Beautify your skin with Essential Oils

Your skin, your beauty, your appearance matters. Having healthy, radiant skin helps you feel better about yourself. This increases your confidence levels and performance levels. Swiss Mist all natural essential oils are carefully crafted to give you a rich glowing skin experience. Read this to find out ways on how you can have healthier, natural skin, free of blemishes and impurities.

  1. Remove Acne, Clear your skin: A few drops of Swiss Mist Tea Tree Essential oil (melaleuca) mixed with witch hazel helps clear blemishes and impurities on skin. Nothing happens overnight. Continue applying Tea Tree oil on a cotton ball to rub on your face to help your skin clear impurities gradually and grow new skin cells. Applying Tea Tree oil in excess can dry out your skin. Mix Tea Tree oil drops with a tablespoon of raw honey to use as an effective skin exfoliant. Wash with warm after after 15 minutes. Repeat this treatment once every two days.
  2. Reduce formation of Cellulite: Rub a mixture of unscented body lotion mixed with Tea Tree to reduce formation of cellulite on your thigh area.
  3. Natural Fragrance for Clothes and body: Use a few drops of Lavender, Clove Bud Oil, or Lemongrass Oil to rub on your body or spray on your clothes having mixed it in warm water and allow to dry. Swiss Mist will also be arranging to get Jasmine Essential Oil for ladies.
  4. Natural Mouthwash: Add about 6 drops of Swiss Mist Peppermint essential oil to half a cup of warm water, stir it in and use as a natural mouthwash to do a final rinse, after rinsing repeatedly with plain warm water. Do this daily before going to bed to keep your spouse happy. It freshens breath and keeps your relationship vibrant.
  5. Natural Shampoo: Mix Swiss Mist Lavender or Eucalyptus essential oils with Aloe Vera Gel and Coconut milk. Make small batches that lasts for about a week. Use it to rinse hair and scalp.
  6. Natural Deodorant: Cedarwood, Lemongrass and Clove essential oils are great for men. Lavender and Tea Tree oils are great for women. Apply / Dab a few drops of these essential oils, you can also mix them up to rub on your body at any time. Rubbing natural, essential oils before going to bed, helps change and relax your mood instantly.
  7. Sugar/Sea Salt Scrub: Mix drops of Tea Tree oil or Almond carrier oil with Sea salt or sugar to make your own scrub for facial and upper body exfoliation. You can also use it for your legs.
  8. Natural Body Spray Mist: Add 10 drops of your favorite Swiss Mist essential oil to water and use it in a spray bottle to have a pleasant fragrance to spray on your body. Spray when needed.
  9. Reduce Itchiness on Scalp: Kids experience itchiness on their scalp. Sometimes, even adults do. Mix Lavender essential oil, Cedarwood or Basil oil to your shampoo to alleviate itching on scalp.
  10. Grow thicker hair: The 7 best essential oils that promote thicker hair growth are: Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary, Chamomile, Cedarwood, Clary sage, and Lemongrass. Adding any of these oils to shampoo helps naturally thicken your hair volume.
  11. Healthier Nails: Make a mixture of essential oils, 10 drops of Frankincense, Lemongrass, myrrh into 2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil and rub on nails with a nail brush.
