When it comes to cleaning, one would look for commercial products but they are laden with toxic chemicals and nasty ingredients. The chemicals in the commercial stuff might sting your eyes, make it hard to breath and can even burn your skin if you happen to get some of it on you. Also, it can make your skin dry or peel! Natural ingredients work the best since they are free of any harmful effects and are easy to make and use. Lemon essential oil is a great cleaning agent and below is multiple ways to use it along with its benefits:
- Has sanitizing effects due to its antimicrobial properties
- Safe to be used
- Leaves behind no toxic residue
- Smells great!
WAYS TO USE LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL FOR CLEANING:
Multipurpose surface cleaner: In a bowl, mix together 1 cup water, 1 cup white vinegar, 10 drops of lemon essential oil and 3 tablespoons witch hazel. Stir and pour in a spray bottle or pump bottle. Use it to clean surfaces on table, wallpaper, windows, show pieces, etc. To use this solution as a floor cleaner, add 1 cup to 1 tub of water and use it to wipe the floors.
Stain remover spray: In a bowl mix together 2 cups of water, 10 teaspoons of liquid castile soap, 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 10 drops of lemon essential oil. Mix everything well and pour in a spray bottle. To use, saturate the stains with this solution (on any surface including glass and fabric) and give it a quick scrub with a toothbrush. Spray clean water and blot with paper towel (wipe if glass or any other hard surface). Repeat as needed