12 MYSTERIOUS ESSENTIAL OIL CLEANING HACKS YOU’LL WISH YOU KNEW SOONER

14 Mysterious Essential Oil Cleaning Hacks

The thought of using essential oils for cleaning simply makes the world of sense. After all, essential oils are made of natural oils from plants. There’s no wonder its uses are so versatile.

Using essential oils for cleaning is just amazing. Just imagine how wonderful your home must smell and feel after cleaning with essential oils.

In this article, we’ll look at 12 mysterious essential oil cleaning hacks that will have you saying why didn’t think of that before.

Here are 12 mysterious ways to use essential oils for cleaning

 

1. POO SPRAY

Poo spray is a high-demand fragrance on the market these days and so too is the price. What if you could make the same poo spray right there at home, wouldn’t that be fantastic?

 

Here is how to make your own sweet-smelling poo spray with essential oils.

You’ll Need…

  • 1/4 cup Brewed lemongrass tea bag
  • 15 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1/3 cup water

All you need to do is to mix all these ingredients together in a spray bottle. Place your poo spray next to your toilet for when it’s needed for # 2 odors.

 

2. CARPET DEODORIZER

Smelly carpet? Your carpet smell whether you make it or not. Pet pee, food spills, dust, and take-ins from outside can make your carpet smell really ugly.

With essential oils, it is easy to control the smell of your carpet. Simply add a few drops of essential oils in with baking soda and sprinkle on your carpet.

Allow sitting on the carpet for a few hours or for as long as you can allow it. the longer the time the better and more effective the ingredients will be. Vacuum in the morning and your carpet will not be smelly anymore.

 

3. LAUNDRY DETERGENT

Boost your regular laundry detergents with essential oils. You can add can drops of essential oils in your laundry detergent to make your laundry smell the way you want it to.

You can also make your own laundry detergent by adding

  • 25 drops of essential oils
  • 1 cup of washing soda
  • water
  •  3 cups of borax

Simply combine all the ingredients in a jar and shake well. Use your essential oil homemade laundry detergent to wash as you would normally do.

 

4. SOY SCENTED CANDLES

Method…

Using a cute container like a mug, old use candle jar, or a cup, melt the soy wax then add 10 drops of your favorite essential oils { a combination of 10 drops} To allow the oils to harden with the wax.

Hold the wick upright in the center of the jar while you slowly and carefully pour in the melted wax. Allow to dry and harden properly. Lite your essential oil-scented candle and relax.

 

5. HAND SOAP

Keep your hands assuredly clean with essential oil hand sanitizing soap. I guess you’re wondering how could this safely sanitize your hands. Well, Essential oils are naturally packed with all the natural elements from nature to fight bacteria.

You’ll Need…

  • 1 cup witch Hazel
  • 5 drops each tea tree and lemon oils
  • 2 tablespoon Castile soap

Making The Soap…

Combine all the ingredients into a small travel-size bottle and place it in your bag, or simply make enough and place it in bottles all around the home with a label. This will promote hand washing in the home.

 

6. CAR AIR FRESHENER

Did you know the smell of your car helps your mood and your whole personality? After all, you spend most of your time in your car so if your car smells bad then your mood just may be the same way. Here is a natural inexpensive way to deodorize your car. It’s by using essential oils.

All you need to do is to choose your most love essential oil {mine is the essential baby oil} Pour drops of the oil on small cotton rolls and place them in the car.

You can also damp the microfiber cloth with water then add a few drops of essential oils and wipe down the interior of the car. Starting with the seats, dashboard, and floor. Doing this will remove pet odors, food odors, and all the musky scents that linger in your car.

 

7. FABRIC SPRAY

Every now and then a little fabric spray is needed to freshen up something. Essential oil homemade fabric spray is something you can make to use a necessary.

Simply combine a mixture of vinegar, lavender essential oil, and rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle and mist clothing, couches curtains, fabricated sofas, and any other item you have in your home that’s made of fabric.

 

8. ALL-PURPOSE SPRAY

Essential oils are great at fragrancing your entire home. Imagine using this oil to mist your entire home both indoor and outdoor. Having all the antibacterial properties that it has makes it a big fighter of germs and bacteria. This will give you peace of mind knowing that your home smell amazing and is sanitized at the same time.

 

Making The All-Purpose Spray

  • Fill a spray bottle with room temperature  water
  • Add 15 drops of your favorite essential oil
  • a quarter of a teaspoon of vinegar/ optional
  • 5 drops of cinnamon food flavoring

After these are combined mist your entire home from top to bottom. Your neighbors and friends will want to know your secret.

