Essential Oils have become a popular trend amongst various households. Homeowners have begun to take a liking towards the natural movement because of its rejuvenation. You may be skeptical at first, but the natural remedies can be very beneficial to the body and your home. Essential oils are not only amazing for aromatherapy but they can help you while you are cleaning your home. You can add drops of some classic oils into your homemade cleaner and voila, it adds a refreshening scent.
Getting to know the oils.
There is a wide selection of essential oils available to consumers, but let us focus on the most common oils:
Bergamot. This oil derives from the Citrus Beragamia tree and is commonly used to help with stress, anxiety or depression. Also, the oil has been known to help treat skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
How to use: It is recommended to use this in a diffuser or diluted bath water. Experts advise not to apply this oil directly to your skin in its pure form.
Eucalyptus. This oil is known to be very fragranced and consumers love how it can help with respiratory issues, migraines, and muscle aches. You will instantly notice its “cooling” property when you begin to use the oil.
How to use: You can use this oil in a diffuser or apply it to your skin with a carrier-oil. Experts encourage using Coconut Oil as your carrier oil to help reduce skin sensitivity.
Pro-tip: This oil is great to use as a disinfectant because it prevents the spread of germs and infections.
Jasmine. You will quickly find out that this oil is one of the more expensive oils you can buy. It is has a rich scent and strong properties that make it a top seller. Jasmine is used for depression, childbirth, respiratory issues, addiction problems, and serves as a stress reliever.
How to use: Jasmine can be added into your bath, diffuser or apply to your skin with a carrier-oil.
Lavender. This oil smells delectable while helping to fight colds, migraines and stress. Also, you can use lavender to help you have a better night’s rest.
How to use: You can add this oil into your bath, diffuser, or add a few drops on top of your pillow before you go to bed.
Lemon. Lemon tends to be homeowners’ favorite oil because of its clean, refreshing scent. Not only can you add this oil to your homemade cleaning products, but it can help boost your mood! How nice is that? The oil can also be used to help digestion and skin irritation issues.
How to use: You can add this oil into your diffuser, bath, homemade cleaning products, or onto your skin with a carrier oil.
Peppermint. If you frequently suffer from migraines, peppermint oil will become your best friend. Not only can it help with migraines, but peppermint can help digestion, your mood and increase your focus.
How to use: Peppermint oil is extremely versatile which is one of the reasons homeowners love it. You can use it in a diffuser, as a massage oil, in your bath, or as a mouthwash.
Tea Tree. Mothers love this product because it helps to boost their children’s immune system and fight infections. It can help with cold sores, respiratory issues, muscle aches and even the flu! The best part about this essential oil is that it works fast to help aid the user.
How to use: You can use a diffuser or apply it directly to your skin with a carrier-oil.
Note: It is important to understand that a little goes a long way with essential oils. You should only be using between 3 to 6 drops during each use. We encourage you to talk to your doctor before using any essential oils and understand that essential oils are not a replacement for your current medications.
Homemade Essential Oil Floor Cleaner:
Take a medium sized bucket and fill it with hot water. Then take 1/4 cup of white vinegar and add it into your bucket. Lastly, put in 15-20 drops of lemon, citrus, or grapefruit essential oil. The best part about this floor cleaner is that there is no rinsing required. You can just wash your floors and let it dry. This floor cleaner is okay use on any hard surface flooring.