10 Essential Oils That Have Cleaning Powers

Use essential oils in the great affordable and great smelling cleaning products.

use essential oils to clean the home

These essential oils—found at a drug store or online—smell great and boast cleaning powers. (Note: You want pure essential oils, not fragarance oils.)

  • Clove ($8 for .5 oz.; drugstore.com). Use as an air freshener. 
  • Eucalyptus ($12 for 4 oz; gnc.com). Use as an anti-infective and deodorant.
  • Grapefruit ($8 for 1 oz.; drugstore.com). Use as an air freshener and antiseptic.
  • Lavender ($10 for .5 oz. vitaminshoppe.com). Use as an antifungal, antiseptic and anti-infective.
  • Lemon ($15 for 4 oz.; amazon.com). Use as an antifungal, antiseptic, anti-infective and antiviral.
  • Lime ($5 for 1 oz.; vitacost.com). Use as an air freshener. 
  • Orange ($8 for 4 oz; drugstore.com). Use as an air freshener.
  • Peppermint ($5 for 1 oz; drugstore.com). Use as an antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and antiviral. 
  • Rosemary ($6 for .5 oz; drugstore.com). Use as an antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infective, antimicrobial and antiseptic. 
  • Tea Tree ($13 for 1 oz.; gnc.com). Use as an antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antiviral.

Adapted from: The Organically Clean Home, $12; amazon.com