My laundry room is an exit and entrance to my home and using essential oils for cleaning the laundry room will keep it in “tip top shape”.
Essential Oils for Cleaning the Laundry Room Video
This room in my home can be a “catch all” and gets pretty gross.
My 2 dogs sleep and eat in the laundry room. I do laundry in my laundry room, store all my cleaning product along with my trash can in my laundry room. I not only need this area organized but, I seasonally need to deep clean it, the rest of the year I just spot clean as needed in order to have a functioning home throughout each season.
List of Natural Ingredients and Essential Oils for Cleaning the Laundry Room
Natural Ingredients for Cleaning the Laundry Room
I love cleaning with vinegar it is a money saver, plus it is all natural and safe for my whole family. White Vinegar can clean just about everything from soap scum, dishes, drains and a coffee maker. Vinegar inhibits the growth of mold, mildew and most bacteria. Below I list some many ways I use Vinegar in my home!
I love making my homemade window/glass cleaner by using vinegar.
Baking Soda is a milder and safer ingredient to clean and will remover odors and clean tough stains.
Essential Oils for Cleaning the Laundry Room
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil is great for disinfecting because it is antiviral, antibacterial and has anti-fungal properties.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil smells refreshing and awesome for cleansing the home. For Degreasing and Disinfecting Lemon Essential Oil, I grab often.
Peppermint Essential Oil
I love using peppermint essential oil in the laundry room especially in my garbage area to avoid pest and odors. Also, peppermint essential oil has a nice, fresh smell.
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.
Step by Step using Essential Oils for Cleaning the Laundry Room
Cleaning the Dog Area in the Laundry Room
First, I pull all their bedding out of their kennels and wash them. I vacuum out the kennels and remove all the dog hair and debris.
I clean the bottom of their crate with vinegar water and tea tree and after all the bedding is dry I place back in kennels.
If there is any stuck on stain I use a magic eraser (these erasers are the bomb, I do not know what I would do without them)!
Dogs Dishes or any animal dishes if stored in the laundry room need to be cleaned and disinfected.
I own 2 dogs and their dishes differently needed a deep cleaning.
Cleaning the Laundry Area with Essential Oils
My utility tub can get pretty gross especially because that is where my washer exports all the dirty water and I use it to clean up dirty messes. I make a paste using baking soda and vinegar and with a scrub brush and rags scrub the whole tub and it does the trick making my tub white, white, white!
Now my washer and dryer need a deep clean, I know weird, right? but, it does my washer has a setting for cleaning so I set that and place about 1/2 cup of baking soda into the the washer and 1/2 cup vinegar in the bleach dispenser and let it run.
While my washer is cleaning I clean out the lint trap and wash it using just vinegar water using tea tree essential oil.
The combination of tea tree oil and vinegar will eliminate odors and mildew.
I clean the outside of the washer/dryer using vinegar water and underneath as well!
Cleaning the Garbage Area with Natural Ingredients
My garbage can is last on the list of deep cleaning, I clean the inside and outside with vinegar water however I add about twenty drops of peppermint essential oil to keep pest away from this area. I clean around my garbage can and add one of my homemade garbage can bombs to the bottom to keep fresh and pest away as well, if you want to know how to make them; let me know in the comments below!
Organize and Clean Hard Surfaces using Essential Oils
Clean and Organize shelves, tables, etc. Get rid of everything in the laundry room that is not serving it purpose! Dust and wash all hard surfaces to create a clean and cohesive space.
Wash all windows in the laundry room this includes door jams and handles with a multi-purpose cleaner and window cleaner. I use a DIY essential oil glass cleaner and my homemade disinfecting spray.
Both of my cleaners using essential oils such as lemon and rosemary.
LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL GLASS CLEANER for Cleaning the Laundry Room
I 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 tablespoons 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.
Finally, I like to add a pretty touch to any space after giving it a deep cleaning.
Updating a space can be super simple such as adding a plant or paint the walls. Did I forget an area, please let me know and what areas do you deep clean in you laundry/mud room I love to know! Please, try mine and share this post with others who may enjoy or need a little inspiration!
THIEVES DISINFECTED SURFACE SPRAY for Cleaning the Laundry Room
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.