Spring is a time that is associated with new beginnings, and a fresh, open mindset – which can often be achieved through a thorough clean and declutter of the house. Rather than use chemicals, combine your cleaning activities with essential oils. Not only will this be better for your home and environment, but it means you will gain added benefits from aromatherapy, as you breathe in the gorgeous scents of the essential oils. We’ve put together a list of our favourite oil blends that are best for cleaning – as well as all the spiritual and mindful advantages you can expect.
Zesty Floor Cleaner
Combine 3 drops Lemon essential oil with 3 drops Orange essential oil in hot water with a mop. Suitable for hardwood, tile, marble and vinyl. The most common and useful for cleaning, Lemon is a fresh scented essential oil that is naturally antibacterial and antiviral. This makes it perfect as a disinfectant. Essentially energising and uplifting, it has the ability to refresh the mind by creating a positive mindset and eliminating negative emotions. It is also believed that inhaling this oil helps in increasing concentration and alertness. Orange essential oil is antiseptic and has been shown to exhibit antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is also a great degreaser. Intensely refreshing, Orange is known to relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression, by creating peace and calm in the mind.
Luxurious Closet Spray
The perfect accompaniment for freshening up your closets after you go through and clean out old clothes, shoes, and accessories that you haven’t worn in a long time. You can even leave your clothes hanging there while you spritz away, as you’ll get to smell the gorgeous scent when you wear them. Mix 3 drops Frankincense essential oil with 3 drops Cedarwood essential oil in a 60ml spray bottle, filling the rest with purified water. Give any wardrobe or cupboard a good spritz and let dry. These oils are safe to use on clothing, and will also help to keep the moths out. Frankincense induces a feeling of mental peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and spirituality. It also awakens insight, makes you more introspective and lowers anxiety, anger, and stress. Cedarwood has a great soothing and calming effect on the mind, cures inflammations, itching of skin while relieving tension and anxiety. This feature also helps in promoting healthy, restorative, and uninterrupted sleep, so it is often used by patients suffering from insomnia
All-Purpose Spray Cleaner
The ultra-handy cleaning mix, perfect for most situations! Fill a spray bottle with 75ml of water and 25ml of white wine vinegar. Thoroughly mix in 10 drops Lemon essential oil, 10 drops Lavender essential oil, 5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil. Lavender is a strong cleaner, than will mask the scent of vinegar and instead leave you with a beautiful and harmonious scent. Naturally antibacterial, the refreshing aroma removes nervous exhaustion and restlessness while also increasing mental activity, leaving you calm and renewed. Lemon is a powerful degreaser and antibacterial, its scent uplifting and energising. Eucalyptus is a longtime household favourite, as this powerful essential oil is perfect for kitchen or bathroom cleaning, its natural disinfectant properties and clean scent cutting through grime. A stimulant, its removes exhaustion and mental sluggishness and rejuvenates the spirits of people feeling sick. It is also commonly used to stimulate mental activity and increase blood flow to the brain, enhancing the brain’s capacity and endurance.
With the recent surge in essential oil popularity, there are a lot of brands out there claiming to be pure and organic, yet unless they are Certified Organic there is no way to be sure about that. Some companies also use synthetic oils to reduce costs. This can result in an inferior product that lacks life energy and therapeutic value. Be assured that Synthesis Organics only ever uses the highest quality, certified organic essential oils in all our products.