Today, Heidi from Little People Wealth is guest posting!
Many of my natural cleaning recipes for your home contain essential oils. Essential oils are a great way to clean your home! They smell wonderful and can be both safe and effective to use in your home.
Lemon essential oil has antibacterial and antiviral properties. It can be used straight to disinfect almost anything and it can be used as an addition to your natural cleaning recipes to increase their efficiency. I add 5-10 drops to the water I use to mop the floor. Lemon oil also has the added benefit of having an uplifting smell. Since a lemon scent is used in many store bought cleaners it is a great “gateway” essential oil for people just beginning to switch their store bought cleaners with natural cleaning recipes.
Like the lemon essential oil, orange essential oil also has a scent we are used to when we think of “clean”. Orange essential oil is one of my favorite oils to use in my natural cleaning recipes for this reason and because it is one of the cheapest essential oils you can buy. I like to add it to floor and counter top cleaners and it also works great when you diffuse it into a room (even if it is smoky).
You can purchase essential oil at a health or natural food store, but you will get a better price if you look online. One of my favorite places to find my essential oils is on Amazon. There are many third party vendors who sell through Amazon, but you can still use your free amazon gift cards to pay for the essential oils! It is the cheapest way to purchase essential oils.
Using natural cleaning recipes for your home is a great way to get harsh (and unsafe) cleaners out of your home.
I hope you enjoyed this post. I write for Frugal Tips by Little People Wealth and I hope to see you there soon!