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Top 7 Green Cleaning Essential Oils

Top 7 Green Cleaning Essential Oils

Top 7 Green Cleaning Essential OilsGreen cleaning with essential oils has many benefits.  The easiest way to make sure that your home is clean, healthy, and safe is to use products you create yourself. Doing so is simple, cost-effective and, best of all, utilizes toxin-free ingredients (unlike the well-known, store-bought products).

Up to now, your cleaning routine may not be resulting in an environment that is as clean as you think. The toxic ingredients in most products meant to purge accumulated dirt, germs, and odor from your home can be just as harmful as the original germs! Even products that claim to be “all-natural” may contain similar nasty ingredients.

Essential oils are the key to DIY cleaning supplies! The first step to green cleaning with essential oils is to stock up on specific oils that are known to be effective to clean and disinfect.

We also recommend that you use clean, distilled water, as tap water can contain salts and minerals (which can, in turn, lead to spotting and build-up).

Top 7 Green Cleaning Essential Oils

We recommend these top oils for green cleaning:

Bandits Blend, Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Orange, Grapefruit, Lavender

Other Supplies for Green Cleaning
Baking Soda
Borax
White Distilled Vinegar
Spray Bottles
Natural Bristle Scrubbing Brushes

Check out some of our favorite cleaning tips, tricks, and recipes below!

Cleaning Tips & Tricks

  • To scrub your floors, add a few drops of tea tree oil to spots. Wipe the extra oil and rub in some distilled white vinegar.
  • Disinfect with lavender essential oil.
  • Orange oil is also great as a surface cleaner.
  • To clean shower doors, rub the them with lemon oil twice a month, which will help to prevent grime buildup.
  • Toilets can benefit from tea tree oil.
  • Use lavender or lemon on your windows (this can also help repel insects!).
  • Remove sticky residue with orange oil and a cotton swab or cotton ball.
  • Keep your bed linens fresh by spraying them with a mixture of lavender oil and distilled water. Spritz over the sheets and pillows before making the bed in the morning.
  • To energetically cleanse your house, use our premade House Blessing Essential Oil Spray.

Recipes for Green Cleaning with Essential Oils

Lemon and Vinegar Window Cleaner
Ingredients
5 tablespoons vinegar
15 drops lemon essential oil
Distilled Water

Directions
Mix vinegar and essential oil in a large spray bottle. Fill the rest of the way with water. Shake bottle before spraying!

 

Multi-Purpose Spray Cleaner
Ingredients
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon Borax
1/4 teaspoon castile soap
1 teaspoon lavender essential oil
1 teaspoon tea tree essential oil
OR 2 teaspoons Bandits Essential Oil Blend

Directions
In a spray bottle, dissolve Borax into water. Add essential oils of choice. To use, shake and spray into cloth or onto surface, then wipe clean.

 

Floor & Surface Cleaner
Ingredients
2 tablespoons castile soap
8 drops lemon essential oil
4 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions
Mix essential oils and liquid soap, then pour into a bucket of warm water. Stir until combined. Dampen a sponge, mop or washcloth and clean floors and hard surfaces.

 

Tub & Tile Scrub
Ingredients
2 tablespoons baking soda
2 tablespoons sea salt
15 drops pink grapefruit essential oil
3 drops peppermint essential oil
3 drops tea tree essential oil

Directions
Mix baking soda and salt, then sprinkle with the essential oils. Scrub tub and tile surfaces, then rinse clean!

 

Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Ingredients
2 ¼ cups water
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
4 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops Bandits Essential Oil Blend

Directions
Combine ingredients in a spray bottle. Spray toilet bowl, scrub, and flush.

Download our free ebook, 32 Magical Ways to Use Essential Oils for Home and Health, containing several tips for cleaning with essential oils.

Diffusing essential oils is also one way to disinfect the air in your home. Read about how to diffuse essential oils here.










 

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