4 great problem-solving essential oils
Essential oils have many unique benefits for the skin, hair and body, but do you know which ones are most effective for treating your condition or fixing your domestic dilemma? These four essential oils will help around the house in more ways than one.
Lemon essential oil works very well in the kitchen. You will find it especially useful when cleaning and degreasing. Add a few drops to dish water to cut through stubborn grease on dishes. It can also be used to absorb any unpleasant odors. So if there’s a bad smell lingering in your fridge, mix lemon essential oil and baking soda in a cup and pop it in there. The smell will be gone in no time!
Planning on having a good nights rest? Lavender essential oil can definitely help with this. Add a few drops to a diffuser or your pillow and be prepared to fall into a deep, peaceful slumber. 100% pure lavender essential oil is also perfect for soothing your baby’s diaper rash. Mix with a carrier oil then apply to the affected area. Lavender oil is safe and effective so you won’t need anything else except this homemade diaper rash ointment.
This powerful and versatile oil is one that should always be in your bathroom cabinet. It is naturally antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic making it an excellent homemade cleaning product without the harmful side effects of commercial cleaners. Mix tea tree, white vinegar and water to create your own all-purpose cleaner. Try it on kitchen countertops. Not only that, it also works amazingly well on skin and hair. Use it to treat wounds, blemishes, dandruff, an itchy scalp and athlete’s foot.
Being antiseptic and antibacterial also makes eucalyptus essential oil great for cleaning. It is an easy-to-use, effective stain remover. Use it on stubborn stains on almost every fabric including clothes, soft furnishings and carpets. All you need to do is create a paste consisting of eucalyptus oil and liquid washing detergent and rub into the stain using an old toothbrush. Let it sit for 10 minutes then rinse. If you have allergies, asthma, a cold or sinus infection you can also benefit from eucalyptus’ healing properties. Just add a few drops of the essential oil to a diffuser or rub a couple of drops mixed with a carrier oil into the chest and back to help with congestion.
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