Eco cleaning with lavender

By: Fiona Greyson

Lavender is a disinfecting herb, which is know for its antibacterial properties. It has got a soothing aroma, which successfully relives worries, uneasiness and stress. It eliminates bugs, moths and flees and has anti-viral effect. These qualities make lavender the perfect herb for all kinds of cleaning products: detergents, odour remover, soaps etc. Here are some recipes with lavender, which can be used for refreshing and disinfecting your home. Its advantage is that it is a natural and eco-friendly product.

This recipe is for lavender antibacterial spray. You will need one glass of water and twenty drops of essential oil of lavender. The ingredients is mixed in a spray bottle and used as antibacterial spray for refreshing and disinfecting different indoor places. It’s wonderful odour remover. Lavender contains a lot of linalool, which makes it a natural antibacterial product.
The next recipe is for removing grease and oil from stoves, ovens, microwaves and everywhere in the kitchen. You will need two cups of water, one quarter of castile soap and ten drops of lavender oil. These ingredients are mixed together and applied on the surface you want to clean.

The next recipe is for an all-purpose cleaner with lavender and castile soap. It will disinfect the place, in which is being used and is created by HireHouseCleaner South West London.

The castile soap, drenched with lavender, will soften the lavender
scent a little. You will need for this cleaner two tablespoons of distilled white vinegar, one teaspoon of borax, one quarter glass of lavender liquid castile soap, ten drops of lavender essential oil, a teaspoon of lemon juice and purified or distilled water. To make the all-purpose lavender cleaner, first mix the vinegar and borax in a 16-ounce bottle. Then add three quarters of the bottle with hot water and shake until the borax is fully melted in the liquid. After that you have to add the castile soap, the lavender essential oil and the lemon juice. The cleaner will be ready after shaking all ingredients together well. It can be used for cleaning different objects and surfaces.
This next recipe is for lavender-infused vinegar spray, which can be used on broad boards, toilets, walls, sinks, light switches, floors and all kinds of surfaces, that you need to clean and deodorize. The vinegar and lavender make the perfect combination, which deodorizes and cleanses very well.

This spray is non-toxic and eco-friendly. After spraying, the vinegar scent disappears and only the lavender can be smelled. To make the spray, smash two glasses of lavender buds and leaves or one cup dried lavender as a substitute in your hands. Place them in one litre jar and fill distilled white vinegar to cover the lavender well. Then close the jar with its cap and tighten well. Then place in a chilly and dark location for two weeks. Filter the lavender vinegar through a strainer for removing the particles of lavender. You have to store this spray in a mason jar capped and tightened well. When you want to use it pour in a spray bottle to the half full with this vinegar and add the other half of the bottle with distilled or purified water. When you clean, spray and wipe off.

This next recipe is for lavender-infused vinegar spray, which can be used on broad boards, toilets, walls, sinks, light switches, floors and all kinds of surfaces, that you need to clean and deodorize. The vinegar and lavender make the perfect combination, which deodorizes and cleanses very well. This spray is non-toxic and eco-friendly. After spraying, the vinegar scent disappears and only the lavender can be smelled. To make the spray, smash two glasses of lavender buds and leaves or one cup dried lavender as a substitute in your hands. Place them in one litre jar and fill distilled white vinegar to cover the lavender well. Then close the jar with its cap and tighten well. Then place in a chilly and dark location for two weeks. Filter the lavender vinegar through a strainer for removing the particles of lavender. You have to store this spray in a mason jar capped and tightened well. When you want to use it pour in a spray bottle to the half full with this vinegar and add the other half of the bottle with distilled or purified water. When you clean, spray and wipe off.

There are many recipes with lavender as a main ingredient. This herb is great for making your own eco-friendly cleaning products. It smells nice and purifies the air and the place applied to. It also has anti-virus and antibacterial qualities, which make it appropriate for making deodorizers and refresheners.

Lavender cleans also grease, oil, dust and dirt and it keeps away moths, flees and different bugs. It is appropriate for home cleaning products, deodorizers, odour removing, soaps and many other cleaning purposes.IMG_2385.PNG

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2 comments

  1. Lavender is such a better smell than all the chemicals one usually uses. Do you have a recipe for disinfecting hand soap?

  2. Lavender is my all-time favorite oil; I use it in literally everything I make at home and at work, from deodorant, to body butters, to cleaning products, to laundry detergent…everything!

    Best regards!
    Stamford Hill Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

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