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This One Versatile Cleaning Ingredient Can Make 7 Useful DIYs

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When It Comes To Cleaning, Versatility Is Value!

In my opinion, the more ways you can use an essential oil blend for cleaning, the more valuable it becomes. I’d much rather buy something I can use in multiple ways rather than a single-use item!

That’s one of my favorite things about essential oils — their versatility! And when it comes to essential oils for cleaning, there’s no blend that has more to offer than Simple Clean.

Related: 13 Highly Practical Essential Oil Cleaning Hacks You Need To Know

Simple Clean contains lemon, cedarwood, lemongrass, balsam fir, cypress, sweet orange, pine, and tea tree essential oils. With its combination of grease-cutting, purifying, and odor-eliminating properties, there’s no shortage of ways you can use it to keep your home clean!

Below, we’ll explore 7 different ways you can keep your house clean with the help of this trusty cleaning essential oil blend.

7 Things You Can Make With Simple Clean For A Cleaner Home

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1. All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

Add the following ingredients to a 16-ounce spray bottle:

Replace the spray top and shake to combine. Use your finished spray to wipe down surfaces around the house!

simple clean essential oil blend for cleaning - woman spraying something on her hand, bottle of simple clean in front of her

2. Hand Sanitizer

Add the following ingredients to a small pump bottle or squeeze container:

Replace the top of your bottle and shake to combine. Use like hand sanitizer to keep hands clean on the go!

simple clean essential oil blend for cleaning - using simple clean to remove a sticker from a small ceramic bowl

3. “Goo Gone” Residue Remover

Apply a few drops of Simple Clean blend directly to a sticker, label, or sticker residue. Let it sit there for a few minutes, then scrape away the loosened residue.

This works especially well on glass and ceramic!

Two pictures of a woman cleaning a floor with a vacuum cleaner.

4. Carpet Refreshing Powder

Combine the following ingredients in a container with a shaker lid:

Shake to mix, then sprinkle the powder over areas of carpeting that could use some freshening up. Let the powder sit for 20 minutes, then vacuum it up.

This powder is also great for freshening up mattresses! Follow the same instructions outlined above to remove moisture and mustiness from your mattress.

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5. Foaming Hand Soap

Add the following ingredients to a foaming hand soap bottle:

Replace the top of the bottle and shake gently to mix. This foaming hand soap will leave your hands feeling clean without drying them out!

A woman standing next to a bed in a bedroom.

6. Linen Spray & Fabric Refresher

Add the following ingredients to a small spray bottle:

Replace the spray top and shake the bottle to mix. Spritz over bedding, towels, curtains, throw pillows, upholstery, and more to infuse them with a light and fresh scent!

simple clean essential oil blend for cleaning - collage: woman's hand pulling a cloth from a jar with liquid in the bottom; woman's hand wiping down bathroom vanity

7. Reusable Cleaning Wipes

Add the following ingredients to a large mason jar:

Put a lid on the jar and shake well to combine the cleaning solution. Remove the lid and fill the jar with clean rags, then replace the lid and tilt the jar around to saturate the rags.

Use your finished wipes to wipe down surfaces and clean up messes. When you’ve used all of the wipes, just wash them and repeat the steps above to make another batch!

Praise for Simple Clean

I’m not the only one who loves Simple Clean! Just check out these customer reviews: 

“I love this oil so much. It works great & makes my entire house smell absolutely amazing.”

Angela A.

“I knew I would love it but totally took me by surprise when my Hubby came in and said what are you using it smells great !! Thank you Jillee so much! Winning his approval was totally worth the purchase!”


I made the all purpose cleaner and I am entirely impressed with how well it cleans, and how fresh and clean it smells! Can’t wait to try out some of the other cleaners!”

Karen B.

“This is my favorite ingredient in the homemade all purpose cleaner recipe (from Jillee)! I also diffuse it when I’m deep cleaning. It really helps freshen my whole apartment!”

Ang O.

