Cleaning with Essential Oils

A few things might come to mind when you think of May; warmer weather, sunny skies, the beginning of BBQ season… & spring cleaning! Although the latter may not seem like the most fun activity that inevitably accompanies the month of May, today we’re going to try & make this tedious task a little easier on you with some fun, DIY cleaning recipes!

 Cleaning with Essential Oils 

 As people become more conscious of ingredient lists and what products they bring into their homes, it’s important to be aware of exactly why it’s so important to “clean green”! From healthier homes, to decreasing your exposure to harsh chemicals, to cutting down on product costs/expenses… the benefits of cleaning with green or natural products are endless!

Essential oils can make for amazing household cleaners… not to mention, they smell absolutely incredible and are fun to work with! Below are three, wonderful DIY recipes to help keep your home clean… the green way!

 Surface Cleaner (via Good Girl Gone Green):

  1. Mix 3 parts water to one part vinegar, 2 tsp of lemon juice with 5-7 drops of lemon essential oil
  2. Add to a spray bottle

Room Spray (via Divine Essence):

  1. Mix 30 drops of any blend in 1/2 to 1L of distilled water into a spray bottle.
  2. Shake well before use.
  3. Spray in the room (avoid spraying near the eyes).

Air Freshener (via Divine Essence):

  1. Add 20 to 30 drops of the Black Spruce essential oil to a diffuser, for aromatic scents of the Canadian forest.

OR

  1. Add 29 drops of the organic Sweet Orange essential oil with one drop of organic True Cinnamon bark essential oil to a diffuser, for a fruity-spice aroma!

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