You may have already experienced the health benefits of essential oils, used them in the kitchen when whipping up your favorite meals, or enjoyed their uplifting, relaxing, and soothing scents on a daily basis, but have you tried using essential oils for cleaning?
With natural cleansing and purifying properties, certain essential oils can be a helpful part of your regular cleaning routine. Not only can essential oils be used to cleanse surfaces and purify the air, but they leave behind a pleasant aroma that will instantly make your home feel clean and refreshed.
For ideas on how to work essential oils into your cleaning regimen, take a look at some of doTERRA’s best essential oil cleaning DIYs.
Essential Oil Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner
Cleaning out a grimy microwave caked with stains or a refrigerator full of mysterious sticky residue is not a fun job. However, stains, spills, and other residue will soon be replaced with the lovely scent of Lemon essential oil with this simple Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner DIY.
What once was a dreaded chore will soon be a simple task with a little help from vinegar, hot water, and doTERRA Lemon oil
. Not only will this DIY save you time, but you’ll also smell the refreshing scent of Lemon each time you open the fridge or microwave.
Essential Oil Stove Top Cleaner
The stovetop is often home to some of the biggest and toughest stains in the kitchen. Splatter from spaghetti sauce, leftover grease, and caked-on residue can quickly cover the stovetop, leaving you to scrub away the grime.
For a clean stove in less than 20 minutes, try this essential oil Stove Top Cleaner
DIY that uses the doTERRA Purify Cleansing Blend, baking soda, and other ingredients to leave you with a sparkling clean stove. Not only will the stove top look great once it is free from stains and grime, but this mixture leaves behind the uplifting, clean scent of Purify essential oil
If you are constantly looking for natural alternatives when it comes to cleaning and freshening your home, this Natural Air Freshener with essential oils is right up your alley. With only a few ingredients and easy assembly, you can quickly add the fresh scent of essential oils to any area in your home using this simple DIY.
The best part about this DIY is that it gives you the freedom to use your favorite essential oils. Just choose a few oils that you like best, and add them to the mixture to give it a fresh, long-lasting scent. Essential oils like Cassia
, doTERRA Balance®
, doTERRA On Guard®
, or Wild Orange
will add a powerful, refreshing aroma to this natural air freshener that is sure to brighten up any area of the home. While many store-bought fresheners contain toxins and chemicals, you can rest easy knowing that his natural air freshener provides a safe alternative for adding a little freshness to your home.
Soft Scrub Bathroom Cleanser
Deep cleaning the bathroom often means breathing in harsh chemicals while you scrub on your hands and knees for hours. However, using Lemon essential oil and other simple ingredients you likely already have at home, you can transform your bathroom cleaning routine.
This Soft Scrub Bathroom Cleanser
DIY is particularly helpful for removing stains, soap scum, and brightening the appearance of your toilet and tile. Forget about painfully scrubbing for hours, this mixture only needs to sit for 5-10 minutes before you scrub and then wipe away grime until it is clean.
Every good yoga session leaves you feeling uplifted and rejuvenated—you’ve had time to breathe, sweat, and stretch, and now you are ready to conquer whatever comes your way. However, when you roll up your yoga mat at the end of a session, sweat stains and unsanitary residue might be left behind.
Rather than wiping your mat down with a chemical-ridden commercial cleaner, try this essential oil Yoga Mat Spray DIY to cleanse and refresh your mat in between sessions. Lavender and Melaleuca essential oil will help to add a fresh, clean scent to the mat, helping to maintain it until your next yoga practice.
When you spend hours tending to your garden, you are likely to have dirt-stained, calloused hands by the end of the day. Most gardeners know that a simple rinse of the hands in the sink won’t get rid of the dirt and grime that gets into the skin and under the fingernails. When you need a strong soap that will banish dirt stains and restore moisture to the hands, try this Gardener’s Hand Soap DIY with essential oils.
and Clary Sage essential oil
come together to help cleanse, moisturize, and exfoliate your hands after a day in the garden, so you can dig, plant, till, and uproot to your heart’s content without worrying about damaging your hands.
Garbage Disposal Refreshers
One of the worst perpetrators for foul smells in the home is the garbage disposal. You may have tried hot water, dish soap, or other attempts to lessen the terrible smell, but typically, it takes something a little stronger to keep these odors at bay.
Essential Oil Wood Polish
Add a little shine to any of your lackluster wood furniture with this essential oil Wood Polish. doTERRA essential oils like Wild Orange, Arborvitae, and Lemon oil can help restore shine to wood tables, floors, chairs, and more. Although wood furniture should only be polished every few months, neglecting to maintain and clean wood regularly will leave it looking dull, worn-down, and old.
Using simple ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboard at home, this wood polish DIY will infuse life back into your wood pieces—helping them to look new again. If it has been a while since you gave your wood furniture a little TLC, try this essential oil wood polish today!
Essential Oil Glass Cleanser
It can be difficult to find an effective glass cleaner that isn’t full of toxins and chemicals that are damaging to the body as well as the environment. If you are looking for a natural alternative to hazardous glass cleaners, try making your own! This essential oil Glass Cleanser will allow you to use some of the best essential oils for cleaning—Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Wild Orange—to wipe away fingerprints, water stains, and more.
Using three simple ingredients, you’ll be on your way to cleaner windows and mirrors in no time. And when you use this natural glass cleanser, you’ll smell the inviting, fresh scent of essential oils, rather than breathing in harsh toxins all day.
Essential Oil All-Purpose Spray
An inexpensive, non-toxic alternative to commercial cleaners, this essential oil All-Purpose Spray will soon become your go-to cleaning agent. When you want to keep your family safe from chemicals and leave your home smelling fresh and clean, this all-purpose spray can help you get the job done.
You can use any essential oils of your choice, however, we recommend using some of the best essential oils for cleaning, including Lavender
, Wild Orange
, doTERRA On Guard®
, and Grapefruit
. When you use this all-purpose spray to wipe down surfaces in the bathroom, kitchen, and other common areas, you’ll be doing the environment a favor, while keeping your family safe and adding an extra element of freshness to the home.
Lemon essential oil is one of the best oils for cleaning, but its uses stretch far beyond simple surface cleaners and room sprays. To leave your skin moisturized, clean, and smelling great, try this Lemon Poppy Seed Soap DIY that uses Lemon essential oil to cleanse your hands and skin with smooth application.
Whether you’ve made your own soap before or not, this DIY is simple enough for anyone to try—all you need is a few ingredients, a little time, and you’ll soon have your own soap bars that smell delightful. These soap bars also make a wonderful gift for when you want to give someone something useful, homemade, and heartfelt.