Let’s learn five habits for a clean home using essential oils to eliminate harsh chemical, artificial fragrances to create a safe home.
Five Habits for a Clean Home using Essential Oils Video
I am not going to lie or pretend keeping a clean home easy but, however it can be done. I created habits through the years that are “second nature” that I do every day to maintain a clean and tidy home. Over the years I learn how to cut my time in half and get the cleaning done without freaking out.
Essential Oils to use to Create Five Habits for a Clean Home
Sometimes it is just better to start with the basic and use minimal ingredients to clean and disinfect a home using essential oils. The first habit for a clean home is using the leaders of essential oils. Essential oils are safe and very effective in cleaning your home. I use these essential oils listed below to clean floors, sinks, glass from my bathroom to kitchen.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil smells refreshing and awesome for cleansing the home. For Degreasing and Disinfecting Lemon Essential Oil, I grab often.
Orange Essential Oil
Orange Essential Oil rejuvenate the minds and disinfects at the same time. This citrus oil smells incredible and refreshing and will shine up any surface.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil is a great oil because it is anti-everything! This Essential Oil is anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral.
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 essential oil does the trick. If Fresh and Clearing, is what you are looking for eucalyptus essential oil does a good job.
Second Habit for a Clean Home using Essential Oils in the Bathroom
Using essential oils to clean and disinfect the bathrooms in your home is a great habit to incorporate in your weekly chore.
I clean my mirrors in my bathroom with essential oils with my DIY glass cleaner and of course the toilets with a brush and my essential oil toilet cleaner and my bathroom with my tile cleaner. While cleaning the bathroom my essential oils for cleaning will leave everything clean and sparkling.
DIY LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL GLASS CLEANER
- 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.
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL TOILET BOWL CLEANER
- toilet brush
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 10-12 drops of tea-tree essential oil
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
In a bowl combine baking soda, tea tree essential oils and vinegar; mix well. If you are making to this toilet bowl cleaner in advance do not add vinegar. Next, pour cleaner into your toilet, let sit for five minutes. Take brush and scrub, flush and repeat if necessary.
Third Habit for a Clean Home using Essential Oil in the Kitchen
First, I always go right to my kitchen morning, noon and night and do the dishes, wiped the counter and give my sink a scrub. I often feel like I never leave the kitchen but, I cannot stand a dirty one so “I go to town.”
DIY ESSENTIAL OIL SINK SCRUB
- 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.
Homemade Disinfected Spray using Essential Oils
- 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.
Fourth Habit for a Clean Home using Essential Oils doing Laundry
Now is the time to hit the laundry room and do some laundry. I will do a load or two of laundry if needed this can range from sheets to athletic wear.
I use all natural laundry products and I love to dry my clothing with my dry balls and a few drops of Essential Oils. Right now, I am adding drops of Eucalyptus to my dry balls because it helps keep bacteria and viruses under control!
Fifth Habit for a Clean Home using Essential Oil in Living Room
Homemade Furniture Polish
Our fifth habit for a clean home using essential oils it to clean all surface not only with our disinfected spray but, with our Homemade Furniture Polish.
- Measuring Spoons
- Glass Spray Bottle
- Two tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar
- Ten drops of orange essential oil
- 8 drops of lemon essential oil
First, take your funnel and place on top of glass bottle. Using your measuring spoons measure out olive oil and vinegar and place in glass bottle. Next, add your eight drops of lemon and ten drops of orange essential oil. Give your bottle a good shake and spray all over your wood cabinets.
Essential Oils for Cleaning the Floors
Finally, we need to vacuum and cleaned my floors removing all debris and particles that fall on to my hard floors. I have all hard floors on my floor and a good cleaning makes my home in “tip top shape!” I love my Dyson V7; very light and easy to use.
This Dyson is perfect for homes that have animals because it does not miss a beat when it comes to animal hair. I can vacuum all over because my Dyson is cordless, and I have 30 minutes of a charge! Also, I love using this Reveal Rubbermaid Mop
When I vacuum and mop, I try to focus on high traffic areas especially where my family and friends walk. I love my Reveal mop from Rubbermaid for mopping the floors quickly. I fill the spray bottle with my All-Natural Floor Cleaner and go to town. One spray per section and my floors shines up nicely. The pad is Velcro and I take off and throw in my washing machine per use. I love that I am not throwing anything out filling the landfills and I am saving money.
This cleaning solution is for scrubbing and mopping the floors is easy, safe and nontoxic.
You use this homemade solution on wood, linoleum or tile.
I added lemon essential oil to my floor solution because smells amazing, antibacterial and kills bad odors.
Vinegar inhibits the growth of mold, mildew and most bacteria; perfect ingredients because my floors are exposed to kids and animals.
- A bucket of warm water
- ½ white vinegar
- 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil (I am using Lemon)
Mix all together and clean with a mop or cloth. Repeat if necessary!
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