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4 Essential Oils for a Green Home

4. Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil has antibacterial and disinfecting powers -- a few drops added to your mop water can make your floors smell and look better. Eucalyptus oil also works well as an effective insect repellent. However, it does yield a stronger scent than, say, lavender oil. When using it as an air freshener, first dilute it with water.