Cleaning Using Essential Oils
Harsh cleaning chemicals can have adverse side affects on you and your family but with essential oils you can know you and the ones you love are safe. With so many essential oils its important to know which ones have cleaning qualities. Here are a few cleaning tips using essential oils:
Surface cleaners: Using a spray bottle with water and a few drops of any citrus essential oil like lemon or a defense blend like my protective blend you can clean your bathroom and kitchen surfaces. Just add a few drops of your dish soap to make a more soapy cleanser. Suggested essential oils: lavender, grapefruit, lemon, cinnamon, thyme, clove, citrus bliss, eucalyptus, protective blend, or melaleuca.
Dishwasher: Place a few drops of essential oils to your dishwasher and clean more than just your dishes! Some suggested essential oils for your dishwasher: lavender, lemon, melaleuca, or wild orange.
Laundry: Use a few drops of essential oils in your laundry which added a great fresh smell and acts as a powerful cleaner! In every load of laundry use 5 drops of Eucalyptus to kill dust mites. To enjoy the wonderful smells of essential oils add drops of your favorite oils to dryer sheets.
Floors and carpets: For all non carpeted floors, just add a 1/4 cups of vinegar to a bucket of water. Then add 5 drops of melaleuca or lemon. Carpet freshener- use ten or more drops of essential oil in a cup of borax powder or baking soda left over night for the powder to absorb the oils. Sprinkle the powder in carpet and then vacuum up.
In general essential oil clean and purify: You can add any of the following oils to your cleaning water: lemon, orange, or peppermint.