12 Best Essential Oils for Cleaning Your Home!
There’s quite a long list of essential oils benefits especially to our health and body! But, do you know that essential oils are also truly essential at home as cleaners? If you are one of those people tired of looking for cleaning solutions to unlimited home cleanliness issues, read on! This article gives you an overview of the essential oils that are most commonly used in cleaning recipes, because of their scent or cleaning properties.
These essential oils are particularly selected based on their versatility, ability to blend well with other fragrances and cleaning properties. Of course, you can also have you own unique and personal preferences.
Common Essential Oils Used In Homemade Cleaning & Laundry Products
1. Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile essential oil has a scent of fruits and herbs, and is known for its calming, soothing and comforting scent.
It blends well with florals, and some citruses, such as lemon.
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2. Cinnamon Essential Oil
Cinnamon essential oil, also known as cinnamon leaf essential oil, has a spicy and sweet scent, like cinnamon. It blends well with orange or tangerine, and can also make a room feel like it’s Christmas time.
Generally, cinnamon should not be used alone in a homemade cleaner, but just added for an additional warming touch in small quantities.
3. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus essential oil has a sharp, fresh smell with a bit of camphor and woody smell mixed in as well. People either love or hate its scent, generally.
Eucalyptus oil blends well with pine, rosemary and tea tree oils, and also lavender and lemon essential oils.
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4. Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium essential oil is a floral scent, which smells a bit like roses.
In fact, it is often blended with rose essential oils to make a romantic floral scent for your cleaning products and laundry supplies.
Besides blending well with rose, geranium oil also blends well with lavender, rosemary, lemon, and orange.
5. Grapefruit Essential Oil
Pink grapefruit essential oil is a citrus oil that smells clean, light and a bit sharp, but still fruity.
Grapefruit oil blends well with other citrus oils, and also with rosemary and lavender oil.
Many people enjoy the scent of grapefruit in their cleaner because it is also reviving, refreshing and helps to reduce tension, especially in the winter.
6. Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil has a clean, floral, fresh scent which soothes, calms and relaxes.
Lavender is the most popular floral scent for cleaning supplies, and it is probably also one of the most popular oils for aromatherapy uses as well.
One of the reasons for this, beside its nice scent, is that lavender blends well with many other essential oils, including citruses and other florals.
7. Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil has a clean, fresh scent that is often associated with house cleaning.
It is perhaps the most common scent of household cleaners, because its scent is often associated with a feeling of freshness and cleanness.
It blends well with other citrus and floral essential oils, and also with many other essential oils.
In addition, this essential oil, along with citrus oils in general, are very good at cutting grease which is another reason they are often used in cleaning recipes.
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8. Lime Essential Oil
Lime essential oil has a clean, fresh scent with a citrusy and fruity smell.
Lime oil blends well with other citrus essential oils, and also with lavender, geranium, and rosemary.
9. Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil is a favorite for many people that make their own cleaning products, because of its refreshing, bright minty smell.
It blends well with several other popular essential oils for cleaning, including lavender, eucalyptus, lemon and rosemary.
An added use of peppermint oil is as a natural pest deterrent.
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10. Pine Essential Oil
Pine essential oil is another very common scent for homemade cleaning products, and has a distinctively pine needle scent.
Pine oil has antimicrobial properties, and can also act as a deodorizer.
It blends well with eucalyptus, lemon and lavender.
11. Rose Essential Oil
Rose essential oil smells, obviously, like roses and gives any cleaning supply or laundry supply, such as fabric softeners and laundry detergents, a romantic touch.
Rose blends well with other floral scents, but be careful because if you add too much it can become overpowering like a very strong perfume.
Rose essential oil is very expensive, so often it is mixed with geranium to have a similar scent. If you find rose too expensive, you may want to just try geranium as a substitute since it is the smell you’re using this oil for in your cleaning and laundry supplies.
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12. Spearmint Essential Oil
Spearmint essential oil has a minty, fresh scent.
It is used similarly to peppermint oil, and is an alternative minty scent that can be used in your homemade cleaners.
Never be afraid in exploring which you can use especially when it comes to your homes (and for your families). Try any of these today and be inspired living in a fragrant and peaceful abode today!