DIY home cleaning with essential oils
Learn how to make simple, clean DIY home cleaning products with essential oils through recipes, tips and more. Derived from plant botanicals, essential oils offer powerful ways to clean your home and refresh your airspace.
Stock up on the following items that are highlighted in the video.
- Aura Cacia Main Squeeze Essential Oil Blend 2 fl. oz.
- Aura Cacia Down to Earth Essential Oil Blend 2 fl. oz.
- Aura Cacia Keep it Fresh Essential Oil Blend 2 fl. oz.
- Aura Cacia Petal Power Essential Oil Blend 2 fl. oz.
All-Purpose Spray Cleaner with Main Squeeze Essential Oil Blend
Garbage Disposal Pods with Lemon Tea Tree Essential Oil
All-Purpose Spray Cleaner with Lavender Essential Oil
Furniture Oil with Lemon Essential Oil
Tea Tree and Lemon Floor and Surface Cleaner
Window Cleaner with Main Squeeze Essential Oil Blend
Room Spray with Keep It Fresh Essential Oil Blend
Glass Cleaner with Keep it Fresh Essential Oil Blend
Furniture Oil with Down to Earth Essential Oil Blend
Floor and Surface Cleaner with Down to Earth Essential Oil Blend
Aura Cacia Main Squeeze Essential Oil Blend 2 fl. oz.
Aura Cacia Down to Earth Essential Oil Blend 2 fl. oz.
Aura Cacia Keep it Fresh Essential Oil Blend 2 fl. oz.
Aura Cacia Amber Mist Bottle with Writable Label 2 fl. oz.
Aura Cacia Lemon Essential Oil 0.5 fl. oz.
Aura Cacia Tea Tree Essential Oil 0.5 fl. oz.
Try Quick Tips
To make a quick homemade spray cleaner, combine 1 teaspoon each Aura Cacia Main Squeeze Essential Oil Blend and unscented liquid soap in a 16-ounce spray bottle. Fill with water and shake until well blended, then spray surface and wipe clean.
To make a quick homemade air freshener spray, combine 4 fluid ounces water with 48 drops Aura Cacia Keep it Fresh Essential Oil Blend in a spray bottle. Shake until well blended, then mist airspace.
To organize your DIY home cleaning solutions, put them into a tote or basket, arranged by cleaning area.
To make a quick freshening diffusion, combine 1 teaspoon Aura Cacia Petal Powder Essential Oil Blend with 1 cup baking soda. Place in a glass jar or ceramic bowl and place in a space that needs a little freshening up!
Common, safe household ingredients are the key to helping you green-up your home clean-up process -- and essential oils will help your home smell great as they imbue your own homemade cleaning products with a new kind of fresh appeal over commercial versions. Making your own essential oil-based cleaning products helps you move away from the questionable chemistry that is too often found in most conventional home care products. Household ingredients such as vinegar and baking soda, along with essential oils, provide one of the best, most enjoyable reasons to employ a greener cleaning process while purging your sanctuary of the accumulated dirt, germs and odor. You'll create peace of mind as well as a clean, healthy and wonderfully aromatic living space.
Just because essential oils are products distilled from plants, doesn't mean it's smart to use them indiscriminately in large amounts while cleaning your home. Adding too much essential oil won't necessarily make your cleaning product clean any more effectively; the other household ingredients and your own elbow grease do that. Also, a high concentration of essential oils has the potential to harm surfaces and furnishings if applied indiscriminately and without first testing the application on an inconspicuous area.
A wise, general guideline for dilution rate of essential oils in cleaning products is 3%. So for every fluid ounce of liquid, or 2 tablespoons of dry product, add 18 drops of essential oil. Simply extrapolate these base measurements for larger quantities.
As you convert your home cleaning products to safer DIY versions, you may find that you have leftover quantities of your old commercial household cleaning items that you don't want to use. Read the label carefully for any instructions on how to dispose of these products safely. If the information is missing or unclear, look for an 800 number to call.
Finally, carefully follow the directions for using the DIY home cleaning recipe you're using. Find an inconspicuous spot or area on the item being cleaned, and test the application there first before any widespread, general application. If you'd prefer to go with a milder scented product, you can always choose the option to decrease the 3% essential oil dilution to 2%, or even 1%.