7 easy ways to use essential oils around the home

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7 easy ways to use essential oils around the home

I’m quite a newbie to essential oils and essential oil brands.  I wrote a blog post long ago about a spot clearing concoction I had created, but aside from this I’ve not used essential oils very much.  I really should jump on the bandwagon as they are super-duper natural and can be used in so many different ways.  Most products you use probably contain essential oils, especially if you mainly use natural products like me, but you can also use them in their pure unadulterated form all around the home.  Feeling inspired by New Directions Aromatics huge collection of essential oils I decided to research some of the best uses of essential oils I’d not considered before.  Here’s what I found:

How to easily use essential oils every day

7 Easy ways to use essential oils around the home

DIY Reed Diffusers

Create your own reed diffusers with essential oils, pure vodka and water.   Use ¼ cup vodka and ¼ cup water.  Add 20-25 drops of essential oils.  Create your own smells by missing two or three oils!  Save old reed diffuser jars, or create your own by making a small hole in top of a jar lid.  Buy special diffuser reeds online.  No chemicals and a sweet smelling home!

Irritated skin

If you have some irritated skin mix a few drops of lavender oil with coconut oil and rub it onto the affected area for a natural soothing solution. 

Sleep aid

Dilute a few drops of lavender into a small water spritz bottle and spray onto pillows and bedding to aid a good night’s sleep.

Smelly bathrooms

Add a few drops into the water in the toilet to freshen up the toilet and bathroom smell.  You can also add a couple of drops to the inside of a new toilet roll to keep the bathroom smelling really fresh.

Keep insects outside

Add drops of lemon or citronella around windows and doors to help prevent flying insects from entering your home.

Pleasant laundry

Add a few drops of a light floral scented oil to a cloth and pop it in the tumble dryer to make the clothes smell wonderful when dry.

Fruit rinse

Use lemon or grapefruit seed oil to wash fruit in for a good clean and to preserve their freshness.

Are you a fan of essential oils?  Let me know how you use them in the comments.

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