Homemade Cleaning Using Essential Oils

By , 21 August 2009

Homemade Cleaning Using Essential Oils
Homemade Cleaning Using Essential Oils

Using Essential Oils to clean around your home.
Cleaning your house does not have to be hazardous. Throw away those nasty chemicals and start healthy cleaning with Essential Oils! Refresh your house and your senses!
Essential Oils can be used to create many effective non-toxic ( and wonderfully fragrant) cleansers and disinfectants. Just 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 repellent. 
Choose rose, ylang ylang, jasmine, geranium and lavender for a calming and romantic environment in the bedroom.  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.
Some essential oils can be an irritant to the skin so wear gloves and use a natural sponge because oils can react with plastic.
Label all your ingredients and keep them out of reach of children. While some of these all natural cleaners are not poisonous, some can be harmful or even fatal if swallowed by children or pets.
Choose oils that are pure, cheap oils give cheap results. Be smart! Buy Pure!
Microwave Cleaner
¼ cup baking soda
1 teaspoon vinegar
6 drops lemon essential oil
 
Instructions
 
Mix ingredients to make a paste.   Apply to interior or microwave with a sponge. Rinse and leave door open to dry for 15 minutes. Wash the glass turntable by hand. This recipe will get rid of food odours.
 
Floor Cleaner
 
¼ cup vinegar
5-10 drops of lemon oil
5-10 drops of pine oil
Liquid castile soap if needed
 
Instructions
 
To clean hard floors, add ¼ cup vinegar to a bucket of water. Then add 5-10 drops of lemon oil and pine oil. If the floor is especially dirty, add several drops of dish washing soap. This will clean even the dirtiest floor.
 
Carpet Freshener
 
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.
 
Vacuum Cleaner
 
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 cleaner. This will diffuse a pleasant odour as you clean.
 
Homemade Soft Scrubber
 
½ cup baking soda
Liquid Castile Soap
5 drops Lavender oil and or 5 drops Tea Tree oil
 
Place the baking soda in a bowl. Slowly pour in liquid soap stirring constantly, add liquid soap until the consistency resembles frosting. Add the essential oils. Scoop the creamy mixture onto a sponge, scrub surface and then rinse. If you add a little pure vegetable glycerine to the baking soda, the mixture will stay moist for a long time in a jar with a tight lid.
 
Basic Wood Cleaning Formula
 
This formula is for well used furniture. The vinegar works to pull dirt out of the wood. It doesn’t leave an oily residue because the little bit of oil keeps the wood from drying out. It will store indefinitely in a lidded jar.
 
¼ cup white distilled vinegar
¼ cup water
½ teaspoon liquid castile soap
5 drops jojoba oil
 
Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Saturate a sponge and squeeze out the excess. Wash surfaces of tired and dirty wood. The vinegar smell with disapate. Dry with a soft cloth.
 

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Homemade Cleaning Using Essential Oils
 

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Homemade Cleaning Using Essential Oils