-House Cleaning with Essential Oils

Can you use Essential Oils in housecleaning and how?
Cheryl, Arizona

~Essential oils are about cleansing the air NOT masking bad smells.

~Use 1 drop on cloth or 7 drops in H2O of any of these oils as a kitchen air spray: Rosemary / Lemon / Eucalyptus / Lavender / Lemongrass / Geranium

~Cleaning Highchair: 8 drops Tea Tree in 2 1/2 cups water, spray and wipe down, good disinfectent.

~10 drops Tea Tree in 2 1/2 cups water will prevent fungus and mold anywhere. Use in and around garbage or around sink area.

~Black Mold-8-10 drops Tea Tree, 5 drops Rosemary, 4 drops Lemongrass in H2O, spray directly on Black mold.

~Cleaning Refrigerator- Add lemon to cloth when cleaning, add orange oil, when rinsing.

~Surface areas, countertops/tables - any of the following single oils with 2 1/2 cups water: Eucalyptus / Lavender / Lemon / Orange / Cypress / Lemongrass / Rosemary

~Synergy to clean, disinfect, uplift - 8 drops Lavender / 10 drops Lemon / 5 drops Eucalyptus / 8 drops Orange / 3 drops Rosemary / or 8 drops per la Immunity blend

~Dishes / Dishwasher - 5 drops Lemon, 2 drops Lavender, 1 drop Orange added to 3oz Dishsoap or/ automatic dishwashing Liquid, add to Diswasher.

Bacteria Buster Recipe:
12 drops Lemon
8 drops Eucalyptus
5 drops Rosemary
5 drops Lemongrass

Add all to water, shake and spray. Use to wipe down counters, cabinets, sinks, tubs, toilets, doorknobs, fixtures, ect. to protect from bacteria spreading.
Can use Immunity Blend all on its own.

*1 gallon of PineSol has enough Phenol to kill an adult 3 times over. Phenol is oily, so it has a residue that hangs around and is easily absorbed thru the feet after mopping, ect. Or just soaks in hands or feet while using.

Freshen up the House:
~Plant Spray: Choose any of the following oils and add to 2 1/2 cups H2O. 10 drops Lavender / Lemon / Orange / Rosemary / Tea Tree. Spray/Mist on plants.

~Freshen Carpet: 1/2 Cup Non-scented Talc or baking soda + 5 drops any oil. Sprinkle on carpet and vacuum up!
Can use Bacteria Buster recipe to 3 Cups of Baking Soda.
Lemongrass = mold, bacteria out of carpet. (also good in hot water to wash/disinfect carpet)

~Cold Air Diffuser: 1 diffuser per 1000 sq ft of room with any oil in it - or several drops favorite oil in pot of H2O, bring to simmer; Diffuse fragrance.

~Filters of Heating System: Immunity Blend drops on them to avoid "sick building syndrome".

~Humidifier: Add a few drops of any EO and salt to it, and diffuse. Esspecially if using a wood stove that drys air out.

~ Hall or Area where air is stagnant: Set some shot glasses in area plants with a drop or two of oil.

~Mist the air during cold/flu season: Lemon or, Orange or, Lemongrass or, equal parts of each,(or mix 2-3 drops Rosemary and Lemon) added to 2 1/2 cups H2O, then mist air or plants.

Seasonal Aroma to create aromatic traditions in your home:
Spring/Summer - use light oils - Lemon / Geranium / Peppermint / Lavender

Autumn/Winter - use warm oils - Orange / Frankincense / Cypress / Tea Tree / Eucalyptus

Create your own Blends:
Spring/Summer- 10 drops Lemon+ 4 drops Geranium+ 3 drops Peppermint

Autumn/Winter- 8 drops Orange+ 3 drops Frankincense+ 4 drops Geranium

~Essential oils on cotton balls in drawers - 2 drops Geranium + 3 drops Lemon

~Moth Repellant - 4 drops Lavender + 3 Drops Lemongrass + 3 drops Rosemary + 2 drops Peppermint, on cottonball in closet/drawers/stored boxes of clothes.

~Sneaker Tamer- 1 Cup Baking Soda + 2 drops Peppermint + 5 drops Rosemary + 3 drops Lavender, put 1 Tablespoon in each shoe, shake around, leave overnight.
*Can also be used in place of Comet Cleanser!

~Calm & Gentle Feelings, create romantic Synergy- 8 drops Lavender + 4 drops Geranium + 2 drops Basil + 3 drops Frankinsence.

Living Room
~Furniture Polish- 8 oz. beeswax + 2 1/2 cups Turpentine + 2 1/2 Cups H2O + 1-2 oz pure soap flakes + 10 drops favorite oil. Mix and Polish.

~Diffuse to Relax- 8 drops Geranium + 5 drops Lemon + 3 drops Orange

~Diffuse to stimulate, wake up- 8 drops Peppermint + 4 drops Lavender + 4 drops Lemon + 2 drops Basil

~Use Bacteria Busters- 10 drops Immunity Blend + 2 1/2 cups H2O to clean and disinfect, mop floors, ect. or 10 drops Lemon + 8 drops Eucalyptus + 5 drops Rosemary + 3 drops Lemongrass added to water, shake and spray. - use to wipe down counters,tubs, toilets, ect. to disinfect.

~*Use Sneaker Tamer recipe in place of Comet Cleaner!