3 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Essential Oils
Not only plant essences have a very lovely scent, many of them are potent enough to have antimicrobial qualities. Some of pure essential oils can destroy bacteria, fungus and viruses. Not all essential oils are created equal though. When looking for EOs, make sure you are getting the purest ones to get the maximum benefit.
Here are three of my favorite uses for EOs that are very simple to implement. I promise, once you try, there is no coming back! It’s clean, easy and very budget friendly - who doesn’t want that?
I love using Lemon. It’s fresh, cleansing properties make it a favorite to keep around the house.
Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of water, and 25 drops of Lemon in a spray bottle. You can clean anything with it.
Add 15 or so drops to dishwasher : your dishes will sparkle!
This is so easy, you will never buy dryer sheets again.
I like using Lavender and Rose, but you can do whichever scent you like.
USE: 1 cup white vinegar, 15 drops Rose Essential Oil, 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil, 2-5 fabric scraps, 1 Mason jar with a lid. Soak the scraps in vinegar/EO solution. When putting a load of laundry into a dryer, add one scrap to the load ( but wring it our first). Viola! Amazing smelling fresh laundry coming your way in just about 30 min!
There are a million and one recipe, here is one that I love for detoxing mask:
4 tablespoons water, 2 teaspoons witch hazel, 2 teaspoons honey, 3 tablespoons green French clay, 2 drops Lavender Essential Oil, 2 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil.
Mix, apply, rinse in 15-20 min. I love how fresh and clean my face feels after!
Do I have Essential Oil lovers here? What do you use yours for? What are your favorite recipes? Do you, guys, want recipes for defusing? Rubs to use ( especially when kids get colds)?