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Super Smelling Toilet Cleaner
- ½ cup baking soda
- ½ cup vinegar
Use 10 drops total. Choose from the following or make a blend
- Tea tree
- Black spruce
Pour the baking soda and vinegar in the toilet, then add your essential oils. Let sit for 15 minutes (or longer if necessary), scrub, and flush. I know it may seem your flushing the oils down the toilet, but its no different than cleaning a surface. The oils will evaporate and penetrate the room during the 15 minutes, so not only does the toilet get cleaned but the air is disinfected at the same time.
All Purpose Cleaner
- 3 oz. water
- 2 tsp. Castile soap
- 2 tbsp. hydrogen peroxide
- Dash of white vinegar
Use 25 drops total or choose from the following to make a blend.
- Black spruce
Add all ingredients into spray bottle and add your choice of essential oils from above, shake and use.
Clean Cutting Boards
About 5 drops of either:
First wash the cutting board with hot water and the castile soap. Put the essential oils on a clean sponge and wipe the board vigorously, front and back.
This keeps wooden and plastic cutting boards free of bacteria. A nice side effect is that the sponge is now also clean and bacteria free!
Bye-Bye Bathroom Mold
- ½ cup borax (borax is a mineral salt that is mined from the earth)
- ¼ cup vinegar
- ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide
- Bowl to mix the ingredients
- Brush or sponge
Mix the borax, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide in a bowl to make a paste.
Add tea tree oil
Scrub with brush or sponge and rinse with water. For tough mold, let it sit for an hour before rinsing.
If you don’t like the aroma of tea tree, try any citruses, cedar-wood, lemongrass or Eucalyptus. Diffusing oils can help destroy airborne microbes (mold spores are airborne).This recipe is for weekly routine cleaning if the mold is not resolved you may have to use something stronger and then use this as a preventative.
This article is all about skin, and what oils and essential oils bring you that summer glow. I’m sure at times it’s confusing on what oils do what for your skin but here is a good break down of what and why these oils are so beneficial.
First Argan oil a amazing oil for the skin giving it the omega fatty acids it needs for optimal nourishment.
Rosehip seed oil known as the youth oil, it’s high linoleic acid is said to speed up regeneration and healing.
Grape seed oil is rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid, important for the skin and the cell membranes
Jojoba seed oil closely resembles your own skin sebum, making it an excellent moisturizer and ideal for all skin types. It is quickly absorbed and is excellent for dry skin as well as inflamed conditions.
Hazelnut oil which is heralded as an oil that helps to tone and tighten the skin while strengthening capillaries and assisting in cell regeneration.
Geranium essential oil balances the production of sebum in the skin, while keeping it supple and glowing.
Frankincense essential oil strengthens the skin and improves its tone and elasticity as well as promoting an even skin tone. If you would like to try these oils for a summer glow a great one to try is Simply Face Oil
Mullein is a extraordinarily useful herb that is in season right now! One of the most well known uses for this herb is respiratory support, taken as a tea used from the leaves it opens the bronchial airway which may alleviate dry cough, asthma and congestion.
The flowers of the mullein plant target a different area, they offer support to the lymph system. The flowers are normally infused in a oil and used topically. The mullein flowers claim to fame is to relieve earache pain. A small bottle can be warmed and a few drops placed in the ear to ease the earache and also help the lymph around the ear. As always please check with your physician before started or adding any herbs.