 

9. ESSENTIAL OIL TOILET DEODORIZER

Essential oils are amazing at making your toilet smell amazing.  You can drop a few drops in the bowl or you can make your own essential oil toilet bowl tabs. Whichever way you chose to use essential oils in your toilet the results will be the same and that’s mesmerizing.

Essential Oil Toilet Tabs…

  • baking Soda
  • water
  • lavender/ lemon/ tea tree Essential oil

Method…

Sprinkle the baking soda with the water. Enough to make it paste-like. While doing this drop in 10 drops of one of the listed essential oils. Form the mixture into a mold or use your hands to roll them into a small ball.

When these are dry, drops the essential oil toilet tablet into the toilet bowl overnight in the morning flush. If you have other stuff to do around the home simply drop one in and move on to your chores. Your toilet is bound to have an amazing smell when you get back to it.

 

10. CLEANING WIPES

Paper towels are becoming very expensive these days. We simply can’t afford to use an entire roll to clean our homes each day. That’s why making your own DIY cleaning wipes are essential.

These essential oil cleaning wipes will save you cash and make your home smell spectacular as you wipe.

You’ll Need…

  • Mason jar
  • Baby powder essential oil, lavender/lemon
  • Water
  • Small washcloths- depends on the size of the mason jar

Place the washcloths into the mason jar. Drop 10 drops of either essential oils listed above. Sprinkle the water into the jar enough to make it just wet enough. Don’t add too much water or else you’ll be squeezing as you wipe. Add just an ample amount of moisture to keep the cloths dampen.

Replace the lid tightly and shake vigorously. There! your mason jar of essential cleaning wipes is ready to go.

 

11. DISINFECT COUNTERTOPS

Many essential oils consist of antibacterial and antifungal properties. That’s why using essential oils as a countertop and general surface cleaner is just the perfect idea.

You’ll Need…

  • Diluted Liquid Castile Soap
  • 2-3 drops of lavender or lemon essential oil
  • A Small Spray Bottle

Combine these in the spray bottle and shake well. Use this mixture to disinfect your doorknobs, kitchen counters, and bathroom surfaces. It is advisable not to use on surfaces that are absorbable as this may damage the material.

 

12. FRUITS & VEGGIE WASH

It is highly recommended to wash your fruits and vegetables with running water and avoid using any form of soap. The result of eating soap doesn’t stand too good with your digestive system.

However, there are essentials that can be used to wash veggies and fruits safely because they are made up of antifungal properties. To make sure your fruits and veggies are extremely free of fungus try this way of washing

Four to five drops of lemon essential oil have been proven safe to wash your fruits and vegetables. Add these five drops of the lemon essential oil into a large bowl/container filled with water. Use this to wash your fruits and veggies and enjoy!

 

13. FLOOR CLEANER

If you are looking for an all-in-one floor cleaner then this essential oil floor cleaner is the one. This cleaner can be use used on wood and tile floors. As long as you can wipe the floor then it is safe. Not only is this cleaner safe but the fragrance it leaves behind will freshen up the entire house.

You will be needing…

  •  1/4 cup murphy’s oil soap
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1-gallon water
  • 25 drops lemon essential oil

Combine these ingredients {no specific order} into a one-gallon jug and store it for the next time you clean your floor.

 

15. DISGUISES PET ODOR

Essential oils are safe but before using them on your pet it’s best to seek professional advice. Just like deodorizing your home essential oils can be used to eliminate and neutralize pet odors in the home and even your car.

Simply combine a solution of 5 drops of lavender or lemon essential oil into a small spray bottle fill it with water. Use this to mist your pet’s bed and anywhere your pet hangs out. Do the same in your car to maintain a fresh odor. No one will be able to tell if your pet has been traveling with you.

 

16. CLEAN & SANITIZE MAKEUP BRUSHES

Makeup brushes should be wash at least once per week to keep them free of bacteria. Not doing so can lead to serious skin conditions. That is a condition no one wants to have. Prevent this by keeping your makeup brushes clean by making your own essential oil cleanser. To do this carefully follow the instructions below.

You will be needing…

  • 1 hot cup water
  • 1/2 teas spoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel
  • 15 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon castile soap

Combine to make a solution. Place the brushes into the solution for 1/2 hour. Remove and rinse with warm water and allow to dry. The tea tree essential oil plays a major role in the solution because of its antifungal properties which eliminate bacterias. Now your makeup brushes are clean as a whistle and ready to use again.

 

 

 

 

 

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