  12. Tighten your skin: Make your skin look younger by erasing wrinkles using Natural Essential Oils that Swiss Mist carries. Mix 5 drops of Lavender and Frankincense essential oils with a face lotion and apply to face, even under the eyes. Avoid direct contact with eye and mouth. Do not apply on lips. Swiss Mist will be making available Sandalwood essential oils in the near future. Essential oils provide rich nutrients to your skin make it tighter, less wrinkly and giving you a much youthful look.
  13. Common Cold wash out: Mix 5 drops of Lavender along with 5 drops of Eucalyptus essential oils to massage into your scalp when you have a common cold. Leave the mixture in your scalp for about 7 minutes Then wash the mixture out in the shower, using warm to hot water and a mild shampoo. It helps you feel better.
  14. Reduce Dandruff: A mixture of Lavender essential oil with Rosemary and 3 tablespoons of Vitamin E oil can be massaged gently into your scalp twice a week. This will help reduce your dandruff problem and help you get a vibrant, healthy scalp.
  15. Facial scrub: Mix ¼ th cup Yogurt, ¼ th cup cornmeal, 5 drops of Patchouli, Grapefruit and Swiss Mist Lavender oils. Apply to face, leave for 30 minutes before washing it off.
  16. Reduce Stretch Marks: This helps pregnant women and people who are trying to lose weight with tightening their skin. Mix drops of Swiss Mist Frankincense, Myrrh, and Grapefruit essential oils with coconut oil and rub generously on stretch marks to make your skin appear youthful again. This rich mixture will help your skin tremendously. Stop application if you have over sensitive skin.
  17. Nourish Dry Cracked Feet: Apply 5 drops of Lavender oil and 5 drops of Frankincense oil to mild body lotion or coconut oil to rub on the sides of your feet, over cracked skin, to help heal them gradually. Notice this healing is not that of a disease, but nourishing your skin and making better your skin from cracking and bleeding. If you are using Vaseline, that works too, but do not mix with essential oils. Essential oils help nourish your skin better when mixed with body lotion to give you better results and healthy feet.
  18. Minimize Age Spots: Swiss Mist Frankincense essential oil can be applied using a cotton ball two times daily. Put 4 to 5 drops of oil on the cotton ball and dab it on the age spots on your skin to help reduce them gradually.
  19. Mouth freshener: Mix Lemongrass and Peppermint essential oils and rub on your teeth using a soft swab cloth. Then rinse with warm water after 2 minutes. Do this daily to keep your breath fresh.
  20. Rich & Natural Hair conditioner: Mix 10 drops of Lavender oil along with 15 drops of Frankincense oil into a small plastic bag. Place it in warm to hot water to heat up these oils. Then hold the plastic bag upside down and let it drip on your head. You can tear the small plastic bag or cut it with scissors at one end to rub all the oil mixture on your hair. Rub it with medium strength into your scalp and wait for 20 to 30 minutes. Catch up on reading a book or practicing piano, guitar, or watching your favorite T.V comedy show. Then go wash it off with shampoo in warm to hot water shower.
  21. Relieve Nausea: If you are extremely sensitive to smells, strong odors, breathe in Swiss Mist Peppermint or Eucalyptus essential oils by dripping 5 drops onto a tissue and rubbing it to make it active. You can also rub this on your neck and upper chest areas. Lavender essential oil can also help you relax and overcome that nauseating feeling. (Keep this handy if you visit hospitals or other places where you cannot tolerate strong smells). Breathing in natural essential oils helps your body to relax and calm yourself.

