From hosting house guests to tackling top-to-bottom cleaning, start fresh this season by adding essential oils to your housework routines. When you’re finished, instead of having a house reeking of chemicals, you can inhale the fresh scents of mother nature as you waltz from room to room. Spruce up one area or tidy your entire house with these helpful hints.

Start in the kitchen

 All-purpose cleaner

Begin with Thieves® Household Cleaner—you know it, you use it, and you love it. Transform your cleaning with the strength and versatility of Thieves by diluting at a 15:1 ratio with water. From countertops to floors, this easy-peasy DIY has got your kitchen covered.

Thieves cleaner and cleaning products

Fridge freshener

Chase away lingering leftover smells with this quick mix. Sprinkle a few drops of Lime essential oil into a box of baking soda to keep your fridge smelling fresh between cleanings.

 

Garbage disposal reset

Is that funky smell coming from your sink stinking up your entire kitchen? We have the solution: DIY garbage disposal fresheners! Check out this blog post for the full instructions to get your disposal smelling fresh and new.

 

Stone surface cleaner

From tiled floors to granite counter tops, scrub out stains and spills from stone with this simple DIY cleaner. Start with a reusable glass spray bottle that can hold about 28 ounces of liquid. Add two tablespoons of mild dish soap and a few drops of Lavender essential oil; fill the rest with water, and voila! You have a fabulous floral cleanser for your stone surfaces.

 

Thieves Household cleaner and cleaning products in kitchen

 

Next comes the bathroom

 

Glass/window spray

Are dirty mirrors messing with your bathroom selfie game? Whip out your reusable glass spray bottles and stir up this minty concoction for sparkling mirrors and windows:

Combine all ingredients in spray bottle and shake to combine. Spray on mirrors, windows, or stainless steel. Wipe with a paper towel or microfiber rag for streak-free shine.

 

Mother Nature’s potpourri

Put a few drops of your favorite freshening essential oil or blend on the inside of your toilet paper or paper towel roll to release a satisfying scent every time you use it. Some of our favorites are Citrus FreshTM and Pine.

 

Shower- and toilet-cleaning fizzies

Make your bathroom scrubbing and dubbing more fun with fizzies that help you clean your shower and toilet. Choose from adding Lemon, Thieves®, or Citrus Fresh to your fizzies to leave your bathroom smelling pleasant. Read the entire recipe here.

Clean bathroom with young living products

Deep-clean scrub