What is important to note when talking about aromatherapy and essential oils is that all essential oils have disinfecting properties. This means that when choosing oils you can be guided solely by your sense of smell and choose oils that you generally like the most. If you are regularly cleaning your home, you really don’t need to use aggressive cleaning agents such as hydrochloric acid or special furniture fluids, especially with glass and flooring. They all have pretty similar chemistry that comes in different packages and with a different name. And they do the same thing. So, what to use when cleaning instead? Essential oils. Most of us already have some oils in the household.
How to use essential oils when cleaning?
1. Disinfectant for cleaning
The surfaces in your home will be easy to clean and disinfect with a natural remedy made from essential oils. In a spray bottle, mix 4 tablespoons of white vinegar, 700 ml of water and 10 drops of your favorite antibacterial essential oil. Some of the most efficient oils are lavender, peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, tea tree oil. Apply to all surfaces you want to clean and disinfect – toilet, bathroom floors and walls, kitchen worktops, door handles. This mild agent is suitable for any room at home.
It’s easy to create your own spray with essential oil and refresh the air.
Take a glass spray bottle and fill it with 150 to 200 ml of water, then add 8 drops of three different essential oils.
We recommend combinations of oils of sweet orange, sandalwood and clove or tea tree, eucalyptus and lemon oil.
You can also opt for a combination of your choice, depending on the effect you want to achieve and the scents you prefer.
When you feel that the air in the room is stagnant or has an unpleasant odor, spray it.
3. Aromatic humidifier
Put 10-20 drops of one or more of your favorite essential oils in a water tank on the radiator.
Place the pan on the radiator, whether or not it’s the heating season.
4. Scented clothing
Soak pieces of cotton wool in essential oil and place them in cabinets or dressers with clothes, underwear and bedding.
With them you will get rid of the unpleasant odor caused by stagnant air indoors.
As it drives moths away, lavender essential oil is most commonly used for this purpose but you are free to reach for lemon or other refreshing oil.
5. Fragrant lamps
Candle flames enhance the ability to absorb odors and because of the ability to neutralize tobacco smoke, scented lamps are perfect for smoking rooms.
When using them, it is important to make sure that the water from the pan does not evaporate, since then the oil will heat up too much, start popping out of the pan and soiling everything around.
6. Electric diffusers
Although more expensive than fragrant lamps, these small appliances operate on a similar principle and have additional benefits.
The first is that there is no danger of the oil in the water overheating.
In addition to serving as humidifiers, they dissipate tiny drops of essential oils in the form of a mist, allowing them to quickly and directly reach the lungs.
We hope you will decide to follow some of these methods for cleaning your space. Natural oils will both clean and refresh your home.