DIY Natural Cleaning Recipes

You may have already experienced the health benefits of essential oils, used them in the kitchen when whipping up your favorite meals, or enjoyed their uplifting, relaxing, and soothing scents on a daily basis, but have you tried using essential oils for cleaning? 

With natural cleansing and purifying properties, certain essential oils can be a helpful part of your regular cleaning routine. Not only can essential oils be used to cleanse surfaces and purify the air, but they leave behind a pleasant aroma that will instantly make your home feel clean and refreshed. Here are a few of our favorite DIY cleaning recipes with essential oils.


All Purpose Cleaner

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle, being sure to shake thoroughly. Then, spritz on surfaces before wiping clean. 

Upgrade your cleaning routine with this all-purpose spray—safe, fresh, and easy. Spritz and wipe for a sparkling, eco-friendly home. Prioritize your family's well-being while infusing every corner with a delightful burst of freshness.


Carpet Refresh

Mix in a bowl and use on the carpet to clean up stains and freshen the room.

Revitalize your carpets effortlessly  simply sprinkle, let it sit, and vacuum away to reveal a renewed and invigorating space. Infuse your home with a fresh aroma while effectively eliminating odors and revitalizing your carpets.


Refrigerator and Microwave Cleaner

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 15 drops Lemon Essential Oil

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake before each use. Spray and scrub the grime off your refrigerator and microwave! 

What once was a dreaded chore will soon be a simple task with a little help from vinegar, hot water, and Avivni's Lemon Essential Oil. Not only will this DIY save you time, but you’ll also smell the refreshing scent of Lemon each time you open the fridge or microwave. 


Glass Cleaner

  • 1 ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup distilled water
  • 8 drops essential oil (we recommend Lemon, Grapefruit, Lavender, or Eucalyptus, depending on your preferences)

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake before each use. Tip: For a streak-free finish, use clean coffee filters to wipe away.

Using three simple ingredients, you’ll be on your way to cleaner windows and mirrors in no time. And when you use this natural glass cleanser, you’ll smell the inviting, fresh scent of essential oils, rather than breathing in harsh toxins all day.  

Toilet Scrub

Mix and pour into your toilet to see it sparkling clean in no time!

This natural solution is gentle yet effective, providing a safe and eco-friendly way to maintain a clean bathroom.


Garbage Disposal Refreshers

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup unscented liquid castile soap
  • 30 drops Lemon Essential Oil (or your current favorite scent)

*makes ~36 garbage disposal refreshers.

Combine baking soda and salt into bowl, then add castile soap and essential oil into mixture. Begin adding water, one tablespoon at a time, while stirring with hands until it forms into the consistency of "damp sand" (it should stay together when you press it together). Scoop packed tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper and allow to dry for 24 hours or until they are hard, then place them into a glass jar.

To refresh a stale, stinky garbage disposal, just put 1–3 refreshers into the garbage disposal and turn it on to enjoy the refreshing scent.


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