Cleaning With Essential Oils

Spruce up your space and make it smell wonderful with these essential oil cleaning tips.

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Essential oils are a natural way to clean countertops, create natural dryer sheets, hand sanitizers and a host of incredible homemade cleaning products. 

1. Essential Oil Dryer Sheets

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Supplies Needed

  • baby wash cloths
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 15 drops rose oil
  • 10 drops grapefruit oil

Fold Washcloths 

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Baby washcloths are the ideal size to make homemade essential oil dryer sheets.

Add Washcloths to Wide Mouth Jar

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Add Grapefruit and Rose Oil to Vinegar

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Lightly Moisten Towels. Save Extra for Later

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Throw Sheets Into Dryer

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2. Essential Oil Disinfectant Cleaner

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Materials Needed:

  • 1 cup vodka
  • 1 cup water
  • 20 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 20 drops rosemary oil
  • 30 drops wild orange oil
  • 20 drops lavender oil

Pour Vodka Into Spray Bottle

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Pour Water Into Spray Bottle

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Add Rosemary Oil

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Add Wild Orange, Lavender and Eucalyptus Oil

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Shake Bottle Frequently While Cleaning

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Use for Any Cleaning Job

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3. Hand Sanitizer

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Materials Needed:

  • 3 ounces of distilled water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
  • 4 ounce spray bottle
  • 30 drops tea tree oil
  • 20 drops of thieves oil

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Add Water to Bottle

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Add Coconut Oil

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Add Sea Salt

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Add Tree Tea and Thieves Oil

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Pour Into Spritzer Bottle

Use to Clean, Protect and Moisturize

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4. Garbage Disposal Bombs

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Materials Needed:

  • 3/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon dish soap
  • 5 drops lemon oil
  • 5 drops peppermint oil

Add Dish Soap

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Add Lemon and Peppermint Oil

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Pack Into Scoop

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Place on Parchment-Lined Baking Sheet. Dry 24 Hours

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Place Bombs Into Jar

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Add Bombs to Garbage Disposal. So Long Stink!

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5. Carpet Cleaner

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Materials Needed:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 10 drops peppermint oil
  • 5 drops citrus oil

Add Baking Soda

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Add Peppermint Oil

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Mix in Citrus Oil

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Pour Into Container

Sprinkle on Carpet

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Vacuum

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