Clean a Home With These Essential Oils

Trista - August 25, 2020
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Eucalyptus is an essential oil that has many uses, such as getting rid of mold and aiding in fighting off colds and other illnesses. Shutterstock.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is an essential oil that has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It’s known to help decrease inflammation in your body, whether it’s from arthritis or illness. When using it in your diffuser, this oil can help in seasonal allergies and many diseases, including influenza and pneumonia. Many people will mix this essential oil up in a solution to help fight any mold or mildew they have growing around their homes. 

It’s a popular essential oil for all-purpose cleaners, including wood polish. Other health benefits with eucalyptus include helping to decrease or silence coughing, breathing easier, controlling blood sugar, repelling insects, soothing cold sores, freshens breath, and disinfects wounds. 

Here is a popular essential oil that can aid as an anti-inflammatory agent. Shutterstock.

Lemongrass

Lemongrass is extracted from the leaves and stalks of the lemongrass plant. Many people compare it to orange because of its citrus scent that’s used for cooking and aromatherapy. It has antibacterial properties that help aid in skin and blood infections. It’s also known to help prevent gastric ulcers and relieve nausea. 

Other people use lemongrass because it helps them control their cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, and acts as a pain reliever. It’s known to help ease tension, anxiety, and headaches. Besides diffusing it in the air, you can also rub it on your skin, such as where you feel any pain. 

Do you want a great ingredient that can be made into essential oil for your cleaning products? It also aids in improving your health. Shutterstock.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is an ingredient that’s been used for centuries when it comes to cleaning and polishing furniture and floors around your home. It’s also a great spice that aids in flavoring your food, making it easy and safe to ingest. You can also use the essential oil to rub on your skin or diffuse it into the air. 

There are many health benefits of cinnamon, such as improving digestion, stimulating blood circulation, relieving pain, and reducing stress. It can also help to fight off infections and repel insects. Many people turn to cinnamon because it has a great smell that will help freshen up your home and fight against mold and mildew. 

Here is an oil that has several health benefits, such as helping to aid in skin conditions. Shutterstock.

Thyme

There are many health benefits that thyme helps in aiding. For instance, it can help aid symptoms of a yeast infection and antibacterial properties. One clinical study shows that this essential oil can help people in treating bacterial infections, especially staphylococcus strains. 

If you’re struggling with the common cold, pneumonia, or often find yourself coughing, you can add thyme essential oil into your diffuser; it should ease your symptoms. Another benefit is that you can add it to your shampoo and condition to aid in any hair loss. 

Sources:

“Wood Polish.” The Blog. 

“5 Best Essential Oils for Green Cleaning.” Karen Peltier, The Spruce. April 2020. 

“Homemade Wood Cleaner (it’s wood polish, too!)” Scratch Mommy. March 2020. 

“What Are Essential Oils, and Do They Work?” Helen West, Healthline. September 2019. 

“Essential Oils 101: Finding the Right One for You.” Emily Rekstis, Healthline. July 2018. 

“16 Essential Oils to Use When Cleaning Wood.” Bunny Brinkman, Ranker. May 2019. 

“9 Essential Oils For Cleaning.” Allison Hess, Home Revolution. August 2018. 

“Everything you Need to Know About Cleaning with Essential Oils!” Melissa Maker, Clean my space. 

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