Use Swiss Mist Essential Oils to live a better life

Swiss Mist essential oils are all natural and help you to live a better life. With people using essential oils for the first time, it may take some getting used to. Your brain, olfactory nerves (sense of smell) have to get used to how certain essential oils smell. That takes some time. But the natural chemical compounds in each essential oil goes to work in helping you live a better life. If you are not able to use the essential oil for some reason, share it with a family member, who may love that smell and enjoy using the essential oils. Here are some useful ways in how essential oil can be used in daily living situations.

  1. Calm your nerves: If you feel you have had a bad day, a long day at work and feel tensed, uncomfortable, use a few drops of your favorite essential oil – lemongrass, lavender, orange, eucalyptus to help you calm down. The smell of essential oils does a soothing effect on your senses.
  2. Get a relaxed sleep: Many people find it hard to go to sleep. Worries and tensions keep them awake at night. Lavender essential oil helps calm you down. Sprinkle drops of Swiss Mist Lavender essential oil on your sheets ten minutes before you go to bed. It will help you get a better night’s sleep daily.
  3. A soothing partner massage: Here’s a great way for both of you to bond together. Set some time apart for a soothing massage.  You can use a few drops of Lavender oil or Cedarwood oil with body lotion to give each other a five-minute full body massage.
  4. Self Relaxation method: Lavender or peppermint essential oils help you relax at once. Apply to your forehead and temples to help you relax and calm down.
  5. Calm down an irritable child: A crying child is no fun and can elevate stress levels in family life. Add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to their stuffed toys or bedspread. The natural chemical compounds in Swiss Mist essential Lavender oil, help calm the anxiety levels in the child’s brain helping them to relax and stop crying eventually.
  6. Release and lower Depression levels: Add drops of Bergamot oil into a warm water bath and spend 15 minutes soaking in the tub. Swiss Mist Bergamot essential oil helps release and reduce depression levels and help you feel better instantly. It reduces irritability, reduces agitation, and helps calm you or your partner down. Mixing Lavender and Bergamot oils can create a stronger relaxation mixture, something that your nose may need getting used to. But it definitely helps.
  7. Treat Chapped Lips: Add Swiss Mist Lavender oil or Tea Tree oil to coconut oil, mix beeswax to make it a soothing balm to treat your chapped lips.
  8. Feel Rejuvenated: Swiss Mist Lavender oil can be added to a warm bath with Sea salt and Epsom salts to help create a new you.
  9. Moisturizing body lotion: Add four or five drops of Swiss Mist Tea Tree oil or Lavender oil to regular lotion, mixed with Coconut oil, shea butter, magnesium oil to give your skin a rich moisturizing experience.
  10. Sauna Relaxation: Add five drops of Swiss Mist Peppermint Essential oil into a cup of warm water and relax in the Sauna. The natural smell of Peppermint will gently waft into your nostrils to help you relax and feel better.
  11. Treat your feet: Add five drops of Swiss Mist Tea Tree oil, Lemongrass, or Eucalyptus essential oil to a large bowl of warm to hot water. Stir with your hand a few times to get the oil mixed in well. Dip both your feet in and relax on your couch as you watch T.V before you go to bed. This relaxation can be done three to four times a week. We suggest you watch relaxing comedy shows rather than troubling news to help you calm better. Wipe your feet dry with a terry towel, gently patting it dry. Apply some body lotion mixed with Swiss Mist Tea Tree oil drops to moisturize the sides and soles of your feet.
  12. Yoga, Pilates, Meditation or Prayer: Add drops of Swiss Mist Lavender, Lemongrass, Bergamot, Frankincense, to help you relax when performing Yoga or Pilates. Frankincense Essential Oil helps you relax better during Meditation or Prayer. Mix Swiss Mist Clove Bud Oil along with Orange Essential Oil with warm water to spray and clean yoga/exercise mats. Swiss Mist will be adding Sandalwood Essential Oil to its line up of relaxing oils that can be used for meditation or prayer.
  13. Fresh Minty breath: Add exactly two drops of Swiss Mist Peppermint essential oil to your toothpaste on your toothbrush. Adding more will cause an intense burning sensation in your mouth. Rinse mouth well after use and feel the minty fresh breath that will please your spouse.

What do you breathe after you spray air freshener?

 

Air fresheners are used in homes daily. But have you ever wondered what poisonous fumes your family breathes once you spray it? True, it takes care of odors instantly, leaving a fresh smell that pleases your senses.

One of the largest Air Fresheners that advertises hugely is Febreze, created by Procter & Gamble. It traps odor molecules in its spray. But you have to understand that the product does not remove odor molecules, it just masks them. Second, it does not clean dirt and grime that cause the odors. The bacteria that causes the odor still remains. Your nose believes that everything smells clean, just because the chemical scent is stronger than the odor.

You know as well as anyone does that inhalation of chemicals is dangerous. Several ingredients can irritate the lungs and affect the nervous system. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) conducted a test for harmful ingredients to humans, for one of their products, Febreze Air Effects.

Febreze’s manufacturer, P&G discloses only 3 ingredients in this product, but EWG found 87 chemicals in total in one bottle of spray. This and other products that Febreze has are all carriers of these chemicals. Other air fresheners on the market have similar chemicals. “Febreze Air Effects released 89 air contaminants, the third highest number released by any product tested. One of these chemicals is linked to cancer, another to neurotoxicity.” (EWG)

Here are the directions, that seem noticeably, generous, printed on the Febreze can. “Hold can upright, pull trigger back and spray the air in a sweeping motion throughout the entire room. For a noticeably fresh home, spray all the rooms in your home.”  

What about the toxins you are spraying from the can? Does anyone care? Or are we all that oblivious to toxins in the air inside our homes, that we ask, what’s the difference in adding 89 more toxins inside our homes where our children live?

BHT – a neurotoxin, also disrupts endocrine, immunotoxicity, non-reproductive organ system toxicity, skin, eye and lung irritant.

Acetaldehyde – a chemical that is known to cause cancer, toxic to reproduction and body development, non-reproductive organ system toxicity, skin, eye and lung irritant.

