We’ve made it to week 6 of A Mom’s Guide to Getting Started with Essential Oils. So far in this series, we have covered Where to Begin with Essential Oils, How to Safely Use Essential Oils, Inhaling Essential oils, How to Choose an Aromatherapy Diffuser., and How to Use Essential Oils Topically. I think you’re ready to really dig in and begin using essential oils in your everyday life.
One of the easiest ways to get started with essential oils is to begin using them for household purposes and cleaning. You can make your own or add oils to your existing natural cleaners. It’s not difficult to do, and you’ll be pleased with the results!
DIY Natural Household Cleaners
Here are 10 ways you can use essential oils for housekeeping. You’ll be well on your way to a clean, pleasantly scented, and less toxic home! You can also download all the recipes for these ideas by entering your email at the bottom of this post. They are a part of my Essential Oils Starter Kit.
1) Carpet Freshener: Essential oils mixed with baking soda, sprinkled on the floor and vacuumed.
2) Dryer Sheets: (For scenting, not softening or preventing static) Add drops of essential oils to plain scraps of fabric and include in your dryer load.
3) General Disinfecting Cleaner: Vinegar and water with antibacterial essential oils.
4) Heavy Duty Cleaner: Water and Castile soap with essential oils.
5) General Floor Cleaner: Vinegar, Castile soap, and citrus essential oils.
6) “Soft Scrub” Cleaner: Baking soda, Castile soap, and essential oils.
7) Hand Sanitizer: Water, aloe vera juice, and essential oils.
8) Laundry Soap: Baking soda, salt, Castile soap, and essential oils.
9) Shower Spray: Water, vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and essential oils.
10) Hand/Dish Soap: Water, Castile soap, and essential oils.
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Try out one new recipe for cleaning in your home! Experiment with different scents and combinations to find what you like best.
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Never use essential oils undiluted or in the eyes or mucous membranes. Do not ingest essential oils unless working with a qualified practitioner. Keep essential oils away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier oil).
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