Essential Oil on Vacuum Filter for More Than Scenting!

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

You may have come across that tip of applying some drops of one of your essential oils on the vacuum filter. All they mention/know/think about is the scent, which is actually nice to have whenever you vacuum.

This is though not all about it! For if you make the right choice of which essential oil to use, you will end up with more benefits!

Over time, vacuums get their parts filled with dirt, dust, and odor! There are two good tricks for this:

1. Put a few drops of essential oil of your choice on a tissue, and put the last inside the collecting bag/container

2. Put 2-3 drops of essential oil on the vacuum filter. You may need to check it out online and see how and where to find the filter

Now what will happen?

  • Essential oils will make all parts smell good and so won’t have that nasty odor whenever you turn it on

  • Essential oil scent will fill the area and the carpet/rogue

  • You will prevent growth of MOLD!!! Well that’s the new one, no?

How can we do this? Well you need to choose amongst the oils that are antibacterial/anti viral/anti fungal. the one that comes on top of the list is Tea Tree Oil. Lavender also works. Want more oils?

Choose your best amongst peppermint, lemon, orange, pine, tea tree, calendula, rose, or eucalyptus essential oil!

Enjoy mold-free good-smelling carpet! 😉


Want more effect? Check these ideas:

Add lavender essential oil for a calming effect

Add tea tree essential oil for a clean house, free of fungus, bacteria, and viruses. My little one is always on floor and so this way I ensure she is not picking up germs.


***The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition***

Essential oil disclaimer: This recipe uses what are generally considered safe essential oils, but please keep in mind that while completely natural, all essential oils are powerful plant compounds that you and your family (including your pets) might have a reaction to. Never use essential oils undiluted or take essential oils internally (diluted or undiluted) without the guidance of a professional, and always read up about the possible side effects of each type of oil before you use it. Avoid the use of essential oils (diluted or undiluted) during the first trimester of pregnancy, on small babies, and on anyone with severe allergies to the plants the oils are derived from. And if you see any reactions in yourself, your family, or your pets, stop use of your essential oil products immediately and contact a medical professional.


When using essential oils, be careful and read the instructions on the label. Misusing essential oils could be harmful.

The topical application of essential oils may prove to be extra beneficial because the transdermal properties of the oil permeate your skin and enter your bloodstream faster. Your olfactory nerve receptors also sense the smell and send signals to your brain.

However, before topical application, you should patch test oils on your skin by rubbing a small drop on the inside of your wrist and letting it sit for 24 hours. If there is no reaction within this time, the essential oil may be safe for you to use. Patch test essential oils every time before using them on children. We do not recommend using essential oils on babies younger than one-year-old.

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