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Essential oils are something I personally use for a number of things. From treatments for my family to cleaning my home, essential oils are a staple in my life.
By filling any glass spray bottle with essential oil, you can utilize it as a tool for cleaning countertops, killing ants, and more.
So, what are some of the specific oils and their uses?
Lemon is great for deodorizing fridges or cleaning floors. Additionally, by combining it with half a cup of olive oil, you can use it as a great leather polish.
Tea Tree is also very useful. When you mix it with water, you can use it either on your children’s hair or anywhere outside to deter lice and other pests.
One of my personal favorites, though, is Rosemary. Rosemary has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which is why I use it to clean my countertops. You can also use it in your laundry, as an air freshener, or in many other ways, as well.
"Essential oils are a staple in my life."
Another popular oil is Wild Orange. One to two drops will lift grease, and if you combine 12 drops with a quarter cup of castor oil and water you can use it to wipe down your stovetops.
Lavender is great as a sleep aid. Personally, I keep it in the bedrooms in my home, but you can also add it to vinegar to make a cleaning mixture.
Eucalyptus has great properties, as well. For one thing, it does a good job eliminating dust mites. By Combining it with baking soda, you can use it to deep clean your mattress. You can also use it in a dry wash to clean stuffed animals.
For car sickness, I love using Peppermint. By mixing 10 to 15 drops of the oil in a spray bottle with water, it can also act as a pest neutralizer.
Cinnamon leaf, too, is good for deterring pests.
When it comes to cleaning a common oil that many people use is pine. Pine oil can be used to kill yeast spores and E. Coli.
There are other oils with similar properties, as well. Thyme, interestingly enough, is effective against salmonella. Using it on your cutting board is just one of its uses.
Recipes for these all of these oils, which happen to be from doTERRA, can be found online on websites like Pinterest.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.