Fragrance – one of the 3 ingredients disclosed is a neurotoxin, immunotoxin, and allergen to those with sensitive respiratory problems.

Propylene Glycol – causes cancer, allergies, toxic to the immune system, accumulates in the system, non-reproductive organ system toxicity, has shown to be highly absorbed by the skin, irritates the eyes and lungs.

1,3- Dichloro-2-propanol – Carcinogenic (causes cancer) Limonene -Allergen, immunotoxin, skin irritant, irritates the eyes and lungs.

Methyl pyrrolidone – Toxin that affects reproductive organs and development in youth, allergen and immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxicity, skin, eye and lung irritant.

Alcohol denatured – Also disclosed by Febreze, this is linked to cancer, development /reproductive organ toxicity, organ system toxicity, skin, eyes and lung irritant.

Butylphenyl Methyl propionyl – can you even say that out loud without twisting your tongue? – This is an allergen that affects asthma patients, and people with sensitive lungs. It is an immunotoxin, skin, eyes and lung irritant.

Ethyl Acetate – linked to developmental/reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, organ system toxicity, skin, eyes, and lung irritant.

Geraniol – a chemical linked to allergies, immunotoxicity, organ system toxicity and skin eyes and lung irritant.

Linalool – allergen, immunotoxin, skin, eyes and lung irritant.

Benzaldehyde – neurotoxin, skin, eyes and lung irritant.

Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether – non-reproductive organ system toxicity.

Ethylphenol – developmental and reproductive toxin in younger kids, skin,  eyes and lung irritant.

Hexyl Cinnamal – allergen, immunotoxin, skin, eyes and lung irritant.

These chemicals are only a partial list of the ingredients tested by EWG. To get a read on the full list, click here.

Health Benefits of Peppermint

 

 

 

Peppermint leaves are from the mint plant that has therapeutic properties. Here are many health uses for Peppermint.

  1. Ease your Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Peppermint essential oil is “the drug of first choice” in IBS patients. It safely helps alleviate symptoms, making them feel much better. Research has shown that it is effective in children and adults alike, with one study showing a 50 percent reduction in “total irritable bowel syndrome score” among 75 percent of patients who tried it.

  1. Reduce Colonic Spasm and Gas

Peppermint oil is an effective alternative to drugs for reducing colonic spasms. It may also relax the muscles of your intestines, allowing gas to pass and easing abdominal pain if you rub a few drops of peppermint essential oil in circles on your abdomen. Add peppermint oil or leaves to green tea for gas relief.

  1. Breastfeeding-Associated Nipple Pain and Damage

Add a few drops of Peppermint essential oil to warm water and rub on.  This helps prevent nipple cracks and pain in breastfeeding mothers. Do not do this just before feeding as it may not be safe for your child.

  1. Reduce your Tuberculosis Inflammation

Inhaled essential oil of peppermint helps rapidly reduce tuberculosis inflammation, and it could help prevent recurrences or exacerbation of this disease.

  1. Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)

Peppermint essential oil can inhibit histamine release, which suggests it may help alleviate hay fever symptoms.

  1. Reduce Shingles associated Pain

A topical treatment of peppermint oil has shown immediate improvement in shingles-associated pain.

  1. Help improve Memory Problems

The aroma of peppermint oil has been shown to enhance memory and increase alertness.

  1. Ease Chemotherapy Induced Nausea

Peppermint oil effectively reduces chemotherapy-induced nausea, and at a reduced cost compared to standard drug-based treatments.

  1. Inhibit growth of Prostate Cancer

Peppermint essential oil contains menthol, which can inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.

  1. Prevent Dental Cavities and Bad Breath

Peppermint essential oil has been shown to be superior to the mouthwash chemicals in inhibiting the formation of biofilm formations linked to dental cavities. Powdered peppermint leaves have also been used historically to freshen breath and whiten teeth; you can even add a drop or two of the essential oil directly to your toothpaste to give it a minty, fresh flavor.

  1. Breathe better, clear nasal congestion

Peppermint essential oil acts as an expectorant and decongestant and can help clear your respiratory tract. Use peppermint essential oil as a cold rub on your chest or inhale it through a vaporizer to help clear nasal congestion and relieve your cough and cold symptoms.

