Eco-friendly office cleaning has countless benefits. There are many green cleaning products on the market that are just as powerful as chemical-based commercial cleaning products (if not better). Cleaning with essential oils is effective and better for the environment and human health. Essential oils have natural cleansing properties, require less product, and are versatile. Here are some of our favourites!
Lemon oil is one of the best essential oils to have around the office. It is a degreaser, a scuff remover, an air freshener, and an all-purpose cleaner. Lemon has purifying properties, which makes it great for disinfecting surfaces.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is the second best essential oil to have around the office for it’s purifying properties. It is an effective surface cleaner, air freshener, and mould remover. Do not use tea tree oil is around children, pets, and pregnant women, as it is toxic.
Peppermint oil offers antifungal and antibacterial properties. It is a natural pest repellent, a surface cleaner, a window and mirror cleaner, a deodorizer, and assists in alleviating seasonal allergies.
Cinnamon oil has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which makes it great for deep cleaning and sanitizing. It fends off mould and mildew, repels insects, and has a pleasant aroma. Cinnamon oil is non-toxic and safe around children and pets.
Lavender isn’t just for aromatherapy. It features antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral characteristics, which make it great for sanitizing. Lavender has a pleasant aroma and creates a calming effect, making it ideal in an office.
Eucalyptus oil is similar to tea tree oil with its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It is exceptional for fighting bacteria, mould, and mildew. Eucalyptus is best used as an all-purpose cleaner and pest repellent.
Wild Orange Oil
Wild orange oil and lemon oil go hand-in-hand. The citrus enzymes in orange oil help break down and fend off bacteria and remove tough grease. Orange oil is an effective all-purpose cleaner for multi-surfaces, and has a bright, fresh-smelling scent.
Pine oil is a versatile essential oil. It is best for cleaning surfaces, polishing hardwood floors, removing mould and mildew, and killing bacteria. Pine oil is subtle and has a natural scent that brings nature indoors. It is a good alternative to the commonly used chemical-based Pine-Sol cleaner.
Thyme is ideal for cleansing and purifying surfaces. It is beneficial to have in the office kitchen, as it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that kill food-borne pathogens. This powerful essential oil is perfect for countertops, cutting boards, and even utensils!
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