Pure Essential Oils have cleansing, deodorising, healing, disinfectant, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. 100% plant-based oils are both human and eco-friendly and are toxin-free unlike many cleaning products available in supermarkets.
Often chemical-based ingredients used in most conventional cleaning products can be just as harmful as the dirt and germs they are meant to eliminate.
Flaunt your healthy home by creating your own DIY potions for showers, carpets, tiles, furniture, bench-tops and toilets. You’ll find a little Aromatherapy goes a very long way. Your home will be beautifully clean and friends will want to know your cleaning secrets! Read on for some aromatherapy recipes to get you started, then have fun inventing your own.
Healthy Home Recipes
Frankincense 3, Lemon 3, Orange 4 OR Celebration Blend 10 Mix oils in a spray bottle with 500mL water and a dash of witch hazel. Shake well and use as a natural air freshener.
Lavender 3, Peppermint 4, Tea Tree 3
Mix oils in a spray bottle with 500mL water. Spray on surfaces where ants are invading regularly until the ants disappear.
Geranium 1, Lavender 1, Lime 1
Add a few drops of these combined oils to cotton wool and place inside the vacuum cleaner bag to release a nice fragrance while you vacuum. Using essential oils will also kill fleas and mites that are sucked into your vacuum cleaner.
Athlete's Foot Shoe Powder
Lavender 10, Lemon 10, Tea Tree 10 Combine oils with 1 cup bicarb soda and sprinkle into shoes daily to help prevent fungus.
Lavender 2, Orange 2, Ylang Ylang 2
Swap out any oil for Peppermint if that’s your thing. Combine six drops of oil with 1 cup of bicarb soda and mix well (you could use an empty parmesan cheese container as a shaker can). Sprinkle all over the carpet and let sit for 15 minutes before vacuuming. The baking soda will absorb funky smells and the oil will freshen and deodorise.
Clean Your Cleaning Cloths
Lemon 2, Tea Tree 2
To disinfect cleaning cloths, soak them overnight in a bowl of water with a few drops of oil.
Eucalyptus/Cedarwood 10, Lavender 10, Lemon 10 OR Winter Wellness 30
Using a glass jar with lid, mix oils with ½ cup bicarb soda, ¼ cup liquid castile soap and 2 tbsp fine salt. If paste is too dry, add more castile soap.
Lavender 2, Peppermint 2
To get rid of cooking odours, add four drops of oil to a simmering pan of clean water. Allow the aromatic steam to permeate through the kitchen, leaving a pleasant scent.
Pour 3 drops of Lemon oil inside your dishwasher just before turning it on. The disinfecting and cleansing power will be doubled!
Dust Mite Allergy
Eucalyptus/Cedarwood 10, Lavender 5, Peppermint 5
Mix oils in a spray bottle with 500mL water. Lightly mist over mattress and under the bed, then vacuum 10 minutes later to remove dead mites. Also add this blend to your laundry detergent when washing bedding.
Flea & Tick Pet Spray
Eucalyptus/Cedarwood 3, Lavender 3, Tea Tree 4
Mix oils in a spray bottle with 500mL water. Spray around your pet’s bedding and directly onto your pet’s coat, avoiding the eyes and mouth. If your pet has a tick, apply Tea Tree directly onto the tick to help remove it, then go straight to the vet.
Lavender 10, Peppermint 10
Mix oils in a spray bottle with 500mL water. Shake well and use as a natural fly spray.
Lavender 2, Orange 2
Place a few drops of oil on a cloth and add this to the clothes dryer to freshen and fragrant your clothes. Keep this cloth just for this purpose.
Fridge & Freezer Cleaner
Eucalyptus/Cedarwood 1, Lemon 3
Place a few drops of oil on a damp cloth and wipe out the fridge and/or freezer to disinfect and remove odours.
Glass & Mirror Cleaner
Lemon 10, OR Orange 10
Blend 1 cup of water and 1 cup of white vinegar with 10 drops of Orange oil in a spray bottle. Spray and wipe on windows and mirrors for a clean look and sunny scent.
Hard Floor Cleanser
Lavender 3, Peppermint 3, Tea Tree 4, OR Winter Wellness Blend 10
Dilute this blend in hot water and mop on tiled floors. For wooden floors, add a drop of Frankincense or Sandalwood for an earthier fragrance.
Home Fragrance Day
Frankincense 3, Lemon 3, Orange 4, OR Celebration Blend 10
Use a LeRêve Ultrasonic Diffuser or Burner and let this beautiful blend keep the air clean and the home smelling lovely.
