DIY Cleaning Recipes: Natural Home Care With Baking Soda & Essential Oils

Jun 18, 2024

With this Loving Essential Oils guide written by certified aromatherapist Jennifer Lane, you can get an easy recipe for scented baking soda – which has a huge range of uses around the home!

If you're a fan of homemade cleaning solutions, you'll love this guide from Loving Essential Oils. You'll learn how to create a simple solution with 14 different use cases - from cleaning the toilet bowl to deodorizing shoes or eliminating stains in coffee cups!

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Use any essential oil you like

While any essential oil can be used, the guide recommends using peppermint, spearmint, lavender, clove, lemon, or orange. You simply combine your oil of choice with baking soda - and ideally, it should be stored in an airtight spice jar.

"Baking soda is a natural cleaning agent, while essential oils add a pleasant scent and can enhance the cleaning properties of the mixture," Jennifer explains, noting that the optimal combination is 15 drops of the preferred essential oil with a third of a cup of baking soda.

Natural odor & stain removal

The guide begins with a recipe but progresses through to potential applications - from using the product as a weed killer to its benefits as a sink scrub. Baking soda can also be used as a carpet freshener, Jennifer writes, noting that it should be left to sit for 20 minutes before vacuuming to help neutralize odors.

No horrible toxic smells

Jennifer states: "I love to use baking soda for natural cleaning because it's effective on dirt, grease, grime, and germs without the toxic smell of store-bought cleaners. Scented baking soda with essential oils takes it to the next level. It's so simple to do and you get double impact - the baking soda benefits and the essential oil benefits."

Loving Essential Oils offers a wide range of guides and how-to articles for anyone wanting to use essential oils more frequently, with recipes for bath salts, tips for beginners, and safety advice - such as the importance of dilution, and the benefits of creating a daily routine and building consistency of habit for optimal effectiveness.

If you're looking for a fun DIY project with a huge range of uses, this guide is for you!

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