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Need some essential oil cleaning recipes? I have got you covered.electronic diffuser. In fact, that is just the tip of the iceberg. There is actually, so much more you can do with them. For instance, you can make shampoo, use them topically with a carrier oil, etc. In this article, I am going to talk about using them for cleaning.
It’s recommended that you use a dark glass bottle to help the sunlight from oxidizing them and store them in a cool place away from the sunlight.
You can mix and match essential oils to your liking instead of using them the ways I mention in this article.
The following are essential oils that are commonly used for cleaning:
- Lemon. Lemon is the most popular essential oil used for cleaning. It has a lot of antibacterial and antiviral compounds in it. Lemon leaves the room smelling fresh and clean.
- Tea Tree. Tea Tree is one of the best essential oils to clean with. It has germ fighting, bacteria killing, anti-virus properties and it even protects against bugs which carry diseases. Is there anything tea tree essential oil can’t ward off?
- Rosemary. Rosemary is a great cleaning essential oil. It has a lot of antibacterial and antiseptic properties in it. This makes it great in dish soaps, household cleaners, and you can even use it with laundry detergent. Mixes nicely with peppermint when the two are combined which helps you stay focused, too.
- Orange. Orange is thought to be a scent that improves our mood. It’s been used to help relieve insomnia issues. However, it’s very good at helping clean grease and grime. Mixes quite nicely with floral and other citrus essential oils.
- Lavender. Lavender has so many uses and it should be no surprise that it’s great for cleaning. Cleaning supplies don’t have to smell bad and lavender is one oil that smells wonderful. It has many natural antibacterial properties in it. It mixes nicely with vinegar for cleaning and other citrus and floral essential oils.
- Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is a natural germicide which makes it great for cleaning. It’s great for breaking down dust mites and killing air born germs. It’s commonly used in the kitchen and bathroom. Also, pest don’t like the smell of eucalyptus, either.
- Peppermint. Peppermint is a wonderful cleaning essential oil. It has a lot of antibacterial properties in it. Peppermint has an uplifting scent and it helps stimulate your mind. It has been used to help relieve pain, too. It’s one of the most useful essential oils.
- Cinnamon Leaf. Cinnamon leaf is awesome to clean with. It has natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties in it. Did you know that it’s actually used to kill mold? Also, just like eucalyptus bugs don’t like the smell of cinnamon leaf.
- Pine. Pine is a great household cleaner. It’s used in a lot of cleaning supplies like Pine-Sol. Did you know that pine can kill yeast spores, E.coli and a plethora of household germs.
- Thyme. Thyme is one of the most powerful cleaning essential oils. It is very good at killing germs and has even been thought to kill salmonella. It’s a great essential oil to use in the kitchens where you prepare raw meat because of it’s germ fighting properties.
All-Purpose Daily Cleaner
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon natural dish soap
- 60 drops of essential oil
I like to put the white vinegar in first. If I am using lavender and lemon as my essential oils I like to add 30 drops of lavender and shake it up when after I add the white vinegar in. Then I will add the dish soap and put in 10 drops of tea tree Lastly, I will add the water in and 20 more drops of lemon essential oil.
Make sure you shake it before using it for 3 seconds. You can use this daily cleaner in the kitchen, bathroom, living room, etc.
All Natural Household Cleaner
- 4 Cups Warm Water
- 2 tsp Borax.
- 1 tsp Washing Soda.
- 2 tsp Liquid Castile Soap.
- 8 Drops of Lemon
- 8 Drops of Lavender
Put it all in a spray bottle. This recipe is pretty big meaning it makes 32+ oz of household cleaner. Make sure that you are using a big enough spray bottle. Also, make sure you shake it before using it.
Easy Peazy Household Cleaner
- 3 Cups Vinegar
- 3 Cups Water
- 20 Drops Peppermint
- 20 Drops Rosemary
Mix it all up in a spray bottle. I like to put the water in. Then 20 drops, add vinegar and then 20 drops. Make sure you shake it before using.
Lemon Spray Degreaser
- 2 Cups Warm Water.
- 1 tbsp Baking Soda.
- 1 oz Castile Soap
- 20 Drops Lemon
Put it all in a spray bottle. This recipe is a little over 16 oz. So make sure you put it in a spray bottle that is at least 20 oz. Whenever you have those dishes that have a lot of grease on them. This is a very easy way to spray them down and clean them. Make sure you shake before using it and allow it to sit on dishes for at least 2-3 minutes before scrubbing it off.
- 4 oz Baking Soda.
- 2 oz Castile Soap
- 25-30 Drops Lemon or Orange Essential oil.
Put it in a squeeze bottle. This recipe makes 6 oz of degreaser paste. Make sure you use a squeeze bottle that is at least 8 oz. This is a much thicker paste but works excellent for dishes that have a lot of grease on them. Make sure you shake before using. Also, allow it to sit on the dishes for 3 minutes before scrubbing it off.
After Shower Spray Cleaner
- 1 1/2 Cups of Water.
- 1 1/2 Cups of White Vinegar.
