Do you want to do your Spring Cleaning the natural way? If you’re like me, you believe the less chemicals in your home the better, right? Today I’m sharing 7 essential oils you need for natural Spring Cleaning your home. Find out which oils are best used for cleaning, as well as tips on how to use them. Let’s see which oils I’ll be using for Spring Cleaning my home this year.
Nothing smells like Spring to me as much as lemon. It’s fresh, clean uplifting scent is paired with antiseptic and antibacterial properties, making it the perfect oil for cleaning surfaces in your home. Lemon oil is packed with stain fighting power, too.
How to Use Lemon Oil for Spring cleaning:
- Add a few drops of Lemon Oil to a gallon of water prior to mopping.
- Combine 1/4 cup of water, 1/4 cup of white vinegar and 16 drops of Lemon Oil to a spray bottle for a homemade window cleaner.
- Freshen up sheets and other fabrics by adding a few drops of Lemon Oil to the washing machine before washing as usual.
- Polish wood furniture with a few teaspoons of olive oil mixed with a few drops of lemon oil.
- Fill a spray bottle with water and add 3-5 drops of lemon oil to make an all natural surface cleanser for your kitchen and bathroom countertops.
Orange oil is another citrus oil that comes in handy during Spring cleaning. It not only has an uplifting smell that can perk up any musty home, but it has powerful stain fighting and degreasing properties, too.
How to Use Orange Oil for Spring cleaning:
- Add a few drops of orange oil to a small spray bottle filled with water. Thouroughly saturate the greasy areas in the kitchen like the oven, microwave, etc. Use a cloth to scrub and wipe the grease away.
- Combine 1/2 cup of castille soap, 1/2 cup of water and 20 drops of orange oil to make a natural cleanser to wipe down surfaces in your home.
- Add a few drops of orange oil to a cotton ball and place in the trashcan before adding the trashbag to keep odors at bay.
- Place a few drops of orange oil on air filters in your home to freshen up your space.
Peppermint oil has an invigorating scent that is great at getting rid of musty odors in your home. It’s also a mild pest repellent, so say goodbye to bugs in your home with this energizing oil.
How to Use Peppermint Oil for Spring cleaning:
- Combine 1/4 cup of vinegar, 2 cups of water, and 1/4 tsp Peppermint Oil in a spray bottle. Shake it gently to mix and use as a surface cleanser for appliances and counter tops in your home.
- Add a few drops of peppermint oil to a spray bottle of water and spray on houseplants to get rid of pesky bugs.
- Add Peppermint Oil to baking soda and store in an open jar for an instant room deodorizer.
- Add a few drops of Peppermint Oil to baking soda and sprinkle on carpet before vacuuming to eliminate carpet odor.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil, also known as Melaleuca Oil, has antifungal and antibacterial properties. This makes it a great fighter against mold and mildew in the home.
How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Spring cleaning:
- Add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil to a spray bottle of water to use as an anti-mildew surface spray. Spray and let it soak in a few minutes before wiping the area clean.
- Add a few drops to the laundry wash cycle to get rid of the odor in musty towels or other fabrics.
- Combine 1 cup of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of castille soap, 1 tablespoon of water and 15 drops of Tea Tree Oil to make a natural scrub for your tub.
Eucalyptus oil is another oil packed with antibacterial properties. It fights mildew and mold and purifies the air. Plus, it leaves your home smelling so fresh and so clean!
How to Use Eucalyptus Oil for Spring cleaning:
- Create your own toilet cleaner easily by adding a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil to the toilet bowl along with baking soda. Use a toilet brush to scrub the bowl clean.
- Add a few drops of Eucalyptus oil and Olive oil to a soft cloth and wipe your stainless steel appliances down. No smudges!
- Add a few drops of Eucalyptus oil to a small spray bottle of water to create a surface cleanser for your bathroom countertops and toilet.
- Use a few drops of Eucalyptus oil to remove sticky residues from surfaces.
Purification Oil is a blend by Young Living that I can’t live without. It is THE ultimate odor fighting oil for the home because it helps purify the air with the power of Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree oils.
How to Use Purification Oil for Spring cleaning:
- Diffuse a few drops of Purification Oil in the diffuser to purify the air in your home.
- Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place in closets, drawers, trashcans, wherever you want to prevent odor.
- Make your own refreshing linen spray by combining a few drops of Purification oil with distilled water.
- Add a few drops of Purification Oil to your washer and run the rinse cycle to clean the machine.
Lavender Oil’s heavenly scent makes it an excellent choice to freshen up the home after the long winter season. It’s also relaxing and helps create a calming atmosphere in your home, which is exactly what you need after a day of Spring cleaning!!
How to Use Lavender Oil for Spring cleaning:
- Diffuse a few drops of Lavender Oil in your diffuser to freshen the home.
- Combine 1 tablespoon of alcohol with 1/2 cup of distilled water and 25 drops of lavender oil in a small spray bottle for an easy DIY linen spray to freshen up curtains, pillows and fabric furniture in your home.
- Keep moths and insects away by adding a few drops to a cotton ball and place in closets, drawers, etc.
- Add a few drops of lavender oil to wool dryer balls to freshen your laundry during the drying cycle.