For many households, cleaning means using harsh chemical compounds. However, these products are not the only option. Essential oils are a good alternative for your cleaning chores! Using natural cleaners can also protect your family’s health. In this blog post, we tell you about essential oils and what makes them wonderful cleaners.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are concentrated liquids obtained directly from plants. They contain the natural compounds and properties of the plants from which they were extracted. The oils are obtained through two main methods:
- Distillation: Water or steam passes through the herbs and flowers and takes out the oil compounds. Then, the oil separates from the water.
- Cold pressing: With mechanical pressure, the plants are crushed until they expel the oils.
Essential oils are good for homemade cleaning products, aromatherapy, rubbing in the skin, and ingesting. However, they are so potent that you should use them with precaution. Essential oils should be diluted in water or other oils (carrier oils) before use.
Why are essential oils effective cleaners?
For their complex properties, essential oils work in natural and homemade cleaners. Lavender oil, lemon oil, or wild orange oil are popular options for DIY cleaners. Below we tell you the reasons why essential oils make excellent cleaners.
They have antimicrobial properties
Plants get diseased too! They have many antimicrobial compounds that help them fight microbes like bacteria, viruses, or fungus. As the plant’s “essence” is carried out to the oils, many essential oils preserve the antimicrobial properties of the plant. So when you clean using essential oils, you are also reducing the number of pathogens inside your home.
Note: Nowadays, disinfecting is a delicate topic. Though there is evidence of the antimicrobial properties of natural products like tea tree oil, the safe choice is following the recommendations and guidelines.
They are perfect grease and grime removers
Some essential oils are great for breaking down grime and grease. If you are struggling with grease stains in the kitchen, citrus oils like lemon and sweet orange can do the trick. The acidity of some oils can cut down grease and grime, like any chemical cleaner.
They are natural alternatives to chemical cleaners
Most cleaning products are chemical and harsh compounds. Though you can find eco-friendly and safe-to-use cleaners, popular household cleaners like chlorine bleach have some risks that should be considered. Essential oils are non-toxic and safe (but potent). CHRIStal clean uses doTERRA oils that come from a respectful and natural process.
They are aromatic
The scent of plants is in every drop of essential oils! Unlike some chemical cleaners, the aroma that oils give off is entirely natural and impacts the mood. Some people use essential oils for their scent alone—these natural essences are used in aromatherapy. Leave your home smelling delicious after each cleaning session!
Homemade cleaners are budget-friendly
Looking into the small vials where essential oils are stored, you may think they are an expensive way of cleaning your home. Not at all! As we mentioned earlier, essential oils are so potent that you only need a few drops for cleaning. If that isn’t enough happiness for your wallet, we give every new client a FREE doTERRA membership so you can buy at wholesale prices!
Now that you know the benefits and properties of essential oils, use them in your daily chores! At CHRIStal Clean, we take care of your health using only the best non-toxic and natural cleaners. We found out that cleaning is as good as the cleaners you use, and that’s why we only use top-quality and natural products. Do you want to see essential oils in action? Schedule a cleaning with us!