Essential Oils: Three recipes for your home


Essential oils have antiviral, anti-fungal and antibiotic properties which make them suitable to be used in recipes for cleaning and keeping the air in your home fresh. Here you will learn some useful recipes for making air fresheners and cleaners for your house and flat. They are easy to do, effective and thanks to the essential oils they contain will help you maintain the healthy condition of your rooms.

1. All-purpose Home Cleaner

To create this all-purpose cleaner for your home you need the following ingredients:

  • A large enough spray bottle

  • 3 cups of water

  • 1/8 to ¼ of 32 oz liquid castile soap

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • Essential oils: lavender, lemon, tea tree or other similar

First pour the water in the spray bottle, then add the vinegar and liquid castile soap. The soap should be added after the water to prevent the mixture to become too sudsy. After that you can add the essential oils you have chosen to use. For example you can add 10 drops of each of the two essential oils you have picked to use. You can reduce the quantity of soap to 1/8 cup and increase the amount of vinegar you use. This way the cleaner will create less bubbles but will be more effective in cleaning soap residue and dirt. This cleaner can be used on stoves, counters, tabletops, fridges and other surfaces in the kitchen. It is an effective bathroom cleaner as well provided by SuperEndOfTenancyCleaners Highbury.

2. Air Freshener

For making it you need 12 to 15 drops of essential oil, ½ cup white vinegar and 1 and ½ glasses water. The essential oils you use can be whichever you like. Very appropriate are essential oils of orange, lavender, grapefruit and lemon. To make a more concentrated air freshener using more vinegar, less water and increase the drops of essential oils to 20. Use the less concentrated air freshener to deodorise surfaces directly. The more concentrated air freshener use to spray a few times to make the whole room scented.

3. Floor and Surface Cleaner

This oil-based cleaner is very effective in sanitising floors and all kinds of hard surfaces. For making it you need 2 tablespoons liquid soap (unscented), 8 drops essential oil of lemon, 4 drops essential oil of tea tree and 1 gallon warm water. Mix the essential oils and liquid soap to blend well. Pour the mixture in the bucket with water and stir to mix evenly. Use a mop, sponge or wash cloth with this cleaning solution on floors and hard surfaces. It has a refreshing effect.

Using these recipes which contain essential oils you can provide excellent cleaning and refreshing of your home. They are easy to do, inexpensive and substitute the chemicals that are sold in stores.

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