Essential oils such as eucalyptus, lemon, lavender and tea tree are rich in antimicrobial and antibacterial properties which make them an effective all natural cleaning solution. Try this recipe to help sanitize the air you breathe at home with a hint of citrusy, refreshing and cooling feeling.
How to use?
Add all ingredients in a 2-ounce spray bottle and shake to mix. Spray after cleaning.
Essential Oil Properties In This Recipe
Eucalyptus Essential Oil:
Aroma: Aromatic, camphoraceous, clear, fresh, penetrating, sharp, strong, woody and very distinctive smell
Pairs Well With: Benzoin, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, peppermint, pine, rosemary and thyme.
Properties: Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, depurative, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge, hypoglycaemic, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge and vulnerary.
Tea Tree Essential Oil:
Aroma: Fresh, potent, spicy-camphoraceous, rather pungent smell and warm.
Pairs Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, nutmeg, oakmoss, oregano, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rosewood, rosemary, thyme, and ylang ylang.
Properties: Antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, fungicide, insecticide, antiseptic, bactericide, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant, and sudorific.
Lavender Essential Oil:
Aroma: Sweet, floral, herbaceous, light fresh and soft aroma
Pairs Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, marjoram, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, peppermint, pine, ravensara, rose, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, vetiver, pine, and nutmeg.
Properties: Calming, sleep-inducing, antiseptic, analgesic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-rheumatic, anti-spasmodic, antifungal, antiviral, bactericide, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypotensive, nervine, rubefacient, sedative, sudorific and vulnerary.
Lemon Essential Oil:
Aroma: Sharp, fresh smell, clean, sugary citrus and slightly sour.
Pairs Well With: Benzoin, chamomile, cistus, elemi, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli, oakmoss, rose, sandalwood and ylang ylang.
Properties: Anti-anemic, antimicrobial, anti-rheumatic, anti-sclerotic, antiseptic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, haemostatic, hypotensive, insecticidal, rubefacient, tonic and vermifuge.