The two rooms I (and I assume you, too) clean the most are the bathroom and kitchen. The number of spray and cleaner bottles under both sinks are vast and when you look at the ingredients on the labels it’s…ugh. Scary. Sure, bleach will clean just about anything, but it’s irritating to the skin and the fumes are toxic. Not something I want to use around myself or my family!

Cleaning is one of the main reasons I got into essential oils. I saw the savings instantly when I made my first shower spray (dubbed my MildEW Spray), and have been slowly replacing those store bought bottles under my sink with my own essential oil cleaners. Here’s how you can do the same!

Kitchen

All-Purpose Counter Top Cleaner

Equal parts water and distilled white vinegar
10 drops On Gaurd
10 drops Eucalyptus
10 drops Lemon

Combine all ingredients in spray bottle, shake to combine.

Oven Cleaner Spray

1 C warm water
3 TB baking soda
1 TB castile soap
5 drops Lemon
5 drops Clove

Combine all ingredients in spray bottle, shake to combine.

Drain Cleaner

1/4 C baking soda
1/4 C distilled white vinegar
3 drops Wild Orange

Pour essential oil directly down drain, follow with baking soda, then vinegar. Allow to sit 15 minutes, then pour hot water down the drain, followed by cold water to unclog.

Sticker and Goo Remover

1 TB baking soda
1 TB vegetable oil
2 drops Lemon

Mix in small glass bowl. Apply small amount to sticker/label/goo and let sit 1-2 minutes. Use a cloth or paper towel to remove. Apply again and repeat if needed.

Bathroom

Soap Scum Remover

2 C hot water
1/2 C borax
10 drops Lemon

Add all ingredients to spray bottle, shake well and spray, then wipe dry. Stores up to 2 months.

Glass Cleaner

2 C water
2 TB distilled white vinegar
2 TB rubbing alcohol
5 drops Peppermint

Add all ingredients to spray bottle and shake well. Spray on windows/mirrors and wipe dry. Stores up to 2 months.

Mold & Mildew Preventer

3:2 ratio water to distilled white vinegar
30 drops Melaleuca
10 drops Peppermint

Add all ingredients to spray bottle and shake well. Spray directly on mold/mildew or tile after a shower. Let sit, do not rinse. This can be used daily!

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

1/2 C baking soda
1/4 C distilled white vinegar
10 drops Melaleuca

Mixx ingredients until baking soda dissolves. Add to toilet, let sit 5-15 minutes. Scrub with toilet brush and flush.

Spray Bottles

The best type of spray bottle to use is a dark glass, like these. If you really want to use plastic (I have a few in plastic simply because I’m afraid they will break where they are stored and how often they are used), go with the following and avoid thin plastic containers:

  • HDPE plastic (High Density Polyethylene)
  • #1 plastic
  • #2 plastic
  • Thick, food grade plastic

Happy cleaning!

Published by Samantha Kellgren

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