Lemongrass essential oil has so many incredible uses, but our favorite use has to be as a natural cleaner around the home. Lemongrass is a powerful antimicrobial, making if our No. 1 oil for natural cleaning.Here are six ways we love using lemongrass essential oil around the home.
Diffusing lemongrass essential oil can clean the air in your home. Whether you are trying to reduce the presence of airborne bacteria and viruses or allergens, lemongrass essential can remove them with its powerful anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. Plus, the fresh bright scent of lemongrass will leave your home smelling amazing!
No one wants their home invaded by pests, but we also don’t want to have to use the harmful chemicals in pest sprays. Luckily, pests hate lemongrass essential, so you can keep them out naturally by either diffusing the oil or applying it directly to pest entry points around your home.
Lemongrass can be used as a home disinfectant. Simply mix 30 drops of lemongrass oil with a 4:1 liter mixture of water and vinegar and apply to surfaces around the home. It’s great for cleaning kitchen and bathroom counter-tops, nursery surfaces and children’s toys, and anywhere else you would use an all-purpose disinfectant cleaner.
Lemongrass essential oil makes one of the best natural floor cleaners. Here is a simple recipe for a lemongrass floor cleaner:
● Water 3 liter
● Lemongrass essential oil 15 drops
● Cajuput essential oil 5 drops
Directions: Mix all of the ingredients in a bucket and clean floors.
This cleaner can be used on all floor surfaces from tile to delicate hardwoods to even carpets.
Adding 2-3 drops of lemongrass essential oil to a load of laundry can do wonders. It can help remove odors by killing odor-causing bacteria and can help loosen stubborn stains.
Caring for wood furniture is easy with lemongrass essential oil. The oil nourishes wood and restores a natural shine and beauty. Simply add a few drops to a half liter of olive oil and massage into your wood surfaces.
With so many great uses, you should always keep lemongrass essential oil around your home. At Utama Spice, we offer the highest quality essential oils from Indonesia. Our oils are 100% pure and made from natural plant extracts so you can be sure you are getting all the powerful antimicrobial properties you need for natural, effective cleaning.
If you have a favorite use for lemongrass, please share in the comments below.