Using essential oils in your home.  Are you looking for a way to freshen up your home in a natural way?

You can use essential oils to do just that!

Essential oils are natural extracts that provide many natural health benefits such as improved mood and decreased stress, among others. But aside from its health benefits, they can be used in your home or office too.

 

Essential Oils for Your Home

Essential Oils For Your Home

 

Natural Carpet Cleaner

You don’t need to clean your carpets with a chemical carpet shampoo.  You can clean them with a natural formula.  To clean your carpets naturally, use hot water and essential oils only.  This will clean well and leave your home smelling amazing.

Lavender or Lemon are the best as they have antibacterial properties.  Just add 2-3 teaspoons of oil per tank of hot water.  You can also clean your upholstery in the same manner.

 

The Kitchen

Kitchen Air spray –

 Lemon Eucalyptus, Orange Spice, Lavender, Sweet Orange and Grapefruit.

 

Washing Kitchen Surfaces –

Lavender, Sweet Orange, Orange Spice, Lemon Eucalyptus, Grapefruit

 

Refridgerator/Freezer Cleaning –

Add 1-2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil in water to deodorize.

 

Dish Towels –

To kill the germs on dish towels, soak them in a bowl of boiling water with 2 drops of either Lavender of Eucalyptus Essential Oils before putting them into the wash.

 

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The Laundry

Clothes-

Put 3-5 drops of Lavender Essential oil into the fabric softener department.

For winter colds and flu, use Eucalyptus

To infuse clothes with an essential oil in the dryer, add 2 drops of essential oil onto a cloth and toss into the dryer with your clothes or linen.

To infuse clothes while ironing, put 1 drop of Lavender Essential Oil into a spray bottle with water and spray your clothes before ironing.

 

The Living Room

Vacuuming –

Put 6-8 drops of your favourite essential oil or blend onto a cotton ball and toss into the vacuum bag or place essential oil directly on the vacuum bag.

Fragrant Lighting –

Put a few drops of essential oil or essential oil blend on a cool light bulb.  The heat from the light bulb will release the essential oil into the atmosphere.

Add 8 drops of essential oil into the water of a humidifier.

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The Bedroom –

Place a few drops of either Lavender or Bergamot  Essential Oil into a diffuser.

Spray your bed linen with Lavender or Lavender Linen Mist Essential oil before going to bed.

To freshen your clothes, place cotton balls with your favourite essential oil in the corners of your clothes drawers and in your cupboards.

 

The Bathroom

Put a few drops of either Eucalyptus, Lemon or Lavender on a cardboard ring inside the toilet paper roll.  The cardboard will soak up the oils and release the scent when the roll is turned.

Keep a bottle of Eucalyptus Oil in each bathroom and add 5 drops directly into the toilet water to instantly freshen the area.

 

Quick and Easy Air Freshener

Put 8-10 drops of essential oil or your favourite blend into a bowl of boiling water.  In just a few seconds the room will be filled with a pleasant scent.

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