Green 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).
We recommend these top oils for green cleaning:
Other Supplies for Green Cleaning
White Distilled Vinegar
Natural Bristle Scrubbing Brushes
Check out some of our favorite cleaning tips, tricks, and recipes below!
Cleaning Tips & Tricks
Lemon and Vinegar Window Cleaner
5 tablespoons vinegar
15 drops lemon essential oil
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
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
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.
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.
Mix baking soda and salt, then sprinkle with the essential oils. Scrub tub and tile surfaces, then rinse clean!
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.