Many people are including essential oils in their daily lives, mostly for their health or mood enhancing benefits. You can also add essential oils to your homemade cleaning products. The added oil can make them smell better, but a few can also help the products’ cleaning properties. Lemon essential oil smells great and can also help brighten and remove stains. Peppermint oil added to homemade spray cleaners has antibacterial benefits and peppermint is a natural pest deterrent.