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Today, I attended a webinar about some of the chemistry of essential oils. It was quite fascinating! It also gave me the motivation I needed to mix up a few essential oil items around the house I had been putting off! I did not mix up this kitchen and bathroom cleaner today, as I still had some left from my last mad scientist day, but I thought today would be a good day to post this recipe!
Please keep in mind that I am by no means an essential oils expert. But I do my research, and I encourage you to do the same. I purchase all of my oils from Plant Therapy, and they provide information about each oil. Aromahead and Dr. Axe are also good sources to check out if you are interested in learning more about these oils.
The oils in this cleaner have antibacterial and antiviral properties, making this an effective cleaner that is safe for your home and family members. Cinnamon bark oil can be a skin irritant, so use that particular oil cautiously. It hasn’t affected my skin that I am aware of, but it is better to err on the side of caution when you first begin using a product such as this.
I begin by filling a 16 ounce glass bottle half full of white vinegar.
Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water and shake it up good.
That’s all there is to it! Be sure to shake the bottle before each use, since the oils separate from the water.
If you’d like to watch the making of this product, you can check out this YouTube video.
I use this cleaner all the time for my kitchen counters and bathroom sinks and toilets, and it works great! If you are looking for a natural alternative to chemical cleaners that actually works, I encourage you to give this a try!
Essential Oil Kitchen and Bathroom Cleaner
8 oz. white vinegar
8 oz. distilled water
15 drops rosemary essential oil
15 drops tea tree essential oil
10 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
10 drops lemon essential oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
Mix all ingredients in a 16 oz. glass spray bottle. Shake well before each use.