Keeping your house clean can feel like a never-ending battle. You go through cleaning products like water, the bills add up, and what’s worse, you know you’re spraying harmful chemicals around your house but aren’t sure of the natural cleaning alternative.

Take a breath. You’ve got this — have you tried cleaning with essential oils?

Cleaning with essential oils is perhaps one of their greatest uses — and there are a lot of great uses for essential oils!

Cleaning with essential oils is:

  • Budget friendly
  • Effective & non-toxic
  • Makes your home smell great

New studies are coming out every day warning about the dangers of chemicals in cleaning products. Maybe you’re a pet owner whose dog broke out in an allergic reaction due to a spray used in your kitchen. Or maybe you have a toddler who likes to crawl around on the carpet. Even if it’s just you in the house, you want to make sure you’re leading the healthiest life possible — and coming home to a fresh-smelling oasis. That’s where essential oils come in.

Here are just some of the ways you can use essential oils the next time you clean your house:

  1. Tea tree oil

Tea tree essential oil fights germs, bacteria, and viruses. It’s an antifungal and can help fight mildew in the shower. Use it to make homemade wipes, hand soap, or a daily shower spray.

  1. Lavender oil

Lavender essential oil is naturally antibacterial and one of the best smelling oils. It pairs well with vinegar. Good for use in homemade dish soap and linen spray to elevate washing dishes and laundry day.

  1. Eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus essential oil is natural germicide and one of the most popular cleaning products in Australia. It’s a powerful dust mite buster. Mix some eucalyptus oil with baking soda to deep clean your mattress or put use in a dry wash for stuffed animals. You can even add a few drops to your next wash cycle. Soaking soiled clothes in 1 tsp of eucalyptus oil before washing can get rid of the toughest of dirt. It’s also great for stinky jobs in the kitchen and bathroom. Try putting a few drops in the toilet. It can also be used for removing pencil marks from the wall and table and removing sticky labels.

  1. Peppermint oil

Peppermint essential oil is antibacterial. Its cool, invigorating smell makes it a great addition to spray cleaners and natural deodorant spray. Mix it with water to deter ants.

Adding essential oils to your cleaning routine can save you money — you won’t have to rely on chemical products — and can be better for you. If you’re skeptical, try just one thing on our list. We predict you’ll be so hooked, you’ll soon be an essential oils convert.

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