Essential Oil Recipes – Cleaning & Deodorizing

Would you like for people to enter your home and say, “What smells so good?” People with pets would surely enjoy this!

You can have your home always smelling good with essential oils. These are natural scents from nature, not chemical fragrances that are now being reported as toxic to your home, children and pets.

You can make your own cleaning supplies with cleaning properties that nature provides and lovely aromas. You might want to clean house more often with your favorite essential oils. You’ll feel a whole lot brighter and energetic after a few hours with essential oils than you will after breathing the fumes of toxic chemicals.

Lavender & Tea Tree Spray Cleaner
1 t. borax
2 T. white vinegar
2 c. hot water
1/4 t. Lavender
3 drops Tea Tree

Mix all ingredients together and stir until dry ingredients dissolve. Pour into spray bottle for long-term storage and use. Spray as needed on any surface except glass. Scrub and rinse with a clean damp, cloth.

Cleansing Spray for Surfaces
3 drops Cinnamon Leaf
5 drops Pine Needle
2 drops Frankincense
10 drops Bergamot
1/8 t. Sunshine Concentrate
30 ounces water

Combine essential oils with Sunshine Concentrate and water in a 32 oz. trigger spray bottle. Spray on and wipe surface dry. Cleans countertops, stovetops and tile.

Carpet Cleaning
“We used 10 drops of Lemon for each gallon as we cleaned our carpets today. It was amazing how it brightened up the rug and helped pull stains out….and what a fresh smell! We got daring and decided to use Lavender for the bedroom and it was great! I also noticed that by having the Lemon in the solution, there was not a problem with foaming in the dirty water.” Happy Housekeeper in Georgia

Rosemary Deodorizer & Immune System Booster
6 drops Rosemary
6 drops Grapefruit
4 drops Lemon
2 ounces purified water

Combine oils and water in a 2-ounce glass spritzer bottle. Shake well before each use and spray liberally into the air. This spray will combat odors and infectious organisms. During cold and flu season, add 2 drops of Eucalyptus. The blend works well in a diffuser also without the water.

Take Away the Paint Smell
Paint can make any room look brighter, but the smell lasts quite awhile and the process of painting is not very uplifting to the spirit or mind with all those fumes.

Add one (1) 5ml bottle of your favorite essential oil to any five gallon bucket of paint. Stir vigorously and viola! You’ve got your own personal paint odor to help you get the job done with a more energetic or brighter outlook!

Do this with Lemon and help to protect your liver too!

Clean Without Bleach
“I just mopped the kitchen floor in a gallon of water, a squirt of Sunshine Concentrate and 7 drops of Lemon. I liked using bleach to disinfect, but I know it is so bad for me and the pets, so I switched to Lemon Essential Oil which smells so wonderful that it makes my mouth water! A really nice benefit is that the floor is not sticky or slippery which is the typical problem with chemical floor cleaners and the bleach leaves a residue that I would have to rinse off. It sure is nice to smell lemon and feel refreshed after mopping the floor instead of dazed out from bleach vapors.” Robin

Spicy Orange Air Freshener
5 drops Orange
2 drops Cinnamon Leaf
4 oz. distilled water

Put distilled water in a spray bottle, add essential oils and shake well. Spray as needed in rooms or at your work desk for a refreshing look at your work.

Christmas House Spray
4 drops Pine Needle
1 drop Red Mandarin
2 drops Cinnamon Leaf

Dilute in purified water in a 2 ounce spray bottle.

Citrus Air Freshener
50 drops Lemon
50 drops Pink Grapefruit
10 drops Red Mandarin
10 drops Patchouli
4 oz. Pure Water

Pour the water into a mist spray bottle and add essential oils.
Tighten the cap, shake well, and spray the mist into the air. As mist
ages inside the bottle, the scent improves and becomes stronger. From “500 Formulas for Aromatherapy” by Carol & David Schiller

Powerful Air Freshener
4 drops wild thyme
3 drops pine needle
2 drops lemon or lavender
Drop onto a scent ball pad and diffuse

Moth-Away Sachet
Cedar chips or wood shavings
3 drops each lavender and geranium essential oils
5 drops each llemon and pine essential oils
Optional: Dry lavender flowers, clean pine needles, or 1 drop patchouli.
Combine all ingredients and place in a muslin bag.