Using essential oils in the kitchen and bathroom as cleaning agents is a natural and aromatic way to take care of those mundane jobs! Not only will your house be clean, but it will smell naturally aromatic, without the aroma of some of the more toxic cleaning products that you may find in big-box grocery stores.

Here are ten essential oil recipes for cleaning your entire house so you never need to buy a toxic cleaning product again!

1. Essential Oil Kitchen Surface Cleaner

This simple, but effective, kitchen surface cleaner can be used as many times a day as you need it to keep your kitchen smelling fresh and clean!

You will need a 4 oz. glass spray bottle to get started – although you may wish to opt for a larger spray bottle and scale up the quantity you make. For example, if using this 16 oz. spray bottle then multiple all ingredients by four.

Ingredients:

  • 4-oz. white vinegar
  • 17 drops black pepper (Piper nigrum) essential oil
  • 18 drops lemon (Citrus x limon) essential oil
  • 13 drops clove (Syzygium aromaticum) essential oil

Add all the ingredients to the 4-oz spray bottle. Cap and shake well. Shake before each use. Spray liberally onto the kitchen surface. Wipe down with a clean sponge or cloth.

Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity if contact occurs.

2. Daily Essential Oil Bathroom Spray

Use the following aromatherapy bathroom spray daily to keep your bathroom sinks and tubs sparkling clean!

You will need a 4 oz. glass spray bottle to get started.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. white vinegar
  • 17 drops lime(Citrus aurantifolia) essential oil
  • 16 drops pine (Pinus sylvestris) essential oil
  • 15 drops rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil

Add all the ingredients to the 4-oz spray bottle. Cap and shake well. Shake before each use. Spray liberally onto bathroom sinks and tub. Wipe down with a clean sponge or cloth.

Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity if contact occurs. Avoid use in pregnancy, with high blood pressure, and in epilepsy.

3. Essential Oil Window Cleaning Spray

Clean your windows with this simple aromatherapy window cleaning spray for a natural and aromatic clean! This spray can also be used on mirrors.

You will need a 4 oz. glass spray bottle to get started.

Ingredients:

  • 2-oz. white vinegar
  • 2-oz. isopropyl or rubbing alcohol
  • 13 drops lemon (Citrus x limon) essential oil
  • 25 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
  • 10 drops pine (Pinus sylvestris) essential oil

Add all the ingredients to the 4-oz spray bottle. Cap and shake well. Shake before each use. Spray liberally onto windows and mirrors. Wipe over with a clean cloth.

Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity if contact occurs.

4. Essential Oil & Baking Soda Floor Cleaner for Carpets

You will need to use a different aromatherapy floor cleaner for carpets compared to other floor surfaces (see below). Follow the instructions for each floor cleaner as recommended.

You will need a container with a shaker lid to get started.

Ingredients:

  • 1-oz. baking soda
  • 8 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
  • 4 drops tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil

Combine the ingredients together in a suitable container. Sprinkle a light dusting of the blend onto the carpet. If possible, leave for a couple of hours before vacuuming.

Cautions: DO NOT use this blend if you have pets or babies and children under 5 years of age in the home. Alternatively, remove tea tree essential oil and use 12 drops of lavender essential oil in the recipe instead. Make sure that the blend is fully vacuumed into the carpet before allowing pets and children back into the area.

5. Essential Oil Floor Cleaner for Linoleum & Tile

This aromatherapy floor cleaner can be used on most floor surfaces, with the exception of carpet and wood.

You will need a 4 oz. glass spray bottle to get started.

Ingredients:

  • 4-oz. distilled water
  • 1 tsp. isopropyl or rubbing alcohol
  • 30 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
  • 18 drops sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil

Add all the ingredients to the 4-oz spray bottle. Cap and shake well. Shake before each use. Spray lightly over the floor surface. Rub over with a microfiber dust mop.

Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity if contact occurs.

6. Citrus Aromatherapy Dish Soap

Once you use this citrus aromatherapy dish soap, you will want to wash dishes all of the time due to its uplifting, light aroma!

You will need an 8-oz. PET plastic bottle with a flip-top cap to get started.

