Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

It’s that time of year again…the time to throw open the curtains, rejuvenate, and feel the joy of a clean home and clean air!
Spring cleaning can sometimes feel overwhelming, and most of the cleaning products found in stores contain dozens of chemicals that we don’t want in our homes. Let’s make a plan, make our own supplies, and maybe throw a cleaning party!

Make a Plan

It can be too much to tackle the WHOLE house all at once. Some folks like daily chores like Kitchen and floors, or some assign each day to a weekly chore, whichever day or chore works best for them! Like this:

  • Monday – Dust
  • Tuesday – Vacuum
  • Wednesday – Bathrooms
  • Thursday – Closets & Clutter
  • Friday – Wash Sheets & Linens, Trash Day

With Spring cleaning, you can use a 30 day method to go deeper into spots of the house and garage that might not always get regular attention. You can use this “30 Days of Spring Cleaning” calendar as a guide, or create your own to suit your needs.

DIY Clean Cleaning Supplies

Essential oils provide a natural antibacterial alternative. We’ve done the hard part for you by researching natural cleaning essential oil recipes, but also look into what your specific essential oil company has available! 

Glass and Window Cleaner


  • ⅔ cup water
  • ⅓ cup white vinegar
  • 8 drops oil of choice (we recommend lemongrass!)


  • Pour all ingredients into a glass spray bottle
  • Stir to combine
  • Store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 month

Carpet Cleaner and Deodorizer


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 15 drops oil of choice (try a mix of Rosemary & Tea Tree)


  • Mix the ingredients and store them in a glass shaker bottle
  • When using, simply sprinkle over carpet and let it sit for 5 minutes
  • After 5 minutes, vacuum your carpet
  • Store the shaker in a linen closet to keep your sheets smelling fresh and clean!

Countertop Cleaner


  • 1 cup water
  • 8 drops each of 3 oils of choice (we use orange, clove, and sandalwood oil)


  • Combine ingredients in a glass spray bottle
  • Spritz on countertops, doorknobs, window sills, etc.
  • Wipe down surfaces with a dry towel.

Laundry Detergent


  • Bar soap of choice, grated
  • 1 cup borax
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 15 drops oil of choice (we love the smell of orange + lemon)


  • Grate the soap into small pieces so it will easily dissolve
  • Add the washing soda and borax; mix well
  • Stir in essential oils
  • Use 1-2 tablespoons of detergent per load of laundry
  • Store in a glass, airtight container

Fresh Linen Spray


  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons witch hazel
  • 10 drops essential oil of choice (all in favor of lavender, say aye!)


  • Combine ingredients in a glass spray bottle
  • Spray on sheets, pillowcases, and blankets

Class Idea: iTOVi Spring Cleaning Scanning Party!

A cleaning party is a great way to introduce essential oils those who are looking for a healthier way to live and clean without all those harsh, health disrupting chemicals. 

You can set up your guests as clients in the iTOVi App before they arrive, or have them enter their information as they arrive. You can set up a product group for products you have on hand, or show them the home/environmental Product Group already made. Select the number of products you want them to scan for.

Pass around the iTOVi scanner, and explain how they might want to consider implementing the listed products into their cleaning recipes. Your friends will love the chance to learn about how to use their favorite essential oils products to create natural cleaning sprays.

Take a look at which essential oils have natural antibacterial properties:

  • Eucalyptus oil
  • Tea Tree oil
  • Lemon oil
  • Orange oil
  • Peppermint oil
  • Lime oil
  • Grapefruit oil
  • Oregano oil

You can use the recipes from above to personalize their cleansers with their Scan Report recommendations, and get assembling! 

More ideas to try:

  • Play some fun music.
  • Set out some healthy goodies to enjoy while assembling your cleaning sprays and mixes.
  • Make labels for their cleaners and decorate their bottles.
  • Offer to set up appointments for full scans.

This party might make you look forward to spring cleaning next year, too! Happy scanning!

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