Spring cleaning all year round with Eucalyptus Essential Oil.

Koala eating eucalyptus in a tree

Families these days are looking for more natural cleaning products to clean their homes.

Reasons for this include the increasing reactions to chemicals, allergies, not understanding what is in the chemicals we buy and the cost of commercial products. Most essential oils are safe to use in our home and less harmful to the environment than harsher commercial chemicals.

Eucalyptus oil is a favourite as you can easily source our Australian Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Eucalyptus Essential Oil can be described as a bit of an all-rounder when it comes to cleaning as it has many great cleaning properties. Eucalyptus oil has antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and deodorising properties.

Here are some ideas for using Eucalyptus oil when cleaning your home…

 Woman cleaning with eucalyptus essential oil 

In the kitchen…

Eucalyptus oil is an amazing grease and grime buster.

Try this cleaner for your kitchen surfaces such as the cook top, kitchen benches, kitchen sink, microwave oven, other kitchen surfaces plus your kitchen will smell great! In a spray bottle with water add 2 teaspoons of Eucalyptus Essential Oil, then a teaspoon of washing up liquid to the bottle, secure the lid and gently shake the bottle.

 

Cleaning your Fridge: Add a few drops of Eucalyptus oil to a cup of hot water and wipe down the inside of the refrigerator. Keeps it mould free and smelling fresh.

 

In the laundry…

Kill dust mites: Add 20 drops of Eucalyptus Oil to a cup of water and add to your washing cycle when washing towels, linen, blankets, quilts and pillows.

 

In the bathroom…

 Cleaning the bathroom with eucalyptus essential oil

Remove and prevent mould: Add a few drops of Eucalyptus oil to a cup of hot water and wipe down all your bathroom surfaces or wherever you may be finding mould.

Toilet disinfectant: mix 10 drops Eucalyptus oil with 500mls water and pour around the toilet bowel.

 

Air freshener…

Mix 5 drops of Eucalyptus oil with half a teaspoon of vodka and 2 cups water in a spray bottle.

 

In your cupboards…

To deter silverfish and moths wipe your cupboard surfaces and drawers with straight Eucalyptus oil. Add a drop of Eucalyptus oil to a padded coat hanger to deter them near your clothes and freshen the wardrobe.

Using eucalyptus essential oil in the wardrobe

Around the house…

Floor cleaner: add 20 drops of Eucalyptus oil to a bucket of how water and mop your floors, you may like to add some white vinegar too.

 

Ants and cockroaches: wipe surfaces where you are prone to seeing these pests with straight Eucalyptus oil. You may like drop a 3 to 4 drops of Eucalyptus oil onto a cotton ball and place them were the cockroaches hang out!

 

General spray: add 6 drops Eucalyptus oil to one cup hot water, half cup white vinegar and add 1/8 teaspoon liquid dish washing liquid (no bleach). Pour into a spray bottle, secure the lid and gently shake before each use.

 

Removing adhesive: Use straight Eucalyptus oil to remove sticky residue for glass. Place onto a small applicator such as a cotton bud. It can be used on other hard surfaces, but you may need to do a small test in a spot you will not see to check for any adverse reaction eg plastics, timber and some fabrics

 

Caution…

Do not use any essential oil if pregnant without advice from your medical officer. Avoid use of Eucalyptus oil if you are pregnant, experiencing high blood pressure or epilepsy, keep out of reach from children and pets and dilute solutions or do not use near children or animals. If swallowed seek immediate medical attention. Avoid contact with eyes, mucous membrane, lips, tongue, and face. Eucalyptus oil is highly flammable so keep it away from open flames and excessive heat.