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How to Clean With Essential Oils

Cleaning with Essential Oils - Essential Oils on the table
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
July 9, 2021

When you spend hours of your valuable time each week cleaning your home, the last thing that you want to worry about is introducing toxic chemicals into your space. Unfortunately, many household cleaning products that are commonly used today are loaded with chemicals that can cause skin and eye irritation, respiratory distress, and other issues. If you have been wondering if there is a better way to clean your home, rest assured that there is. Essential oils smell great, and they are packed with beneficial properties that are ideal for cleaning. Are you ready to learn how to clean with essential oils?

‍Lemon Oil‍

Lemon Oil

The lemon essential oil has a clean, pleasant scent, and it can be added to a variety of cleaning bases to produce pristine results. White vinegar, for example, is a disinfectant that can cut through grime, grease, and more. When you add lemon oil to it, you improve the scent and enhance the vinegar’s cleaning properties with the power of citric acid. It can also be added to baking soda, rubbing alcohol, and other bases.

Spearmint Oil‍

Mixing spearmint oil with rubbing alcohol will produce an excellent glass cleaner. Rubbing alcohol has a strong smell, but it is an effective cleanser that can easily remove greasy hand smudges from glass. It also is effective at killing bacteria and other microbes. Add the benefits of spearmint oil for extra cleaning power and a fresh scent.

Tea Tree Oil‍

Tea Tree Oil

You can create a multi-purpose household cleaner using tea tree essential oil, water, and white vinegar. Tea tree oil is a powerful cleaning ingredient that kills viruses and bacteria, and it even wards off bugs that could spread germs throughout the home. Use this cleaning agent on counters, glass surfaces, and other areas.

Lime Oil‍

If you prefer the scent of fresh lime around the house, you can easily make a soft-scrub cleaning product using lime essential oil, castile soap, and baking soda. Use the product to clean counters, tubs, showers, and more. The combined powers of these ingredients can remove mildew, cut through grease and kill bacteria. You can substitute orange essential oil to enjoy the same results.

Eucalyptus Oil‍

Are you looking for an effective way to clean the grime off of the toilet bowl? Combine liquid dish soap with baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, water, and eucalyptus oil to make a powerful yet safe cleaning product. Eucalyptus oil kills mildew, while the other ingredients in this product can target bacteria and other organisms. Plus, eucalyptus oil can eliminate unpleasant odors that are common in this area of the bathroom.

Lavender Oil‍

Lavender Oil

You can enjoy the benefits of a lavender-scented air freshener without unhealthy chemicals when you mix this essential oil with water and your choice of vanilla extract or rubbing alcohol. For an added boost of odor-fighting power, add a few drops of chamomile oil to the mixture as well.

Now that you know how to clean with essential oils, you are ready to get started on your chores. Even when you have the right combination of supplies and tools available to get the job done well, you may still lack the time and energy to give your home the full attention that it needs. The perfect solution is to schedule maid service for your home in the Pasadena area. Our hardworking maids are eager to show you how easy it is to enjoy the full benefits of a clean home without lifting a finger. Schedule maid service for your home today.