Monday, April 20, 2009

50 Ways to Use Essential Oils Around Your Home In Cleaning and Cosmetic Care -- Part Three | Natural Cleaning Product Review

Note from Pam: Hope you are enjoying this series, one more to go, countin' up to 50!

Essential Oils are natural cleaning product accessories that add to your green cleaning supplies. Synthetic Fragrance (i.e. manufactured imitations of EOs) are soon to be a thing of the "unenlightened" past.

Why smell a "chemical rose" that could harm you, when you have a real rose in your hand?? Check out (see right sidebar) for a bountiful supply of botanical Essential Oils and Enjoy!

Excerpt from "50 Ways to Use Essential Oils for a Cleaner,
Sweet-smelling Life" Part Three:

25. Eliminate a troublesome wart by directly applying 1 drop of Lemon or Moroccan Blue Artemis EO to it. Apply daily until the wart is gone.

26. Rosemary and Basil promote alertness and stimulate memory. Inhale occasionally during long car trips and while reading or studying.

27. Selling your home? Fragrance sells! Fill the kitchen with the aroma of spices, such as Clove, Cinnamon and Vanilla by simmering a few drops of Cinnamon or Nutmeg EO. Create a warm, cheerful, inviting mood by sprinkling Geranium oil throughout your home. Add Cinnamon or Lemon oil to furniture polish and wipe down the wood.

28. Create a lovely, aromatic art piece by adding EOs to paper-mâché.

29. Infuse bookmarks and stationary with EOs. Use a few drops on paper, place in a sealed plastic bag & leave overnight to infuse the aroma. Send only good news on the perfumed letter.

30. To make gifts such as neck pillows or padded and decorative hangers more memorable put a couple of drops of EO on them before giving them as gifts.

31. Overindulge last night? EOs of Juniper, Fennel, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary and Lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend of these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.

32. For a wonderfully scented wood fire, use EOs of Vetivert, Cypress, Atlas Cedarwood, Frankincense and Myrrh. Drop approximately 2-3 drops of oil or blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before putting the log on the fire.

33. Flies and moths dislike Lavandin oil. Sprinkle in on the outside of your window frames.

34. For restful sleep, place 1 or 2 drops of sleep enhancing oils, such as Chamomile, Lavender, Neroli, Marjoram or Hops on your pillow before retiring.

35. When moving to a new home, first use a water spray containing your favorite EO and change the odorous environment to your own. Do this for several days until it begins to feel like your own space.

36. Ideal scents for the bedroom are Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender or Lemon.

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Note from Pam: This post is 3 of 4 posts in a series on Essential Oils for natural cleaning and cosmetic care around your house. Explore EOs in your green cleaning!


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  2. Scott: Thanks for the comment. I definitely believe (see my philo on being green) that we need to be deep thinkers on big issues. This world, economy, and life itself is fraught with huge complexities and the environmental movement is also filled with them--there's no easy answer for a lot of things, we need to just keep pushin' forward!