Cleaning with essential oils in wonderful. In my opinion they work better than any cleaners you could buy, they are non-toxic, have disinfectant properties and shine things up beautifully. I recommend using a glass container or a glass spray bottle and labeling them clearly so you don’t mix them up.
Here are a few simple formulas you can use:
All Purpose Cleaner: 30 drops of lemon, lime or orange essential oil, 2 cups of water and 2 cups of white vinegar. Pour ingredients into a spray bottle and shake. Spray surface for cleaning, wipe with wet rag and then a dry towel.
Mop Solution: Start with a gallon of hot water, add 1 cup of white vinegar and 20 drops of lemon, lime or orange essential oil. Mop away.
Window Cleaner: Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol, 10 drops of lemon or lime essential oil and 1 teaspoon of corn starch. Combine in a spray bottle and shake. Spray onto windows or mirrors and wipe with paper towel or lint free rag.
Dusting Solution: Combine 1 1/2 cups olive oil, 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 50 drops of lemon or orange essential oil. Spray on furniture and buff with a dry, lint free cloth.
Carpet Deodorizer: One 8 ounce box of baking soda, mix in 5 – 10 drops of peppermint or lavender essential oil. Sprinkle lightly over carpet and let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes and then vacuum up.
Fabric Softener: Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 3-5 drops of lavender essential oil. Put into the rinse cycle.
Sink/tile/grout scrub: Mix baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and 10 drops of tea tree oil to form a paste. Use a scrub sponge or brush and scrub and rinse.
For more information, you can visit a lovely website called We Got Real – https://wegotreal.com/cleaning-essential-oils/
And there is a book that you can buy and download that has a ton of wonderful formulas for cleaning with essential oils: https://www.mommypotamus.com/lp/diy-non-toxic-cleaning-supplies/