All-purpose cleaner: Add three drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a few ounces of warm water, then spray countertops to naturally disinfect.
Natural mosquito repellent: Combine one drop each of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil with witch hazel to make natural bug sprayand rub on exposed skin. Reapply as needed.
Sports gear: If your kids play sports, add two drops each of tea tree oil and lemon essential oil to one quart of warm water; next add four tablespoons of baking soda and mix. Use to clean ripe (!) jerseys, cleats and sports gear.
Clean air: Diffuse cinnamon essential oil in the air and enjoy its anti-microbial properties.
Homemade peppermint patties: Use peppermint oil, coconut oil, dark chocolate and raw honey to make real peppermint treats.
Washing machine: Add 10-20 drops of your favorite scent per load.
Vacuum cleaner: Add 5-10 drops of your favorite oil in your vacuum bag or dust container.
Homemade sunscreen: Mix coconut oil, zinc oxide, shea butter, helichrysum oil and lavender essential oil, then store in a squeeze bottle to make homemade toxic-free sunscreen.
Eliminate shower curtain scum: Using a 16-ounce spray bottle, use four drops of eucalyptus essential oil and four drops of tea tree oil (melaleuca) with warm water; spray onto your shower for natural mold killing action.
Clean burnt pans: Use a few drops of lemon oil and some boiling water to help remove burnt food from pots and pans.
Wonderful smelling home: Diffuse clove, rosemary and orange essential oils when guests come over, and they will talk about how amazing your house smells.
Carpet cleaner: Mix 20 drops of tea tree oil with Borax for homemade carpet powder.
Kill pests: Spray orange essential oil and clove oil to kill pests on contact.
Lavender cake: Mix coconut flour, raw honey, organic eggs and lavender essential oil and bake at 350 degrees.
Eliminate mold: Add tea tree oil to your diffuser to kill mold and other pathogens in the air.
Christmas scent: Add a drop of pine, sandalwood or cedarwood oil on a fire log about 30 minutes before burning.
Reduce anxiety: Diffuse lavender essential oil around your home to reduce feelings of stress and tension.
Spiritual enlightenment: Diffusefrankincense essential oil while praying, meditating or reading to increase spiritual awareness.
Bathtub scrub: Mix one-half cup of baking soda, one-half cup of vinegar and five drops of bergamot or lime oil; use as a scrub for a sink or bathtub.
Freshen trash can: Put a cotton ball with two drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil at the bottom of the trashcan to help decrease the odor and detoxify.
Wash produce: To clean fruit and vegetables, add two drops of lemon oil to a large bowl of water then wash.
Clean kitchen smell: Add a few drops of clove, cinnamon or citrus essential oil to a simmering pan of water to get rid of cooking odors.
Bathroom freshener: Put a cotton ball soaked in lime or lemon oil behind the toilet for a bathroom refresher.
Purify fridge: To freshen up the fridge or freezer when cleaning, add a few drops of lime, grapefruit or bergamot oil to the rinsing water.
Mint tea: Use 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil in your favorite tea for a hint of mint.
Eliminate smoke: To remove cigarette smoke, put four drops of rosemary, tea tree and eucalyptus oil in a spray bottle and spray around the house.
Detoxify the air: Add peppermint and eucalyptus oil to a gallon of paint to dispel fumes.
Get rid of shoe smell: To remove the smell from shoes, add a few drops of tea tree oil and lemon oil to freshen them up.
Bridal shower gift: For a cute bridal shower gift, create a “love potion” with essential oils. Use 20 drops of sandalwood, and four drops of cocoa, vanilla and rose oil to unscented lotion.
Baby shower gift: Give a wall diffuser with a lavender scent to calm the mom and baby.
Flavored lemon water: Use 2-3 drops of lemon oil in water for a delicious citrus flavor.
Cleaner dishes: Add a few drops of lemon oil to the dishwasher before washing for a spot-free rinse.
Physician kit: Makeover your medicine cabinet and create a family physician kit with essential oils of lavender, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, oregano and frankincense.
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