Natural Cleaning Made Easy With Our Essential Oil Blend
If you're passionate about maintaining a clean and healthy home while minimizing your environmental footprint and creating a toxin-free home environment, you're in the right place. Today, we'll delve into Edens Garden Natural Cleaning essential oil blend to help you achieve a sparkling clean home while promoting a healthier environment for you and your family.
Regardless of whether you are an experienced essential oil enthusiast or interested in learning about how to incorporate essential oils into your cleaning routines, we have something for everyone to learn.
Let’s talk about cleaning agents. Most cleaning products readily available at supermarkets have harsh chemicals and bring with them health hazards. Reports from the American Lung Association in regard to readily available store-bought cleaning supplies with toxic chemicals can irritate the eyes, cause headaches as well as other health problems including respiratory illnesses such as asthma. Products listed as “green” or "natural" can also contain many ingredients that lead to these same health problems.
At Edens Garden, we believe that it is not necessary to compromise health for a clean home knowing we can easily incorporate natural cleaning products that come with the added benefit of improving mental and physical health. So how do we move from store-bought chemical cleaning agents to DIY homemade products that are truly greener and more sustainable?
The answer is simple. By harnessing the natural cleaning properties of essential oils and other natural ingredients, we can create effective, eco-friendly and toxin-free cleaning solutions that not only promote a healthier living environment but also contribute to the well-being of our planet.
Natural Cleaning essential oil blend is a simple concoction formulated with four effective essential oils and can be made into all-purpose DIY concoctions when blended into Castile soap, vinegar, baking soda and even water. There are countless recipe ideas including hand soap, counter sprays, air fresheners, window sprays, liquid bathroom cleaning scrubs as well as gentle cleaners for wood surfaces and floors.
Natural Cleaning essential oil blend expertly combines four essential oils: Lavender- Bulgarian, Lemongrass, Rosemary- Spanish and Tea Tree. In unison, this squad of oils has significantly valuable elements that function as antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial and even airborne germ-fighting agents.
How Do You Clean Your House With Essential Oils?
In our era of heightened information and wanting what is best for ourselves and our loved ones, with a few simple ingredients, we can quickly turn our deluge of store-bought cleaners into a few homemade DIY natural cleaning products that not only are effective but can help us save a lot of money in the process. These ingredients include white vinegar, Castile soap, baking soda, 190-proof grain alcohol, borax powder and even lemon juice.
Do Essential Oils Really Work For Cleaning?
While essential oils are not cleaning agents themselves, adding them to store-bought unscented liquid soap, such as hand soap, or making your own DIY cleaning products can make a world of difference to your health and the health of your loved ones. Essential oils are extremely effective in battling germs.
What Essential Oils Are Good For Disinfecting A House?
The essential oils in Natural Cleaning essential oil blend include Lavender, Lemongrass, Rosemary- Spanish and Tea Tree. The combination of these oils is an extremely effective additive in DIY cleaning products against airborne microbes, viruses, bacteria and fungi. Here are some facts about these essential oils:
- In studies, Lavender essential oil was shown to be active against many species of bacteria, including some that are resistant to antibiotics such as staph (MRSA) and VRE which is a bacteria normally found in the gut but can cause complications for some. Plus, in combination with Tea Tree oil, Lavender was found to have strength in in-vitro studies against fungi.
- Alone, Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) has a main component called citral that is revered for its capacity for both surfaces and skin to fight germs as an airborne antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral. It can be used to freshen up bathrooms and refrigerators, fight germs on surfaces and is hands down an all-around gem to keep on hand.[4,5]
- Rosemary research demonstrates that this oil is an antibacterial agent against Gram-positive bacteria – destroying bacteria that have thick cell walls.
- Well studied and often used for its antimicrobial properties, Tea Tree essential oil has properties that include terpinen-4-ol and α-terpineol. These two components contribute largely to the oil's antibacterial and antifungal activities.
What Essential Oils Are Antibacterial For Cleaning?
Among the numerous benefits plant-based essential oils afford us, one is that the constituents found in essential oils show promise in research studies as antimicrobial and antibacterial agents. Among these germ-fighting agents is an abundance of essential oils that have antibacterial properties.
Fortunately for us, Edens Garden kept in mind fighting household bacteria when expertly formulating Natural Cleaning essential oil blend. All of the essential oils in this blend are antibacterial agents against different strains of bacteria. These include Lavender, Lemongrass, Rosemary- Spanish and Tea Tree essential oil.[7, 8, 9, 10]
How Do You Mix Essential Oils For Cleaning?
By following some of these DIY recipes, you can add a 3-5% dilution of essential oils to whatever cleaning blend you decide on. Check out Edens Garden dilution guide for effective and safe blending. When blending with essential oils, it is best to avoid using plastic containers when possible.
