Spring is almost here! Sunshine, warmer temperatures, blooming plants and, of course, Spring cleaning! Put a little green into your routine with Paradise Springs Essential Oils. Typical household cleaners can be filled with toxic chemicals and synthetic fragrances that can be harmful to wellness. Try these simple, natural cleaning recipes to bring the fresh scent of Spring into your clean, sparkling home.
Essential Oils & Recipes for Household Cleaning
Essential oils smell great, but they offer a lot more than aromatherapy benefits; they have antimicrobial effects that make them perfect for natural cleaning recipes. Here are a few of our favorite oils to use for Spring Cleaning:
In addition to its clean, uplifting scent, lemon oil has acidic properties that provide antibacterial and antiseptic cleansers. This includes stain removal, brightening, and disinfecting.
Easy Lemon Oil Recipes:
Natural Toilet Cleaner:
Combine one cup of water, one-quarter cup of liquid Castile soap, and 20 drops of Paradise Springs Lemon Oil in a 22-ounce spray bottle for an easy toilet cleaner.
Brightening Floor Cleaner:
Combine 1 cup alcohol, 1 cup white vinegar, 1 tsp dish soap, 20 drops Lemon Oil and 1-2 gallons of hot water for a brightening floor cleaner.
Multi-Surface Bathroom Cleaner:
Mix 2 cups baking soda, 15 drops Lemon Oil, and 15 drops Tea Tree Oil. Sprinkle on bathroom surfaces and spray with white vinegar before scrubbing and cleansing.
Place some newspapers at the bottom of your kitchen trashcan and sprinkle a few drops of Lemon Oil to combat odors.
Natural Air Freshener:
Place a few cotton balls with 10 drops of Lemon Oil behind the toilet, in sink corners, at the backs of drawers for a refreshing scent that neutralizes and deodorizes.
Sweet Orange Oil
Like lemon oil, sweet orange oil is a citrus essential oil with strong antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Additionally, it acts as a strong degreaser, making it perfect for use on stovetops, countertops, and other kitchen surfaces.
Easy Sweet Orange Oil Recipes:
All Purpose Cleaner:
Combine 1 cup white vinegar, 2 cups water, and 30 drops Paradise Springs Sweet Orange Oil to make an all-purpose citrus cleanser (Lemon Oil works great here, too).
Make a kitchen degreaser (this one works great on stovetops!) by combining 1 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup dish soap, and 10 drops Sweet Orange Oil.
Wood Furniture Polish:
Make an all-natural wood polish by combining 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup white vinegar, and 20 drops Sweet Orange Oil.
Daily Shower Cleaner:
Clean the shower daily with 2 cups water, 2 Tbsp Castile soap and 15 drops Sweet Orange Oil (add 10 drops Lemon Oil for an extra boost of citrus).
Combine 10 drops of Sweet Orange Oil with a few ounces of witch hazel in a spray bottle. Spray linens to freshen them up and add an energizing citrus boost to your day.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties that make it a great cleanser. Tea tree is best used as a surface cleanser for areas more prone to mold or mildew.
Easy Tea Tree Oil Recipes
Sponge and Brush Cleaner:
Add 10 drops of Paradise Springs Tea Tree Oil per 8 ounces of water in a bowl and soak sponges and kitchen brushes to disinfect naturally.
Natural Carpet Cleaner:
Add 15-20 drops of Tea Tree Oil with a cup of baking soda. Let sit overnight, then sprinkle on carpets for a natural carpet cleaner.
Refreshing Air Spray:
Combine 5 drops of Tea Tree Oil with 8 ounces of water into a spray bottle. Shake and spray throughout the home to cleanse the air naturally.
Window and Glass Cleaner:
Get windows sparkling with 1 cup water, 1 cup witch hazel, 1/2 cup white vinegar and 15 drops Tea Tree Oil for a natural glass cleaner.
Add a teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil to your wash cycle to target extra soiled clothes.