Did you know that most over the counter cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that are not good for your family’s health? This is a big reason many people decide to make the switch to essential oils instead. You can replace many household cleaners with essential oils or cleaners homemade from essential oils.
How to Replace 5 Harsh Household Cleaning Products
Here are some essential oils that can replace up to five harsh household cleaning products:
Lavender essential oil
Lavender is effective against toxins and also has antiseptic, antibacterial and antiviral properties. It’s great for cleaning any surface within the home. It also has relaxing effects on the mind so it’s great for using in bedrooms and places where your family wants to replace.
Lemon essential oil
This one has a long history as a household cleaning aid but fresh lemon and lemon essential oils are always going to be better for your family than cleaning products that just have a lemon scent in them. It has antimicrobial properties, as well as antiseptic and antibacterial. You can read about our 5 Best Uses for Lemon Essential Oils here.
Peppermint essential oil
Peppermint smells great, is good for your digestive system, and is also great for cleaning. It has strong antiseptic properties and is also a good astringent. It helps create mental clarity and alertness, making it great for cleaning around office and work areas.
Sweet orange essential oil
Here’s another scent that is often paired with or in place of lemon in cleaning products. Sweet orange helps inhibit E.Coli and Salmonella, so it’s great for cleaning kitchen work areas. It also has antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is also known to enhance the mood.
Tea tree essential oil
Tea tree oil is an amazing essential oil and it’s one you don’t want to miss when it comes to cleaning. It does everything! It’s an antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial. You can clean all rooms and surfaces of your home with tea tree oil and know you’re killing all the germs. It can have a strong smell so some people like to pair it with lemon or lavender.
One thing that might strike you as familiar from this list is that these scents are found in many over the counter cleaners. The difference is that essential oils are completely natural. The aroma is natural and there are no harsh, dangerous chemicals added to them. You get all of the benefits without the downsides. If you are concerned about essential oil safety, read these tips.
Now that you know about these essential oils and how they can replace the harsh cleaning products you might currently be using, it’s time to make the change. How will you start making changes in your household cleaning routine today?
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