Essential oils have a vast application in the beauty and cosmetic industry. Most of them are popular for the cleansing and revitalizing properties they have on one's body and mind. It would be a great miss not to mention the household cleaning properties essential oils have, as well.
They can be your irreplaceable cleaning assistant and they are not only non-toxic, but also produce a pleasant smell that lingers on the surfaces for a long time.
Eco-Friendly Multi-Purpose Cleaner
This cleaner is suitable for countertops, porcelain surfaces, tables and so on. Add a few drops of Lavender Essential oil and a few drops of Bergamot Essential oils to 2 cups of white vinegar. Pour the solution in a spray bottle and shake well.
This cleaning product has no expiration date and it will work in a variety of instances.
This is a quick and easy tip to give a nice fresh scent to your clothing. Add a few drops of Lavender Essential oil to a cotton ball and put it in the corners of your drawers and wardrobes.
Homemade Air Freshener
Mix equal parts of the following essential oils: Lavender, Lime, Lemon, Orange and Grapefruit. Get a spray bottle that will fit 2 ounces of distilled water and the same quantity of alcohol. Add the mixture of essential oils and shake well. Use as an air freshener as needed.
Carpets absorb all kinds of unpleasant smells and odors. Take a few drops of essential oil, preferably Lavender, a pack of baking soda and a jar. Place a few holes in the lid of the jar. Place the baking soda and add the oils. In order to avoid clumping, pour the mixture into the jar and shake well. Sprinkle the mixture on your carpet and vacuum after half an hour. The baking soda will absorb the odor and the essential oil will help the carpet smell fresh.
Beauty Tool Cleaner
To disinfect your plastic beauty tools, submerge them into the following solution: 20 drops of Melaleuca Essential Oil, mixed with half a cup of white vinegar and one cup water. Let the beauty tools sit for 20 minutes then remove the loose dirt with a suitable soft brush and rinse well.
Tired of scuff marks on your floors? Apply Melaleuca oil to the affected surface and blot. Then treat the surface with distilled white vinegar.
Lemon oil is great for bathroom surfaces. Treat glass doors with a microfiber cloth and lemon oil on a bi-weekly basis.
The cleaning application of the essential oils are too many to be counted. You just need to know the main purposes of every essential oil in order to make an effective cleaning and air freshening solution out of it.
This article is a guest post, shared with us by Sophie of QualityCleaningLondon Camden Town. You can visit their site for more ideas on green and eco-friendly cleaning.