e3’s Favorite Essential Oils for Bathroom Cleaning
By Caryn Gehlmann
Can it be done? Can you really get your bathroom clean without resorting to harsh chemicals? Yes! There are many non-toxic cleaners you can make from essential oils and a few items you probably already have in your pantry. During the holidays, you want your bathroom as clean as possible before guests arrive, so we’re going to share some DIY recipes that use our favorite essential oils for bathroom cleaning!
But first, why should you make the effort to use chemical-free cleaning products even in the bathroom? For one thing, it protects your lungs. The Mayo Clinic reported on a recent study that found “women who use cleaning products regularly, particularly those who work as professional cleaners, may have a more rapid decline in lung function over time than women who do not use those products regularly.” They went on to recommend choosing alternative products — such as white vinegar, baking soda or washing soda, whenever possible.
Another factor is the health of your family. Chemical store-bought cleaners can negatively impact the air quality in your home. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air quality inside many homes is more polluted than the air just outside our homes. You may have family members that have asthma or other sensitivities to chemicals that make it worth your while to find safer alternatives.
Below you’ll find three DIY essential oil bathroom cleaning recipes. Click here for more DIY cleaning solutions for your whole house.
e3 Sweet Smelling Toilet Bomb
Add the first five ingredients together in a bowl and then spritz with water and mix thoroughly. Pack into a silicone ice cube tray and let dry overnight (or use a scooper like a melon ball roller and dry on wax paper). After drying, pop out of the mold and store in a glass container. To clean drop one into the toilet bowl. Once it’s done fizzing, scrub with a toilet brush.
* Instead of using individual oils, you can use 20 drops of e3 Antiseptic Blend.
e3 Disinfectant Thyme Spray
2 cups hot water
10 drops Thyme Sweet essential oil
¼ cup washing soda
Add ingredients to a spray bottle, swirl gently to combine, then spray and wipe (with a dry or damp rag) on bathroom surfaces. It works best when the water is hot/warm, so single batches are recommended.
e3 Bathtub Soap Scum Remover
Combine baking soda, salt, and essential oil in a small glass container. Add just enough vinegar to make a paste. Apply to surface and scrub with a damp cloth or sponge. Rinse well.
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