If you’ve dabbled in the essential oils, you have likely heard it said, “There is an essential oil for everything.” There is an oil for vibrant, healthy skin. There is an oil for boosting your immunity during flu season. There is an oil for assisting you in digesting over-sized beef steaks.
Behold, rosemary essential oil! An oil that you can use to clean your entire home…
From bathroom tiles to heaps of laundry, this oil can naturally disinfect and deodorize.
Not only does your house benefit from this oil; you will also gain a boost in mental clarity and a relief in anxiety.
In fact, you will be cleaning your home with a natural stress reliever!
Adding essential oils to your Eco-friendly house cleaning definitely comes with its perks.
Why Should You Clean with Essential Oils ?
If you have already switched your cleaning routine to Eco-friendly house cleaning, also known as green cleaning, then you may be aware of how toxic regular household cleaners are.
When using essential oils in green cleaning, they can do the same amazing work as household cleaners.
The benefit is, they smell better, naturally disinfect your home, and leave you feeling better.
Resembling tiny pine tree branches, rosemary has a robust aroma and energizing scent.
What makes this oil so good for housecleaning?
Rosemary essential oil prevents the growth of disease-causing organisms, treats viruses, eliminates mold, prevents the growth of fungus and the aflatoxins they produce, and attacks bacteria.
It is naturally antiviral, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic.
For this reason, rosemary oil is an excellent disinfectant.
Not only does the oil deodorize rooms and surfaces, but it also kills the lingering bacteria in the air.
You can incorporate the oil into most of your green cleaning methods.
Cleaning the Living Room with Rosemary Oil
First, let’s take a look at cleaning your furniture. You don’t want any offensive odors emitted from your couch cushions when guests take their seat.
For a fresh-smelling fabric spray:
Mix 15 drops of rosemary essential oil and 12 ounces of distilled water in a glass spray bottle. Shake the bottle, and spritz the mixture onto your sofa, cushioned chairs, and throw pillows. Get creative by adding other fragrant essential oils to the mix like, cinnamon, lavender or peppermint.
To polish your wooden furniture:
Whisk together 10 drops of rosemary oil, 10 drops of tea tree oil, and four ounces of olive oil. Wet a cloth with this oily solution, and wipe down the surfaces that are in need of some shine. About 15 minutes later, wipe down the surfaces again with a clean cloth.
To remove odors from the carpet:
Sprinkle a mix of baking soda and rosemary essential oil on your carpet or rugs. You can use six to eight drops of oil in half a cup of baking soda. Don’t forget to vacuum this up after letting it sit for half an hour.
Cleaning the Kitchen with Rosemary Leaf Oil
Germs love your kitchen, the water gives them a perfect place to reproduce. Here, you’ll want to take advantage of the natural anti-microbial properties of rosemary.
Disinfect your counter tops and table tops: with a spray bottle containing a quarter cup of white vinegar, half a cup of water, and 12 drops of rosemary oil. You can use this mixture to sanitize and freshen up your refrigerator as well.
For a kitchen sink and stove top scrub: mix 15 drops of rosemary essential oil with half a cup of baking soda.
To mop your kitchen floor: combine one cup of white vinegar, one gallon of hot water, and 20 drops of rosemary essential oil in your mop bucket.
Keep your trash cans smelling fresh: this little trick below will keep odors from accumulating just about anywhere in your house:
Put three drops of the oil on a cotton ball. Place the cotton ball underneath the trash can liner, and replace the cotton ball every two we
Cleaning the Bathroom with Rosemary Essential Oil
If cleaning with essential oils is already your thing, you might have some other essential oils on hand.
An all purpose disinfectant spray: In a spray bottle, combine half a teaspoon each of lemon, eucalyptus, rosemary, and lemongrass essential oil. Add to that half a cup of vodka or rubbing alcohol. Fill with water. This natural spray makes a wonderful cleaner for wiping down cabinets, sinks, showers, tubs, and toilets.
These are great ingredients for destroying bacteria. Furthermore, they make bathrooms smell amazing.
Scrub the tiled bathroom floors: Mix two tablespoons of rosemary essential oil, four ounces of liquid soap, and one cup of baking soda. Sprinkle the baking soda mixture over the floors and let it sit. After an hour passes, scrub the tiles and rinse with water.
Oh, and one more thing!
With its woody fragrance and energizing aroma, rosemary essential oil will refresh you and your lovely home.
Remember to store your home-made essential oil mixtures in dark glass bottles.
The reason you should use glass bottles is that oils break down plastic over time.
It is a good idea to label these bottles, for safety.
Store your cleaning mixtures in a cool and dry location.
When deciding which rosemary essential oil to purchase, look for oils that are organic, 100 percent pure, therapeutic grade and supplied by a company that you love and trust.
Enjoy cleaning your home!