Essential oils are more than just about smelling good. Essential oils have a variety of benefits depending on the oil. You can use them for cleaning supplies and be assured they will be healthy and green friendly for you, your family and our environment. But, having these oils in your home allow you to not only use them for cleaning products, but for other uses too. It’s a win win all around when using essential oils at or around your home.
Peppermint is one of the oldest and most widely used oil as far as herbs go. Its uses include soothing nausea, helping in the aid of strained muscles, helping with headaches and it also helps relieve itchiness from itchy skin among many other things. Peppermint has a great smell which is one reason it’s a good option for cleaning supplies you make at home, but mixed with sweet orange and eucalyptus you can also use this mix as a floor cleaner for tiles and wood floors.
You might think that this herb is only good for one thing; cooking. But, you would be wrong! Rosemary essential oils are also incredibly energizing and have a great smell. You can reduce muscle spasms and aches with rosemary as well as use it to help reduce water retention and cellulite. When used with lavender oil, rosemary is also a good option for people looking for a carpet deodorizer and scented scrubber for things like sinks, bathtubs and floors.
– Sweet Orange:
many of the grocery store room sprays have some sort of citrus placed in them, such as lemon or sweet orange because it not only has a terrific smell that will make any room smell good, but when you mix sweet orange oils with water you can make a deodorizer for trash cans. You can also mix sweet orange with lemon to make a floor cleaner, sweet orange with cinnamon for a deodorizer or sweet orange with vinegar for window cleaners.
– Rose Geranium:
As one would expect, this essential oil smells like roses. But, rose geranium is used for so much more. Its antibacterial, anti-fungal and an antiseptic. Rose geranium mixed with water can also be used as a laundry detergent for a sweet smelling flowery scent.
– Tea Tree:
Tea tree has so many benefits it would be impossible to list them all here. Some include; use an antiseptic, good for getting rid of acne or helping in the aid of burns, getting rid of foot odor as well as help control germs and bacteria. Because tea tree is so good for antiseptic and fighting germs, this would be a good option for cleaning countertops, cell phones, sinks, bathtubs, toilets and more.
Obviously this is a great smelling oil, but it also helps in relieving tension and stress, helps people to sleep longer and deeper, relieves pain from achy joints and muscles, helps keep your blood circulating and can also be used to disinfect the scalp and skin. When mixed with vanilla or rosemary it can be used as a deodorizer or when mixed with lemon and bergamot for a dish or hand soap.
It should be no surprise that behind lavender and sweet orange, lemon is another widely used oil for both grocery store cleaners, as well as homemade cleaning supplies because it is so very beneficial. Lemon oil mixed with lavender and bergamot can be used as a dish soap. Sweet orange and lemon can be used as a floor cleaner. Lemon oil, lemongrass and chamomile are great smelling and can be used as a deodorizer.
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