Today, I am going to chat about the Best Essential Oils for Cleaning and Disinfecting in your home.
I will focus on the kitchen and in all honesty I will not pretend keeping this room clean is easy.
Naturally, growing up I was accustomed to using toxic and harsh cleaning products.
Unfortunately, many household cleaners on the market can be dangerous to breathe and harmful. I will discuss less toxic alternatives using common ingredients.
Over the years I have learned and found better ways to clean naturally.
Discovering cleaning recipes from my grandma routine of the past I was able to great some great recipes.
Best Essential Oils for Cleaning Video
First. I have researched and learned using simple ingredients you can save money and clean naturally.
With simple ingredients and saving pennies I created many DIY cleaning products that it became “second nature”.
A couple of months ago; I started making my own homemade cleaning products and I am loving it.
With practice it does not have to be a struggle. Cleaning naturally can be safe and effective.
Already I have made my own homemade liquid dish washing detergent, dish washing soap and floor cleaner. Beside that, I now moved on to a natural glass cleaner, surface sprays and sink scrubs.
Note, many of the homemade products using the purest essential oils I will make today can be used for cleaning in all areas in the home.
Why use Essential Oil for Cleaning
In this paragraph, I will discuss most cleaners in the stores can be expensive and contain lots of chemicals that will break the bank.
First, cleaning with essential oils is highly effective in sanitizing.
Secondly, using conventical cleaners are toxic to your home containing harsh ingredients and are not safe for the environment.
Everyday cleaners found on the shelves of you local store can pollute the air, contaminate the water and soil by running down the drain that will trigger migraines and allergies.
Next, using what you have already around the house such as baking soda creates atlternatives to cleaning your home naturally.
Thirdly, using a few ingredients along with some great essential oils you can disinfect and clean your home successfully.
Moreover, essential oils help to prevent viruses and bacteria around home.
In conclusion, we will make a few cleaners that are safe, affordable and have an uplifting aroma.
List of the Best Essential Oils for Cleaning
Clove Essential Oil
Clove Essential Oil is warming and this oil is amazing at killing odors and battling mold. Preventing viruses Clove Essential Oil is the go to.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus Essential Oil smells fresh and is great to use in your home. This oil is perfect for cleaning and disinfecting. To help with respiratory infections this oil does the trick.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil smells refreshing and awesome for cleansing the home. For Degreasing and Disinfecting Lemon Essential Oil, I grab often.
Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon Essential Oil is a germ and bacteria fighter with a warm, spicy smell . This Essential Oil kills germs and bacteria.
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary Essential Oil is refreshing and perfect to use in the home. This essential oil cleanses the air and has helped to prevent the flu! I love the fragrant of rosemary essential oil.
Thieves Disinfected Surface Spray
Inspired by Thieves Essential Oil Blend. I created a multi-purpose spray to disinfect all hard surfaces in your home. This multi-purpose spray will encourage wellness and keep germs away.
What you will Need:
- Large Amber Spray Bottle (8- 12 ounce bottle)
- 1 teaspoon witch hazel
- 20 drops of clove essential oil
- 16 drops of lemon essential oil
- 14 drops of cinnamon essential oil
- 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
- 8 drops of rosemary essential oil
- Room Temperature Water
In your spray bottle, using a funnel add all your essential oil drops, witch hazel and room temperature water.
Leave 1/4 inch from the top of bottle to prevent spillage.
Use this spray to disinfect sinks, counter tops, appliances, toys, kill germs, clean lunch boxes, etc.
I recommend this multi-purpose spray on surfaces found in the bathrooms and kitchen.
Note, use on non-pours surfaces, laminate countertops, sealed granite and tile.
Lemon Essential Oil Glass Cleaner
This Lemon Essential Oil Glass Cleaner can be used on mirrors, windows and even car windshields.
What you will need:
- Large bowl for mixing, or add to spray bottle
- Amber Glass Bottle (6-12 ounces and has a spray nozzle)
- 2-3 cups of water (depending on size of spray bottle)
- 1 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol
- ¼ cups of white distilled vinegar
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
First, add all the above ingredients to a mixing bowl, mix well with a spoon. Second, Pour all mixed ingredients through a funnel into your spray bottle.
Next, screw on the nozzle and shake the ingredients in the bottle until blended.
Use on mirrors, windows and car windshields.
Lemon/Clove Essential Oil Sink Scrub
To Start my kitchen sink is in a much needed deep clean and this homemade Lemon/Clove Essential Oil Sink Scrub is fantastic!
This sink scrub gets rid of all the grime and dirt immediately.
What you will Need:
- 5 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
- 4 Drops of Clove Essential Oil
- 3 Drops of Tea Tree Essential
- 1/4 cup of distilled vinegar
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
In the Bowl give all the ingredients a good stir. With a brush I applied the scrub to the inside of the sink and let it sit for 20 minutes.
Next, I scrub it entire scrub with a sponge or dish cloth. Rinse with warm water.
Important fact, the lemon and clove essential oil smell amazing and the tea tree essential oil is antibacterial and anti fungal. All three oils are a perfect combination to create a sparkly, disinfected sink.