Cleaning⦁ All Purpose Cleaner – three drops of tea tree oil, three drops of lemon oil and three drops of clove or oregano oil in two cups of water. This can work as a floor cleaner, even hard wood. You can also put it in a spray bottle (and shake it vigorously) then spray it on countertops and let it sit. Then wipe it up.
⦁ Shower Cleaner: Mould, mildew, and soap scum is just 4 drops each of eucalyptus and tea tree oil with a cup of water and spritz it over your shower.
⦁ Carpet Cleaner (and freshener!): 20 drops of tea tree oil and 10 drops of lavender oil mixed with a box of borax on your carpet. Sprinkle onto your carpet, let sit as long as you can and then vacuum it up.
⦁ Fridge Freshener: When you wipe out your fridge, use lime, lemon or grapefruit oil to keep bad smells at bay.
⦁ Spot Banisher: Dishes coming out of the washer spotty? Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to banish spots.
Beauty⦁ Improve Skin Health: Add 10-15 drops of peppermint or sweet birch oil to your bath to cool inflamed skin and promote healing. (It also helps keep you cool after a bath in summer.)
⦁ Facial Toner: 1 drop each of tea tree oil, orange and lemon oil with ½ a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply to face.
⦁ Facial Mist: Add three drops of lavender oil to a small spray bottle containing water.
⦁ Scented Lotion: 10 drops of essential oil to your favourite moisturizer for a personalised scent.
⦁ Perfume: 10 drops of your 3 favourite essential oils to alcohol for your own unique scent.
⦁ Hair Freshener: 5 drops of essential oil to your hair brush will enliven unwashed hair.
⦁ Sugar scrub: There are numerous essential oil recipes online.
⦁ Deodorant: A great recipe here.
⦁ Chapped skin: 1 or 2 drops of lavender oil on the affected skin.
⦁ Nail Strengthener: 2 drops of frankincense oil with ½ a teaspoon of coconut oil and rub into nails to strengthen them, repeat once a week.
Home Use⦁ Bug Repellent: One drop each of eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, citronella oil, and lemongrass oil. Use a tablespoon or a carrier oil (coconut, avocado, grape seed, jojoba) and apply it to your skin.
⦁ Bug Killer: Keep your tomato plants safe with orange and clove oil (undiluted) in a spray bottle. (Also, great for getting cats to stop eating leaves of plants).
⦁ Relieve Stress: Lavender oil diffused in a room or a bath or on a light bulb before bed can make falling asleep so easy.
⦁ Produce Cleaner: Two drops of lemon oil in a sink full of veggies will kill any bacteria on the outside of your veggies.
⦁ Kitchen and Bathroom Freshner: A cotton ball soaked in oil and tucked in an out-of-the-way place can keep a small space smelling fresh and covering any other unpleasant odours.
⦁ Smoke BeGone: 4 drops each of tea tree, eucalyptus, and rosemary oil in a cup of water. Shake thoroughly and clear out any lingering smoke smells.
⦁ Freshen Shoes: Clean your shoes. Spray the soles and interior with 2 drops tea tree oil and 1 tsp. of water.
⦁ Remove Garbage Odour: 5 drops of your favourite essential oil to a cotton ball and put it in the garbage bin. When the scent fades, replace the cotton ball.
⦁ Remove Stickiness: Leftover sticker residue and other sticky messes can be removed with 5 drops of lemon oil.
⦁ Pest Repellent: Get rid of spiders, mice, and house centipedes with cotton balls soaked in peppermint placed near the places you see them most frequently.
⦁ Ease New-Paint Smells: Add 10 drops of peppermint to your can of paint, mix in and paint away.
⦁ Air freshener: 10 drops of your favourite essential oil in a cup of water. Spritz on anything that needs freshening.
⦁ Fire enhancer: use 10 drops of essential oil on a log before burning (citronella works great in outdoor fires to keep mosquitoes away)
⦁ Dryer sheets: 1 cup of vinegar and 10 drops of essential oil. Soak some fabrics strips in the mixture and then toss them in the dryer (no, your clothes won’t smell like vinegar).
⦁ Custom Bath Salts: There are numerous recipes on custom salts baths using essential oils online.
⦁ Wood Polish: ¼ cup of vinegar, 1 tbsp. of olive oil, ½ tsp. lemon oil, and 1 ¼ cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake and spray. Wipe off with dry cloth.
⦁ Soap and Shampoo: When making soap, add a few drops of peppermint oil for a tingling wake-me-up.
⦁ Homemade Candles: add 10 drops of your favorite essential oils to a melted candle.
Medicinal⦁ Medical Kit: Keep tea tree, lemon, oregano, and frankincense for cuts and scrapes, and lavender for calming frayed nerves or shock.
⦁ Anti-Nausea: 10 drops of peppermint, lemon, and fennel oil along with 5 tbsp of carrier oil in a bottle. Rub gently on someone who is sick.
⦁ Ease Sore Feet: 10 drops or peppermint and 10 drops of vetiver to a tbsp. of Epsom salt. Put that in warm water and soak your pain away.
⦁ Hand Sanitizer: Use 2 drops of your favourite scent: clove, oregano, lemon peppermint with 2 tbsp. of grapeseed oil. Apply when needed.
⦁ Cramp Relief: 2 drops of basil, rosemary, and clary sage with a tbsp. of carrier oil on your tummy.
⦁ Headache Remedy: a drop each of lavender and peppermint in a tbsp. of carrier oil applied to your temples. (use an old lip chap tube and coconut oil and shea butter for carrier oil to get to a solid)
⦁ Clear Chest Congestion: 2 drops each of fir oil and spruce and a tsp. of carrier oil. Apply to your chest and back between your shoulder blades.
⦁ Fever Reducer: one drop of peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus oil in ¼ cup of water. Apply to forehead, neck, back and any other areas to help bring down a fever.
⦁ Energy Boost: Rub grapefruit and bergamot in a tsp. of carrier oil on your hands and pulse points to reawaken your senses.
⦁ Sleep Aid: A few drops of chamomile or lavender on your pillow will send you off to a comfortable night’s sleep.
⦁ Bruise Remedy: 1 drop of clove and 4 drops of lavender in 1 tbsp. of carrier oil applied to a bruise speeds recovery.
⦁ Poison Ivy Remedy: 1 tsp of carrier oil and 2 drops of wintergreen essential oil applied to the affected area will reduce redness and inflammation.
⦁ Bee stings: 1 drop of lavender oil to reduce pain and swelling of bee stings.
⦁ Motion Sickness: 1 drop of peppermint in a tsp. or carrier oil on pulse points and hands helps ease nausea.
⦁ Wart fighter: Apply oregano essential oil to a cotton ball, place over the wart and cover with a bandaid. Keep reapplying the oil until the wart is gone.
⦁ Joint relief: Find recipes online.
⦁ Concentration Aid: A few drops of sage on the back of your neck will help you focus.
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