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Why Use Lavender Oil for Cleaning

Lavender oil is the Taylor Swift of essentials oils. Like Taylor is famous across many genres, lavender is world-renowned for skincare, relaxation, sleep, and cleaning.

And it’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Lavender too! It is easy to incorporate into your lifestyle and suits practically everyone. According to Mother Earth Living Magazine, “Lavender oil is one of the most versatile of essential oils for the home.”   

Which explains why lavender’s versatility has earned it the title, “the swiss-army-knife of essential oils.” The adaptability of lavender makes it quite a staple for the household. And when it comes to using lavender oil for cleaning, you can’t go wrong!

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Refresh any space with these all natural ways to tidy up and clean with lavender oil!

How do you clean with lavender oil?

You may be familiar with lavender’s powerful, clean floral scent, but are you familiar with its antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties?

Author Kasey Schwartz, says “There’s really nothing essential oils can’t handle — from cleaning kitchen appliances to disinfecting bathrooms to eliminating smells in washing machines… ” in her book Essential Oils for a Clean and Healthy Home (F+W Media, 2015).

I couldn’t agree more! So, I’ve rounded up a quick guide on how to use lavender oil for cleaning the home!

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Ways to Use Lavender Oil for Cleaning

Kitchen Cleaner

This natural kitchen cleaner works well on all surfaces. It can match the strength of store-bought cleaners to degrease and remove grime from your kitchen. Grab the details for this lavender essential oil cleaner recipe, or pin it for later.

Lavender Laundry Soap

Can you put lavender oil in the laundry? You most certainly can! It is the perfect fresh, clean scent to replace artificial fragrances. Add a few drops of lavender oil to wool dryer balls.

Or if you’re up for more, make a lavender laundry detergent in few extra minutes. Pin this lavender oil recipe or read the full instructions.

10 ways I use the versatility of lavender oil for cleaning and you can too!

Lavender Scouring Powder

Brighten and lift stains in your kitchen or bathroom sinks with lavender scouring powder. It’s an all-natural, easy way to use lavender oil for cleaning!


½ cup washing soda

½ cup baking soda

1 ½ teaspoons citric acid

½ cup dried lavender flowers

3 drops lavender essential oil


In a small glass mixing bowl, combine ½ cup washing soda, ½ cup baking soda, and 1 ½ teaspoons citric acid. Mix using a metal whisk, then add ½ cup dried lavender flowers. Begin to mix once more, and while whisking, add 3 drops of lavender essential oil. Store in an airtight container.

Lavender Sachets

Made with lavender flowers, these homemade lavender linen sachets are wonderful to place in drawers and closets for a natural moth repellent.
While these are sewn, you can also make them with a linen drawstring bag. Find all the details here for these sachets made with lavender flowers, or pin them for a rainy afternoon.

Dishwasher Detergent

Can’t find a dishwasher detergent that works? Hard water deposits and grease are no problem for this easy homemade dishwasher detergent and DIY rinse aid.

And this recipe is made from simple, non-toxic ingredients to keep your dishes clean and sparkly. Pin this lavender oil recipe or see how easy it is to make it here.

Lavender Carpet Powder

Whether you have a household of kids, pets, or just a lot of frequent foot traffic – unwanted odors can find their way into carpets and rugs. Let lavender’s scent lift household smells with a natural two-ingredient DIY carpet powder.

Your home will smell fresh and clean with a quick vacuum after using this straightforward lavender oil cleaning hack here, or pin it to make before you vacuum again.

Dried Lavender Bundles

Did you know dried lavender will last for years when stored properly? Use these instructions on dry lavender or purchase organic dried lavender bundles from the farmer’s market. Hang bundles in closets or tuck them into shelves to keep the air fresh and deter pests like moths.

Stainless Steel Cleaner

Vanish fingerprints and streaks on your appliances with an easy stainless steel cleaner. With the bonus to clean and disinfect with natural cleaning agents such as lavender oil. Get your stainless steel shiny – make this recipe now or pin it for your next cleaning day.

Lavender Linen Spray

Refresh your space with a Joanna Gaines inspired DIY lavender linen spray!

Spray a light mist into your linen closet, on your mattress, bedsheets, guest towels, or any other areas that could use some freshening up. Pin this lavender oil cleaning recipe or print the recipe to share with a friend.

Makeup Brush Cleaner

Your skin can truly benefit from regularly giving your brushes a deep cleaning. Make a lavender oil-infused DIY natural makeup brush cleaner with just 3 ingredients. Whip up this lavender oil cleaner here or pin it to make this weekend.

There's really nothing essential oils can't handle and when it comes to using lavender oil for cleaning, you can’t go wrong! Find out what lavender’s versatility can do for your cleaning.

Lavender is quite the multipurpose ingredient for natural cleaning recipes. How do you use lavender oil for cleaning your home? Add it to the comments below and share your cleaning DIYs with us #lifenrefleciton on Instagram.

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