5 Great Uses For Eucalyptus Oil In The Home
It’s always handy to have a multi-purpose ingredient in the cupboard that you can call on when cleaning. Especially when it’s natural.
Eucalyptus oil is an inexpensive and versatile item that can be used for many cleaning tasks around the house, from the oven and fridge, to the shower and laundry. It’s a concentrated essential oil, so you don’t need a large amount to reap the benefits.
Here are five great and simple ways to use eucalyptus oil in the home.
1. Cleaning stainless steel
If you’re battling stubborn grime and build-up on your stainless steel, whether it’s a cooktop, tapware, a fridge or cupboards, a small amount of eucalyptus oil will help get it clean. Just add a few drops to a wet cloth and wipe over the surface, then dry it off with a clean microfibre cloth to avoid streaking.
2. Removing sticky residue
If you’ve ever tried to remove a sticky label or decal, you’ll know how annoying that residue can be. Eucalyptus oil is a very effective adhesive remover, particularly on glass. It can be used straight in its concentrated form to target sticky areas, then just rinse off with water.
3. Floor cleaner
With its natural disinfectant properties, eucalyptus oil works well as an eco-friendly floor cleaner. Simply add about 20 drops to a bucket of hot water, or straight into the water section of your spray mop, and mop the floors as normal. They’ll be shiny and the fragrance of the eucalyptus will leave the room smelling fresh.
4. Combat mould and mildew
Not only can eucalyptus oil remove existing mould and mildew, it can also help prevent its recurrence in prone areas. Add a few drops of the oil to a cup of hot water and wipe down all affected surfaces – this could be in the shower, bathroom tiling or fridge shelving and containers. The strong scent will remove mouldy odours, too.
5. Laundry cleaner
If you’ve got clothes, sheets or blankets with a soiled or musty smell, the naturally fragrant oil will freshen up your laundry and help clean it at the same time. Just add about 20 drops to your washing cycle along with laundry detergent for a refreshing finish.
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