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Freshen The AirCommercially bought air fresheners are packed with chemicals. One of the easiest ways to make your home more green is to ditch these products and opt for natural essential oils instead. There are a number of ways you can freshen the air, including…
Super Simple Kitchen Surface WipesSurface cleaning sprays are another product that are unnecessarily laden with chemicals. Reduce your toxic load, and save a fortune, with this super simple essential oil surface wipe. Either add one drop of essential oil directly onto a cloth or seven drops in the rinse water and wipe down your surfaces. Oils such as eucalyptus, pine, lavender, cypress, lemon, lime, grapefruit, lemongrass and thyme would work perfectly.
Make Windows SparkleHere’s a neat little trick to use essential oils to make your windows sparkle, and to save you money on glass cleaning sprays. Add one drop of lime, lemon or grapefruit essential oil onto a piece of scrunched up newspaper and scrub the window. The essential oil will soak in and combine with the print to give a sparkling finish – plus the scent will freshen your home!
Freshen Your ClothesClothes that sit for months on end in dark, and sometimes damp, closets can start to smell so placing a few drops of your favorite essential oil on cotton wool balls and stashing them in the corners of your closets will keep them smelling fresh. If moths are a problem then use oils such as lavender, lemongrass, rosemary and citronella to keep them away.
Keep Insects AwayIf creepy-crawlies regularly invade your home then whip out your essential oils and help keep them at bay. To stop insects flying in through open windows, hang some ribbon with a drop of citronella or lemongrass oil and if ants or spiders are invading then place a drop of neat peppermint oil at their likely entry sources. If you want to expose your family to fewer toxic chemicals, if you want to create a more natural home, and if you want to save money in the process, then try these five simple cheats using essential oils. If you don’t yet own any essential oils, then you can buy individual oils here on Amazon, or you can try this 32 Bottle Ultimate Aromatherapy Essential Oil which contains pretty much everything you need to get started. Have you made any swaps in your home to ditch the chemicals and go more green? If so it would be great if you could share them by leaving a comment below. Plus, if you want to learn more about going more natural, then here are some books you may enjoy… – DIY Natural Household Cleaners: How To Make Your Own Cleaners Naturally.
– Super Natural Home: Improve Your Health, Home, and Planet–One Room at a Time
– The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning And here are some related blog posts from the archives… Make Your Own Beauty Products With Essential Oils
Make Your Own Essential Oil Travel Kit
7 Products To Make With Essential Oils
Top 58 Uses For Seven Essential Oils
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