Cleaning Recipes with Essential Oils

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I make my own cleaning solutions because most store bought cleaners can have toxic and harmful ingredients. Also, making your own cleaners is less expensive. It is very easy and you will know exactly what ingredients are in your home.

Benefits of cleaning with essential oils:
-Effective
-Toxin Free
-Safe to use around children and pets
-Positive side effects
-Inexpensive
-Oils have antiviral, antibacterial and antiseptic properties

I put together a list of 8 Cleaning Recipes and included a Free Printable with 2×3 labels.

Homemade DIY Cleaner Labels. Free Printable Labels from Easy Green Mom.

8 DIY Homemade Cleaning Labels from Easy Green Mom.

Recipes:
1. All-Purpose Cleaner:
16 oz. glass spray bottle

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 3/4 cups water

30 drops dōTERRA essential oil

1 teaspoon borax

Recommended combinations include:

15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon

10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Wild Orange

30 drops On Guard blend

15 drops each of Grapefruit and On Guard

Pour ingredients into a spray bottle, shake and use.

2. Wood Cleaner:
16 oz glass spray bottle

1/4 cup White Vinegar

1/4 cup Water

1/2 tsp Liquid Castille Soap

1/8 tsp Olive Oil

10 drops Orange or Lemon oil

Combine ingredients and pour into spray bottle.

3. Window Cleaner:
16 oz. Spray Bottle

1 1/2 cup white vinegar

1/2 cup water

8 drops of any citrus oil of your choice (Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, or a combination)

Pour ingredients into a spray bottle, shake and use.

4. Air/Linen Spray:
8 oz glass spray bottle

1 cup water

2 Tb vodka or witch hazel

20-30 drops of essential oils of your choice

Pour ingredients into a spray bottle, shake and use.

I like 15 drops each of Wild Orange and Peppermint.

The Prairie Homestead has more recipes for ideas for blends Here.

5. Disinfecting/ Sanitizing Spray:
8 oz. glass spray bottle

1 cup water

About 20 drops of Essential Oils. 15 drops OnGuard and 6 drops Lemon.

Pour ingredients into a spray bottle, shake and use.

6. DIY: Dish Soap

Everyone uses liquid dish soap so why not make your own? This super simple recipe is great for removing grease, adding shine, and waking up your senses.

Recipe:

2 cups unscented castile soap

20 drops Lime essential oil

8 drops Lemon essential oil

6 drops Citrus Bliss essential oil

Directions:

1. Fill a large, clean bottle with castle soap; dilute according to instructions if using a concentrate. Add the Essential Oils  and shake.

 

 

 

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