hand soap dispenser.
4. Homemade Scouring Powder
Scouring powder. Whether you’ve heard about it, made it, or this is entirely new to you, this homemade scouring powder is the best of the best. Everyone wants a beautiful, spotless kitchen sink, right? Add a little scrubbing power to this scouring powder, and you’ve got yourself a bright, clean sink!
5. Essential Oil Laundry Hacks
Laundry is the one thing everyone does, even though no one likes or wants to. Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to make laundry less taxing with essential oils? Well, I’m here to tell you that you can! Take these ingenious essential oil laundry hacks and maximize your laundry time to a new level!
6. Makeup Brush Cleaner
Makeup brushes are, without a doubt, one of those things we procrastinate about most when it comes to cleaning. Even though we know they need to be cleaned regularly, it can really be a hassle, and no one likes hassles. This essential oil makeup brush cleaner is easy to use and simple to make! Not to mention it’s made with ingredients that are actually good for your skin.
7. Wood Cutting Board Care
Everything needs to be cleaned and cared for, including wood cutting boards! Since their care is different from wood polishing, it can be a little too easy to put caring for them on the back burner. Say goodbye to procrastination and hello to a wood cutting board that looks brand new with these easy to follow wood cutting board care steps.
8. Multi-Purpose Essential Oil Cleaning Spray
Do you ever feel like you have absolutely no idea where all your time goes? Well, this essential oil cleaning spray is just as life-changing! It’s an easy, super affordable DIY multi-purpose cleaner that can be used in every room of the home.
9. Essential Oil Fabric Softener
It’s not news that fabric softener is just as toxic as the rest, and some of us just make do and go without fabric softener. However, you can, in fact, make non-toxic fabric softeners. Get back to improving the feeling of your clothes with this essential oil fabric softener!
10. Wool Dryer Ball Essential Oil Dropper
In the past few years, wool dryer balls have gained more popularity in the world of natural living. They’re non-toxic, affordable, and reduce clothing static. A wool dryer ball can take on any scent or blend of your choosing. Keep cost and laundry time to a minimum! Learn how to make a wool dryer ball essential oil dropper.
So what are you waiting for? Clean with a breeze with these essential oil cleaning recipes! It’s never too late to do DIY or go on a cleaning spree! When you’re finished, both your mind and body will be thanking you!
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