Get the Spa Smell in Your Home: Eucalyptus Cleaning Recipes

created at: 2009-04-20

Photo by Allen Hart

Don't you wish your house had that fresh spa smell when walked in the door? There used to be a candle that replicated that wonderful aroma, but like all good things, it was discontinued.  Not to worry, over on TipNut there are nine simple recipes involving eucalyptus that you can whip up to use as household cleaners.

Here are two to get you started and a link to the entire collection:

Linen Spray Freshener

1/2 cup Distilled Water
1/2 cup Vodka
10 drops Eucalyptus oil

  • Mix ingredients and pour into a spray bottle. Shake before use.

Eucalyptus Freshener Spray
*Can be used on carpets & upholstery

2 cups Distilled Water
20 drops Eucalyptus Oil

  • Mix and pour into a spray bottle. Shake before each use. Can be used as an air freshener, a carpet or upholstery spray. Test a small area first for fabric discoloration and do not spray on wood surfaces.

Here's the entire set of eucalyptus recipes.

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ModHomeEcTeacher on Apr 22, 2009:

Ah! relaxation.

San Diego Maid on Apr 22, 2009:

Sounds like a smart plan. Thanks!

ModHomeEcTeacher on Apr 22, 2009:

I think you could use any oil. I just happen to love eucalyptus. 20 drops may be too much, you'll have to test it out. Some essential oils are stronger than others. I made some eye pillows with lavender oil and flaxseed and the lavender about knocks you out. Just add a little at a time.

San Diego Maid on Apr 22, 2009:

Does it have to be Eucalyptus oil or would any esential oil do? I am thinking that lavender or sweet orange might also be a nice fragrance for certain rooms in the house. I wnder if the formula would change based on the type of oil? Would 20 drops be too many ... or possibly not enough?

ModHomeEcTeacher on Apr 21, 2009:

Now that would be nice!

Stacey Folsom on Apr 20, 2009:

If only the spa smell came with the masseuse!

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