Homemade Cleaning Recipes Using Essential Oils
Natural Healthy Home Cleaning Tips
Homemade Cleaning Recipes Using Essential Oil
House Cleaning does not have to be hazardous. Throw away - better yet, bring those chemicals to the hazardous waste collection in your city. Then start healthy cleaning with Essential Oils! Refresh your house and your senses!
Imagine your kitchen pleasing with the smell of lemon, grapefruit, cinnamon, or rosemary.
Choose rose, ylang ylang, jasmine, geranium, and lavender for a calming and romantic environment in the bedroom, Scent your office with basil, rosemary, and lavender for concentration, and don't forget to scent the pet pillow with flea deterring lavender and peppermint.
Essential oils can be used to create many effective non-toxic (and wonderfully fragrant) cleansers and disinfectants.
Some essential oil can be an irritant to skin so wear gloves and use a natural sponge because oils can react with plastic.
Label all of your ingredients and keep them out of reach of children. While most of these all natural cleaners are not poisonous, some can be harmful or even fatal if swallowed by children or pets.
Test Your Essential Oils For Purity
Do you wonder if your essential oils are pure? If they aren't, they're not going to work for what you're using them for. Some can be downright toxic especially if you're using them in quantity or on pets and children. A simple test will tell you if your essential oils are pure or if they include petroleum-based solvents which can cause environmental health problems.
Here's the test: Put a few sample drops of your oils on a blotting paper. Pure essential oils will not leave any residue once they have evaporated. Petroleum solvents will.
Cheap oils give cheap results. It's a matter of price vs. cost. You can buy them for a lower price, but they've cost you more because you didn't get the potency or quality you thought you were getting. Be Smart! Buy Pure!
Do not get essential oils in your eyes.
Keep essential oils away from children.
Take the necessary precautions during pregnancy, terminal illness and with children as shown.
Essential oils should be diluted before using topically (with exception for lavender and tea tree).
Do a "patch test" if you are sensitive to things on your skin.
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon vinegar
6 drops lemon essential oil
Mix ingredients to make a paste. Apply to interior of microwave with a sponge. Rinse and leave door open to dry for 15 minutes.
Wash the glass turntable by hand. This recipe will get rid of food odors...great for getting rid of that popcorn smell.
To clean hard floors, add 1/4 cup of white vinegar to a bucket of water. Then add 5-10 drops of lemon, pine, spruce, If the floor is especially dirty, add several drops of dishwashing soap. This will clean even the dirtiest floor.
1/4 cup white vinegar to a bucket of water
5-10 drops lemon, pine, spruce
Liquid castile soap if needed
Add 1/4 cup white vinegar to a bucket of water. Add 10 drops of lemon oil and 4 drops of oregano essential oil. Oregano oil has powerful antiseptic properties!
1/4 cup white vinegar to a bucket of water
10 drops lemon oil
4 drops oregano oil
To make a carpet freshener, add 16-20 drops of essential oils to a cup of baking soda. Mix well and place in a covered container overnight so that the oil can be absorbed. Sprinkle over your carpet the next day and then vacuum the powder up.
1 cup baking soda
16-20 drops essential oils
You may also saturate a disposable cloth or tissue with several drops of essential oil and place it into the collecting bag of your vacuum. This will diffuse a pleasant odor as you clean.
If your vacuum collects dirt into water, simply add a few drops into the water reservoir before cleaning. This refreshes both, the carpet and the room.
Homemade Soft Scrubber
1/2 cup baking soda
Liquid Castile Soap
5 drops Lavender essential oil and/or 5 drops Tea Tree essential oil
If you add a little pure vegetable glycerin to the baking soda, the mixture will stay moist for a long time in a jar with a tight lid.
Basic Wood Cleaning Formula
This formula is for well-used furniture. The vinegar works to pull dirt out of the wood. It doesn't leave an oily residue because the little bit of oil keeps the wood from drying out. It will store almost indefinately in a lidded jar.
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon liquid castile soap
5 drops jojoba or olive oil
Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Saturate a sponge and squeeze out the excess. Wash surfaces of tired and dirty wood. The vinegar smell will disipate soon. Dry with a soft cloth.
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