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Essential Oils as Scent for Cleaning Products

Using essential oils as scent in cleaning products

Most cleaning products that you can buy have synthetic fragrances. However, some biodegradable, unscented cleaning products are available, and adding essential oils to these perfumes them pleasantly and naturally. Unfragranced liquid clothes wash, fabric softener, floor cleaner and toilet cleaner are all suitable products to be scented with essential oils

Perfuming your cleaning products

  • Keep an old bottle of cleaning fluid, and half-fill it from a new bottle of the same product. After adding essential oils, shake the bottle vigorously so that the oils are thoroughly mixed in. A 1/2 percent dilution is achieved by adding 1 drop of essential oil to 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of cleaner, so a 500 ml (17 fl oz) bottle of cleaner will take 50 drops of essential oil. Lavender, lemon and pine are traditional scents for cleaning fluids.
  • When vacuuming carpets, put 4-6 drops of essential oil onto a cotton wool ball and place it in the dust bag. This freshens and perfumes the room while you are cleaning.

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