Making your own eco-friendly chemical-free essential oil cleaning products is easy with simple household ingredients and essential oils.
Hi there! It’s Amanda from Life at Cloverhill. Over the last few years, I’ve switched to using fewer commercial products and making more of my own cleaning supplies. Not only are they inexpensive, but they’re a great way to limit the number of chemicals we’re exposed to in our homes. Today I’m sharing three of my favourite cleaning product recipes that each take less than a minute to mix up.
Citrus Furniture Dusting Spray
With sticky little toddler fingers at our house, our wood surfaces are always in need of a good cleaning and a little polish. This dusting spray is easy to mix and smells lovely enough to almost make dusting fun.
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In a spray bottle, combine:
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 2 tsp olive oil (or mineral oil)
- 10-15 drops lemon essential oil and/or orange essential oil
Give it a good shake to mix all the ingredients. Shake bottle again before each use.
Spray directly on furniture and wipe with a clean dry towel. Use within 1 month, as olive oil can go bad over time.
Two Ingredient Carpet Deodorizer
Between kids, dogs and living on a farm, our carpets take a real beating and can smell worse for the wear. Whenever things need a little freshening up, I whip up this carpet deodorizer in a jiffy.
In a mason jar, combine:
Stir to mix everything well.
For an easy shaker jar, cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the metal collar and punch a few holes in it.
Shake the deodorizer liberally on your carpets and allow to sit for 1-2 hours. Vacuum area one or two times to remove deodorizer while leaving a subtle fresh scent.
Everyday Sink Scrub
There is something about waking up to a clean kitchen that makes the day start off on the right foot. It’s why I’m happy to take a couple of minutes every night to give our kitchen sink a quick clean with this easy sink scrub that’s gentle enough for everyday use.
In a mason jar, combine:
Mix in the mason jar and add an easy shaker top (see directions above).
After I’m done with the dishes every night, I sprinkle a little of this in the sink, along with a squirt of dishwashing soap and give the sink a good scrub with a soft brush. Rinse and go to bed!
I hope you find these DIY Essential Oil Cleaning Products helpful. For more cleaning ideas (along with projects, recipes and more) visit my blog – Life at Cloverhill:
For more easy cleaning tips and tricks like these essential oil cleaning products check out these posts:
- 100 Cleaning Ideas and Uses for Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
- Microwave Cleaning Without Scrubbing
- Cleaning and Caring for Your Granite Counters
Amanda is the lifestyle blogger behind Life at Cloverhill. Along with her family, she is restoring Cloverhill, a 1903 farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. When she isn’t creating new projects and developing delicious recipes, Amanda can be found outside in their flower field.