Common Use of Essential Oils

Homemade Oils for the Perfect Aroma

Essential oils give off different aromas and affect our senses immensely- and if we were to compare them to synthetic fragrance, there could only be one simple explanation. There isn't one.

Synthetics cost less that is about the only benefit they offer. In reality, fragrance is extremely harmful to breathe in. Essentials can be used to perfume, deodorize, disinfect and stimulate as well to repel nasty house pests. Use them as air sprays, in oil burners, in baths and during a massage.

Essential Oils Made at Home

A wonderful way to change the air in a home is to freshen it with oils containing mood lifting properties.You can make environmentally safe and natural products to freshen your home. It's ideal to make a blend of perfume as an experiment to see if you like it, then go ahead and use it as a spray around the house. Don't spray on furniture.

To create a happy and lively atmosphere, that will attract your friends and send bacteria away try this:

Mood Spray

  • 1 tsp of Geranium essential oil
  • 1 tsp of Bergamot essential oil
  • 1 tsp of Lavender essential oil
  • 50 drops of Cinnamon essential oil
  • 20 drops of Clove essential oil
  • 50 ml of vodka or brandy
  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • Mix all the oil together in a 1 fl oz (30 ml) bottle and shake well
  • Add 1\2-1 tsp of the oil blend to 50 ml of vodka or brandy in a labelled spray bottle

Shake well before using

An Anti- epidemic spray is very useful for the cold months of the year. You will be safe around a house filled with snifflers and germs that are airborne from sneezers, and from flu symptom sufferers. Mix some up right away!

Germs Away Spray

  • 1 tsp of Eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1 tsp of Tea tree essential oil
  • 1 tsp of Lavender essential oil
  • 1 tsp of Pine essential oil
  • 1\2 tsp of Thyme essential oil
  • 1\2 tsp of Clove essential oil
  • 50 ml of brandy or vodka
  • 1 cup of distilled water
  • Blend together the oils in a 1 fl oz glass bottle
  • Add 1\2-1 tsp of the oil blend to a glass bottle containing 50 ml of brandy or vodka
  • Allow to dissolve; then add the water. Shake well before using.

*You may use this oil to inhale on a cloth

*Another idea is to place a few drops of lavender or any essential that you prefer, into a ceramic bowl or one that hangs from your heater- this will purify the room.

Room Purification through Essential Oils

In the bedroom there is a variety of different uses for your essential oils.

You can add a few drops to the water when washing woodwork and windows, or make up a calming spray to help you sleep. You may mix up a blend of oils whose job is to relax you and chase away anxieties. Here is one:

Woodwork & Window Wash

  • 1 tsp of Bergamot essential oil
  • 1\2 tsp of Lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops of Mandarin essential oil
  • 20 drops of Cedar essential oil
  • 20 drops of Sandalwood or juniper essential oil
  • Place all the oils in a dark glass bottle and blend well

Let set 5 days.

Store in a dark, cool place.

Always shake well before using.

If you have trouble sleeping, if you are nervous or anxious, you may try to take a calcium tablet or even try another essential oil magic blend;

Sleep Well Spray

  • 1\2 tsp of Chamomile essential oil
  • 1\2 tsp of Lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops of Marjoram essential oil
  • 20 drops of Neroli essential oil
  • Place all ingredients in a glass bottle and shake well.Leave for 5 days.Shake well before using.

Sometimes we have troubles in the kitchen. Little bugs seem to come from everywhere and even hatch automatically inside some grains and spices. You may even find ants marching about, or even those fast runners that we won't here mention. Instead of turning to 3 different specialized toxic chemicals (especially where there's food) each one made specifically for a different bug- why not try to control them with essential oils?

Bug Zapper

  • 2 tsp of Lemon essential oil
  • 1 1\2 tsp of Pine essential oil
  • 1\2 tsp of Cinnamon essential oil
  • 1\2 tsp of Tea tree (even my cat runs from this one, more than the lavender)
  • Again, blend all oils in a glass bottle of 1 fl oz (30 ml) shake

And let stand 5 days

Shake well before using

Everyone always asks me how I clean things without ever buying detergents or cleansers. If you think about it for a minute and use your imagination, you'd come up with so many substitutes for each and every cleaning solution or abrasive cleaner that exists. They didn't always exist. For instance, I use baking soda and salts instead of cleansers. They clean, purify, and do the same job without leaving a toxic film on everything. I use baking soda to clean my dishes. You can also try a mixture used as an all-purpose cleaner; this may be used in the kitchen, bathroom, and playroom, anywhere!

Using Essential Oils in the Bathroom

All-Purpose Cleaner

  • 2oz (60g) of baking soda (kills germs)
  • 2 liters of hot water
  • 4 tsp of vinegar
  • 3 tsp of the bug zapper
  • 4 tsp of ammonia
  • First mix the baking soda and hot water
  • Let cool

Combine the bug zapper with the ammonia

Allow the oils to dissolve

Shake well!

You may use in a spray bottle or on a sponge

So simple, so inexpensive and so very non-toxic!

Essential Oils to Help Prevent Colds

Bathrooms have a way of sprouting up black fuzzy plants that love the wet humid crevices in tiles, on ceilings, plastic shower curtains, or on shower doors. It becomes an ugly sight and is not so healthy to breathe in- them germs in the air. Besides cleaning the bathroom you can double disinfect it with an essential oil spray. It not only keeps germs at bay, but discourages the black fuzzy plants and leaves your bathroom with a pleasant fragrance.

Bathroom Protector

  • 1 1\2 tsp of Lemon essential oil
  • 1 tsp of Bergamot essential oil
  • 1 tsp of Pine essential oil
  • 1\2 tsp of Citronella essential oil
  • 1\2 tsp of Thyme essential oil
  • 1\2 tsp of Tea Tree essential oil
  • Place and shake well in a 1 fl oz glass bottle.Let sit for 5 days.Shake well before using.

For furniture try Olive oil and lemon juice!

Furniture Polish

  • 1\4 cup of olive oil
  • 1\4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of lemon essential oil.Place in a bottle and shake well.

After all this I hope your home will be almost toxin free! It will probably help change the mood and atmosphere, as essential oils have a true effect on our senses and frame of mind. If you go out of your way to pick up a few basic oils (lavender, lemon and tea tree) you may start with one or two blends and see how they work. Try and take the time to slowly get used to life without detergents, do you ever remember walking down the isle of the store lined with cleaning products? They shouldn't put them all together; it takes your breath away! I can hardly believe the people can make it from point A to point B without passing out from the fumes. When we store cleaning agents in our homes it's the same - the fumes seep out - and we do not smell it anymore due to habit.

*Remember, there are always alternatives to everything we use.

Thanks to The Natural Health Bible - Nerys Purchon

By Jackelin J.Jarvis

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Wednesday, May 11TH, 2011 by Guest

This is so helpful! I have been trying to avoid most chemicals and been cleaning with rubbing alcohol, but I know that isn't very good either. Can't wait to put these "recipes" to use. Thank you!