Essential Oils for Cleaning Your Home
Did you know you can use essential oils for cleaning your home?
How to clean and refresh your home with essential oils?
Stagnant air has an unpleasent smell and it’s bad for your health, especially Respiratory system.
It may cause allergies, chronic fatigue and reduce the concetration and spoil the mood.
So, to keep your home smelling nice, use mixture of essential oils the you can use in many ways.
Essential oils will fill air in your home with pleasent smell, clean it from harmfull microorganisms and make it healthier in every way.
A brief guide through essential oils
Essential oils have different healing feature when it comes to removing harmfull microorganisms essential oils can be:
- Generally antibiotic
1. Antibacterial oils :
Cedar, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, marjoran, tea, peppermint, german chamomilde, rosemary, sage, sandal, sweet orange, evergreen, cinnamon leaf.
2. Antivirus oils :
Cinnamon leaf, clove, eucalyptus, lemon, tea, oregano, sandal, thyme.
3. Antiallergic oils :
German and Roman chamomile, lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, peppermint, tea, pine.
4. Generrally antibiotic :
bergamot, clove, eucalyptus, lavender,lemon, teal, oregano, patchouli,chamomille.
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- Essential oils can also improve your mood, relax you or stimulate brain function, concentration and memory.
5. Antidepressant oils :
all citrus oils, cinnamon, ginger and rose
6. Relaxing oils :
lavender, chamomile, sandal, cinnamon and rose
7. For better brain function :
pine, eucalyptus, grapefruit, peppermint, rosemary, cinnamon
How to apply essential oils ?
You can disperse essential oils in your home using simple and easy-to-use tools.
It is easy to make your own sprayer that will let the essential oils spill through the areal and refresh the air.
Take a glass bottle with a spray gun and fill it with 1.5 to 2 dl of water, then add 8 drops of three different essential oils.
We recommend that you combine sweet orange oil, sandalwood and cloves or tea, eucalyptus and lemon.
You can also combine a mixture of your choice, depending on the effect you want to achieve and the scents you are prone to. When you feel the air in the room has raisen or has an unpleasant smell, sprinkle it.
Surfaces in your home will be easily cleaned and disinfected with natural remedies made from essential oils.
In the spray bottle mix 4 tablespoons of white vinegar, 7 dl of water and 10 drops of a favorite antibacterial essential oil.
Apply the appliance on an surface you want to clean and disinfect – toilet, floor and wall in bathroom, kitchen worktop, door handle.
This gentle cleanser is perfect for cleaning every room in the home.
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You can drip essential oil on cotton wool and put them in closet, underwear drawer or bedding.
With that you will get rid of the unpleasant odor caused by the stale air in indoors.
Because it is good to use it if you want to get rid off moths, lavender is most commonly used for this purpose. But you can be free with choosing lemon or some other refreshing oil for this.
Drain 10-20 drops of one or more essential oils into bowl with water and put it on your radiator, regardless of wheter or not the heating season started.
5. Scented lamps
Scented lamps with a water bowl in wich essential oils is placed, not just smells good, but looks good.
The candle flame enchances the ability to absorb odorless smells, and because of the ability to neutralize tobacco smoke, lamps are welcome help in the smoking rooms.
When using them, it is important to keep in mind that water from the bowl does not evaporate, since the oil will then become too warm, start to leak out of the bottle and dirt around.
Though more expensive than scented lamps, these small devices function similary and have additional advantages:
- There is no risk that the oil in water will overheat
In addition to serving as air humidfiers they spray tiny drops of essential oils in the form of fog, allowing them to directly penetrate the lungs.
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