DIY All Purpose Cleaner & Deodorizer: In a 16 oz glass spray bottle, this blend is ideal for use on countertops, bathroom sinks and anywhere else you want to wipe up a mess. Blend 4 oz 190-proof grain alcohol with 50 drops Natural Cleaning essential oil blend and let sit overnight. Then add 2 tbsp vinegar and 1 tbsp Castile soap. Fill the remaining space with distilled water. Use this on tough grime as well as to freshen linens and fabric and to deodorize musty air. Shake well, label and store in a cool, dark place.
Homemade Floor Cleaner: You’ll need a 16 oz glass spray bottle, 14 oz distilled water, 2 tbsp white vinegar, 1 tbsp liquid Castile soap (alternatively, 1 tsp Sal soap) and 50 drops of Natural Cleaning essential oil blend. Blend the essential oils into the Castile soap, then mix the soap with vinegar and water. Label and store in a cool, dark place.
Bathroom & Kitchen Scrub: In an old container, combine 1 cup baking soda & ¼ tsp cornstarch, 3 tbsp liquid Castile soap, 2-3 tbsp white vinegar and 30 drops of Natural Cleaning essential oil blend. Blend all the ingredients until you have a smooth paste. If it's too dry, add a little more vinegar. This scrub is fantastic not only in bathtubs and on tile walls but also on grime and grease in the kitchen including in the oven and on the stovetop.
Glass & Mirrors: In a 16 oz glass spray bottle, combine 4 oz of 190-proof grain alcohol and 50 drops of essential oils and let sit for a few hours or overnight. When the alcohol concoction is ready, add 4 tbsp of white vinegar and fill up the rest of the bottle with distilled water. Cap with the spritzer and shake well. Label and store in a cool, dark place when not in use.
How Do You Make Essential Oil Cleaner Without Vinegar?
Vinegar does have an initial sour smell many people do not care for and although the aroma of vinegar dissipates quickly, it’s not for everyone. Thankfully with green cleaning, there are options to avoid vinegar in DIY products. There are a number of natural cleaning recipes with ingredients you can employ including Borax powder, unscented Castile Soap or Sal Suds for tougher grime.
- DIY Cleaning Spray: This DIY is all-purpose and works on countertops, appliances, windows and other surfaces. Using a funnel, put 5 tbsp borax powder into a 16 oz glass spray bottle. Heat 12 oz of water, and using the same funnel, add the warm water to the borax. Cap the bottle and shake the ingredients until the borax is dissolved. Add in 2 tsp of unscented Castile soap and 50 drops of Natural Cleaning. Cap with the spritzer and shake well. Label and store in a cool, dark place when not in use.
What Essential Oil Blend For A Clean House Smell?
Natural Cleaning essential oil blend is beloved for its fresh, clean aroma. The combination of Lavender, Lemongrass, Rosemary and Tea Tree essential oil brings fresh, herbal and cleansing notes to the forefront. Here’s how:
Lavender: Easily a stand out to refresh and deodorize any home, this mother of all oils most likely needs no further explanation. It is at once floral, herbal and clean.
Lemongrass: Fresh, with notes of citrus and herbals, it has a depth that is earthy and warm - creating a vibrancy that will brighten any home. Its aroma is tangy, crisp and zesty and often compared to Lemon Verbena and Lemon Balm.
Tea Tree: Medicinal, camphorous, herbaceous and similar to Camphor and Eucalyptus, it is often noted for its cleansing aroma that helps open breathing. Its sharp and fresh aromatics also offer a faint, sweet, distinctiveness that is easily associated with a clean house smell.
Rosemary- Spanish: Known for its ability to stimulate the mind, aiding memory and improving focus and motivation it has a crisp and herbal aroma that cannot be matched.
If you would like to browse more DIY recipes for cleaning, Edens Garden has a plethora of blog posts to choose from. Feel free to try the recipes found in this spring cleaning blog post as well as this post to deodorize and scrub away grime and this post for tackling a deep clean in the bathroom.
- Cleaning supplies and Household Chemicals https://www.lung.org/clean-air/at-home/indoor-air-pollutants/cleaning-supplies-household-chem
- Synergistic antifungal activity of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) and lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oils against dermatophyte infection https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0962456201901274
- Lavender Essential Oil: a review https://www.publish.csiro.au/hi/pdf/hi05035#:~:text=Lavender%20oil%20
- Antimicrobial Activity of Lemongrass Essential Oil https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcimb.2020.603858/full)
- Antifungal Activity of Lemongrass Oil and citral against Candida spp. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18553017/
- Rosemarinus officinalis essential Oil: antiproliferative, antioxidant and antibacterial activities https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3769777/
- The Antibacterial Activity of Lavender Essential Oil Alone and In Combination with Octenidine Dihydrochloride against MRSA Strains https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6982929/
- Antimicrobial Activity of Lemongrass Essential Oil (Cymbopogon flexuosus) and Its Active Component Citral Against Dual-Species Biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus and Candida Species https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7783362/
- Antimicrobial activity of clove and rosemary essential oils alone and in combination https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17562569/#:~:text=Furthermore%2C%20time%2Dkill%20dynamic%20processes,effects%20against%20all%20microorganisms%20tested
- Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial and Other Medicinal Properties https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1360273/