Recipes Using Essential Oils - Courtesy of Gardens By Grace



In a glass decanter: Add 1-2 teaspoons baking soda. Fill decanter with distilled water. Add 7-8 drops of Peppermin or Spearmint Essential Oil


Best Ever Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

2 Tablespoons Borax (crush out any lumps so it is nice and powdery)

2 Tablespoons White Vinegar

2 Cups Hot Water

1 Cup Castile Soup


Mix the Borax and vinegar in a small bowl first so that you can stir it around a little to help the borax dissolve. Add 2 cups hot water to borax/vinegar mixture. Stir. Add castile soap gently and stir gently. It is soap, so it will bubble.

Add about 15 drops of Lemon Essential Oil, 15 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil and 10 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil


Furniture Polish

Mix together:

¼ cup White Vinegar

¾ cup Olive Oil

10 drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

10 drops Lemon Essential Oil


The olive oil works like Murphy's Oil soap and the lemon and orange essential oils with the vinegar help to remove water stains and other buildup that your furniture may have. Just mix the ingredients together and put in a spray bottle. Shake before use.


Toilet Bowl Cleaner

¾ cup Baking Soda

3.4 cup White Vinegar

15 drops of Tea Tree Oil

10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil


Combine baking soda and essential oils in a mixing bowl. When read to clean toilet bowl, add vinegar and apour mixture into the toilet. Then scrub with toilet brush. Note: This is a single use recipe. There is no method of storage due to the fizzing action


Natural Disinfectant Spray

Pour 2 cups of distilled water in a large plastic spray bottle.

Add ¼ cup of White Vinegar, 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil and 15 drops of Tea Tree Oil. Shake the mixture thoroughly to blend the ingredients.