Herbs are great ingredients to make delicious dishes but also powerful as medicinal cures, herbal teas, or homemade cleaners. If you want to grow your own food and other ingredients, you can use them to make natural options for everyday necessities. And in the post today, we will share with you how you can clean your home naturally using safe, common garden herbs.
These flowering herbs are easy to grow and come back for many years, giving you a long-lasting supply of fragrant herbs. Without further ado, here are our best safe homemade cleaners you can make with popular garden herbs. So, take a look at some of these blooming herb choices, and add a few to your yard or garden. Even if you don’t use them, you’ll love their look.
You can make homemade natural carpet cleaner by using lavender to bring smell fresh, you’ll feel more relaxed and calm as well . Way to make mix a cup of baking soda and around 10 to 12 drops of lavender essential oil. Sprinkle the mixture on your carpet, and wait 30 minutes before vacuuming.
#2 Bay Leaves
Bay leaves are so useful in repelling any type of six-legged pests. Simply, just place a few dried bay leaves on pantry shelves. Alternatively, if you have a kitchen door, try hanging a spring to dry just inside the door.
You can use rosemary to create a natural all-purpose cleaning spray for around the house. Way to make: gather a few springs of rosemary along with some orange peels. Steep these in a jar of white vinegar for a few weeks, then strain out the solution and mix with equal parts water. Place the mixture in a spray bottle for easy use as needed. Rosemary offers strong disinfecting properties, which keep your home clean and smelling great.
Oregano is an antimicrobial that’s powerful enough so this herb is a perfect and non-toxic alternative to bleach.You can use it to clean surfaces you use to cook and even for handwashing. Although oregano doesn’t work quite as well as bleach, it doesn’t come with harmful chemicals and noxious fumes.
Clove offers antiseptic and antifungal properties, which make it perfect for combating household mold. Make sure you have 100% clove oil and add 1/2 teaspoon to a spray bottle filled with water. Spray the solution to sit on tile grout and allow it to sit for a couple of hours. Then use a scrub brush to wipe away stubborn grime.
#6 Lemon Balm
Lemon is also a tough de-greaser, and it comes with fresh, clean scents perfect for cleaning the kitchen. You can make by collecting a handful (approximately 1/2 cup) of lemon balm leaves from your herb garden, placing them in a jar with 1 1/2 cups of white vinegar. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 2 weeks, then strain the leaves out and pour the solution into a spray bottle.
Mint works as a natural pesticide. You can make it by mixing 1/2 a teaspoon of peppermint oil and 1/2 a teaspoon of Dawn dish soap with water. If you put the mixture in a spray bottle, you can easily repel insects in and around your home, such as flies, ants, and spiders. Spray around windows and doors to keep bugs out (add 1/2 a teaspoon of lemon juice for additional scent).
Eucalyptus has antibacterial and antiviral properties, eucalyptus pairs nicely with tea tree oil to create homemade cleaners for the bathroom. Mix 5-6 drops of each oil with water in a spray bottle to easily clean the bathroom sink, shower, faucet handles, and counter surfaces daily.