into a blissfully blooming new season brings feelings of hope and joy to our frosted
hearts, we can’t neglect the real reason for the season. That’s right, Spring Cleaning!
We’ve compiled some of our favorite, natural cleaning recipes to help make your job a
little easier, cheaper and a whole lot better for you!
By Room Breakdown
Many of the recipes you’ll read here are multi-purpose and can be used all over the
Linen Spray – Combine 4 ounces of distilled water with 20 drops of your favorite,
relaxing essential oil (like Lavender, Geranium, Sweet Marjoram or even
Plantlife’s Peace Essential oil blend) in a misting spray bottle. Shake well and spritz onto
clean bed linens.
Clothes Hamper – Add 3 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil to a cotton ball and place at
the bottom of your clothes hamper. This also works great for trash cans and diaper pails.
Windows/Mirrors – Combine 1 cup white vinegar with 3 cups water. Add 10 drops of
Lemon, Lemongrass or Sweet Orange Essential oil. Pour mixture into a clean spray
bottle and spray onto surface. Wipe dry.
Mold/Mildew fighter – combine 1 cup plain white vinegar with 5 drops each Cedarwood,
Lemon and Lavender Essential oils (you can substitute Tea Tree oil for Cedarwood if you
prefer) in a spray bottle. Spray directly on effected areas (except carpet) and wipe clean.
Everyday Shower Spray – Combine 2 cups distilled water and 20 drops Tea Tree
Essential Oil in a spray bottle. After showering, simply spray down shower and shower
curtain and let dry.
Drain Cleaner – Pour 1 cup baking soda down drain followed by 1 cup plain white
vinegar. Watch out, this solution may bubble up! Repeat as needed.
Furniture Polish – Add 10 drops of Sweet Orange essential oil per fluid ounce of Jojoba
oil to a clean squirt bottle. Shake well before use. Add ½ Teaspoon of mixture to a soft cloth and polish away.
Carpet Cleaning – Add 10 drops of Lemon Essential oil for each gallon of water used
with your carpet cleaner.
Carpet Freshener – Add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil and 5 drops Tea Tree
Essential Oil to a box of baking soda. Mix very well. Let mixture set for a day then
sprinkle on carpet. Let set on carpet for 1 hour then vacuum up!
Air Freshener - To 8 ounces of distilled water in a spray bottle add 25-40 drops of
Essential Oil. For Bathrooms and kitchens try deodorizing Lemon or Grapefruit. For
Bedrooms, Lavender or Geranium. Sweet Orange is great for entertaining areas! Store in
cool dry place.
Laundry – For Scent-Sational smelling towels, sheets, clothes etc., place 3 drops of your
favorite essential oil onto a cotton ball or piece of cotton cloth and toss into the clothes
dryer with wet clothes. Some popular EO’s to use are Clove, Geranium, Lavender,
Peppermint and Spearmint.
Hand Wash – A few drops of essential oil or blend to the rinse water of your hand
washables makes for a refreshing scent while you wear your clothes. Note: Some oils
can stain your clothes. Test first.
All-purpose cleaner – To a clean spray bottle, add 32 ounces of distilled water, 1
tablespoon white vinegar and 10 drops each Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Lemon essential
oils. Shake vigorously before use.
Appliances – When cleaning your kitchen appliances, add 1 drop of Lemon, Grapefruit or
Sweet Orange essential oil to the final rinse water.
Dishwashing Liquid – Fill a 32 ounce squirt bottle with unscented liquid castile soap and
add 10 drops each of Lemon, Lavender and Sweet Orange Essential oils. Shake bottle
vigorously before each use.
Homemade Soft Scrub – To ½ cup of baking soda, add just enough unscented castile
soap to form a thick paste. Add 5 drops of your choice of Lavender, Tea Tree or citrus
essential oil. Apply directly to surface with a sponge then rinse clean.