It’s absolutely ESSENTIAL you read this blog ...

| 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.

Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds

click me