The Best Essential Oils To Use for Household Cleaning

I am on a bit of a journey of discovery with essential oils at the moment. I have used them for a while now for beauty purposes and for my skin. I have even used them for medicinal purposes and treating minor ailments. They are a great thing to clean with, though.

A lot of the cleaning products that will be in your home, re filled with chemicals and toxins. So when you use them around your house, it is obviously filling your home with these toxins and chemicals. Using essential oils to clean fills the air with natural goodness – who knew you could use mother nature to clean?


Essential oils are made by steaming or cold pressing raw plant material. The essential oils are the liquid essence of the plant. They can do more than just make your home smell amazing too. They can disinfect, purify the air and even remove stains. No chemicals anywhere, people. Essential oils are also naturally antibacterial so makes them brilliant to clean with. Not all oils are good for cleaning, though, some are certainly better than others. My favourites to clean with are:

Lemon Essential Oil

Add a few drops to your favorite homemade cleaners to infuse the scent of lemon throughout your home. Lemon oil can also help brighten and remove stains. When you clean floors, add a few drops to the water and if you make laundry detergent, add a few drops in there too.


Peppermint Essential Oil

The scent of this one is obviously distinctive. it is antibacterial so perfect for cleaning with. Add a few drops to homemade spray cleaners – it is best to use in areas that have the most germs, like the kitchen or bathroom.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Made from the Australian Melaleuca tree, tea tree essential oil is antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties. It works well to get rid of mould around the house, so areas like showers or near windows. Mix a couple of teaspoonfuls of tea tree oil into a spay bottle with water. Don’t rinse off the mixture, just let it do its business. It smells great too.


Orange Essential Oil

Orange essential oil is definitely good for cleaning cutting boards and worktops as it is antibacterial. It is also a great oil to use for the smell – it can lift your mood and help to alleviate symptoms of anxiety.

Have you used essential oils before? Make sure that you get therapeutic grade oils – my favourite brand to use is doTERRA. This isn’t a sponsored post, just sharing my love for these oils. You can buy some from therapeutic grade essential oils from HERE or feel free to ask me some more about them.

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  1. 6th March 2016 / 12:50 am

    we are just starting to go through our house and see what chemicals we can start replacing with more natural things. This sounds like a good place to start. #KCOCOLS
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  2. 6th March 2016 / 1:13 pm

    This is so interesting. We have oak floorboards in our open plan downstairs and I don’t like mopping them too much because it’s not good for them so nice to know I can use other stuff that smells good too! #KCACOLS
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  3. 6th March 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I’m just beginning my journey with essential oils! I have heard many people rave about their benefits but it wasn’t until my new therapist recommended using them as a source of grounding and as a coping tool to deal with anxiety and intrusive thoughts that I really began to consider them. She even uses them during our session to provide a calming atmosphere. I have also started using them to treat pain (from fibromyalgia) as well as headaches. All that to say, I found this really interesting! Great info. Thank you!!! #KCACOLS
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  4. 6th March 2016 / 8:33 pm

    Thanks for sharing this on #KCACOLS, it’s so interesting. I’m trying to explore alternatives to chemicals in my beauty and cleaning products so I’ll definitely be trying this! xx
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  5. 7th March 2016 / 12:55 pm

    I absolutely love essential oils, I use rose oil on my skin and used lavender oil behind my sons ears when he had an ear infection, I even use them in my bath. But I have never thought to use them for cleaning my house. I have used lemon juice to clean my surfaces and that works well but not tried anything else. I will now. Great post! x

  6. 8th March 2016 / 10:40 am

    This is brilliant. I never thought to use it for cleaning! I can just imagine how amazing my house would smell if I cleaned all the floors with Essential Oils!

  7. 8th March 2016 / 11:11 am

    What a fab post! I have never used essential oils for anything if I’m honest, I never really knew what you could use them for! I’m going to have a look into them now, thank you! xo
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  8. 9th March 2016 / 11:10 pm

    I love essential oils, they are so versatile and amazing. Great post highlighting the benefits of essential oils for something other than skincare.

  9. 10th March 2016 / 10:00 pm

    I wouldn’t have thought of using them for cleaning – that’s so interesting! #KCACOLS
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  10. 12th March 2016 / 12:00 am

    Wow this is so interesting. I didn’t think you could use these oils for cleaning purposes. I love the idea and I will try to use them too, especially the Tea Tree to remove the mould from the shower. Genius!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I would love to see you again on Sunday! 🙂 x
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