Here's Why You Should Add Cinnamon to Your Cleaning Water

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.01 - 2023 11:01 AM CET

Here's Why You Should Add Cinnamon to Your Cleaning Water.

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Did you know that adding cinnamon to your cleaning water can be a surprisingly effective and natural way to enhance your cleaning routine? Let us explain why.

Whether you enjoy it in a cinnamon roll, add it to your oatmeal breakfast, or sprinkle it on your cappuccino, cinnamon is a beloved spice for its warm, spicy flavor and aroma, as well as its health benefits.

But did you know cinnamon is also an excellent cleaning agent? Beyond its tasty and healthy attributes, it can aid in cleaning surfaces and fighting bacteria, making it an ideal addition to your cleaning regimen.

Three reasons to add cinnamon to your cleaning water

  1. Natural antibacterial properties

Cinnamon is known for its antibacterial properties, according to Homes and Gardens. It contains components like cinnamaldehyde that help combat bacteria, fungi, and even some viruses.

By adding cinnamon to your cleaning water, you can naturally reduce the amount of pathogens.

  1. Fresh scent and aromatherapy

    In addition to its cleansing effect, cinnamon also emits a delightful scent. This natural fragrance can help neutralize unpleasant odors and create a fresh atmosphere while cleaning. Moreover, cinnamon is known for its soothing and calming properties, which can contribute to a relaxed setting.

  2. Degreasomg and cleaning

    Cinnamon can assist in removing grease and dirt. According to, it can be used to effectively clean surfaces like kitchen countertops, floors, or even glass. Adding cinnamon to your cleaning water can help reduce grime and enhance your cleaning experience.

Use in moderation

It's important to note that while cinnamon has many benefits, it's wise to be cautious and not use it undiluted on surfaces that might be sensitive to spices. Diluted use is generally safer and effective enough to harness the benefits of cinnamon without causing damage.

Cinnamon sticks

You can simply sprinkle some cinnamon powder into the bucket, but another easy way to incorporate cinnamon into your cleaning routine is by soaking a few cinnamon sticks in a pot of (boiled) cleaning water before you start cleaning. This allows the water to absorb the aromas and properties of cinnamon. You can also dilute cinnamon oil and add it to water for a similar effect. According to Freundin, about twenty drops should be added to the water.

ONLY BENEFITS Using cinnamon in your cleaning can be a natural and pleasant addition to your routine. It offers not just cleaning benefits but also a delightful scent. And as if that's not enough, cinnamon also turns out to be very good for your plants. So, go ahead and grab some sticks!