Essential oils have been widely used for health and medicinal purposes for a long time by different cultures. Their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties makes them very useful for natural house cleaning and therapeutic purposes.
Here are 6 essential oil recipes that are great for healthy living and housecleaning:
1. Mosquito repellent
Mix one teaspoon of coconut oil with one drop of lemongrass oil, eucalyptus oil and citronella oil and apply on skin to prevent mosquito bites. Reapply as many times as you need.
2. Reduce anxiety:
Pour 5 drops of lavender essential oil in a diffuser at your home to help you reduce stress.
3. All-purpose cleaner
Mix three drops of lemon oil and three drops of tea tree oil in 1 cup of warm water and spray over tables and counter tops to disinfect.
4. Carpet cleaner
1 cup of Borax with 25 drops of tea tree oil and apply over carpet. Let sit for 10 to 20 minutes and vacuum as usual.
5. For acne breakouts
Mix a teaspoon of raw honey with 5 drops of tea tree oil to make a natural face wash that will help get rid of acne. Rub it on your face and rinse with warm water followed by cold water to close your pores.
6. Eliminate mold
In a spray bottle, mix 5 drops of tea tree oil and five drops of eucalyptus oil in 15 ounces of warm water. Spray onto any surface and let sit for 20 minutes to get rid of mold.
Remember that although these recipes can help you tackle some health problems, it’s always better to consult your physician if the problem persist. The same goes for the house cleaning hacks included in this list, although they are effective, in certain cases, it is better if you hire professional cleaning services to leave every corner of your house sparkling clean.