Weekly Essentials: Oils for cleaning


Essential oils offer many benefits around the home and one of the main reasons we got into the oils were for cleaning purposes. Essential oils have disinfecting properties and are sometimes included in natural cleaning products because they enhance their cleaning effectiveness and also for their scent. Since there are a wide variety of essential oils there are a wide variety of scents to choose from:



Orange: Antibacterial

Lemon: Antibiotic, antifungal,antiviral,antibacterial

Lime: Antibiotic, antibacterial

Rosemary: Antibacterial

Sage: Antifungal, antibacterial

Peppermint: Antibacterial

Thyme: Antifungal,antiviral,antibacterial

TeaTree: Antibiotic, antifungal,antiviral,antibacterial

Citronella: Antibacterial

Lavender: Antibiotic, antifungal,antiviral,antibacterial

Eucalyptus: Antibiotic, antifungal,antiviral,antibacterial


These essential oils are great for cleaning because they are antibacterial but also great degreasers, therefore, no need for all the chemical laden products.


We also included some DIY recipes for you to utilize when washing dishes.



Citrus dishwashing blend

Sweet smelling formula


Liquid Castile soap

20 drops lime essential oil

10 drops orange essential oil

Fill a 16 ounce bottle with Castile soap

Add essential oils

Shake


Herbal dishwashing blend

Leafy fresh fragrance


Liquid Castile soap

10 drops lavender essential oil

8 drops rosemary essential oil

4 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Fill a 16 ounce bottle with Castile soap

Add essential oils

Shake


Blues dishwashing blend

Uplifting washing experience


Liquid Castile soap

10 drops lemon essential oil

8 drops rosemary essential oil

4 drops bergamot essential oil

2 drops lavender essential oil


Fill a 16 ounce bottle with Castile soap

Add essential oils

Shake


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