Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cleaning with Essential Oils

Relaxation bedtime spray:
  • 4 drops lavender
  • 4 drops serenity
Mixed in a glass spray bottle with filtered water.  You can spray this mix on your sheets to help you wind down at the end of the day.  You could also use this blend on you sheets in the laundry.

Fall Accessory Trends

Solid metal jewelry especially cuffs and chokers.  Metals to watch for are:
  • Gold and gold-tone
  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Any hammered metal, which has a textured finish rather than a smooth one.
This piece isn't metal, but is a metal look alike and is much less expensive and still gives you the look of a metal piece without the expense.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cleaning with Essential Oils

This is one of my current favorites.  Put several drops of your favorite essential oil on a disposable cloth or tissue and place in the collecting bag of the vacuum.  This will emit a very pleasant aroma while you are running the vacuum.  I have actually had my kids (2 & 4 yrs)  running the vacuum just to help get the yummy smell in my house, and they are probably picking up some stuff.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cleaning with Essential Oils

Dish Soap/Dishwasher
Add several drops of your favorite oil to liquid soap or dishwasher soap dispenser to improve the cleaning and sanitizing action such as:  Lemon, Melaleuca, Wild Orange, Citrus Bliss, On Guard, Peppermint, etc.

Tuesday Tip

A bright color accessory. Whether it’s a red statement bag, a bright belt, a color block scarf or a fun piece of jewelry, accessorizing will add individuality to any outfit and make you feel like you!

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Cleaning with Essential Oils

Here are a few more recipes to clean with essential oils.

Deodorizing Room Spray
Add to distilled water in glass spray bottle:
  • 4 drops wild orange
  • 1 drop eucalyptus
  • 4 drops lemon

Pet Deodorizing room spray
Add to distilled water in glass spray bottle:
  • 3 drops white fir
  • 3 drops purify

Perfect for this time of year... Spice Room Air Freshener
Add to distilled water in glass spray bottle
  • 6 drops Cinnamon
  • 3 drops clove

New Arrivals Coming Next Week!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cleaning with Essential Oils

Okay so I am at the end of my pregnancy and I am nesting, and therefore cleaning the house and organizing.  I usually do this in the fall anyway, but this year I am doing it now instead of right before all the holidays.  I figure I will give you little tips and recipes on how I use my essential oils to clean as I go.  Today I am working on the laundry.  Essential oils are fabulous to sanitize laundry and linens.  We shed dead skin cells constantly (pretty gross I know) and they land in our bedding.  Dust mites live in our bedding, feeding off the dead skin.  Eucalyptus oil kills dust mites, and bed bugs!  Add 10 drops of eucalyptus to each wash load, or about 1/2 ounce oil to a bottleof liquid detergent.  Eucalyptus can also be sprayed onto the mattress.  Purify Blend oil in the wash also sanitizes the laundry. 

Essential oils can also be added tot he rinse cycle.  Drop several drops of your favorite oil. 

Purify blend was proven to help kill bed bugs last year with the bed bug outbreak, I am using this one today in my bedding as I wash it (not that we have bed bugs, but just to sanitize and purify.  I also love how clean and fresh it smells.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cleaning with Essential Oils

Essential oils are great for cleaning anything!!  They can kill viruses, bacteria, dustmites, mold, stale air, airborne germs, and get rid of unpleasant odors.  They can keep bugs, spiders, ants, etc., from invading your home.  They are safe to use on fabrics and clothing.

Basic Disinfectant:
In a glass spray bottle (as oils will break down plastic), mix distilled or filtered water, a squirt of natural soap and 5-15 drops each of lemon, lavender, and lemongrass.  Straight lemon will also work great.  You can also add a few drops of eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, lime, wild orange, purify, etc.