Essential oils have been used for health purposes for over a thousand years. Their uses range from aromatherapy, household cleaning products, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments.
Their benefits mostly come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, and they are very popular because they act as natural medicine. Here are some of its greatest benefits:
Cleans everything – add three drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a few ounces of warm water, then use that as a spray to naturally disinfect.
Natural mosquito repellent – you’ll need a drop of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil, combine that with one teaspoon of coconut oil, and make that a natural bug spray by rubbing it on exposed skin.
Sports gear cleaner – add two drops each of tea tree oil and lemon essential oil to one quarter of warm water, add four tablespoons of baking soda and mix it all together. Use to clean ripe jerseys, cleats and sports gear.
Clean air – diffuse cinnamon essential oil in the air and enjoy its anti-microbial properties.
Washing machine – add up to 20 drops of your favorite scent per load.
Vacuum cleaner – you’ll need no more than 10 drops of your favorite oil in your vacuum bag.
Clean burnt pans – you can use a few drops of lemon oil and add some boiling water to it, as it will help remove burnt food from pans.
Kill pests – spray orange essential oil and clove oil to kill those creatures on contact.
Freshen up the trash can – put two drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil on a cotton ball and apply it at the bottom of the trashcan to help decrease the stench.
Clean kitchen smell: Add a few drops of clove, cinnamon or citrus essential oil to a hot pan of water to get rid of cooking smells.
Bathroom freshener: Put a cotton ball soaked in lime or lemon oil behind the toilet. That will make it an amazing bathroom refresher.
Cleanse the fridge: Add a few drops of lime, grapefruit or bergamot oil to the rinsing water you use to clean your fridge or freezer.