25+ DIY Cleaning Recipes Using Essential Oils

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25+ DIY Cleaners using Essential Oils for frugal, non-toxic, chemical free cleaning supplies in your home.

25+ DIY Cleaning Recipes using Essential Oils

With a new year starting, many of us are looking to reduce the toxins & chemicals in our homes and one of the best ways to do that is to create your own DIY cleaning recipes. By making your own recipes, you know exactly what you are putting in the cleaners, so you can feel good about using those cleaners in your homes around your children, pets, and yourselves.  I love making my own cleaners with essential oils as I know they are still powerful enough to cut the grime, dirt & germs, but I don’t feel miserable after using them due to allergies (I am very allergic to other cleaners). Plus, I can also give my daughters’ the DIY cleaners to use so that they can have “chores” around the home & be contributing to our home, but using safe, non-toxic cleaners.

My absolute favorite cleaner using essential oils is the Thieves Household Cleaner. These bottles last forever as you only need 2-3 caps of cleaner per bottle (the bottle is a bit pricey until you realize that it will last you a really long time). You then fill up the rest of the spray bottle with water. {I just pick up my spray bottles at the dollar store & they work out perfectly for keeping in the kitchen, bathrooms, etc with this cleaner.} You can use the Thieves household cleaner for everything – household cleaner in the kitchen, bathrooms, carpet/stain remover cleaner, glass cleaner, to clean the grill, and much more.

I also love to create my own DIY recipes with essential oils to use around the home. The added benefit of DIY cleaners is that they are very frugal, too, as many of these ingredients are very cost-effective and you only typically need a few drops of the essential oil to be effective so the oils can go a long way, too. I appreciate that it’s so cost-effective for all-natural, organic cleaners with no chemicals, as those can be so pricey in the stores.

We have put together a list of 25+ DIY cleaning recipes that use essential oils so that you can find ways to start cutting back on the chemicals & toxins in your home, too. Start by just trying one DIY cleaner and then as you get used to it, add more to your supplies.

Room Sprays and Refreshers


DIY Carpet Deodorizer from Thrifty NW Mom

Homemade Febreeze Recipe from The Frugal Navy Wife

Mood Boosting Room Spray and Stress Ball  from Exploring Domesticity

DIY Carpet Freshener from Burlap & Blue

Laundry Needs


Chemical Free Liquid Laundry Detergent from Dwelling in Happiness

Homemade All Natural Non-Toxic Bleach from Savings Dollars & Sense

DIY Fabric Softener from Recipes with Essential Oils

Kitchen Cleaners


Homemade Window, Glass, and Stainless Steel Cleaner from The Thrifty Couple

DIY Garbage Disposal Cleaner from Saving Dollars & Sense

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Tablets from Recipes With Essential Oils

Homemade Cleaning Wipes  from Six Dollar Family

Natural Remedy for Your Porcelain Kitchen Sink from The Rebooted Mom

Bathroom Cleaners


Lemon DIY Toilet Bombs from Reuse Grow Enjoy

DIY Sink & Tub Scrub from A Magical Mess

Homemade Grout Cleaner  from  Six Dollar Family

Daily Shower Cleaner from Recipes With Essential Oils

Multi-Purpose Household Cleaners


Non-Toxic and Reusable Disinfectant Wipes from Dwelling in Happiness

Homemade Antibacterial Wipes from Savings Lifestyle

Homemade Pine Cleaner from The Rebooted Mom

Homemade Soft Scrub from Six Dollar Family

Homemade Leather Cleaner from The Rebooted Mom

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner from Savings Lifestyle

All Purpose Cleaner from Reuse Grow Enjoy

Here are some more tips on ways to use essential oils for DIY household cleaning recipes:

How to Create DIY Cleaners from Burlap & Blue

4 All Natural Household Cleaners from The Stay-At-Home-Mom Survival Guide

25 Ways To Clean Your House Naturally  from The Country Chic Cottage

17 Helpful Household Uses for Lemon essential oil from The Thrifty Couple

15 DIY Cleaning Formulas For Home from Ann’s Entitled Life

7 Essential Oils to Boost Your Household Cleaners from The Thrifty Couple

Essential Oils to Use::

Young Living Essential Oils New Year


There are many, many brands of essential oils available on the market including ones you can find in stores, online retailers such as Amazon & more. However, both Sia & I have extensively researched using essential oils with our family & we have decided to use Young Living essential oils. We feel so confident with them that we are selling them so that others can benefit from better wellness for their families, too, as our families have benefited in the 2+ years that we have been using them in our homes. {This is the first time in 8 years of blogging that we have ever felt passionate about a product to sell it ourselves.}

They are a bit pricier than what you’ll find in the stores, but we know that they have a very strict Seed to Seal process to ensure that they are pure, therapeutic grade oils with nothing added to them,  that we feel completely safe using with our kids & our families. If you are wanting to make your own DIY cleaners, then you want to know everything you are putting into those cleaners and with these Young Living essential oils, we know that we can trust that they have absolutely no chemicals in them. {We only know of 2 companies which offer pure, therapeutic grade oils & I have used oils from both companies. I switched to Young Living after several months as I found that this company has the most variety of oils and products from 20+ years selling essential oils.}

Young Living Essential Oils starter kit

Find out more about why we use Young Living Essential Oils and how you can save the most when buying these oils. Our favorite deal is the Premium Starter Kit, valued at over $300, including a diffuser and 11 essential oils. Plus some freebies such as a $20 Amazon Gift Card & more that we’ll send you to help you get started with the resources & supplies needed to start your wellness journey with oils.





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