As daily habits are constantly changing during this difficult time, you must be extra conscious of bacteria and germs. As they are constantly circulating in our environment, it’s crucial you keep your immune system strong and maintain a clean environment for you and your family! To supplement your regular cleaning routine, we put together a few of our favorite essential oils for a more natural and safe way to cleanse your home.
Fight Germs Naturally
Did you know some essential oils have natural disinfecting properties? Not to mention, they can also be helpful in relieving cold and flu symptoms. Maximize the amazing properties of essential oils by creating your own DIY disinfectant spray or by diffusing the oils to cleanse the air around you. Every small effort you take to cleanse your environment will make a huge difference! Check out some of our favorite essential oils with disinfecting properties.
Tea Tree Oil
Containing several compounds that have been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses, and fungi, tea tree oil has been used as a natural disinfectant for centuries. One compound in particular, terpinen-4-ol, is especially effective in eliminating bacteria and combating germs. You can diffuse tea tree oil to cleanse the air or add it to your own DIY disinfectant. Check out this natural cleaner that you can easily make at home with supplies you already own!
Pink Grapefruit Oil
For a bright, uplifting scent that still has the antibacterial properties of tea tree oil, pink grapefruit oil is another great and effective way to clean your surroundings. Grapefruit seed extract contains potent compounds that can kill more than 60 types of bacteria and yeasts. Diffuse this invigorating scent to naturally eliminate toxins in the air while enjoying the mood-boosting effects of this sweet and citrus aroma.
Lemon essential oil is primarily known for its refreshing and invigorating scent, but it also contains antiseptic, disinfectant, and anti-fungal properties. You can easily freshen up your home while eliminating germs with this versatile oil. If you want a homemade hand sanitizer that won’t dry out your hands, take a look at this DIY hand sanitizer that not only smells great, but works effectively as well.
Next, we had to include peppermint oil as one of our favorites for battling germs and bacteria! Not only is the minty scent of peppermint awakening and stimulating, but it has been found to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. You can diffuse this oil to cleanse the air or use it in a hot or cold compress if you are feeling unwell. The menthol properties in peppermint oil will help soothe nasal congestion and a tight chest, which will surely uplift your mood and bring you relief.
Finally, eucalyptus oil is a must-have for cleansing your home. The active chemical components in eucalyptus oil are known for their purifying, cleansing, and clarifying properties, which is ideal for eliminating bacteria from surfaces and the air. Eucalyptus has a clean, earthy, minty, scent that is soothing when diffused and will leave your home smelling fresh and clean. The refreshing scent is great for things like DIY disinfectant spray or this homemade liquid hand soap that won’t dry out your hands!
Destressing & Cleansing
While all the essential oils mentioned above have incredible antibacterial properties, they are also fantastic to diffuse for aromatherapy. As we enter these trying times, self-care is extremely important for your mental and physical wellness, so have the best of both worlds by maximizing the vast healing properties of your essential oils!
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