Home Fragrance Evening
Geranium 3, Lavender 4, Ylang Ylang 3, OR Sweet Sleep Blend 10
Use a LeRêve Diffuser or Burner and let this relaxing blend help prepare everyone for a good night’s rest.
Geranium 10, Lavender 10 Peppermint 10 Mix oils in a spray bottle with 500mL water and add a dash of witch hazel. Spray directly on the skin, avoiding sensitive areas.
Mix oil in a spray bottle with 500mL water. Use it as an ironing mist to smooth and fragrance the fabric.
Lavender 5, Orange 5 Mix oils with 100mL water and add to washing machine cycle to add fragrant cleansing power to clothes.
Add a couple of drops of Lemon oil in a mug of water and heat in the microwave for about a minute. The condensation will make it easy to wipe the microwave clean.
Eucalyptus/Cedarwood 6, Peppermint 6, Tea Tree 8
Mix oils in a spray bottle with 500mL water. Spritz the affected areas and let dry – do not wipe off.
Mice hate peppermint! Mix oil in a spray bottle with 500mL water. Spray this mixture anywhere you have seen mouse droppings or you think a mouse might have been. Alternatively put a drop of Peppermint on cotton wool and place this in the area. The peppermint will deter rodents rather than kill them.
Natural Moth Balls
Eucalyptus/Cedarwood 1, Lavender 1, Patchouli 1
Take three cotton balls and place a single drop on each one, using the different oils. Place them in different spots in your wardrobe and refresh necessary.
Lime 2, Tea Tree 2
To keep the bins smelling fresh, place a few drops of these oils on cotton wool and place at the bottom of the bin, under the liner.
Lavender 3, OR Orange 3
Add a few drops to cotton wool and place inside your drawers to add scent to your clothing.
Sleep-Inducing Scented Sheets
Lavender 3, Orange 3, Rose 1, Ylang Ylang 3, OR Sweet Sleep Blend 10
Mix oils in a spray bottle with 500mL water. Spritz this mixture on your pillowcase and sheets about 30 minutes before going to bed. This gives the mist time to evaporate so your sheets aren’t moist and leaves the wonderful scent to lull you into a restful night’s sleep.
Soap Scum Eliminator
Lemon 3, Orange 3, Tea Tree 4
Mix oils in a spray bottle with 500mL water. Spray onto the shower tiles and screen door then use a small amount of bicarb soda on a clean cloth to remove the scum. Finally, rinse off.
Geranium 3, Lemon 3, Peppermint 4
Mix oils in a spray bottle with 500mL water. Spray inside the offending shoes regularly and be sure to wash them as needed.
Sparkling Stainless Steel
Eucalyptus/Cedarwood 4, Lemon 6
Mix ½ cup of baking soda with ¼ cup white vinegar and add essential oils. Apply to a cleaning cloth and scrub the sink. Rinse off with warm water and admire the sparkle.
Pour 2 drops of Lemon oil directly onto the stain, rub it in and leave it to sit for a few minutes before adding it to the washing machine.
Sticky Residue Remover
Eucalyptus/Cedarwood 2, Lavender 2, Lemon 2
Pour a few drops of these oils onto surfaces with residue, let them sit for a few minutes, then rub off.
Eucalyptus/Cedarwood 5, Lemon 3, Tea Tree 5, OR Winter Wellness Blend 20 Mix oils in a spray bottle with 500mL water and 20mL of rubbing alcohol or white vinegar. Using a regular or microfibre cloth, spray and wipe all kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
Sweet Smelling Drains
Lavender 3, OR Lemon 3
Before bedtime, add a few drops of Lavender or Lemon oil down the kitchen and/or bathroom sink drain and awake to a fresh clean fragrance in the morning. Use the same method if you have unpleasant odours arising from floor drains in the bathroom and/or laundry.
Geranium 3, Lavender 3, Lime 4
To maintain a pleasant fragrance in the powder room, set a LeRêve Diffuser or Burner with this blend of oils.
Lemon 15, Winter Wellness 15
Blitz the following ingredients: 500g pure & natural powdered coconut soap, 200g epsom salts, 500g washing soda and 500g bicarb soda. Add oils and blitz again. It makes a big batch that lasts a long time. To make a pre-soaker or paste, just add some water to some powder and place onto stains before washing.
Washing Machine Clean
Lemon 10, Winter Wellness 10
Mix oils with 2 cups of white vinegar and ½ cup bicarb soda. Add to machine and put on washing machine hot cycle to get rid of germs and scum residue.