- 10 Drops of Eucalyptus
- 10 Drops of Orange
Put all the content into a mixing bowl. Then, use a funnel to pour the contents into a spray mixer. I like to buy a couple bottles of some cheap chemical that is a 32 oz bottle. I know that this mixture will make 24 oz of shower spray cleaner. After you are done taking a shower you can spray the inside of the shower, doors, faucets, walls, etc. Make sure you shake before spraying.
I like the Peppermint and Eucalyptus combination.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- 1 Cup Baking Soda.
- 1/2 Cup White Vinegar.
- 20 Drops of Tea Tree Oil.
- 10 Drops of Lavender Oil.
Make sure you combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Use a funnel to pour the contents into a bathroom pouring container. Also, I like to buy some cheap ones at the grocery store and use those containers. Once all the contents are in you can use a toilet brush and quickly clean the inside of the toilet bowl. Make sure you shake before using.
Also, check out my how-to guide on homemade Poo Pourri spray.
- 1/2 Cup Olive Oil.
- 10 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil.
- 4 oz Glass Lotion Pump.
It’s easier if you pour the contents into the bottle using a funnel. Olive Oil is dense. Then you add your drops of lemon essential oil. I would recommend using a microfiber cloth to clean your wooden surface. You should only clean your wooden surfaces once or twice a month. Shake for about 30 seconds before using it.
Window & Mirror Cleaner
- 1/4 Cup Rubbing Alcohol.
- 1/4 Cup White Vinegar.
- 3 Cups Water.
- 20 Drops Peppermint
Personally, I don’t like using Windex because it contains a lot of toxic chemicals.
Mix all the contents into a spray bottle. You can use any essential oil that you want your mirrors and glass to smell like. I like using peppermint because it’s uplifting. Also, make sure you shake before using.
This will certainly change the way you see cleaning mirrors and glass!
- 5 Cups Liquid Castile Soap.
- 1/2 Cup White Vinegar.
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Glycerin
- 1 1/2 Cup Water
- 20 Drops Rosemary
- 20 Drops Tea Tree
Mix all the contents in a bowl or use a funnel. I like to use old cheap bottles of laundry detergent that I buy at Aldi’s. This recipe does make 48+ oz of laundry detergent. Optionally, you can use eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, etc. for your natural homemade laundry detergent. Make sure you shake before using.
If you want you can use regular liquid detergent and put in 3-4 drops (per load) of your favorite essential oil, rather than making your own.
Pre Treat Stains
- 1 Cup Vinegar
- 1/2 Cup Salt
- 3 Drops Tea Tree
Mix together in a small spray container. Spray the clothing about 5 minutes before you put in into your washer. You can gently scrub the stain if you want. Make sure you shake the bottle before using.
- 3 Cups Water
- 1 Cup Castile Liquid Soap
- 10 Drops Peppermint
- 5 Drops Rosemary
Mix all the ingredients in a container. You can spray it on the carpet and then use a soft bristle brush to scrub the carpet. You can then use your vacuum cleaner to go over it. It will leave your carpet smelling fresh and the oils help kill the bacteria. Make sure you shake it before you use it.
- 2 oz Vegetable Oil
- 6 Tbsp Baking Soda
- 10 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
Mix all the contents together in a bottle. For this recipe, I like to use old bottles that I have cleaned that my old essential oils were in. Like the ones that I bought from Green Health Artnaturals, and Radha Beauty and poured down the toilet (got to get some use out of the bottles!). Make sure the container is sealed and you will have label remover for quite some time. Shake before you use it.
Automatic Dishwasher Cleaner
- 4 oz Washing Soda
- 6 1/2 Cups Water
- 8 oz White Vinegar
- 2 oz Citric Acid Powder
- 2 Cups Kosher Salt
- 50 Drops Lemon
- 30 Drops Lavender
Mix together in an old dishwasher cleaner bottle. I buy cheap stuff from Aldi’s and dump it out so I have a bottle. This recipe will make about 60 oz. Make sure you mix it together really good. Use about 1 to 2 tablespoons per load. Shake before you add it to your dishwasher.
Air Fresher Spritzer
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 Tablespoons Witch Hazel
- 10 Peppermint
- 8 Orange
Mix together and add to an 8 oz glass bottle. These are for quick air fresher air spritzers. You can spray them on rugs, furniture, etc. The smell will linger around for 45 to 60 minutes or so. Make sure you shake before spraying your air fresher spritzer.
Here are some good combinations:
- 5 Orange + 5 Lemon + 5 Lime + 5 Grapefruit
- 6 Orange + 5 Cinnamon + 5 Clove
- 10 Lavender + 8 Lemon
- 4 Tea Tree + 8 Lemon + 6 Eucalyptus
- 7 White Fir + 6 Cedarwood + 5 Frankincense
- 10 Peppermint + 8 Rosemary
Now you have several ways to make your own cleaning recipes with essential oils. It’s much better to use essential oils and these recipes because regular cleaners have a lot of chemicals that are toxic to the body.
Please leave a comment down below if you have any questions.