5 Fragrant Lemon Essential Oil Cleaner Recipes for your Home

Are you looking for homemade cleaner recipes that smell wonderful? For cleaning, I don’t think you can beat the fresh smell of lemon.

The following are 5 lemon essential oil cleaner recipes to use around the home.

You won’t believe how easy these recipes are to make, and you’ll just love how well they clean without using harsh chemicals.

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Plus, there’s no need to worry about harmful fumes or toxic residue because these recipes use only natural essential oils.

DIY Lemon Essential Oil Cleaner Recipes for the home

How to Make Lemon Oil Spray for Kitchens

This is a great-smelling all-purpose kitchen spray. Essential oil mixture gives a lovely citrus smell while the vinegar cuts through grease.

Why not experiment with different essential oil mixtures. Use any mixture you like provided there are 36 drops.

  • 8fl oz white vinegar
  • 8fl oz water
  • 1/4 tsp glycerine

Essential Oils

  • 12 drops tea tree
  • 12 drops lemon
  • 12 drops grapefruit


  • 160z glass bottle with spray attachment

Put all the ingredients in the glass bottle and shake to mix thoroughly. Label bottle. It will last for around 6 weeks.

To use shake the bottle and spray onto kitchen surfaces and then wipe away with a cloth.

Note: Not suitable for granite, marble, or other natural stone surfaces.

DIY Stain Remover With Essential Oils

Make up this solution on standby to treat stains as they appear, and before they are laundered.

Tip: for delicate fabrics test this solution on a hidden spot before applying it to ensure this mixture won’t damage your clothes.

  • 2 Tbsp dish soap
  • 3 1/2 fl ozs 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
  • 5 drop eucalyptus essential oil
  • 4 oz amber bottle with mist spray

Place all the ingredients in the bottle and shake gently.

To use spray liberally onto the stain. Rub the solution in gently, using an old toothbrush. Leave for 15 minutes and rinse off and wash as usual in your washing machine. Older dried-in stains may need treating more than once.

Lemon Essential Oil Glass Cleaner

Use this all-around your home on windows, mirrors, and picture frames, this recipe leaves them sparkling.

The vinegar will cut through grease and grime, the vodka helps to eliminate streaks, and the corn starch acts as a mild abrasive.

  • 17fl oz warm water
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp vodka
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 10 drop lemon essential oil
  • 20 oz glass bottle with spray attachment

In a jug add the corn starch and 2 tbsp of the water to create a thin mixture. Then pour in all the other ingredients and mix them. You need to make sure there are no lumps, and all the corn starch is dissolved.

Pour all the ingredients into the glass bottle. Give the bottle a good shake.

To use shake well and spray lightly onto glass surfaces and using a microcloth buff the mixture off until the glass shines.

Using Lemon Essential Oil for Cleaning Toilets

Use weekly to keep limescale at bay. The lemon and geranium fragrances are so refreshing.

  • 6 oz Baking soda
  • 6 oz Borax
  • 6 oz Citric acid
  • 25 drops lemon essential oil
  • 15 drops geranium essential oil
  • Glass mason jar with lid

Mix all the ingredients together and place them in a glass mason jar.

To use: Flush the toilet so the bowl is wet. Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of the mixture around the toilet bowl. It will fizz. Leave for 10 minutes and clean the bowl with a toilet brush. Flush the toilet to rinse.

Homemade Lemon Clinging Toilet Bowl Cleaner Recipe

Just like shop-bought toilet cleaner, this mixture will cling to your toilet bowl. The mixture is thickened with the xanthan gum, while the vinegar gets to work on any limescale.

This leaves your toilet clean yet sweet-smelling.

  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp glycerine
  • 2 tsp dish soap
  • 7 fl oz white vinegar
  • 40 drops lemon essential oil
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 10 fl oz water
  • 20 oz squeezy plastic bottle

Mix the xanthan gum and glycerine together in a jug. Make sure these are very well mixed and the xanthan gum is fully dissolved.

Add the dish soap mix this in well. Add the water, vinegar, and essential oils. Use a hand blender to thoroughly mix.

To use: shake well and squirt the fluid around the bowl of your toilet. Leave for at least 15 minutes or even overnight. Scrub and flush the toilet bowl.

Lemon Essential Oil Cleaning Properties

Apart from the fabulous smell of lemon, there are other reasons to use lemon essential oils in your homemade cleaning products.

Other possible properties are:

  • degreaser
  • antimicrobial
  • antifungal
  • antibacterial
  • deodorizer


Lemon essential oil is a delightful and refreshing scent, but it also has many practical uses as well.

Whether you need to cut through grease or sanitize surfaces, lemon essential oils can help.

A recommend adding it to all your homemade cleaning products to give your home a “just cleaned” fresh smell.

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