How to Use Essential Oils
Ways to use essential oils around the house....
Quick and Easy Natural Air Freshener: This is one of the fastest ways to fill a room with the natural scents of aromatherapy. Put a bowl of boiling water on the kitchen counter, in the bathroom or any room you want to scent. It's best to use a glass bowl. I just put the bowl of water in the microwave for 5 minutes and heat it. Add 1-9 drops of the essential oil of your choice to the boiling water and in a few seconds the entire area will be filled with a wonderful scent. It's amazing how fast the scent fills the room! This is a good technique to use if company is coming over to scent your home in a hurry. This tip is by Valerie Ann Werwood, Author of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy.
Vacuuming: Take 2 cotton balls and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the cotton balls and drop them in your vacuum bag to fill your home with your favorite aromatherapy scents while vacuuming.
Scented Lightbulbs: Put 1-2 drops of essential oil on your light bulbs in your lamps when not in use. When you turn on your light again the heat from the bulb will warm the oil and add a nice fragrance to your room. Make sure the light bulb is off and cold before adding the essential oil.
Cleaning Services: Carry a small oil burner with you to your clients homes and add some water to your oil burner and a few drops of essential oil. Burn the oil while cleaning to add a beautiful scent to your clients homes.
Mice: It is said that mice do not like Peppermint. Put some Peppermint oil in a spray bottle and add a little water. Spray where you think mice may be in your home. I use this method: I put some Peppermint Oil on a few cotton balls and put them under my sinks.
Clothes: Place cotton balls with a few drops of Lavender oil in your drawers and closets to freshen.
Our Precious Companions: It is said that Lavender soothes dogs. Spray a light mist of the Lavender Bed Linen on your dogs bedding.
Oil Burners: If you have an oil burner at home, add 1ml of your favorite essential oil with water to fill your home with a natural fragrant scent.
In the Dryer: As a natural alternative to dryer sheets, put a few drops of oil on a damp cloth and toss into the dryer with your clothes.
Potpourri: Potpourri that has lost it's scent can be revived with a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Humidifier: Add 1-9 drops of essential oil to the water. This tip is by Valerie Ann Werwood. Author of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy.
Ironing: A few drops of lavender oil in a small spray bottle makes a fabulous ironing mist.
Flu Season: When the flu is going around, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your diffuser or simmer in a pot on the stove.
Painting: Adding essential oil to paint will counteract the unpleasant smell. And because essential oils are not fatty oils, they will leave no oil spots on the walls. Add 1 TSP of your favorite essential oil to 1 gallon of paint. Mix well. Painting Tip From The Real Essential
Eucalyptus Essential Oil Uses:
Keep a bottle of eucalyptus in each bathroom and add 5 drops or so directly into the commode water to instantly freshen the area. The oil remains there until someone comes along and flushes it away. This is a fabulous way to freshen up your bathroom during the day or before company is to arrive.
Whenever shower drains, sink drains, and the garbage disposal begin to get stale, add a few drops to each and the odor immediately disappears.
When rinsing out the garbage can, 5-6 drops are added to a few inches of hot, soapy water on the bottom. Swish it around and it instantly deodorizes the can. Once clean and dry put another 5 drops onto a napkin and toss it into the can prior to lining it. This simple act will keep your trash can fresh between bag changes.
Adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your hanging car air freshener will help revive it.
For removing sticker/decal residue from glass, pour neat eucalyptus oil on it. Leave for a few second and scrub off.
Eucalyptus oil can be used to clean stainless steel items. Damp a soft cloth with a few drops of the oil and use it to rub the stainless steel items.
Lemon Essential Oil Uses:
The word "Lemon" invokes thoughts of freshness, cleanliness, sunshine and fresh squeezed lemonade!
Nothing beats the cleaning power of lemon! A good disinfectant, deodorizer and anti-bacterial cleaner. Lemon has been historically recognized as a cleanser. It is recognized as being antiseptic, and as having refreshing and cooling properties. Research has also shown lemon essential oil to enhance the ability to concentrate.
Keep a bottle of lemon oil in each bathroom and add 5 drops or so directly into the commode water to instantly freshen the area. The oil remains there until someone comes along and flushes it away. This is a fabulous way to freshen up your bathroom during the day or before company is to arrive.
Use 6-12 drops of Lemon essential oil in a spray bottle mixed with distilled water to use in the bathroom as an air freshener. Or you can diffuse Lemon essential oil to clean and disinfect the air in any room.
Use 1-2 drops of Lemon essential oil to remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon.
Add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil to water and spray counter tops to sterilize them.
Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon essential oil to disinfect and kill germs.
Add a drop of Lemon essential oil to your dishwasher before the wash cycle.
Rub a drop of Lemon essential oil on your hands after using a public bathroom.
Use a paper towel soaked with several drops of Lemon essential oil to sanitize bathroom fixtures and toilet seats.
Rub a drop of Lemon essential oil to clean a butcher's block or other cutting surfaces.
Put 10-15 drops of Lemon essential oil in each gallon of carpet cleaning solution to help pull out stains and brighten the rug. This also leaves a fresh smell in the room.
Drop a cotton ball soaked with Lemon essential oil in your vacuum bag and fill your home with the refreshing scent of lemon while vacuuming.
If you would like to purchase any of the essential oil scents or blends that Aromatherapy Naturals uses in the products they can be purchased on the Essential Oil page in 15ml bottles.