House Cleaning with Essential Oils
Today, house cleaning does not have to be hazardous. Throw away - better yet, bring those chemicals to the hazardous waste collection in your city. Then start healthy cleaning with Essential Oils! Refresh your house and your senses! Here are essential house cleaning tips for you. Give your home that personal, familiar scent that is uniquely yours.
Non-toxic house cleaning is fun! How? Use essential oils that please your senses and at the same time deep clean your home. Essential oils are ideal cleaning supplies. They remove toxic mold, stale air, unpleasant odors, and kill viruses, bacteria and dust mites. Your home and office needs the Thieves Household Cleaner.
Make your own basic disinfectant, kitchen and bathroom deodorizer, dishwashing soap, non-toxic floor and carpet cleaners, carpet and fabric freshener, and window cleaner. Make your own non-toxic insecticide and insect repellants, incl. moth repellants for effective pest control in your home and garden. Get my best essential oil house cleaning recipes and cleaning tips for your essential cleaning chores.
Imagine your kitchen pleasing with the smell of lemon, grapefruit, cinnamon, or rosemary. Your living room inviting with fragrant cushions of peppermint - a natural insect repellant. And pine, cedar wood, sandalwood, frankincense, juniper and clary sage are relaxing companions in your sitting room.
For a calming and romantic environment in the bedroom, choose rose, ylang ylang, jasmine, geranium, and lavender. Scent your office with basil, rosemary, and lavender for concentration. And don't forget to scent the pet pillow with flea deterring lavender and peppermint.
In a spray bottle, put water and a squirt of natural soap such as Bath Gel Base. Add your favorite antiseptic, anti-bacterial essential oils (e.g., 5 drops each of lavender, lemon, and lemongrass essential oils).
Shake well before each use.
- Spray bottle with water
- A squirt natural soap
- 5 drops each of lavender, lemon, and lemongrass
Or simply add a drop or two of eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, pine, juniper, thyme, or rosemary to a damp cloth. Wipe down the surfaces and notice how a chore turns into pleasure. Note: Use natural cleaning tools (natural sponge, mop) because essential oils can react with plastic.
To add fragrance or to improve the antiseptic action of your liquid soap , add several drops of essential oils such as lavender, Melaleuca alternifolia, fir, spruce, pine, lemon, bergamot, and orange.
A few drops of oil may be added to the dishwasher to help disinfect and purify. Some popular oils are pine, orange, tangerine, lemon, and peppermint.
Non-toxic Floor and Carpet Cleaners:
By combining essential oils with common household products, you can create your own non-toxic aromatic floor and carpet cleaners.
You'll need a bucket, hot water, a rag and Thieves Household Cleaner or soap that you enhance with your favorite essential oils.
To clean hard floors, add 1/4 cup of white vinegar to a bucket of water. Then add 5-10 drops of lemon, pine, spruce, melaleuca, Purification, or any other suitable oil. If the floor is especially dirty, add several drops of dishwashing soap. This will clean even the dirtiest floor. This cleaning solution works great on any type of flooring including Armstrong vinyl flooring. Preserve the beauty, shine and durability of your hardwood floors!
- 1/4 cup white vinegar to a bucket of water
- 5-10 drops lemon, pine, spruce, melaleuca, Purification, or other oil
- Dishwashing soap if needed
Add 1/4 cup white vinegar to a bucket of water. Add 10 drops of lemon oil and 4 drops of oregano essential oil. Oregano oil has powerful antiseptic properties!
- 1/4 cup white vinegar to a bucket of water
- 10 drops lemon oil
- 4 drops oregano oil
To make a carpet freshener, add 16-20 drops of essential
oils to a cup of baking soda. Mix well and place in a
covered container overnight so that the oil can be absorbed.
Sprinkle over your carpet the next day and then vacuum
the powder up. Try Joy for a comforting, loving scent! Or Peace & Calming in the children's room.
- 1 cup baking soda
- 16-20 drops essential oils
You may also saturate a disposable cloth or tissue with
several drops of essential oil and place it into the collecting
bag of your vacuum. This will diffuse a pleasant odor as
If your vacuum collects dirt into water, simply add a few
drops into the water reservoir before cleaning. This
refreshes both, the carpet and the room.
Vinegar leaves windows shining. But nobody said your house needs to smell sour like vinegar. Instead ...
In a spray bottle mix:
- 1 cup White Vinegar
- 10-15 drops of Lemon oil
Mix vinegar and water and essential oil in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use.
Fly Repelling Window Cleaner:
In summertime, wipe down with a damp cloth impregnated with fly-repelling essential oils such as lavender or lemongrass.
- 2 fl.oz. (50 ml) water
- 10 drops of lavender or lemongrass
Refreshing your window treatments like your
blinds, shades, shutters, draperies and other home decor accents is
easy and enjoyable with the use of essential oils.
