It’s time to change the way you clean your household and feel good about what goes into your home spaces with a natural and effective DIY home cleaning product that utilizes essential oils. Yes, you read that right!
If you don’t know by now, EOs have been gaining popularity as a natural antibacterial option for home cleaning and are highly favoured by most moms (myself included, of course!) for both its cleaning properties and its ultimately wonderful fragrances. Luckily for EO aficionados such as myself, not only are essential oils aromatic but they can actually destroy certain microbes like bacteria, fungus, and viruses – amazing right?! 😱 But it doesn’t stop there because essential oils also help break down grease and grime, making it a great natural addition to your home cleaning supply!
To kick-start your very own home cleaning product, choose your preferred EO or you can take your pick from any of my recommended scents below.
There are so many reasons why I swear by this natural oil. It’s bright, citrusy and fresh scent naturally uplifts and energizes your mood. For skincare geeks, a diluted lemon essential oil can be wonderfully effective in diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and toning the skin. Best of all, it is a powerful antibacterial agent that can be used as a cost-effective way to clean your household as it cuts through grease, breaks down sticky residue and degreases stubborn stains. Give Lemon oil a try for cleaning your home spaces and you’ll naturally fall in love with its refreshing and clean scent like I did.
Lavender may be one of the most popular EOs out there and it may well be due to its ability to reduce stress, anxiety, and promote sleep. But did you know that Lavender oil can do so much more? This baby can be your ultimate “go-to” oil when you do your dirty laundry – oh yes! Just add a few drops (5 drops will do, but it will still depend on your personal preference) to your laundry detergent and viola! – sayonara to the musty odours and hello to a soothing scent. This powerhouse oil is also perfect for bedroom and linen sprays. To top it all off, Lavender oil also aids in the prevention of mold and mildew from building up.
3. Thyme Natural Oil
This essential oil is widely known for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is one of the handiest weapons in fighting off germs – cleanliness ninjas, rejoice! In fact, research shows that thyme oil can ward off salmonella, which means it can be your best friend in the kitchen. Although my family tries to practice good kitchen hygiene and food safety habits, I still use Thyme oil with my kitchen cleaning products for added peace of mind. If you wish to blend Thyme with other EOs, you can mix it with lemon, lavender, and rosemary.
Tea Tree is another powerful cleaning essential oil due to its antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties – woah, that’s a lot, right? I would recommend using this very versatile EO if you want a really deep clean for your spaces as it can blast away the nasty viruses and bacteria hanging out in the various corners of your home. Now, many may find that Tea Tree has a unique scent they are not accustomed to. So I would suggest mixing this oil with other EOs such as clary sage, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, geranium, and rosemary – all of which pairs nicely with Tea Tree.
Concoct your very own DIY home cleaning products today!
Now, here comes the fun part! Easily whip up your own cleaning product in the comfort of your own home. How, you might ask? Well, there are plenty of recipes online so feel free to search the vast options available on the web. But here’s a quick recipe you may want to try.
All Purpose Cleaner Recipe
What you will need:
- Clean empty bottle spray
- 1 teaspoon of dish soap
- 2 cups of water
- 10 drops of your favourite essential oil
Simply add all the ingredients to an empty bottle spray and shake well. That’s it! You now have a perfect solution for your daily cleaning needs. It’s that easy to make but very beneficial!
So, change your cleaning routine in all the best ways with essential oils – you won’t regret it. ✨
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