  1. Relieve your Migraines and Headaches

Peppermint oil has shown to relieve severe migraines and tension headache pain. Try dabbing a few drops on your wrist or sprinkling a few drops on a cloth, then inhaling the aroma. You can also massage the oil directly onto your temples and forehead.

  1. Ease your Stress

Peppermint oil is known to have cooling and energizing properties. Add a few drops to your warm water bath, or dab a few drops directly on your body then get into the tub, for stress relief. You can also put the oil into a diffuser for a stress-relieving aroma.

  1. Healthy Hair and Skin

Blend daily, drops of peppermint oil into your massage oil, shampoo, body wash or body lotion. It has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help your skin and remove dandruff and lice from your scalp.

  1. Ease your Asthma Condition

Peppermint contains rosmarinic acid (also found in rosemary herb), which is known to help reduce inflammation in the respiratory tract in people with asthma.

  1. Relax your Muscle Pain

Peppermint essential oil can help relieve muscle spasms and pain. Try massaging this essential oil onto sore muscles or adding it to your hot water bath for muscle pain relief.

6 Household uses for Clove Oil

Insect Repellent: Clove oil is used as a component in bug repellent and making insect repellent candles because the vapor is very potent to the olfactory senses of many insects. Traditionally, a few drops of clove oil on the bed sheets at night keeps bugs away.

Cosmetics: Clove oil is added in cosmetic creams and lotions, and it is known as a good massage oil that provides relief from headaches, pain, and stress.

Flavoring Agent: Apart from Cloves’ exclusive digestive properties, the essential oil is also added to food items due to its rich flavor. It is added in Indian dishes, pickles, sauces, spice cakes, and many other cultural foods.

Soap: Due to its powerful aroma, soothing effect and antiseptic properties, clove oil is added when making soap and can often be found as an active ingredient.

Perfumes: Clove oil is also used in making perfumes because it has a powerful and unique aroma that is potent.

Aromatherapy: Clove oil blends well with many essential oils including basil essential oil, rosemary essential oil, rose oil, cinnamon essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, lemon essential oil, nutmeg essential oil, peppermint essential oil, orange essential oil, lavender essential oil, and geranium essential oil. This makes clove oil a popular element in aromatherapy and other herbal combinations.

Health Benefits Of Clove Oil

Clove oil has some amazing health benefits.

Infections: Clove oil has antiseptic properties, it can be used for wound, cuts, scabies, athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bruises, prickly heat rash, and certain injuries. It is also used for treating insect bites and stings. It is very strong in nature and should not be used by people with sensitive skin.

Dental care: Clove oil’s use in dental care is unparalleled. The germicidal properties of this oil make it very effective for alleviating dental pain, toothache, sore and puffy gums and mouth ulcers. It contains the compound eugenol, which has been used in dentistry for years. Gargling with diluted clove oil helps in easing throat pain and irritation. The characteristic smell of clove oil helps eliminate bad breath. Clove is also effective against cavities, and traditionally, in India, clove oil was added to a small cotton ball and put at the end of the tooth which has the cavity every day before going to sleep. The cavity would disappear in a few days. Clove oil is added to numerous dental products, like mouthwash and toothpaste and medications. Dentists also mix clove oil with zinc oxide to prepare a white, filling material as a temporary alternative to a root canal. Clove oil is very strong and can cause burns inside your mouth if used incorrectly. Take caution!

Recent studies on clove oil have shown it is being used as a soothing balm on infants who are teething.  Extremely diluted clove oil can be applied to a baby’s gums. The antiseptic and soothing qualities of this oil can ease their pain and reduce discomfort.

Skin care: Clove oil is recommended for skin care, especially for those suffering from acne. The oil can be diluted with any carrier oil and spread using a clean soft cloth. Clove oil has been found to help rejuvenate skin health by lessening the effects of aging, wiping out wrinkles, tightening sagging skin, and area rejuvenation for weak and tired, baggy eyes. Massaging the diluted clove oil into the skin can gradually increase blood flow to unhealthy skin areas on the face and make it look young and fresh.

Immune system: Both clove and clove oil help boost the immune system. Its antiviral properties and ability to purify blood increase resistance of the human body to diseases. The antioxidants in clove essential oil rid the body of dangerous free radicals that cause many types of diseases like heart disease and certain types of cancer.

