How to Use Pet Friendly Essential Oils for Home Cleaning
How to Use Pet Friendly Essential Oils for Home Cleaning

Learning how to use pet friendly essential oils for home cleaning is an easy and rewarding experience. This collection of synthetic free, essential oil based recipes will get the job done safely and effectively.

Odors and messes are the main home cleaning problems associated with keeping family pets. Used in DIY recipes such as spray cleaners, carpet powders and room diffusions, essential oils offer pleasant and synthetic free home cleaning solutions. But first a few words about safety. House pets, (like children) are smaller bodied individuals that can be more sensitive to the properties of essential oils, whether applied onto their bodies or into their environment. Follow these pet safety tips when cleaning your home with essential oils:

Keeping a pet friendly home clean presents some daunting problems with odors and messes. But you can meet those challenges cleanly and effectively with these top 5 simple homemade essential oil recipes:


  1. Carpet freshening powder. Pets spend a lot of time playing, rubbing and lounging on carpet and upholstery. A simple-to-make, (and use) carpet-freshening powder combines the odor-absorbing reputation of baking soda with the freshening power of clean-scented lavender and peppermint essential oils. Two synthetic-free ingredients – baking soda and essential oils, plus a vacuum are all you need to freshen pet-used carpet and upholstery. Forget about those synthetic fragrance-laden fabric sprays, which really only cover-up the odor rather than vacuuming it away.
  2. Air-freshening tablets. Homemade baking soda- and essential oil-based air freshener tablets can be discreetly tucked around a pet-occupied room to release a subtle, lingering background scent. Placed where a pet (and children) can’t get at them, these tablets offer a gentler alternative to a full-on diffusion. They’re a synthetic-free way to automatically address day to day pet home-freshening needs with a subtle, lingering background scent. Tablets can also be used in combination with a room spray when you have to temporarily address any particularly odiferous pet generated situations as they occur.
  3. Pet-friendly room spray. Sometimes we need a quick, go-to solution to immediately address pet odors as they crop up. A pet-friendly room spray featuring essential oils is a pleasant and safe way to overcome any particularly potent pet odor problems. Think of a pet-friendly room spray as a way to “wash” room air with a fine mist of essential oil charged water droplets.
  4. Floor and surface cleaner. When it’s time to do a deep cleaning of pet-exposed hard-surface: floors, baseboards, walls, cabinet fronts, etc. make your pet home-cleaning solution in bulk with a scrub bucket full of essential oil-based floor and surface cleaning solution. Whether you’re dealing with a sealed wood floor, painted surface or metal appliance, warm, soapy, fresh-scented water is still the best, synthetic-free way to clean up any pet mess.
  5. Pet-friendly spray cleaner. Keep a bottle of essential oil-based spray cleaner with your pet supplies and you’ll be ready to spot clean any small pet messes as they happen.

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Mohit S

March 21, 2020 - 2:03am

Okay. I have one query that in this holiday I wanna go to the top Himachal Pradesh Tourist Places. And I wanna go there with my pet, so can I use these essential tools there

savoncare i

March 1, 2019 - 1:32am

Pets react to chemicals just like we do and the problem is often aggravated because it is practically impossible to train pets to keep a safe distance from harmful cleaners, especially from floor cleaners

Kate B 1662563727

October 29, 2018 - 8:59am

I have three pets at home. Sometimes it becomes very tough to clean everything manually. The floor gets dirty and also pet odor makes house little stinky. Well, I have arranged a way to clean the floor. I use best vacuum for pet hair and hardwood floors. I also vacuum the carpet to clean. I only use air-freshener but that is not enough. I really liked the tips shared by you.

Cathi C

April 18, 2018 - 9:51pm


Aura Cacia

April 19, 2018 - 11:25am

Hi, Cathi! We have linked all the recipes in the article for you. Check them out! :)

Ava S 1983596257

April 18, 2018 - 6:37am

What are the recipes?

Aura Cacia

April 19, 2018 - 11:25am

Hi, Ava! We have all of the recipes linked in the article for you to check out. Enjoy!

Lynda L

April 16, 2018 - 7:29am

So helpful, thank you!

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