In honor of Earth Day and your efforts to green your life, we’ve gathered up a bunch of DIY household cleaners for your spring cleaning. From the kitchen to the bathroom and laundry, your home is sure to smell fresh and clean with these essential oil cleaners!
Essential Oils for Natural Household Cleaners
Citrus window cleaner: Use 3 parts white vinegar and 1 part water with a few drops of your favorite citrus oil in a spray bottle.
Every day cleaner. This natural all-purpose spray uses essential oils and borax for a good deep clean. I’d use an immunity boosting oil blend for this one!
Furniture polish: 1 part white vinegar to 1 part olive oil and several drops of your favorite citrus essential oil. Wild Orange would be my choice!
Natural Bathroom Cleaner: Deep clean and kill germs with this natural cleaner for bathrooms.
Essential Oils for Odor Elimination
Deodorize the bathroom. Put a few drops of Lavender essential oils on the cardboard tube of your toilet paper roll! The scent will freshen the bathroom. Instructions here.
Make your own air freshener. Put a few tablespoons of baking soda in a jar with a metal lid. Add a few drops of your favorite oil (citrus oils work well for odors!), put the lid on and punch a few holes in the top with a hammer and nail. Put the jar in your cabinet, drawer or on the counter top!
Garbage disposal refreshers: These refreshers look easy to make and store!
Essential Oils for Laundry
Liquid Laundry Soap: This liquid homemade laundry detergent can be used for top or front load washers!
Powdered Laundry Soap: Add a few drops of your favorite oil to this laundry detergent recipe and you’ll have a fresh clean scent you love without the use of chemicals!
No more chemical fabric softeners. Use some white vinegar in the rinse cycle of your wash, then put a few drops of a calming oil (Lavender is great!) on a cloth in the drier. I love this for my bed sheets!