Reduce Stress: Clove oil is an aphrodisiac of sorts. It serves as an excellent stress reliever. It has a stimulating effect on the mind and helps remove fatigue and mental exhaustion caused by stress. When ingested in measured amounts, it refreshes the mind and stimulates brain function. It is great at inducing sleep and is helpful for those suffering from insomnia. It is useful for treating neural disorders such as memory loss, depression, and anxiety.

Headache: Clove oil, mixed with salt and applied on the forehead gives a cooling effect and provides relief from headaches. Clove oil has many flavonoids in it, which are anti-inflammatory agents. When topically applied to the temples or neck areas, these flavonoids will ease the tension that brings headaches. Clove oil is used as a pain reliever on joints and sore muscles, to relieve painful inflammation or swelling.

Respiratory problems: Clove oil has a cooling and anti-inflammatory effect, and helps clear the nasal passage. It provides treatment for various respiratory disorders including coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis, and tuberculosis. Chewing a clove bud is recommended to soothe sore throats.

Sty: Clove and clove oil are very effective home remedies for treating sty. Sty is an inflammation on the eyelash and can be a very irritating and painful condition. Sty is painful and causes difficulty in the proper functioning of the eye. Clove oil has also been shown to be preventative of other eye infections due to its antibacterial qualities.

Earache: Warm clove oil and sesame oil mixture is a good remedy for earaches.

Indigestion: Clove oil has been effectively used for treating stomach-related problems, hiccups, indigestion, motion sickness, and flatulence. Clove is an important spice added to Indian dishes to help with ease of digestion.

Nausea: Clove oil helps reduce nausea and vomiting,  pregnancy-related morning sickness and discomfort. Using it for aromatherapy or applying it to pillows at night for long-term inhalation can result in peaceful sleep.

Blood circulation: Clove oil increases body’s metabolism by increasing blood circulation and reducing body temperature. Better blood circulation means a reduction in tension of the blood vessels, that causes tension headaches. Rich blood circulation helps oxygenate the blood and make for healthier organs, that increases metabolism and raises organ functions. In diabetics, increased blood flow can help prevent some of the dangerous side effects that can lead to major complications, amputations, and even death. Eugenol, the active ingredient in clove essential oil causes better blood circulation.

Blood purification: Clove oil helps purify the blood. The aroma extracts can reduce toxicity in the blood and stimulate antioxidant activity in the body, boosting the immune system and purifying platelets.

Premature ejaculation: Research has indicated that clove can be useful for treating premature ejaculation. Topical application of diluted clove oil on the outside of the male organ 30 minutes prior to sexual activity can help achieve control over ejaculation gradually.  Further research needs to be carried out to confirm these results.

Regulate Blood Sugar Levels: Clove oil helps control the blood sugar levels in diabetics. Studies show that postprandial insulin and glucose response mechanisms are more regulated when clove oil is ingested in measured amounts added to tea or drink. The phenol concentration found in clove oil is in the highest in terms of spice plants.

Outdoor Uses

  1. Kill pests: Spray orange essential oil mixed along with clove and cinnamon oils to kill pests on contact in your herb or kitchen garden.
  2. Natural mosquito repellent: Mix four drops each of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil to make a natural bug spray and rub on exposed areas of skin.

20 Top Household uses of Essential Oils

Here are some great uses for essential oils, besides elevating your mood. If you know of other uses, please e-mail us and we will add those to our list here.

