DIY Cleaning Products

DIY Cleaning Products

Germs and pollution are always on our minds when it comes to staying healthy. Most of the time we are concerned when out and about, but did you know indoor pollution and germs can be more harmful to us? Compounds from plants and rugs, moisture from the bathroom, combustible products from the kitchen, and respiration from breathing can all be sources for indoor pollution. A lot of us have been spending more time indoors lately which is causing this indoor pollution to build up faster than normal. Keeping your house clean with natural products helps to keep chemicals and pollution out of your house. Essential oils make a great addition to your natural cleaning products, as well as diffusing essential oils. When you diffuse the oils it helps to purify the air and reduce airborne bacteria. Along with keeping our houses, clean essential oils are great for providing a boost of energy and supporting our immune systems.

 

Here is a list of our top 6 essential oils for cleaning:

 

Lavender Essential Oil: The refreshing floral scent of lavender oil provides a gentle and calming atmosphere for the whole family. Lavender oil supports respiratory health and has antibacterial properties. This oil is great for calming you down before bedtime and is safe to use on children's toys and linens.

 

Tea Tree Essential Oil: As one of the most powerful cleansing essential oils we love to use this as a natural cleaning oil. It has a fresh smell that is great for using throughout the whole house. Tea Tree oil is an antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal agent making it the perfect oil to keep your family healthy and safe from viruses and bacteria.

 

Lemon Essential Oil: Lemon has a fresh and uplifting scent as well as antiviral and antibacterial properties. It cuts through grease and dirt well making it great for the kitchen and bathrooms. You can also use lemon essential oil for treating furniture and wood floors.

 

Orange Essential Oil: The clean citrusy aroma that this oil has is what makes it perfect for cleaning. The powerful enzymes destroy bacteria and prevent it from returning. Orange essential oil is very similar to lemon when it comes to cutting through grease and dirt. Its uplifting scent can help with depression and as an overall energy booster.

 

Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Eucalyptus oil is a natural antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties that help with allergies and respiratory issues. It is great as an all-purpose cleaner and great at treating mold and mildew.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil: Peppermint belongs to the mint family. It’s a hybrid between spearmint and watermint. It has a cool, minty, refreshing, sweet aroma. This essential oil is best used as a streak-free element to your cleaning products, such as window or glass cleaner.  

 

Below are some ways you can make your own essential oil cleaning products. 

 All-Purpose Cleaner:

*Combine all ingredients together in the spray bottle and shake well. Use as needed for cleaning and wipe away.

 

 Dish Soap:

Fill the rest of the way with water.

*Combine all ingredients together, shake well. Use to clean dishes.

 

Glass Cleaner:
  • 16oz Glass Spray Bottle
  • 1 ½ cups of Distilled Water
  • 1/4 cup of 190 Proof Alcohol
  • 1/4 cup of White Vinegar
  • 30 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil 

*Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray the solution on mirrors, windows, or stainless steel. Wipe it with a paper towel then a microfiber cloth for a streak-free shine.

 

Citrus Stovetop Scrub:

*Mix ingredients together to form a paste. Apply the mixture to your stovetop with a rag or sponge and scrub. Let it sit for a few minutes then rinse with warm water.

 

Wood & Leather Furniture Polish:

*Mix all ingredients together in an 8oz glass bottle. Apply it to a clean, dry rag and work it into wood and leather furniture.

 

All-purpose Cleaner:

*Mix ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well to combine. Use it to clean anything around the home (bathroom, kitchen, furniture, floors, etc.)

 

Air freshener:

*Mix all ingredients into the spray bottle. Shake well to combine. Spray it throughout the home to eliminate odor and fight bacteria.

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