If the chemical smells of industrial cleaning products have got you feeling a little uncertain about how you clean your home, maybe it’s time to switch things up. There are several alternatives to chemical-free products, but the best one is essential oils. Essential oils naturally have a pleasant fragrance with antioxidant properties that will make cleaning a much better experience for you.
Nexon Botanics has chosen 5 best essential oils for cleaning that you can use to clean your home every day.
What Essential Oils are Good for Cleaning?
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil is excellent to help clean grease and grimes, especially from floors and other surfaces. Its natural, uplifting, and purifying properties make it the best essential oil for cleaning floors. It also naturally deodorizes the air, making it the perfect air freshener.
A few drops of lemon essential oil could go a long way as nature’s dishwasher! You could really make use of the antioxidant properties of lemon essential oil for cleaning your kitchen utensils till they are sparkling!
Moreover, it can be paired with other mild cleaning agents to clean carpets, stainless steel, and laundry because it helps to remove stains.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil is a multipurpose oil that can be used for cleaning. In fact, no kitchen cabinet is complete without tea tree essential oil and its purifying properties.
This essential oil can help you with your deep cleaning needs. By regularly using tea tree oil in a spray bottle and spraying it on dirty surfaces, it can help combat mold and fungus. Moreover, tea tree essential oil is used in multiple DIY recipes for cleaning. Our favorite recipe is a bathroom scrub that you can make using water, vinegar, and baking soda. Add 15 drops of tea tree oil to these ingredients to support their cleaning powers!
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
The refreshing fragrance of eucalyptus essential oil makes it an excellent bathroom cleaner. Not only does it naturally deodorize the air but it also helps to purify surfaces with its cleansing properties.
Eucalyptus essential oil can be combined with vinegar and baking soda to clean your bathroom or kitchen sink and the inside of the toilet bowl. You could also combine tea tree essential oil with eucalyptus essential oil to spray down your shower after every use. Vacuum sheets are also a great way to clean your carpets! Spray a little bit of eucalyptus essential oil mixed with water onto your carpets and vacuum. Say hello to clean carpets in no time!
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil has an invigorating and refreshing scent with purifying properties to help you clean your entire home. This essential oil is suitable for cleaning glass surfaces and mirrors for removing stains and adding shine.
To make a DIY window and glass cleaner with peppermint essential oil, add:
- ¼ cup of vinegar
- 2 cups of distilled water
- 15 drops of peppermint essential oil
Use this recipe to get your windows, mirrors, and tables to really shine!
Rosemary Essential Oil
Rosemary essential oil is an excellent addition to a homemade laundry detergent. It has fabric softening properties that help to deeply clean your laundry while making them feel soft and smooth.
You can combine this essential oil with peppermint essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil, and a mild fabric softener or laundry detergent and enjoy soft and clean clothes for days.
It is also perfect for a DIY air freshener because of its sweet fragrance and air clarifying properties. Mix it with distilled water and peppermint essential oil and spray it all over your house for a homely, welcoming smell.
So there you have it! Five secrets to a clean home revealed. Visit the Nexon Botanics to shop these essential oils today.