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Natural Household Cleaning Recipes
 
Back in the day, natural ingredients like baking soda and vinegar were commonly used to clean ovens, bathtubs, and windows. Nowadays, we have all kinds of toxic, chemical-based household cleaners. It's no wonder that a 5-year study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that the average American home had chemical contamination levels 70 times greater than outdoor air, and 90% of all accidental poisonings are occurring in homes - with young children being the primary victims.
 
Replacing these commercial cleaners with homemade natural cleaners is a no-brainer. And we make it easy for you, because we have a pile of great household cleaning recipes for you to try, and all the ingredients you need to make them!



Essential oils in home cleaning:

Essential oils are extracted from plants, flowers, leaves, roots, barks, resins, and fruit rinds. Using these essential oils can enhance your cleaning product's performance, as well as help regenerate the air in your home. Using a diffuser with your essential oils can help to purify the air in your home, and can also be helpful for those suffering from asthma, allergies, or respiratory ailments, as it reduces the amount of allergens entering the lungs.
 
We have a huge selection of essential oils at wholesale discount prices.

Some essential oils that are great for diffusing, misting, or using in your cleaning products are:
  • Citronella: Antiseptic, bactericidal - commonly used for its insect repelling properties.
  • Clove Bud: Antibiotic, antiseptic - has a sweet-spicy odour.
  • Cedarwood: Antiseptic and insecticide - excellent insect and vermin repellant.
  • Eucalyptus Lemon: Antiseptic, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal, and insecticide.
  • Lavender: Anti-microbial, deodorant, insecticide, and parasiticide - sweet, floral scent.
  • Lemon: Anti-microbial, antiseptic, bactericidal, and insecticidal - light, fresh, citrus scent.
  • Lime: Antiseptic and bactericidal - its fresh, sharp, citrus scent is a popular deodorant.
  • Peppermint: Anti-microbial, antiseptic, and antiviral - clean fresh scent.
  • Pine: Antiseptic, bactericidal and insecticidal. Because of its ease of availability, pine oil is probably the most widely used of the essential oils, commonly used in today’s hospital antiseptics and industrial cleaning applications.
  • Rosemary: Anti-microbial, antiseptic, and fungicidal. Widely used in commercial spray cleaners because of its anti-microbial properties and its strong, fresh, mint-herbaceous scent with woody-balsamic undertones.
  • Tea Tree: An unusual oil in that it is effective against all three varieties of infectious organism – bacteria, fungi, and viruses. The most potent of the natural anti-bacterial essential oils, it has been used for centuries in Australia.