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How To Freshen Your Home With Eucalyptus

Posted By Tipnut On April 20, 2009 @ 6:01 am In DIY | 12 Comments

This is one of mother nature’s most powerful disinfectants, what better option to clean with!

BottleHere are a few different homemade cleaners I have on file that incorporate Eucalyptus oil and can be used to freshen your home.

For Floors:

  • Add 1 tablespoon of liquid castile soap to 1 gallon of hot water and 1/3 cup Borax. Mix in 1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp of oil.

All Purpose:

  • Mix 1/2 cup vinegar with 1 cup hot water, add 1/8 tsp liquid dish detergent (nothing with bleach), 6 drops oil. Pour into a spray bottle and shake before each use.

Soft Scrub:

  • Mix baking soda and liquid castile soap until you have a smooth paste (some water can be added), stir in a few drops of the oil. Take a damp sponge, dab into the paste and use to scrub over stained areas. Wipe off with a damp, clean cloth.

Kitchen Countertops:

  • Fill a small spray bottle with lukewarm water and add 3 drops oil (ratio is about 1 drop oil to 4 ounces water). Shake. Use on freshly washed surfaces as a fragrant rinse. Store away from sunlight.

For Linens:

1/2 cup Distilled Water
1/2 cup Vodka
10 drops oil

  • Mix ingredients and pour into a spray bottle. Shake before use.

For Carpet & Upholstery:

2 cups Distilled Water
20 drops Oil

  • Mix and pour into a spray bottle. Shake before each use. Can be used as an air freshener, a carpet or upholstery spray. Test a small area first for fabric discoloration and do not use on wood surfaces.

Garbage Pail Deodorizer:

  • Mix 4 teaspoons oil with 4 cups of baking soda. Store in an airtight plastic container. After cleaning garbage can, sprinkle a handful of baking soda mixture on the bottom (once dry).

Tub Scrub:

1 cup Baking Soda
15 drops oil

  • Mix the baking soda and oil well then scrub onto bathroom tub and sink with a damp sponge. Leave sit for a bit before rinsing off with clear warm water.

More ideas:

Add Eucalyptus oil to your homemade laundry detergents [1] and fabric softeners [2] to add an extra level of disinfectant cleaning.

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[1] homemade laundry detergents: http://tipnut.com/10-homemade-laundry-soap-detergent-recipes/

[2] fabric softeners: http://tipnut.com/frugral-fabric-softener-recipes-dryer-sheet-tips/

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