You may be looking for various essential oils uses in your home. Some people use these oils for aromatherapy, repelling insects, to help fight odors or to use in cleaning products. It is important to know the difference between these types of oils and perfume or potpourri. Essential oils do not contain manmade or synthetic materials. Instead the scent of essential oils actually contains the plant’s essence that they were extracted from.
Essential oils have been used in different cultures for thousands of years. They were used not only for medicinal reasons, but they were also used in natural beauty treatments. These oils have antimicrobial and also anti-inflammatory properties. They have quickly become popular because they have the ability to act as natural medications without any of the dangerous side effects. We will go over the power of the different essential oils uses in your home.
Fresh, Clean Air
If the indoor air in your home smells stale or smells like last night’s dinner, you can immediately give the air a fresh, clean feeling by diffusing a few drops of cinnamon essential oil throughout the house. Cinnamon oil is well known for its anti-microbial properties.
This warm and inviting scent will enhance holiday festivities around your home, and you can get creative by combining orange, clove, nutmeg of Frankincense to the oil. It can also be used to help freshen up a musty smelling trash disposal. Place a few drops down the disposal and let it set for at least an hour and wash away with some soapy water.
Do you want your clothes to be full of your favorite essential oil scent when you take them out of the dryer? During the wash cycle, add up to 20 drops of the preferred oil directly into the wash. Try not to place it directly on any clothing as the oil may stain if it comes into direct contact with fabric. The oil will also act as a natural fabric softener, and it is a more cost-effective option than traditional softeners on the market.
Eliminate Soap Scum
You may have noticed that there is a buildup of soap scum in your tub or on your shower curtain. Instead of buying harsh chemicals, why not use an essential oil instead? Take a spray bottle and add three to four drops of tea tree oil along with three to four drops of eucalyptus oil and some warm water. Spray this mixture around your shower area and let it sit for 30 minutes to one hour. Both eucalyptus and tea tree oil have anti-fungal properties that will prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
It does not matter what type of pests you are battling, chances are there is an essential oil that will encourage them to flee from your home. Lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil can be sprayed throughout the home or even mixed with coconut oil and applied to the skin to repel mosquitoes.
Peppermint essential oil will help to keep rodents, ants and cockroaches at bay, while lavender essential oil can be added to a wet cloth to wipe windows and pets for fleas.
Many issues can be improved or eliminated by using essential oils. These non-toxic, all natural oils can be used in applied in various ways around the home, and the added bonus is that they are easy to use.