4 Best Essential Oils For Cleaning Your Home
When you use essential oils to clean your home you avoid harsh ingredients that are found in most store bought cleaning products. These cleaning products release harmful particles into the air that may produce dangerous indoor pollutants, contribute to chronic respiratory problems, headaches, and allergic reactions.*
Making your own cleaning products with mindful ingredients can help you avoid the dangers of using harsh cleaning products while helping you live a more conscious lifestyle at home. You can use essential oils to make your own air fresheners, laundry detergents, carpet cleaners, and deodorizers, or multi-purpose cleaners.
Here are four powerful cleaning essential oils and tips on how you can use them in your home.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is known as a multi-purpose oil and is fantastic for cleaning your home in a mindful way. You can use it for just about anything while reaping the benefits of its calming floral aroma. Lavender has many hygienic properties making it a great disinfectant surface cleaner for your entire home.* Use it on countertops, tables, desks, or other surfaces.
Sage Essential Oil
Sage is an excellent air cleaner and purifier. Research suggests that burning sage can kill 94% of airborne microbes.* Air pollution in the home can come from various sources like central heating and cooling systems, chemical-based household cleaning products, tobacco products, lack of ventilation in the home, oil, or wood.* You can take advantage of the sterilizing properties of sage by creating a DIY sage room spray or multi-purpose cleaner.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree oil is another great option for an effective multi-purpose cleaner. It can be used as a spray to rid your home of creepy crawlers. Tea tree oil is also great for sterilizing messy surfaces.* The helpful properties of tea tree oil will leave your surfaces looking shiny and new!
Rosemary Essential Oils
Rosemary can be used as a house disinfectant. Its natural cleaning properties make it a great safe option for daily use.* A rosemary essential oil mixture is also great as a carpet freshener too!
How to Use Essential Oils For Cleaning
- You can use filtered water, purified water, spring water, unscented Castile soap, or oil to dilute your essential oil.
- Use 10 drops for every 2-3 cups of diluent to ensure that the properties of the oils come through.
- Use high-quality, grade A and organic essential oils.
- Combine safe cleaning solutions with essential oils, but give your solution a good mix before using doing so to ensure essential oils are evenly distributed.
- To clean the air in your home using essential oil use a diffuser.
- Use glass, steel, or HDPE plastics to store your essential oils. Essential oils can dissolve some plastics.*
- When storing your diluted essential oil mixture be sure to store it in a cool, dark, and dry location.
If you found this blog post helpful, comment below and let us know which essential oils you like to use to clean your home. The Cosy community would love to hear from you! Also, check out our Cosy House Lavender Linen Spray. It’s formulated without aerosols, dyes, propellants, and synthetic fragrances making it safe for anyone with sensitive skin and allergies.
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