Essential oils are thought of most often in terms of aromatherapy. While they do smell great, essential oils can also be quite useful for cleaning your home. You can use them for almost anything ranging from disinfecting surfaces to getting rid of the insects or pests in your home. You may be surprised by what these sweet-smelling oils can do.
Use Hemp Oil to Finish and Protect Wood
While natural CBD oils are made from the flowers, leaves and the Cannabis plant’s stems, hemp oil is made from the seed extracts of the plant, which makes hemp oil food-safe and a great oil to finish and protect wooden household items.
Use Lavender Oil to Disinfect Dirty Surfaces
Apart from smelling good and looking beautiful, lavender oil has many other uses many people don’t know of. Lavender contains some organic antibacterial properties that are perfect as disinfectants. To make use of your lavender oil as a disinfectant, fill up a bottle with water and pour ten drops of the oil into your bottle.
Close the bottle and shake vigorously (you don’t want the oil separated from the water). Next, spray the contents of the bottle on the unclean surface. The result won’t just be a disinfected surface but will also have a wonderful smell.
Use Lemon Oil to Remove Greases
Adding lemon oil to a spray bottle of water with vinegar will clean greasy materials in your kitchen, like oily dishes and lingering grease on the stovetop. You can also use it to remove unwanted grease that up over time from household equipment such as the stoves.
To use lemon oil for degreasing, sprinkle baking soda on the affected areas of your stovetop to remove stubborn stuck-on food. Spray the mixture on the affected areas until the mixture fizzes, then wipe the surface clean.
Use Peppermint Oils to Get Rid of Roaches
Are you searching for the least messy way to get rid of the annoying roaches in your house? You can let peppermint do the trick. Once you spray peppermint oil in the dark corners of your home, the roaches are sure to give way. You can also spray the oil directly on the insect. It’s also possible to mix peppermint oil with soap, vinegar and water, spray it around your home’s exterior to prevent them from coming back.
Get Rid of the Mildew With Tea Tree Oil
It’s amazing what tea tree oil can do in terms of combating mildew and soap scum. To prevent mildew from taunting your soap, simply pick up a spray bottle, and add 20 drops of tea tree oil. Next, pour two cups of white vinegar and two spoons of liquid dish soap into the bottle. Shake the mixture and spritz your shower with it. Spray the mixture at least once daily.
Use Eucalyptus Oil to Remove Dirt from Your Combs and Brushes
Eucalyptus is the perfect oil to use in cleaning your hair tools. To clean them, simply mix three cups of water with one cup of white vinegar in a bowl. Next, add forty drops of eucalyptus oil to the mixture. Soak the combs and brushes for 20 minutes, then rinse and air-dry them.
Use Orange Oil to Remove Gums
Removing gums from clothes and other surfaces when you clean your home can be very difficult and annoying. With orange oil, however, you don’t have to bother about the stress. Simply apply the oil to the affected surface. The gum will soften up, and you can effortlessly remove it.