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Deep Cleaning With Essential Oils

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There are quite a few essential oils that are great for deep cleaning. The best part is that they are natural and organic, making them safe to use in your home. The bonus upside? They smell wonderful! So you’re not assaulting your nose with chemical smells!  Try these deep cleaning essential oil recipes the next time you deep clean your home. They’re simple and easy, and I promise you’ll love how clean your home is and it will smell heavenly!

Deep Clean With Essential Oils

Carpet Cleaner

  • 2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Tangerine Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Baking Soda

Before you vacuum, sprinkle this essential oil carpet cleaner all over your carpet and let it sit for a couple minutes. Vacuum up like normal. It leaves a clean, refreshingly scent after it has gone to work to eliminate any bacteria in the carpet. If you have a troublesome stain, apply this mixture and let it soak in for at least 5 minutes. Don’t rub it in, but rather blot it up with a clean towel.

Bathroom and Kitchen Cleaner

  • 10 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Orange Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Tea Tree Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons White Distilled Vinegar

Mix all of these ingredients together in a small spray bottle and then fill the rest up with water. This bathroom and kitchen cleaner is great to use to deep clean your kitchen counters, inside the fridge and stove, and all over the bathroom. Both the Lemon and Orange Essential Oils kill germs and cut through grease. The Tea Tree Oil also is a great antibacterial essential oil.

Floor Cleaner

  • 5 Drops Orange or Tangerine Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons White Distilled Vinegar

Fill a large one gallon bucket up with water and then add in these ingredients. The Orange or Tangerine Essential Oils will help to eliminate any guck or goo on the floor. Those combined with the Tea Tree Oil will leave the floor clean and free of harmful bacteria.

Washing Machine

  • 2 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

The washing machine needs to be cleaned at least monthly if not, once a quarter. Add Lemon, Grapefruit, and Tea Tree Oil to the wash cycle of an empty load. This will get rid of any mold or bacteria that might be in the washing machine. If your clothes are looking dull, add Lemon or Grapefruit Essential Oils to the wash cycle to brighten them up a bit.

I love using Essential Oils when I’m cleaning my house and I almost always have a diffuser going in my office. There are a myriad of uses for oils and aromatherapy and learning more every day has been a joy, I’d love to share with you.

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    • Debbie says

      A little baking soda, a little essential oil and you have your very own carpet fresh! Good stuff!

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

    I keep hearing about these essential oils and how many things they are good for. I need to get myself some :)

    • Debbie says

      Essential oils are actually in ALMOST every cleaning and household product you have used. Some products aren’t very friendly to the environment or to kids and pets when we use them. Making my own, seemed a logical choice for me, since we all have allergies gone mad.

  2. Jeannette says

    Thank you for these suggestions – especially the washing machine cleaner! We’re trying to get our house ready to sell and these little change will be a big help!

    • Debbie says

      your house will smell wonderful, but not like cleaner, just fresh and clean! Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Allison says

    The floor cleaner sounds great! We have wood floors all throughout our apartment and the cleaner I use right now in unscented – I need to try this!

    • Debbie says

      We love them here too! I will tell you tho, I use the oils sparingly. A little goes a long way!

  4. Naomi says

    It sounds like there are a LOT of uses for essential oils. I hadn’t heard of these uses for them, but I bet it smells wonderful!

    • Debbie says

      Yes there are so many uses for Essential Oils that go beyond the diffuser.. We’ll be posting more!

  5. Crystal Green says

    These are some impressive tips. I’m going to have to give some of these a try. I love how much essential oils benefit those who use them.

  6. Crystal says

    I’m pretty new to essential oils, so I really appreciate knowing how much you can do with them. I can’t wait to try them for cleaning.

    • Debbie says

      If you want to know more Crystal, let me know, I’m happy to give you the low down!

  7. Maria says

    I did not know the cleaning uses for oils. I may try a few especially the carpet cleaners.

    • Debbie says

      the carpet freshener is awesome, and use your choice of oils! I love the citrus ones!

  8. Valerie Remy-Milora says

    I love my Young Living essential oils! I’ve been so happy to replace harmful products with home made ones like these. I’ve mostly been using thyme, rosemary and lavender but these citrus oils are such great choices I can’t wait to start using these as well. Great idea for the washing machine! I am going to do that today :-)

    • Debbie says

      less is always more when it comes to oils.. be judicious with your choices and a little goes a longgggg way!