Essential Oils for the Home
Let's say you’re at Target and you see some cleaner down the cleaning aisle. The bottle looks cute and makes promises of a germ free environment. The bottle may even warn of immediate health dangers or poisoning, but what’s missing from the label is the hidden danger of long term toxicity. The hard truth is that fumes from conventional cleaning products wreak havoc on the respiratory system, cellular health and mental clarity of those exposed to them. The volatile gases emitted from a variety of chemicals in the cleaning agents remain in the air long after the surface has been cleaned. Take a few minutes to read through how easy it can be to switch out those cleaning products with DIY recipes using essential oils. Need a cheat sheet >>>
Thieves® essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils for an aromatic blend that fills any space with a rich, spicy aroma. Inspired by the legend of four 15th-century French thieves who formulated a special aromatic combination composed of clove, rosemary, and other botanicals used while robbing the dead and dying, Thieves is popular among all essential oil enthusiasts.
With the benefits of Thieves oil including cleaning power and an irresistibly spicy scent, it is an important ingredient in a full range of DIY home cleaning and personal care products, from dish soap to floor cleaner. Looking to make your home smell as clean as it looks? Diffuse Thieves oil throughout the house for an aroma that makes every room smell more like fall baking than harsh cleaning formulas. Also, try applying a drop to the feet every morning and diffuse every night to support a healthy immune system. Or add a drop or two to a cup of warm water to make a spicy, delicious tea.
Ditch overpowering and harsh chemical-based sprays and keep your home smelling fresh and clean with Purification® essential oil. This blend is made up of six essential oils for the ultimate weapon against odors. Citronella, Lavandin, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree work together to create a refreshing, bright scent that keeps you and your family happy and comfortable.
With Purification oil, you’ll never need to feel embarrassed by bad odors from cooking, laundry, pets, or anything else life throws your way. Diffuse it throughout your house or use a more targeted approach so you always feel confident in your home, in the car, or on the go!
Try adding a few drops to laundry to give your wash a great-smelling boost. Or refresh linens with a spritz of Purification, diluted with distilled water.
Containing the naturally occurring constituent limonene, Lemon is a key component in many popular essential oil-infused products. Lemon is used worldwide in cleaners and soaps for its refreshing scent. It’s also promotes overall health, healing, physical energy and purification. Its fragrance is invigorating, enhancing and warming.
Use lemon essential oil to help disinfect dish clothes by soaking them overnight in a bowl of water with 1 drop. Add a few drops to the dishwasher to help remove hard water spots. A drop or two of Lemon can help you get sticky, hard to remove items or residue off of windows and other surfaces with ease. And let's not forgot what you can do with it while cooking! Lemon is fantastic in recipes for chicken, swordfish and in many veggie dishes!
Try out these easy to do recipes, and see the results.
Ants in the House
Drop 10 drops peppermint, 10 drops Thieves and 7 drops lemon essential oils in a 2 oz glass spray bottle. Add 1 tsp alcohol (rubbing alcohol or vodka) and fill the bottle with distilled water. Spray directly on ant trail and point of entry. Need some more power? Add 10 drops cinnamon bark or tea essential oils in addition to the essential oils listed above.
Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
Using an 8 oz foaming soap container, add 3 tbsp castile soup, 6 drops Thieves essential oil and 3 drops vitamin E oil. Fill the container with distilled water and swirl to mix.
All Purpose Cleaner
Using a 16 oz glass spray bottle add 20 drops tea tree and 20 drops Thieves essential oils. Add 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar and 1 1/4 cups distilled water, and gently swirl to mix. Use for general household cleaning on floors, grout and counters.
Try adding 5 drops lemon essential oil to give it that refreshing scent!
Thieves Hand Spray
Using a 2 oz glass spray bottle drop in 10 drops Thieves essential oil, 1 tsp witch hazel and fill the bottle with distilled water. Spray on hands and surfaces, as needed. Switch out Thieves essential oil with your favorite bottle of essential oil for a fresh linen spray.