Updated: Jan 13
The kitchen is one of my favourite places to use essential oils because they provide a nice cleaning alternative that is chemical-free. Plus, they smell amazing and add to a cozy kitchen vibe. I’m not a cook, but I make enough of a mess to know that having a simple stash of the perfect essential oils for cleanup is a bright and fresh way to bring a new level of cleanliness to your kitchen.
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE KITCHEN
WILD ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
Wild orange essential oil is an easy, multi-purpose essential oil that helps naturally cut grease from pots and pans or your stove. I keep it by my sink and add it to dishwater for a little extra kick during cleanup time. They have an instant happy place feeling because of their veru uplifting aroma.
LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL
There is nothing that smells as clean as lemon. Lemon essential oil is created by cold pressing lemon rinds and extracting the oil from them. While it might sound easy, it takes a lot of lemons to make just a little bottle of essential oil. The potent cleaning factors of the rind are similar to those in wil orange, and they help naturally cut grease. Lemon is also a healthy way to rinse products—simply add 5 drops to a large bowl of water, rinse your produce and let dry. I use Lemon too for cleaning my vegetables and fruits.
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
Tea Tree essential oil is a great way to naturally clean and disinfect your kitchen surfaces, especially your fridge and sink…oh, and those dishcloths that might be smelling less than fresh. It’s a must-have in my kitchen because of its naturally antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. I’ll usually add a few drops to my dishcloth to wipe down surfaces like kitchen counters before and after food prep.
DIY Countertop Sprays
TIME: 2 minutes MAKES: 10 ounces (300 mL) countertop spray YOU’LL NEED: a 12-ounce (360 mL) spray bottle and a funnel (optional)
COMPONENTS 1 cup filtered water, 4 tablespoons white vinegar
Your favourite countertop spray blend (see below)
I love making my own simple countertop spray with essential oils—not just because it’s more cost effective, but also because it’s a lovely way to incorporate a non-toxic alternative to your cleaning routine while also making your own custom kitchen scent. The formula is super simple, and I like making these sprays in small batches so that I can switch up their aroma.
Using a funnel, add all components to a spray bottle and shake gently to combine.
Shake gently before each use.
Mist onto countertop and wipe clean.
Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight for up to 2 months.
Essential Oil Aroma Blends for Countertop Sprays
CITRUS COUNTERTOP SPRAY
A fresh and bright aroma that makes the kitchen a happy place.
20 drops wild orange essential oil
5 drops lemon or lemongrass essential oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
HERBAL FRESH COUNTERTOP SPRAY
A perfectly balanced aroma with double the cleaning power.
20 drops grapefruit essential oil
10 drops tea tree essential oil
With this non-toxic, chemical-free spray, you know it's safe to use for yourself, family, kids and pets. After all, we all breathe this in every day, come into contact with the skin and it ends up in our bloodstreams. So it is better to opt for a natural way.
All benefits at a glance:
Safe for humans and animals
Good for the planet
Sustainable and ecological
No toxic substances, so much healthier
No synthetic pesticides, fertilizers or genetically modified ingredients.
I strongly recommend using CPTG - Certified Pure Tested Grade® essential oils, so you know they are 100% pure and not that there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients or harmful substances in their essential oils that would reduce their effectiveness.
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