Would you care to give explicit directions for those who haven't used essential oils for cleaning?
I don't mind at all. If I had been on the main computer when I responded last night,I would have pulled up my files to be sure I was giving accurate details on my cleaning solutions.
Please note that I use the words, "several drops" for measurements on the essential oils. One can use less or more depending on how strong you prefer it. I go by scent when adding oils as I like the additional benefit of a fresh or pleasant scent in a room or in the laundry.
Another note is that essential oils may seem expensive. They go a long way however and will last quite awhile. I buy two bottles of tea tree oil a year on average but a bottle of lavendar lasts me a couple of years.
Some believe that certain brands are superior to cheaper ones. I have seen no difference in the tea tree oil I buy at Wal-mart from a more expensive brand except that I pay less for the one at Wal-mart.
These are the items I use consistently for my cleaners and other solutions that include essential oils:
Tea tree oil
Pine oil is another good choice but I have not purchased any lately.
My favorite solutions using these items:
Anti-bacterial All Purpose Cleaner:
Mix ingredients in a spray bottle and shake. Spray onto surface and wipe clean with wet cleaning rag.
Good for bathroom and kitchen counters, bathtub or toilet.
All Purpose Cleaners: Cleaner 1:
Mix ingredients in a spray bottle and shake. Spray onto surface and wipe clean with wet cleaning rag. Good for daily wiping of counters, outside of appliances, some walls and stove hoods.
Fill spray bottle with water leaving enough room to add soap and oils then shake. Spray onto surface and wipe clean. Good for cleaning plastics and other objects and surfaces in the home.
1/2 tablespoon of liquid soap
Several drops of tea tree, lemon, lavendar or pine oil
Vinyl Floor Cleaner
Mop floor with solution
Vinyl and some Stone Floor Cleaner
Mop floor with solution then mop again with clear water to rinse off soap.