You may have been using your essential oils in a diffuser for a while now, or added to a carrier oil for a soothing massage. These are 2 of our favourite ways to enjoy the benefits of essential oils, but did you know that there are other fun and interesting ways you can use essential oils around the house?
From a natural cleaning alternative to an air freshener, there really are endless ways to use essential oils, and replace all those chemically laden products lining your shelves.
Most of us have an air freshener sitting in our washrooms, ready to scent the air whenever necessary, but even though they may smell good, they are filled with unnatural ingredients which you then breathe in once sprayed in the air.
For a natural alternative, add a few drops of lemon essential oil to a spray bottle of water. Spray around the bathroom or any other areas you want to freshen up and cover up odours.
Ditch the dryer sheets, and spray your laundry instead with a fine misting of lavender scented diluted essential oil before packing away.
Simply add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a spray bottle of water and spray whenever your clothes need a pick me up!
You don’t need harsh chemicals to create a beautifully clean home! Lemon is our oil of choice for this recipe, as it comes from the peel of the lemon, which is known to brighten and remove stains and marks.
Simply add about 10 drops of lemon essential oil to a large spray bottle along with about a ⅓ cup of vinegar to create your very own household cleaner.
Sick of staring at stains on your carpet? Do something about it!
For an excellent carpet deodorizer, combine 250g of baking soda with 12 drops of essential oil of your choice. We especially love the uplifting citrusy scent of orange. Store in an airtight container for 2 days, before mixing and sprinkling over your carpets. Allow the mixture to infuse for a few hours before vacuuming to reveal beautifully clean and refreshed carpets!
This is a fun one, and sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Ever cooked up a delicious cabbage stew, but then had to deal with the strong lingering odour for hours afterwards? This will quickly clear that up for you!
Add a few drops of holiday scents such as cinnamon, cardamom and cloves to a large pot of boiling water and allow the delightful steam to fill your air and leave your kitchen smelling like Christmas!
We hope this helps you to use your essential oils in new and interesting ways. If you have any other tips please share them with us!
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