The Best Essential Oils for a Clean Home

A clean home is a happy home, and just as importantly, a healthy home. Though it may not be a favorite daily task for many of us, cleaning is an important step to protect ourselves and our families from bacteria, germs, and odors that can make their way into our homes. When we are concerned about the health and safety of our loved ones, we may start to consider what is in the products that we use to keep our homes clean. Creating safe, natural cleaning products to use around our families and pets is what motivates many of us to transition to a more green cleaning regimen. Many essential oils possess antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and deodorizing chemical compounds that make them perfect for this job. Essential oils can be combined with a few common products to make effective household cleaners with ingredients we are familiar with and trust. As an added bonus, we can also enjoy the aromatherapeutic benefits of the essential oils as their aroma is spread throughout our homes.

While many essential oils contain properties that make them useful in cleaning, these are some of the most beneficial and versatile.

  • Antibacterial, Antiseptic, & Anti-fungal Properties
  • Eliminates Odors
  • Long History of Use in Soaps & Cleaning
  • Repels Insects
  • Calming & Relaxing Aroma

  • Antibacterial & Antiviral Properties
  • Repels Insects & Pests
  • Eliminates Odors
  • Immune System Supporting
  • Fresh & Medicinal Aroma

  • Antimicrobial Properties
  • Eliminates Odors
  • Cuts through Dirt & Grease
  • Combats Mold & Bacteria in the Air
  • Fresh & Invigorating Aroma

  • Antibacterial & Antiviral Properties
  • Eliminates Odors
  • Natural Degreaser
  • Gently Polishes Wood & Leather
  • Bright & Energizing Aroma

  • Antibacterial, Antimicrobial & Anti-fungal Properties
  • Soothes Respiratory Issues
  • Eliminates Odors
  • Repels Pests
  • Fresh & Cool Scent

  • Antiseptic, Antiviral, Antimicrobial & Antibacterial Properties
  • Eliminates Fungal Growth
  • Herbal & Green Aroma
  • Repels Pests & Insects
  • Helps Polish Furniture

  • Antimicrobial & Antibacterial Properties
  • Eliminates Odors
  • Natural Degreaser
  • Sweet & Bright Aroma
  • Repels Pests

  • Antibacterial, Antimicronial & Antiviral Properties
  • Eliminates Fungal Growth on Soft Surfaces
  • Fresh & Woodsy Aroma
  • Supports Immune System
  • Eliminates Odors

 

  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Supports Respiratory & Immune Health
  • Long History of Use to Combat Illness
  • Eliminates Odors
  • Spicy & Herbal Aroma

  • Antimicrobial & Antiseptic Properties
  • Fights Allergies
  • Combats Air Pollution
  • Purifies Air Indoors
  • Earthy & Citrusy Aroma

The recipes below are a few of our favorite ways to utilize the power of essential oils to clean the home...

Invigorating Fabric Refresher

Invigorating Fabric Refresher

Ingredients 

Instructions

Add 2 oz of high percentage alcohol to the bottle. Add the essential oils and fill the remainder of the bottle with Witch Hazel Extract, leaving a little space at the top. Spray on linens, upholstery, and drapes to help eliminate bacteria and odors in the home. Shake well before each use and store in a cool, dark location out of the reach of children and pets

Tough Spots Scrubbing Cleanser

Tough Spots Scrubbing Cleanser

Ingredients

Instructions

Mix all the ingredients to form a paste. Scrub into stubborn messes or hard-to-clean surfaces with a sponge or cloth. Rinse with water.

Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner

Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine all the ingredients in a 16 oz spray bottle and shake until thoroughly combined. Spray onto counters, floors, and other surfaces in the home and wipe clean. Shake well before each use and store in a cool, dark location out of the reach of children and pets. 

Natural & Cleansing Carpet Deodorizer

Natural & Cleansing Carpet Deodorizer

Ingredients

Instructions

Combine ingredients in a small jar and shake well to combine. Allow the mixture to sit for a few hours before using. Sprinkle on carpet or rugs and allow it to sit for a few hours or overnight before vacuuming the excess.

Germ Battling Disinfectant Spray

Germ Battling Disinfectant Spray

Ingredients

  • 16 oz Amber Glass Bottle with Spray Top
  • 10 oz of High Percentage Alcohol
  • 3 oz of Distilled Water
  • 1/2 oz of Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 40 drops of Pirates Blend Essential Oil

Instructions

Combine water and hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle. Add in the desired essential oil blend and alcohol. Shake well to combine. Spray on commonly touched surfaces and high traffic areas in the home or workspace. Shake well before each use and store in a cool, dark location out of the reach of children and pets

 

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