Get Into Natural Cleaning
You use essential oils in aromatherapy, on your skin, in the bath… but what about on your car?
You may not have ever considered it, but in addition to smelling great and having anti-inflammatory properties, essential oils make an effective cleaner for many parts of your car. The windows, the tires, and even the interior can easily be cleaned by adding essential oils to ingredients you already have around the house. “New car smell” is all the rage, but the chemicals that make up that smell are no joke. Particularly if you’re going to be in your car for a while, you want natural fragrances that won’t give you a headache. Essential oils are a great place to start, and Nezza Naturals can help you find the right ones.
Why Use Essential Oils for Cleaning
You may have heard advice that tells you to look at the ingredients of a product you are about to eat, and if you can’t pronounce one of the ingredients, you shouldn’t eat it. The same goes for cleaning products, too. If you can’t pronounce an ingredient on the label, it should not be your cleaning product of choice. The chemicals in cleaning products are harmful to both people and animals, and that is one of the main reasons why using essential oils to clean your car is a much safer solution.
How To Use Essential Oils In Your Car
There are many ways to use essential oils to clean your car. Since there are many different areas of your car that need to be cleaned, we compiled a list of different recipes and ways to utilize essential oils for these different parts.
Are you ready to get rid of smudges on the windows? Maybe you have a few bugs stuck on your windshield that the wipers can’t handle. This recipe is sure to help make your windows shine so you can see clearly through them again.
Grab a spray bottle and mix these ingredients together.
- 4 oz vinegar
- 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil
Once you swirl them together, you can start spraying the windows and wiping them down with a cloth just like you normally would. If you don’t like the smell of lemon, you can always switch it out for another citrus oil like lime, orange or grapefruit. Enjoy!
Even if the rest of your car is sparkling, it won’t really look clean if the tires are still grungy. Mix the following ingredients together in a container as large as you need.
- 1 part baking soda
- 1 part water
- 3 drops of your favorite essential oil (some of our favorites are lavender, lime or lemon)
All you need to do is blend the ingredients well and start scrubbing. Voila!
The dashboard of your car and other non-fabric (usually vinyl) areas need to be cleaned as well. You may have accidentally spilled your coffee on the dash at some point, or maybe dust has really started to pile up. Either way, this one-ingredient recipe will take care of it:
- 2 drops of your favourite essential oil (grab any scent you love, like lemon or orange)
- Just put the essential oil and a rag and wipe down dirty surfaces. Make sure to wipe off any excess oil until the surface is completely dry.
Which Essential Oils Work Best for Car Cleaning?
For two of these cleaning recipes, like many others that use essential oils, you can pick your favourite essential oil to clean with. Obviously, if you like one smell more than another, you can use it throughout!
There are more reasons to use specific oils, though. For example, if you have a lot of stress in your life, oils like lavender, lemon or orange are great to calm you. If you are looking for a quick pick-me-up, two oils that work well are lemon and peppermint.
Finally, to assist with a better immune system, oils like tea tree, oregano and cinnamon will work wonders. Along with thieves, one of our absolute favs. It is incredibly important to be mindful of the ingredients in our cleaning products and what we use around our families.
Got Questions? Give Us a Shout!
As you can see, essential oils are the perfect ingredients to use to clean your car. You can even mix different scents to find exactly what you love. It makes cleaning your car that much more fun. The next person that enters your car may even ask if you purchased a new one.
If you have any questions about cleaning your car using essential oils, we are happy to help. Visit our website at www.nezzanaturals.com for more essential oil information and DIY recipes.