January 9, 2012
Can you mix essential oils with peroxide for cleaning ?
by Helena Liu
Question by lalafleagurl: Can you mix essential oils with peroxide for cleaning ?
I have been trying to wean myself off store bought chemicals for cleaning. So I’ve been exploring the use of natural alternatives for cleaning, like peroxide (H2O2). I’ve also read that essential oils, like lavender and tea tree, are useful if cleaning and sanitizing, in addition to smelling nice. So my questions is: is there any reason mixing peroxide and a few drops of essential oils would be toxic? Especially around small children ?
Answer by justbeingher
Oils will not emulsify in water, and H2O2 does not disinfect. Oils only work if used in a soap base. Otherwise you are just smearing oils around and not cleaning anything. In short, it will not really work.
Using natural oils that have been saponified (such as Dr. Bronner’s soap at any health food store) is good. Vinegar can be used to clean, and baking soda to deodorize.
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