“I love this blend that really is simple and clean. I have used other brands with a blend similar to this and they have all been too strong. This is perfect!” 


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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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Essential Oils

  • Hi Jillee. I too, love your blogs and have followed you for awhile now. I have a question about the lavender essential oil. I have asthma and the sweet and really fragrant floral oils and plants are a real trigger for it. Is there anything else that I could use in place of that?

  • Hi Jillee. Thanks so much for all of your great ideas. I’ve been following you for awhile now. A few months ago I started making my own foaming hand soap. I use white tea essential oil in mine. I won’t go back to the store bought soap! So, thank you again.
    My main reason for writing is that I have to be very careful with the essential oils because of my asthma. Some of the really flowery fragrant ones really trigger my asthma. One of the worst offenders is lavender which is in so many of your recipes for things. Any ideas on what I could substitute for the lavender? I really need to stay away from the highly fragrant floral ones. I will surely appreciate your input on that.

  • Jillee, I am an OGT subscriber, and have been a follower of yours for a few years. I have learned so much from you, and I appreciate what you do. In the past you have shared a great deal of useful information about how to make essential oil blends, and I have used many of them. I am disappointed that you are now advertising your own essential oil blends as the main topic of your email messages. I subscribe to OGT to be free of ads, even yours. Mentioning your products is fine, but when the ad becomes the main topic I’m disappointed.

    • Hi Donna,
      Thank you for sharing your opinion. I have had a dream of launching my own line of essential oils for a long time. I put extensive research into choosing the highest quality oils that would be associated with my name. Prior to launching my line, I would always recommend the brand that I used. I actually feature and recommend many different brand and products in all of my posts. I do this because over time, many people have written and asked what products and brands I use. In this post, the brand of this essential oil blend is my brand. There is never an obligation for anyone to purchase any of the recommended products.I have several other cleaning recipes that do not include something that I sell. If you notice, I feature specific brands such as Borax, Arm and Hammer Washing Soda and Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap. This is no different than mentioning my brand of Simple Clean Blend. I hope this gives you a better understanding of why I used my Essential Oil Blend. Thank you for being a member of OGT Plus and following me for years! :-)

      • I love your blog, and have also followed you for a long time. I had no idea this was your own personal brand until mentioned above. ha ha . I decided to click on the link on saw it was yours. Congratulations!! I’m so glad one of your dreams have come true!

  • I would love to know where the essential oils you use come from. Do you buy the essential oils and then blend them? if so, who manufacturers the essential oils. Or do you grow or buy the herbs and then make your own essential oils to blend? If you buy them, where do you buy them from? If you grow them, well I would love to know how you manage to grow so many and such a diverse range of plants.

    I am assuming you buy the individual oils wholesale to create your blends. Or maybe you have a resale agreement and rebadge another companies blend? Either way, I am very fussy about where my essential oils come from and would like to know the origin of yours.

    Also, anyone with cats and dogs has to be careful with some of these essential oils. If you have pets, please research essential oils and make sure you know which ones to avoid

    • After extensive research, I chose to work with a company that developed a rigorous process to ensure that they use only the best essential oils. They obtain essential oils from farms and fields around the globe. They built relationships with producers across continents to obtain premium-quality products that are grown, harvested, and distilled under ideal conditions in their native environments. These oils are 100% pure, 100% natural, unadulterated, undiluted, and therapeutic-quality, with no added chemicals or fillers. Then worked with them to create my special blends. I would only choose the highest quality oils to put my name on! :-)

      If you click on “Details” you on the individual oil, you can see where they are from.

  • I have made many DIY things with essential oils that includes “baking soda” which did not work. Think about it for a minute, people use baking soda to eliminate odors in refrigerators, closets, litter boxes and anywhere you want to get rid of a smell. Baking soda sucks up the aroma of the oils and you smell absolutely nothing. Therefore, I don’t use baking soda with essential oils for anything. I LOVE your posts Jillee so keep up the good work.

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