Ingredients:

  • 8-oz. castile soap
  • 1 tsp. polysorbate 20
  • 20 drops steam distilled lemon (Citrus x limon) essential oil
  • 20 drops lime (Citrus aurantifolia) essential oil
  • 55 drops sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil

Combine all the ingredients together in the 8-oz. bottle. Cap and shake well. Shake before each use. Add one squirt (or as much as desired) to running warm water in the kitchen sink. Rinse dishes with cold water after washing them.

Cautions: If you use distilled lemon essential oil, there is little-to-no risk of photosensitivity should any liquid soap remain on your skin when going outside into sunlight after use.

7. Aromatherapy Linen & Laundry Spray

Use this linen and laundry spray after laundry is washed and dried and/or to freshen up laundry between washing.

You will need a 4 oz. glass spray bottle to get started.

Ingredients:

  • 4-oz. distilled water
  • 1 tsp. isopropyl or rubbing alcohol
  • 30 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
  • 18 drops Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) essential oil

Combine all the ingredients together in a 4-oz. bottle. Cap and shake well. Shake before each use. Spray a few times onto clothes, sheets, and towels to freshen up.

Cautions: Possible sensitivity in some individuals.

8. Essential Oil Laundry Detergent

This simple laundry detergent uses a natural bulk base, taking the guess-work out of formulating an effective cleansing agent, but to which you can add an essential oil blend of your choice.

This essential oil recipe is formulated at 1% for 1 lb. (16-oz.) of base.

You will need a 16-oz. container to get started. I suggest using an airtight PET plastic box – such as this one – in which you can use a scoop to measure out amounts for each load of laundry.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. unscented powder laundry soap
  • 40 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil
  • 36 drops grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi) essential oil
  • 20 drops cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) essential oil

Combine all the ingredients together in a 16-oz. container. Add one scoop of the aromatherapy laundry detergent blend to the washing machine for each load, depending upon the size of your washer. You may need to experiment with the amount at first.

Cautions: Possible sensitivity in some individuals.

9. Aromatherapy Air Freshener Diffuser Blend for the Home

You can use an aromatherapy air freshener diffuser blend for any part of the home. The blend may change depending upon the room; for example, you probably want to use a sleep time blend in the bedroom. The following aromatherapy blend is formulated as a general “cleansing” blend suitable for diffusing in the common living areas of your home, to keep it free of unwanted odors.

You will need a 3 mL glass bottle with an orifice reducer to get started.

Ingredients:

  • 40 drops Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) essential oil
  • 30 drops cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) essential oil
  • 25 drops lemon (Citrus x limon) essential oil

Add the amount of each essential oil to the 3 mL glass bottle. Affix the orifice reducer and cap. Shake well. Add about 5 drops of the blend (or more) to an aromatherapy diffuser. Diffuse for twenty minutes and switch off. Leave for two hours before diffusing again.

Cautions: Make sure the area in which you are diffusing is ventilated well. Avoid diffusing around pets, babies and young children. Use caution with seniors, pregnant women, and those with serious health conditions.

10. Toilet and General-purpose Essential Oil Scrub

When you need to clean a little deeper, or in those areas which require a little bit of extra attention, try this simple scrub for toilets, sinks, showers, and bath tubs.

You will need a 16-oz. jar to get started. This recipe is at a 2% dilution of essential oils. You might want to increase to a 3% dilution rate for stubborn stains.

Ingredients:

  • 16-oz. baking soda
  • 50 drops thyme (Thymus vulgaris) essential oil
  • 70 drops rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil
  • 40 drops basil (Ocimum basilicum) essential oil
  • 30 drops tea tree(Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil

Combine the essential oils with the baking soda in a 16-oz. jar. Sprinkle one scoop of the blend down the toilet or onto sinks, showers, and bath tubs. Add a small amount of water and scrub with a suitable brush. Alternatively, add white vinegar.

Cautions: This is a potent cleaning blend. Do not use around pets, babies and young children. Avoid use in pregnancy, with high blood pressure, and in epilepsy. If you have pets, babies and young children in your home, you might want to leave out tea tree essential oil and increase the other essential oils proportionally.

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