Citrus Kitchen MistFill spray bottle with water (does not have to be distilled) and add 20 drops essential oil of lemon; shake well. Use for spraying on counter tops or cleaning the stove, fridge or appliances. Leaves a fresh scent while disinfecting!
Lavender Linen SprayFill a spray bottle with distilled water and add 20 to 30 drops essential oil of lavender. Spray sheets, pillowcases, or other linens for a lovely fresh scent! This also works well for spritzing your hair, especially if you have wavy or curly locks.
Relaxing Massage OilFill a small empty bottle (one that has a screw-on lid, i.e. an empty vanilla bottle) with grape seed oil and add 10 to 20 drops lavender essential oil. Use more oil if you have a larger bottle, less if the bottle is smaller. Shake well to combine. Pour a small amount into the palms of your hands and rub hands together before you give a massage. Works well on babies after a bath.
Deodorizing and Disinfecting Cloth DiapersTo deodorize and disinfect cloth diapers, add a few drops of lavender and tea tree essential oil to wash water before you add soiled diapers. The lavender leaves a pleasant fragrance and the tea tree oil acts as a disinfectant.
Essential oils are wonderful for nearly any household use: adding to laundry (lavender or citrus blends), scenting homemade cleaners (citrus blends), boiling in water for “potpourri” (cinnamon), adding to bath water (lavender), spraying on clean clothing before ironing, etc.
The next post in this series will address using essential oils medicinally: where you can purchase them, how to know if an essential oil is truly medicinal grade, and a few favorite recipes. Stay tuned!