5 chemical-free oils you can use to clean your home

November 6, 2014

Cleaning your home with chemical cleaners can be effective, but essential oils let you get your home sparkling without the health risks.

5 chemical-free oils you can use to clean your home

Discover how to banish noxious chemical-laden cleaners from your home by incorporating these five easy cleaning tips for using fragrant essential oils. Not only will your home be clean, fragrant and mildew-free, but your immune system may also receive an unexpected boost.

1. Eliminate mould and mildew

Tea tree oil's attributes are impressive. Not only is this essential oil antimicrobial and anti-fungal, it's also a powerful antiseptic, insecticide and bactericide that stimulates the immune system. Fill a spray bottle with water. Add two to three drops of tea tree essential oil. Spray this potent mixture on the shower compartment, but do not rinse. Allow the oil to eat away the awful-smelling mould and mildew which takes residence in this damp atmosphere. Spray the mixture in the toilet bowl, and allow it to get to work before flushing. Natural and biodegradable tea tree oil is a great mood lifter that energizes you for the daily task of household chores.

2. Deodorize laundry and lift stains

Essential oil of lemon is known to be invigorating, fresh and mood enhancing, but you might also like to try this oil in your next load of laundry. Known to cut through grease, essential oil of lemon is able to lift stains from your whites and brighten your laundry.

3. Relax while working

Another potent antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide and fungicide is lavender. This powerful oil not only aids in relaxation and sleep, but it can be used in a spray bottle and mixed with water to create your very own window cleaner and fly repellent. You might also like to spray this mixture in a room where sickness prevails.

4. Clean cutting boards and counter tops

Often used by aromatherapists to relieve depression and anxiety, sweet orange oil is used in the home to hygienically clean cutting boards and counter tops. This oil is not only antiseptic, but it is also anti-fungal and antibacterial.

5. Deodorize your living room carpets

To get your carpets deep cleaned and smelling fresh, place a cotton ball infused with essential oil into your vacuum bag. This will light up the whole room each time you vacuum. Fill your carpet cleaner with a tank of hot water infused with a few drops of lemon oil or the fragrance of your choice. Shampoo your carpets as usual.

By following the eco-friendly tips above, your home will be hygienically clean and free of artificial fragrances.

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