Easy Spring Cleaning With Essential Oils
Spring cleaning with essential oils is easy with these spring cleaning tips, a list of essential oils for cleaning, and a printable essential oil blends chart!
The trees are budding, the grass is turning green, and I know it’s only a matter of weeks before my garden starts blooming. What’s not to love about this beautiful season? The only thing that comes to mind is spring cleaning.
What does spring clean mean?
The term “spring clean” refers to the traditional practice of thoroughly cleaning your home in the springtime, following a long winter spent mostly indoors. For many, it’s a way to refresh and rejuvenate one’s living space for the new season.
What month should you ideally start spring cleaning? The timing can vary, but it is typically done in the spring months, from late March to early June, depending on where you take root on the globe.
And if you’re wondering what is included in a spring cleaning, it typically involves a deep, thorough cleaning of your home or specific spaces. Examples of spring cleaning include decluttering and organizing the kitchen pantry, garage, or coat closet.
Others might include emptying the fridge to scrub it clean or clearing your front and back porch for a deep clean. No matter how you spring clean, it often includes tasks that are not part of your regular cleaning routine.
But have no fear; spring cleaning with essential oils is easy with these spring cleaning tips, a list of essential oils for cleaning, and a printable essential oil blends chart!
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How Do You Use Essential Oils For Cleaning?
Using essential oil for cleaning can be as simple as adding a few drops to a cleaning product, mixing essential oils with a natural cleaning agent like baking soda, or even making your own household cleaners to spring clean!
All in all, essential oils are a natural and effective way to clean your home. Just be sure to follow proper dilution guidelines and test on a small area before using it on a larger surface. Here’s a list of essential oils for cleaning that can make an impact on your spring cleaning goals.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SPRING CLEANING:
We’ve narrowed down the very best essential oils for cleaning into cleaning blends you can use for your DIY cleaners! Print this chart of essential oils for cleaning from our Oily Chic Library.
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Easy Tips And Recipes For Spring Cleaning With Essential Oils
It’s easy to spring clean with essential oils with our list of cleaning essential oils and essential oil blends for cleaning in hand. Scroll through this list of spring cleaning tips and hacks to solve common cleaning dilemmas or get inspired to tackle a cleaning task outside your regular cleaning routine.
The easiest thing to do when you’re faced with odors while spring cleaning with essential oils is to start up the diffuser! You’ll find a lemon diffuser blend from these charts to do the job. If you’re in a space that doesn’t have a plug-in, you can create a natural room spray for a quick fix or a reed diffuser for longer results.
If there’s an odor in your towels or throw blankets, try making a wool dryer ball dropper by filling a dropper bottle with up to 50 drops total of essential oil (I like using the Bright Linens blend on the printable chart above). No need to add anything else; shake well and fill the dryer with your wet towels or blanks. Then add 2 to 3 drops from the dropper bottle onto each wool dryer ball. Toss them on top of the wash and run a normal drying cycle.
Use lemon essential oil to remove stains with my DIY stain remover spray. Pizza sauce, mud, or chocolate, this DIY stain remover gets the job done!
If you ever thought you couldn’t get laundry stains out – I’m happy to report you’re wrong. I put together this list of easy essential oil laundry hacks to help you improve your laundry routine.
Need A Time Saver?
Cleaning is, in fact, one of the best ways to use essential oils. And this DIY essential oil cleaning spray saves me so much time because I can use it to clean multiple areas of our home. I recorded a list of 20, yes, twenty, ways I use this multipurpose cleaner to save time!
Not to mention, if you haven’t tried Thieves Household Cleaner, spring is the best time to give it a go. Thieves is an all-purpose concentrate made with 100% plant & mineral-based ingredients, so it’s safe to use with little ones and pets. I’ve found it to be an all-in-one non-toxic cleaning concentrate that works incredibly well – just check out all my Thieves cleaning hacks!
What Might You Be Missing?
Sometimes the biggest dilemma with spring cleaning is figuring out what to spend time on cleaning. I like to set aside an hour once a week to give something that gets used a lot a deep clean. For example, you could clean your child’s toy box, the inside of your car, your makeup drawer (don’t miss my DIY makeup brush cleaner), laundry room shelves, or under the kitchen sink in only an hour.
Cleaning The Floors?
If you’re cleaning the floors, that should mean you’re almost done with spring cleaning! Here’s a quick tip – add 20 drops of essential oil from the list above to your mopping mixture. If you grew up on Pine-Sol, you’d love adding lemon myrtle and pine!
And if you’re about to vacuum carpets or rugs, why not make a quick carpet refresh powder? Fill a mason jar, preferably with a shaker lid like this, with 1 cup of baking soda and 30 to 50 drops of essential oil. (Lavender and geranium are heavenly for this spring cleaning hack!)
Stir the mixture to break up the clumps, then place the shaker cap on the jar and sprinkle it over your carpets and rugs. Allow the mixture to settle into the fibers for a minimum of 15-20 minutes. You can even let it sit for a few hours or overnight for stubborn odors. Then vacuum up the carpet powder for a deodorizing spring refresh like no other!
So, if you’ve been questioning, do essential oils really work for cleaning? Now, you know how they can solve stubborn stains, banish odors, and save you time!
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Pin these ways to start spring cleaning with essential oils to your Pinterest cleaning board, and while there, follow Oily Chic for more inspired ideas. And don’t forget to print the cleaning blends chart above!
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