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Best Essential Oils for Effective Home Cleaning

Best Essential Oils for Effective Home Cleaning

Many of us see the importance of eating right by choosing healthier organic food options but sadly, we bombard our bodies with toxins by using products that are full of chemicals. Avoid the toxic cycle by incorporating a natural way of cleaning your home.  By going green in your home, you are giving your family a chance to avoid the harmful effects of chemicals. Being kinder to the planet means being kinder to your body as well.

Here are some of the best essential oils and recipes that we have compiled that can be used daily in your home:

• Lemon
Via: www.organicauthority.com/sanctuary/3-best- essential-oils- for-cleaning.html

“Made by cold pressing the rind of fresh lemons, lemon essential oil smells intoxicatingly like a fresh, ripe lemon. Add a few drops to your favorite homemade cleaners to infuse the scent of lemon throughout your home. It will give your home that distinct Pine-Sol lemon smell without any of the nasty chemicals. Lemon essential oil can also help brighten and remove stains. Add a few drops to a gallon of water when mopping your white tile floors, or use it with your homemade laundry detergent to brighten white clothes.”

• Peppermint
Via: hellonatural.co/10-best- essential-oils- for-green- cleaning/

“There are countless uses for peppermint oil around the home. Its cool, invigorating scent and antibacterial properties make it a great addition to spray cleaners and natural deodorant spray. For an air freshener that also deters ants and spiders mix 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil with 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray along cracks and crevices or wherever ants are seen.”

• Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Via: greencleaning.about.com/od/TipsandIdeas/tp/Top-5- Essential-Oils-To-Use- In-Your- Green-Cleaning.htm

“As an antimicrobial, antifungal, antiseptic, bactericidal, and insecticidal, it is a hard one to skip over when it comes to cleaning the bathroom or kitchen.  Scientific studies have been done showing its antibacterial actions and its promise in inhibiting certain flu viruses, combating Staph infections, and even treating the herpes simplex virus. In aromatherapy, tea tree is recommended for stimulating the immune system and in the treatment of respiratory conditions, such as asthma, coughing, sinusitis, and whooping cough.”

• Serious Oven-Cleaning Formula
Via: www.motherearthliving.com/homemade-cleaners/natural- cleaning-recipes-zmhz12mazmel.aspx?PageId=2#ArticleContent

1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup washing soda
1 box (16 ounces) baking soda
Scant 1/4 cup water
3/4 cup white vinegar
10 drops thyme essential oil
10 drops lemon or lemongrass essential oil

“This formula is great for ovens that have been neglected for a while. If you have a lot of baked-on grease or food splatters, you may want to use fine steel wool to scrub those areas. Use a bit more salt if necessary.”

• Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner
Via: www.mommypotamus.com/how-to- make-homemade- all-purpose-cleaner-and- spray-bottles- that-wont- leach/

1 cup water
2 teaspoons castile soap
20 drops essential oil

“Pour ingredients into a spray bottle, preferably made of glass. Shake well before use. Store in a cool, dark place. (Essential oils oxidize in sunlight)”

• Homemade Kitchen Cleaner Recipe:
Via: handmademood.com/a-refreshing- kitchen-cleaner- using-essential-oils/

1 part vinegar
1 part water
About 15-25 drops of essential oils

“Combine in a glass spray bottle. Shake before using. Spray on surface to be cleaned (counter, stove, high chair, table, etc.) and let sit for a minutes, then wipe up as you would any other cleaner.”

Going green in home cleaning by using essential oils can be affordable, fun and easy to maintain. Always do deep research before using any essential oils in home areas where pets and small children usually frequent. We hope this article was helpful and remember to diffuse your favorite essential oils using BellaSentials Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser. Live well and live life abundantly.

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