To refresh stuffy drapes from time to time, use your squeeze bottle filled with water and an essential oil of your choice. Peppermint makes the room smell fresh and crisp. Orange gives the room a sweet and sunny scent. And Purification is always the choice for busy homemakers who want to give their home a fresh and clean note.
If you have drapes or shutters that can be cleaned with water, don't forget to add a few drops of an essential oil to the cleaning solution. The benefit of adding scent to the water is simply this: Some scents don't agree with bugs and they won't sit on your window treatments as frequently, saving you time and cleaning work! See below for essential oils that repel insects.
If you have a mold and mildew problem on your window blinds, don't forget to treat them with Thieves oil - proven to kill mold within 24 to 48 hours.
Our Tip: Install custom wood blinds
and treatments that are resistant to mold and mildew growth.
Insecticide and Repellent:
Dust Mites, Fleas, Ticks, Ants, Spiders, etc.
Essential oils and oil blends such as lavender, lemon, peppermint, lemongrass, cypress, eucalyptus globulus, cinnamon, thyme, basil, Thieves, and Purification effectively repel many types of insects, including mites, lice, and fleas. peppermint placed on entryways prevents ants from entering. More on
If you need moth repellents for your linens and woolens, avoid toxic commercial mothballs made of naphthalene. Natural essential oils such as lavender, lemongrass, Canadian red cedar, or rosemary can just as effectively repel moths and other insects.
You can make a sachet by placing several drops of essential oil on a cotton ball. Wrap and tie this in a small handkerchief or square of cotton. Hang this cloth in storage areas or add it to your chest of linens. Refresh as often as necessary.
You can put this sachet in your bureau drawers to keep your clothes freshly scented. Lavender and rose are classic scents. For children's sleepwear, Roman chamomile is especially fragrant and relaxing.
To scent stationary, stretch out a scented cotton ball and place in an envelope. Or place scented plotting paper between your stationary and roll it up in plastic wrap.
Essential oils may be used to enhance the cleanliness and fragrance of your laundry. As unpleasant as it seems, dust mites live in your bedding, feeding from the dead skin cells you constantly shed. Recent research has shown that eucalyptus oil kills dust mites. To achieve effective dust mite control, add 25 drops of eucalyptus to each
washing machine load, or approximately 1/2 oz to a bottle of liquid detergent.
You may also add several drops of essential oils to the rinse cycle, such as fir, spruce, juniper, lavender, cedarwood, wintergreen/birch, or rosewood.
In the Dryer:
Instead of using toxic and irritating softening sheets in your
dryer, place a washcloth dampened with 10 drops of lavender, lemon, melaleuca, bergamot, or another essential oils. While the oils will not reduce static cling, they will impart a distinctive fragrance to your clothes.
Because clothing, like everything else, has a frequency, consider moving toward natural fabrics instead of synthetics. Cotton, linen, silk, and wool possess energy frequencies harmonious to the human body.
And always, spray your fabrics with the powerful scent of therapeutic-grade essential oils. You want to breathe in nature, not synthetics - and not synthetic oils either!
Hot Tubs and Saunas:
Hot tubs, jacuzzis, and saunas act as reservoirs for germs, especially if used frequently. Lavender, cinnamon, clove, Eucalyptus globulus, thyme, or grapefruit can be used to disinfect and fragrance the water. Use 3 drops per person. For saunas, add several drops of rosemary, thyme, pine, or lavender in a spray bottle with water and then spray down the surfaces. Scented water can also be used to splash on hot sauna stones.
When painting, add a 5 ml bottle of your favorite essential oil such as White Angelica, Abundance, or Sacred Mountain, to 1 gallon of paint. Mix well. The oil will counteract the unpleasant smell of paint. Because essential oils are not fatty oils, they will not leave oil spots on the wall.
Deodorizing: Kitchen and Bathrooms, etc.
The kitchen and bathroom are often a source of odors and bacteria. use the following mixtures to freshen, deodorize, and disinfect the air, work areas, cupboards, bathroom fixtures, sinks, tiles, woodwork, carpets, etc. These blends are safe for the family and for the environment.
Since the oils separate easily from water, always shake well and keep on shaking the bottle as you use these mixtures. They will deodorize and clean the air instead of covering the odors.
Single oils: Rosemary with lemon, Eucalyptus globulus, and lavender.
Blends: Lavender with Purification
- 2 drops rosemary
- 4 drops lemon
- 3 drops Eucalyptus globulus
- 4 drops lavender with 1 quart water
Shake well and put in a spray bottle.
- 3-4 drops lavender
- 5-6 drops Purification with 1 quart of water
Shake well and put in a spray bottle.
- Pine with chamomile, melaleuca alternifolia, lemongrass, or clove
How To Use Thieves Cleaning Supplies
- A 600-year-old cleaning formula used to protect even against the plague! And how you can clean your environment of pathogens.
- Which essential oils can kill all of the potentially harmful disease-causing molds and staphylococci within 30 minutes.
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