If you've ever visited our office, you'll know right away that we love essential oils! Not only are they a healthy way to give your home a nice scent, but they are also extremely effective sanitizing agents as well!
There are tons of cleaning products on the market today. Most of which have an ingredient list that can't be pronounced. If you're concerned about keeping your home both clean and safe, we'd highly suggest throwing some essential oils in the mix! They may seem like a bit of an investment at first, but a little bit goes a LONG way. You'll likely even save money over time.
The 10 must have essential oils for your home are below. Enjoy!
Not only does lemon smell clean, it's also a powerhouse filled with anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. You can use it to de-grease, sanitize your kitchen, clean flooring, deodorize and even combine with olive oil (10 drops lemon oil with 1/2 cup olive oil) to create a wood/leather polish!
2. Tea Tree
Tea tree is another great oil to keep on hand. It fights germs, bacteria, viruses and bugs. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a spray bottle with water and put an end to pesky insects. Bonus - this combination also makes a great daily shower spray!
With antibacterial and antiseptic properties, rosemary is a wonderful addition to any dish soap or laundry detergent. Combine a few drops with peppermint oil in a diffuser for a refreshing blend to keep you focused.
4. Wild Orange
It's no surprise that many common household cleaners are lemon or orange scented. Let's get back to the basics and use the oil itself to keep our homes clean (and free of toxic chemicals!). Orange oil is an excellent de-greaser - mix 10 drops with 1/4 cup castile soap and you've got yourself a powerful stovetop and counter cleaner. The scent is unbeatable, too!
One of the most popular oils, lavender is naturally antibacterial and incredibly soothing. To make a beautiful linen spray, combine 5 TB vodka with 20 drops lavender oil and 2 cups of water in a shaker bottle. Sweet dreams!
Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your next load of laundry - your clothes will smell wonderful and your washer will stay nice and clean as well! A powerful natural germicide, eucalyptus is a great oil to use in the kitchen, bathroom, and anywhere mildew or mold might be found.
Peppermint is an excellent oil to rid your home of spiders, ants and other pesky insects! Mix 10-15 drops of peppermint oil with 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray the mix along crevices and anywhere pests like to congregate. As a bonus, the cool, invigorating scent will leave your home smelling fresh and clean!