Starting an exciting new series that will all about essential oils. First up I am going to share with you how I use them around my home. Here are a few of the ways we use Young Living essential oils to keep our home clean.
Laundry: I add 3 drops of Purification into each load of laundry I do, which is about 5 million a week, but we won’t go there. It makes my laundry smell really fresh and clean because ever since we switched to laundry detergent without chemicals in it, I have to say I miss my fake, chemicaly, smelling laundry. Purification really makes it smell fresh.
Dishes: Ralph does the dishes all of the time, it’s my least favorite chore around the house and I think he hates it too but mostly I just have a dreamboat husband, so I can’t take credit for this tip. He puts 3 drops of thieves oil in the dishwater to sanitize with one pump of dish soap, and we just started putting a few drops in our dishwasher as well. Smells sooo good and adios ALL OF THE GERMS.
Cleaning spray: I make my own disinfectant/cleaning spray using theives essential oil and use it for all the kitchen countertops, bathrooms, wiping up the kitchen stools after the kids are done eating, doorknobs, and basically everything we touch. I use one drop of theives for every 1 ounce of water and half a pump of dish soap in a spray bottle. Add the oil first before the water so it mixes better and shake before each use. Prepare to have your house germ-free and smelling yummy!
Air Fresheners: Purification works really great to freshen up areas of the house and help with odors. I put 3 drops on a cotton ball and carefully hide it in an area that I want to stay fresh, like the bathroom.
Floors: I use this Hoover FloorMate to clean my floors. I fill up the water tank and add 5 drops of lemon, 5 drops of Thieves, 3 drops of peppermint, and 1/2 a pump of dish soap. You could make this solution right in a bucket to clean your floors as well.
As always, e-mail me with any questions or info about how to get yourself some oils! hannahholzmann [at] gmail [dot] com