Looking for a simple Do It Yourself cleaner using essential oils? This is the mix I made and it smells amazing and great to use for basic everyday cleaning! This particular mix is meant to not only clean your home but give it a nice relaxing environment as well.
For this simple recipe, this is what you'll need:
- Empty Spray Bottle
- 4 Thrive Essential Oil Blend
- Lemon Cleanse Blend
- Good Night Blended Oil
- *optional* Witch Hazel or Apple Cider Vinegar
FIRST, I Filled most of the bottle with water. If you decide you want to enhance your cleaner you add in either apple cider vinegar or witch hazel. I would recommend 50-75% being water and the other portion being your witch hazel or apple cider vinegar should you choose to add them. This will help as far as disinfecting your surface areas and such.
SECOND, Add in your essential oils. The amount you add varies by your bottle size and how much water you added in the first step. The larger your bottle, the more essential oil you will use. For my bottle, which is 7 inches tall with 4 ounces of water, I added roughly 5 drops of each oil. You can add more or less based of how strong you want your fragrance as well. Don't add too much, though, as you don't want to ruin your furniture.
THIRD, shake your bottle to mix the ingredients. That's it!
Super simple. It may take a little trial and error to find the perfect mix for you. My mixture I didn't use the witch hazel or vinegar, just the water with oils so it also doubles as a great air freshener - especially since my bottle has more of a mist style spray rather than a full stream spray like with a normal cleaning bottle.
Benefits of the oils used
Obviously I picked these blends for a reason. So here's the benefit behind each oil used:
Perhaps one of the most popular oil blends in aromatherapy, 4 Thrive Oil is a perfectly balanced blend of Lemon, Rosemary, Clove and Eucalyptus Oils. Based on the time-old concoction known as "Four Thieves Vinegar," 4 Thrive Oil has a rich history of use dating back to the Dark Ages in Europe. The oils are chosen for this popular blend sport cleansing properties, making it a natural, chemical-free alternative to store-bought toxic household cleaners.
The benefits of the oils in this mixture are as follows:
Rosemary Essential Oil is a great choice for cleaning because of its natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Plus, it leaves behind a pleasant, clean fragrance.
Clove Essential Oil has many healing properties as well as being an effective oil to use around your home. It is also an anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-viral.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil benefits include revealing pain, reducing inflammation, clearing respiratory mucus, fighting viral and fungal infections. It is found in cough and cold medicines, mouthwashes, soaps, and in cleaners to help sanitize household areas.
Nature’s finest soothing botanicals come together in our very own Good Night Oil! Featuring Lavender, Tangerine, Bergamot, Geranium, Cypress, Frankincense, Blue Chamomile, and Valerian oils, you’ll soon lose yourself in the warm, floral aroma every night before bedtime!
The benefits of the oils in this mixture are as follows:
Lavender Essential Oil has antibacterial, antibiotic, antiviral, antiseptic, deodorizing and insect repelling properties make it an extremely useful safe natural way for keeping up the home environment on a daily basis. From protecting and storing clothing to cleaning and deodorizing the bathroom Lavender Essential Oil has a broad range of safe effective uses.
Tangerine Essential Oil offers a fresh citrus scent all over. You can add it to your dishwashing soap, floor cleaners, surface cleaners, and air fresheners. For a quick burst of fresh air, add a few drops to some baking soda and sprinkle on your carpets before vacuuming. Plus, it contains antiseptic and antifungal properties.
Bergamot Essential Oil is known to repel certain outdoor annoyances. Additionally, the healing effects of bergamot make it a helpful aromatherapy tool for relieving worry and uplifting emotions. In fact, bergamot oil is commonly inhaled by cancer patients during radiation because it has the unique power of calming nervousness.
Geranium Essential Oil is commonly used as an element in aromatherapy for its many health benefits. It’s used as a holistic treatment to improve your physical, mental and emotional health. A scientific review in 2013 looked at the data to date on the use of Pelargonium sidoides (South African geranium) extract in liquid or tablet form versus placebo for the treatment of acute respiratory infections. The reviewers found that the geranium extract may be effective in relieving acute rhinosinusitis and common cold symptoms. In addition, it may also effectively relieve symptoms of acute bronchitis in adults as well as children, and sinus infections in adults. Geranium oil is also commonly used in natural bug repellants since it's known to keep mosquitoes and other insects away.
Cypress Essential Oil has a mild sedative effect, that can east the symptoms of stress and relax both the mind and the body. It also has the effect of promoting a feeling of calm and happiness and is sometimes used to calm people down who have suffered a severe shock. Cypress oil also contains camphene, which is a naturally occurring antiseptic and the oil is often used as an ingredient in antiseptic creams and lotions.
Frankincense Essential Oil holistic experts claim quite a few health benefits on the testimony of its long history. Put simply, frankincense seems to have powerful properties that support healthy cellular function, increase blood flow and circulation, reduce inflammation, reduce skin discoloration and imperfections, promote feelings of wellness and relaxation, promote oral health (the resin can even be chewed), balance hormones, and also credited with helping balance hormones and improve memory.
Chamomile Essential Oil is known for its antispasmodic, carminative, sedative, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antiseptic properties. It also is an anticatarrhal oil and helps remove additional mucus from the body.
Valerian Essential Oil is excellent for insomnia, teeth grinding and restless legs, as well as anxiety and stress. It will help you get a good night’s sleep, improve your skin and relieve menstrual cramps. Use valerian to help keep your mind sharp. It can improve cognitive function and even slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Most likely, this benefit is due to its ability to improve sleep and reduce stress and anxiety.
LEMON oil’s natural essence purifies with a crisp, fresh aroma. Citrusy, clean, and bright, not only does it cleanse the air of unpleasant aromas, Lemon essential oil can help inspire positive thinking. Essential Oils Plus combines 100% pure essential oils with all-natural odor eliminating technology. When diffused the oil eliminates odor-causing molecules to create a refreshing environment without the use of harmful chemicals or artificial fragrance.