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| 9/9/2008 12:31:00 PM

 Essential Oils  

Essential Oils, or EO’s, have infinite purposes.  Here are 19 tried and true practices for the beginning user.  Believe it or not, this list is by no means exhaustive, but it was somewhat exhausting to write! 

Lots of mixing to ensue.

An Essential oil will release its powerful fragrance if cleverly placed … 

 1.  Put a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil on a napkin, and rub over a lightbulb.  When you switch it on, the bulb will heat and release a beautiful minty scent.  But please use only on tungstens, not compact fluorescents.  If you are more environmentally friendly, a stove top, when warmed, creates a similar effect.

 2.  I always put a few drops of essential oil on my new furnace filters.  When the air blows through the vent, it circulates the beautiful scent throughout your house (much cheaper and healthier than those room-to-room evanescent fresheners!)  If you use a disinfecting oil, like Lavender or Tea Tree, you can stop some nasties before they invade or to cut back on dust mites, use Eucalyptus.  Every week or so, add a few more drops for continued enjoyment.

1/13/2016 5:00:46 PM

Can you explain number 16 to me a little more? I don't quite understand what to do to get rid of the moths without using moth balls (which I hate).

10/21/2015 1:04:59 PM

It needs to be mentioned to not use EOs on cats or around cats. They are not able to eliminate EOs at a normal rate that they would inhale through the air. This causes build up in the liver, which will lead to liver damage or liver failure. It's important to only use EOs in a space where your cat isn't at and have adequate fresh air flow.

3/10/2015 7:32:37 AM

Is it ok to combine essential oils....and put them on the air filters? (Like the Eucalyptus and lavender oils?) My son is severely allergic to dust mites as am I. I read eucalyptus is good for that, but I would also like the calming effect of lavander in the air.