A big part of my transition to a zero waste lifestyle has been ditching store-bought cleaners and making my own. There are a lot of ingredients I rely upon to do this, but deodorizing and disinfecting essential oils are one of my favorites. These are my picks for the best essential oils for cleaning your kitchen and some ways that I use them in my home.
(A quick note: the cost of essential oils can add up quickly, but since you’re only using a few drops at a time, they’ll last you a while. Some trustworthy brands are NOW, Aura Cacia, Edens Garden, and Plant Therapy.)
My Favorite Essential Oils for Cleaning the Kitchen
When you’re choosing essential oils for cleaning your kitchen, you’re looking for two main things: essential oils that deodorize and essential oils that kill germs. I’m not a fan of flowery scents in the kitchen, so when it comes to deodorizing, I stick to herbaceous and citrus scents. Most disinfecting essential oils kill bacteria only, but there are some essential oils that have antiviral components too.