  1. Wonderful smelling home: Mix a few drops of clove, rosemary and orange essential oils in a diffuser when guests come over, and they will be amazed at how heavenly your home smells. Caution: Be considerate and don’t overdo it as some of your guests (like Seniors) may be sensitive to strong smells.
  2. Wash produce: To clean fruit and vegetables, add two drops of lemon oil and orange oil to a large bowl of water then wash.
  3. Home cleaner: Add six drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a few ounces of warm water, then spray countertops and bathroom tiles to naturally disinfect.
  4. Clean kitchen smell: Add a few drops of clove, cinnamon or citrus essential oil to a simmering pan of water to get rid of cooking odors.
  5. Cleaner, spot-free dishes: Add a few drops of orange oil to your dishwasher each time, before washing for a spot-free rinse.
  6. Clean air in your home: Use cinnamon essential oil in a diffuser and enjoy its anti-microbial properties.
  7. Bathroom Freshener: Put a cotton ball soaked in orange or lemon oil, in a small container, behind the toilet for a bathroom refresher.
  8. Neutralize smelly sports gear: Add five drops each of tea tree oil and lemon essential oil to one quart of warm water; next, add four tablespoons of baking soda and mix. Use this mixture to clean bad sweat odors on jerseys, cleats and sports gear.
  9. Get rid of strong shoe odor: To get rid of the strong smell from shoes, add a few drops of tea tree oil and lemon oil, and wipe to freshen them each week.
  10. Odor free fridge: To freshen up the fridge or freezer when cleaning, add a few drops of lime, grapefruit or bergamot oil to warm water, then clean.
  11. Scent your wash loads going forward: Add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil per medium load. Your family will love you for it. Or if you live by yourself, you will feel happy and smile more often. Essential oils are known and proven to raise your spirits and make you feel cheerful all day long.
  12. Eliminate shower curtain scum: Using a spray bottle, use four drops of eucalyptus essential oil and four drops of tea tree oil or orange oil with warm water. The anti-microbial properties will help prevent mold build up.
  13. Clean grimy and greasy pans: Add ten drops of lemon oil in a two cups of boiling water with one tablespoon of liquid soap, to help remove tough grime and grease, stuck on stubborn foods, from pots and pans. Let it soak overnight, before cleaning the next day.
  14. Carpet cleaner: Mix 20 drops of tea tree oil with Borax for homemade carpet powder to get rid of strong pet smell or unusual odors caused by accidental spills or human sickness.
  15. Eliminate tobacco odor: To remove the foul smell of cigarette or pipe smoke, mix four drops of rosemary, tea tree and eucalyptus oil in warm water, fill a spray bottle and spray around the house.
  16. Eliminate mold: Add tea tree oil to your diffuser to kill mold and other pathogens in the air. Repeated use helps effective removal of airborne pathogens.
  17. Kill pests: Spray orange essential oil along with clove and cinnamon oils to kill pests on contact in your house.
  18. Bathtub scrub: Mix one-half cup of baking soda, one-half cup of vinegar and five drops of bergamot or lime oil; use as a scrub for your bathtub, sinks, and toilets.
  19. Freshen your trash can: Put a cotton ball with four drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil at the bottom of the trash can to help decrease the odor in the can.
  20. Detoxify the air: Add peppermint and eucalyptus oil to a gallon of paint to remove fumes.

Enhance your daily moods with essential oils

We are affected by many positive and negative moods during our daily lives. Situations change due to outside influences, societal and familial pressures. Everyone feels angry, annoyed, anxious, apathetic, bad, cranky, depressed, envious, frustrated, gloomy, grumpy, guilty, indifferent, irritated, mad, melancholic, pessimistic, rejected, restless, sad, stressed and weird.

  1. Reduce anxiety: Diffuse lavender essential oil around your home to reduce feelings of stress and tension. Great to do this one hour before going to sleep each day. It helps you to unwind.
  2. Spiritual enlightenment: Diffuse frankincense essential oil while praying, meditating or reading to increase spiritual awareness.
  3. Christmas spirit: Bring on the true spirit of Christmas by adding a few drops of pine, sandalwood or cedarwood oil on a fire log about 30 minutes before burning.

Essential oils can help relieve and change many of our negative moods to happier ones like blissful, calm, cheerful, content, dreamy, ecstatic, energetic, excited, flirty, giddy, good, happy, joyful, loving, mellow, optimistic, peaceful, romantic and silly.

You’ve earned it. Live the good life!

What are essential oils?

Essential Oils are the “quintessence” – “the very core,” – “the fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy that permeates all nature,” oils extracted from plants, herbs, and spices. It is the spirit or life force of the plant itself. Extracting these oils is a complex process – careful handpicking or mechanical harvesting of different parts of plants, mechanized processing of the plant parts, water or steam distillation, where the essential oil derived, is separated from the water.

If you are new to the world of essential oils, welcome, buckle up and learn in stages about the good that natural oils from plants can do to our bodies. The chemical composition of essential oils has a definite, but positive impact on the chemistry of our brains.

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