I’m back! After taking time away from my online blogging so that I could help my brother out with his business pressure washing St. Petersburg, I’m pleased to be sitting back at my computer continuing my blog on essential oils.
Personally, I prefer to stay away from chemically infused household cleaning products. I am opposed to the toxins that get sprayed into the environment and I have known of people who inhale too many fumes from spray cans and end up in emergency rooms due to breathing difficulties. Then I, myself, have suffered from a rash when my skin was exposed to powerful cleaning products. I believe the more natural the ingredients in a cleaning solution, the safer we are.
Here are some uses for essential oils that I don’t believe I touched on in my last blog.
ESSENTIAL OILS USED FOR CLEANING IN THE HOME:
A few drops of an essential oil of your choice added to the bag on your vacuum cleaner emits a more pleasant aroma to the air.
You can get rid of scum on a shower curtain by spraying the curtain with a combination of eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, and warm water.
Boiling water mixed with a few drops of lemon oil can help to remove food that has stuck in cooking utensils.
A great home version of carpet cleaner is several drops of tea tree oil blended with Borax
Tea tree oil can also help to kill mold.
When you do a load of laundry, add about 20 drops of your favorite oil for each load.
A natural version of repellent for mosquitos is a mixture of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus added to a teaspoon of coconut oil which can be applied to the skin.
Warm water combined with lemon oil and tea tree oil plus baking soda mixed together helps to debunk sports uniforms and shoes.
Baking soda, vinegar, and lime oil is a good homemade solution to clean scum from bathtubs and sinks.
A cotton ball dipped in lemon oil and tea tree oil placed at the bottom of the garbage can help to lessen the odor.
Place a cotton ball soaked in lime or lemon oil behind the bathroom commode to add a fresher smell.
ESSENTIAL OILS USED IN COOKING:
Add peppermint oil to tea for a mint flavor.
Try baking a lavender cake by mixing organic eggs, raw honey, coconut flour and lavender oil and baking in an oven at 350 degrees.
Peppermint oil, coconut oil, raw honey and dark chocolate make a tasty batch of homemade peppermint patties.
You can see that essential oils have multiple uses besides the more well-known ones.
I hope you enjoyed these latest suggestions on how to put essential oils to good use!