Updated: Aug 22, 2021
Making your own DIY cleaning products is a fantastic way to save some money and it also is good for our environment! You get to control what’s inside of your cleaning product making it a much safer option for you, your children, and your pets!
When making your own cleaning product you will not have all that packaging that would come with a product when you buy it from the internet, so you would be cutting down on unnecessary waste and space. When making your own natural cleaning product you would obviously need your own plastic bottle that you should always reuse when it comes to making natural cleaning products. When you use a DIY bottle you would be helping save more than 5 million bottles from entering the environment!
There are different ways to clean your house with essential oils! Here is a list of those essential oils and the things they are capable of doing:
Lavender oil: Lavender oil smells lovely once you start using it but did you know it also has natural antibacterial properties too. You can use lavender oil to disinfect any surface in your home.
Here is a recipe that you can try:
Get distilled water ( use immediately, and store in the fridge).
Add 10-20 drops of lavender oil.
Add water to bottle and the add your essential oil. Shake the mixture (since oil and water separate) .
Spread on the surface, letting it disinfect while it dries for roughly 10 mins, then wipe clean.
Lemon essential oil: With lemon essential oil, you can deodorize places like your fridge and can be very effective in de-greasing. You can use this in your kitchen when you want to clean the grease off oily dishes or even the stovetop.
Try this Recipe:
Mix one cup water with one cup vinegar in a spray bottle
Upload 10 drops of lemon oil for an easy, green cleaning spray
For stubborn stuck-on meals on your stovetop, sprinkle baking soda at the affected areas, then spray with the mixture till it fizzes and wipe clean.
Peppermint oil: If you constantly have roaches in your homes, do not stress because we have a solution for that! Peppermint oil is a safe and natural way to keep those pesky roaches away! You can spray this peppermint oil mixture immediately onto a roach to apply it as an insecticide, otherwise, prevent them from returning via way of means of spraying:
1/3 white vinegar
20-40 drops of peppermint oil (very strong essential oil, less is more)
32 oz bottle
You can also blend peppermint oil with soap and spray it across the outdoors of your home to preserve them from getting in.
Eucalyptus oil: You can easily clean your hairbrushes and combs with eucalyptus oil. For this you will need to:
Combine one and a half cups of water, a half cup of distilled white vinegar
20 drops of eucalyptus oil (you can also use tea tree oil or lavender oil) in a container, then allow your combs and brushes to soak for 20 minutes
Once they have soaked, rinse them off thoroughly and let them air dry. You can also use eucalyptus oil to give your home a fresh pleasant scent.
All you need to do is add the oil to your air filter before installing it. This will also clear the air ducts of any sort of pathogen because of the oil’s antimicrobial properties.
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