Magical Lifestyle: DIY Enchanted Natural Cleaners
We all gotta clean sometimes, whether it's to prepare for a spell or ritual or you just want to infuse some magic into your regular cleaning schedule.
But harsh chemicals are icky. They can make you sick and they smell bad and they are disrespectful to the Earth. Seriously, we gotta quit with those.
Working with natural cleaning agents is a great way to enhance the vibrational frequency of your home. Not to mention, it's a wonderful way to honor the Earth. There are many natural cleaning products on the market, some that I use quite frequently. But if you're feeling particularly witchy, you may wish to make your own and infuse your personal magical intent.
Start with base ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and borax. Add the power of essential oils to create fresh, pleasing scents and an extra boost of magical energy.
Do you struggle to keep up with basic cleaning tasks? I did too, so I made a cute little schedule to keep myself organized. Now, I want you to have it! There is a version of the schedule with ideas for how you might use it already filled in. If you want to start from scratch there is a blank one as well.
Physical and Magical Properties of Essential Oils
- LEMON - antibacterial and antiviral, degreaser air freshener // cleansing, spiritual opening, purification, removes blockages
TEA TREE - fights germs, bacteria and viruses, bug repeller // clarifying, harmony
ROSEMARY - antibacterial and antiseptic, air freshener // all purpose, purification, protection
WILD ORANGE - degreaser // abundance, happiness
LAVENDER - antibacterial // love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, peace
EUCALYPTUS - germicide, air freshener, pest deterrent // protection, fresh energy, healing, purification
PEPPERMINT - antibacterial, air freshener, repels insects and mice // purification, healing, peace
CINNAMON LEAF - antibacterial and antiseptic, pest deterrent, use for mold // spirituality, success, healing, protection, power, love, luck, strength, prosperity
PINE - kills yeast spores, E.coli and other household germs // new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, growth, cleansing, purification, repelling negativity
THYME - powerful against germs like salmonella // loyalty, affection, courage, purification, peace, luck
YLANG YLANG - antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic // peace, love, calm
LIME - antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic // purification, protection, calm, tranquility, love
PATCHOULI - antiseptic, anti-fungal // prosperity, love, grounding, spirituality
The following mixtures and recipes encourage connecting with nature and the divine during every mundane task.
All-Purpose Protecting Cleaner
- 1/2 cup white or apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 4 drops lemon oil
- 3 drops lavender oil
- 2 drops pine oil
- 1 drop peppermint oil
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
Add all ingredients except the baking soda to the spray bottle, shake gently to combine. Then add the baking soda and fill the bottle to the top with water. Shake gently again.
Spray down tables, countertops, stove top, shelves etc. with this effective and delightfully scented mixture. Use a cloth to wipe and your done!
Peace and Love Furniture Polish
- 10 drops ylang ylang oil
- 5 drops lemon essential oil
- 5 drops lime essential oil
- 2 ounces jojoba oil (or carrier oil of your choice)
Mix ingredients in a bottle with a narrow opening that can be sealed. Carefully pour onto a soft, clean cloth and rub onto furniture. Use another soft, clean cloth to polish.
This furniture polish smells amazing! It's so bright and tropical. Seriously, I love it so much.
Carpet Freshener (two ways)
HARMONY AND JOY
- 12 drops lavender oil
- 4 drops orange oil
- 2 drop eucalyptus oil
- 2 drops pine oil
- 1 cup baking soda
LUCK AND PROSPERITY
- 6 drops lime oil
- 6 drops orange oil
- 4 drops patchouli oil
- 2 drops clove oil
- 2 drops pine oil
- 1 cup baking soda
Mix all ingredients in a glass jar that you can seal. Shake thoroughly to combine. Leave for at least 24 hours to allow oils to blend into baking soda. Sprinkle over carpet. Leave for fifteen minutes (remove and bar children and pets from area). Vacuum.
These carpet sprinkles, not only cleanse the carpet magically, but they also release any pet hair and dander that is hard to vacuum.
- 1/4 cup of white or apple cider vinegar
- 15 drops of the essential oil of your choice
Fill a bucket with hot water and add the vinegar and oils. Choose the oils based on your intention. Some people prefer to have a dedicated mop for blessing a home. It's okay if that's not feasible.
Floor washes are thought to remove evil spirits or negative energy. I like to use floor wash before the New Moon when banishing energies are strongest.
Sunny Window Cleaner
- 2/3 cup white vinegar
- 1 1/3 cup distilled water (charge it in the sun for 10 minutes for extra energy)
- 5 drops lemon oil
Mix in a spray bottle and shake well before spraying. For no streaks, use newspaper or coffee filters to wipe off. Use microfiber cloth for no waste.
Clean windows can do wonders for the energy flow of your home. It lets the sunlight in and your space will feel brighter.
Purifying Oven Cleaner
- 2 cups hot water
- 1 tablespoon natural dish soap
- 1 teaspoon borax
- 3 drops lemon oil
- 2 drops eucalyptus oil
Mix everything in a spray bottle and shake. Wipe out any loose grease or food remnants with newspaper, before you start cleaning. Spray the solution, liberally inside the oven and let sit for 20 minutes. Wipe off with a clean cloth.
If your oven is long-neglected, this concoction might not cut it. But it should do the trick for keeping a clean oven clean.
If you are interested in kitchen witchery, your oven is arguably the most important part of your kitchen. If you are interested in eating cooked food, your oven is arguably the most important part of your kitchen. Keep in clean, folks!
- Reset your attitude and establish your intention before you start cleaning. Try to avoid cleaning while you're angry or stressed. Be mindful of your intention as you do the physical act of cleaning.
- Do mini cleans frequently so that tackling a deeper scrub isn't as challenging. Keep things tidy, put things away when you finish with them, don't let tasks pile up. (Try this: if it takes less than two minutes to complete a task, do it right way.)
- Essential oils are wonderful tools but always use them safely. They are highly potent, so avoid getting them directly on the skin. If they do contact your skin, the best thing to do is use a carrier oil to dilute it (water drive oils deeper into the skin causing further irritation).
- Say a prayer or express gratitude in some way when you finish cleaning. Your attitude from start to finish will influence the energy of your space.
In case you missed the cleaning schedule download up above, here it is again. This has helped me keep track of what needs to be done and how often. Download includes both the re-filled and blank versions.
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