Essential oils are more popular than ever these days, and for good reason: they have many useful purposes for health and homemaking.
Because essential oils have amazing health benefits when inhaled, they have loads of benefits over standard, chemical-laden cleaners and air fresheners that do just the opposite for our well-being. Today, I’d like to share a few ways you can use these botanical oils around the home for cleaning and aromatherapy.
All Natural Fabric Refresher
Fill a 4 oz. spray bottle with warm water and add ½ teaspoon of baking soda and 10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Spray on furniture, carpet, drapes and beds for fresh fragrance. Some people prefer to use lavender, which is calming, in the bedroom and uplifting lemongrass in the rest of the home.
Light bulb Aromatherapy
To get the aromatherapy benefits of your favorite essential oil every time you enter a room, apply 2-3 drops of essential oil to lampshades and bulb covers with a cotton ball. The light will warm the oil and throw scent into the room.
All Natural Furniture Polish
Dust with furniture polish that cleans and uplifts by adding 5-7 drops of your favorite essential oil to 8 oz. of olive or jojoba oil. Use a clean cloth to apply a small amount to wood furniture for cleaning and polishing.
Essential oils come from all kinds of different plants, each of which offers unique aromatherapy and practical cleaning benefits. A few favorites are:
- Tea tree – antimicrobial and antifungal, energizing and clarifying aromatherapy
- Lavender – antibacterial, calming aromatherapy
- Lemongrass – Uplifting aromatherapy
- Sweet orange – Mood-lifting aromatherapy
- Cedarwood – Clarifying, calming aromatherapy
If you’re interested in using more natural products around your home, essential oils can be your best friend – especially if you enjoy beautiful fragrances. Enjoy the holiday season with fresh and natural scents. Happy Sniffing!
May Every Step You Take Be Healthy!