Having natural, non-toxic supplies to clean your home is a fundamental part of living a healthy lifestyle. Check out this goldmine of 23 recipes for household cleaning with essential oils. From surface cleaners to gum remover to dryer softener balls, this guide has you covered!
Household Cleaning Recipes
Air Freshener Spray (Yield: 8oz spray bottle)
Sticker or Gum Remover (Yield: 1 to 2 applications)
Carpet Freshener (Yield: 8 to 10 applications)
Dusting and Cleaning Cloth or Wood (Yield: 1 application)
Natural Scratch Remover (Yield: 1 application)
Basic Hardwood and Ceramic Tile Floor Cleaner (Yield: 1 application)
Vinyl Floor Cleaner (Yield: 1 application)
Carpet Stain Remover (Yield: 1 application)
NOTE: Remember to blot, not rub, the carpet or upholstery stain so you do not damage the fabric or fibers.
Kitchen Cleaning Recipes
Foaming Hand Soap (Yield: 8oz to 12oz bottle)
Liquid Dish Soap (Yield: 20 oz dish soap squirt bottle or pump dispenser)
Oven Cleaner Paste (Yield: 1 application)
Trash Can Deodorizing Tablets (Yield: 6 to 8 tablets)
NOTE: When you are ready to replace it, take the OLD tablet and crumble it into a load of laundry to help deodorize there as well.
Automatic Dishwashing Powder (Yield: 24 loads)
Fruit and Vegetable Wash (Yield: 1 wash)
Bathroom Cleaning Recipes
Toilet and Tub Soft Scrub Cleaner (Yield: 2 applications)
TO USE: Apply the soft scrub paste to soap scum in bathtubs, toilet bowls and sinks. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Scrub well with a brush or sponge and rinse off.
Homemade Bathroom Cleaning Powder (Yield: 10 to 12 applications)
TO USE: Dampen the surface area with water or vinegar and sprinkle the cleaning powder over the area. Let sit for 10 to 15 minutes and scrub with a sponge or brush. Rinse clean.
Multiple-Purpose Cleaning Spray (Yield: 12oz spray bottle)
NOTE: For tougher areas of the house, leave the spray solution on that surface for 30 minutes before rinsing.
Mold and Scum Prevention Spray (Yield: 12oz spray bottle)
Window and Mirror Spray Cleaner (Yield: 16oz spray bottle)
Laundry Cleaning Recipes
Laundry Stain Remover (Yield: 8oz spray bottle)
DIY Dryer Softener Balls (Yield: 4 to 6 dryer balls)
Cut one leg off the pantyhose. Place one yarn ball into the bottom of the pantyhose and tie a knot above the ball to secure the shape of the ball. Repeat until all of the balls have been added and secured. Once all of the yarn balls are secured, then wash and dry them on the highest heat setting in the dryer.
When the dryer balls are completely dry, remove the pantyhose and add 6 to 8 drops of your favorite essential oil to each ball. For best results, toss 4 to 6 balls into dryer with clothes.
Liquid Fabric Softener (Yield: 18 loads)
Laundry Soap Recipe (24 to 48 loads, depending on load size)
NOTE: This recipe is safe for high-efficiency washers. For extra dirty loads of laundry, consider adding an oxygen booster to the washer along with this recipe.
SOURCE: Smart Mom's Guide To Essential Oils by Dr. Mariza Snyder
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