Here's some practical advice for using essential oilsKnown for their great versatility essential oils have many uses in your home, as well as making it smell great! Here are just a few uses for some of the most popular oils
EucalyptusEucalyptus is a great solvent; use it for removing sticky things anywhere!
- Chewing gum from shoes,
- Labels from almost anything (be careful with varnished items as essential oils can strip varnish).
- And my favourite, grease from the kitchen range hood, leaving behind a lovely fresh scent.
Citrus oilsCitrus oils have a short use by date, don’t waste them! So long as they smell okay, you can use them in the mop bucket for cleaning the kitchen or bathroom floors. They will:
- Kill germs
- Leave behind a lovely scent
Lemon myrtleI love this oil!! A fresh, calming scent combined with the energy of a lovely warm hug from mother earth. Very comforting, but also useful as it can help with:
- Eliminating unpleasant odours
- Keeping microbes, fungi and viruses away
- Keeping insects away, it has a similar chemistry to citronella and can be sprinkled in door and window tracks to discourage insects. I have used it in a spray for years to successfully keep lice away from my favourite niece
- Dealing with PMS cramps, in fact any muscular cramps
- Encouraging labour in full term pregnancy
- Creating a relaxed atmosphere for a dinner party