Essential Oils for the Home

Tips for using essential oils in your home

Natural Carpet Cleaner

Why clean your carpets with a chemical carpet shampoo when you can clean them with a totally natural formula? I use this formula in my own home. To clean your carpets naturally use hot water and essential oils only. Not only does it clean well, it leaves your home smelling good! You will want to use either Lavender or Lemon for their antibacterial properties.  Just add 2-3 Teaspoons of essential oil per tank of hot water. Shampoo the carpets as usual. I also use this formula to clean my auto upholstery and carpet.

essential oils for cleaning

The Kitchen

Kitchen Air Spray:

  • Lemon Eucalyptus
  • Thieves
  • Warm Orange Spice
  • Lavender
  • Lavender Sweet Orange
  • Grapefruit

For Washing Kitchen Surfaces:

  • Lavender
  • Lavender Sweet Orange
  • Thieves
  • Warm Orange Spice
  • Lemon Eucalyptus
  • Thieves
  • Grapefruit

Refrigerator/Freezer Cleaning:

  • Add 1-2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil to the rinse water to deodorize.

Dish Towels:

  • To kill the germs on dish towels, soak them in a bowl of boiling water with 2 drops of either Lavender or Eucalyptus Essential Oil for awhile before putting them into the washer.

The Laundry Room

Clothes:

  • Put 3-5 drops of either Lavender into the fabric softener department.
  • For winter colds and flu, use Eucalyptus
  • To infuse clothes with an essential oil in the dryer, add 2 drops of essential oil onto a cloth about 4 inches square and toss into the dryer with your clothes or linens.
  • To infuse clothes while ironing, put 1 drop of Lavender Essential Oil into a spray bottle with water and spray your clothes before ironing.

The Living Room

Vacuuming:
  • Put 6-8 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend onto a cotton ball and toss into the vacuum bag.
  • Or place a few drops of essential oil directly on the vacuum bag.

Fragrant Lighting:

  • Put a few drops of essential oil or essential oil blend on a cool light bulb. The heat from the light bulb will release the essential oil into the atmosphere.
  • Humidifiers. Add 8 drops of essential oil to the water.

The Bedroom

  • Place a few drops of either Lavender or Bergamot Grapefruit Oil into a diffuser.
  • Spray your bed linens with Lavender Linen Mist before going to bed.
  • To freshen your clothes, place cotton balls with your favorite essential oil in the corners of your clothes drawers.

The Bathroom

  • Put a few drops of either Eucalyptus, Lemon or Lavender on the cardboard ring inside the toilet paper roll. The cardboard soaks up the oils and releases the scent when the roll is turned.
  • Keep a bottle of Eucalyptus Oil in each bathroom and add 5 drops or so directly into the commode water to instantly freshen the area. The oil remains there until someone comes along and flushes it away. 

Quick and Easy Air Freshener

  • Put 8-10 drops of essential oil or your favorite blend into a bowl of boiling water. In just a few seconds the room will be filled with a pleasant scent. 

Spring/Summer Oils

  • Lavender
  • Lavender Sweet Orange
  • Lemon Eucalyptus
  • Asian Lemongrass
  • Grapefruit
Fall/Winter Oils
  • Warm Orange Spice
  • Peppermint Twist
  • Asian Lemongrass
  • Sunkissed Pine

If you would like to purchase any of the essential oil scents or blends that Aromatherapy Naturals uses in the products they can be purchased from the Essential Oil Boutique


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