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Nine Easy Ways to Add Essential Oils to Your Everyday Routine

Using essential oils doesn’t have to be intimidating. There are lots of ways essential oils can be used in your home. Using essential oils to replace everyday products can lessen the toxicity load in your home environment and also provide more effective results. Here are nine ways to add essential oils to your everyday routine.

For Energy

If you drag your feet in the morning, try diffusing Peppermint Essential Oil. The energizing properties can help give you the kick you need to get going. Add 5-10 drops of to your diffuser and run up to 20 minutes. Run the diffuser again later in the day if you get that afternoon slump.

To Freshen Laundry

Lemon Essential Oil not only makes us think “clean” when we smell it, but it in fact does fight germs on a molecular level. Add 10 drops to your load of laundry or onto your dryer ball for a clean, fresh feel and smell.

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Household Hacks Using Essential Oils

Our home environment is full of toxins from commercial cleaners, air fresheners containing artificial fragrances and personal care products. Using essential oils safely in the home can lessen the toxic load, and at the same time, provide therapeutic benefit.

There are many ways essential oils can be used in the home. Before you begin using them, please be sure you know the safety of the essential oil(s) you wish to use before making your choice. Choose essential oils safe for children, if children are present, and consider the health issues and medication(s) your guests may be on before diffusing. When diffusing, run the diffuser in shorter increments 10-15 minutes on/off at a time for maximum benefits.

Entryway

Placing a bowl of dried flowers or unscented potpourri in a bowl near the entry and sprinkling a few drops of essential oils on top can provide a welcome aroma when one walks through the door. Sweet Orange Essential Oil is fresh and inviting, but the possibilities are endless.

Living area

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Detox Your Home with Essential Oil Cleaning Recipes

One of the easiest ways to eliminate toxins and synthetic chemicals from your home plus save money is by making your own cleaning solutions. Recipes are simple and use ingredients that are easy to find and affordable. You can find these base ingredients at most grocery stores or large online retailers:

  • Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) for grease, odors and dirt
  • Distilled vinegar for disinfecting (never mix vinegar with baking soda or hydrogen peroxide; avoid using on natural stone and wood surfaced)
  • Borax (sodium borate) solvent for grease, stains and grime
  • Washing soda (sodium carbonate) solvent for grease, mineral stains and dirt

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  • Hydrogen peroxide for disinfecting

A variety of essential oils can be used for cleaning, but these six are often used for because of their purported antibacterial and germicidal properties:

  • Tea Tree
  • Lemon
  • Sweet Orange
  • Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Lavender

Keep soft, washable cloths on hand for wiping surfaces; many people recommend microfiber clothes, which you can usually purchase in bulk online.

Laundry

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