Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

Essential oils for spring cleaning

Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils. Essential oils are a great way to clean without chemicals! What better time to start than spring? Mix peppermint and lemon in a spray bottle with water for a refreshing cleaner to spray on countertops. Tea tree oil is great for mold, mildew, and killing those unwanted germs. Lemongrass helps get rid of unwanted smells. Put a drop in with your laundry detergent to freshen up a dingy load. Rosemary and eucalyptus also work as an air and surface sanitizer. Diffuse wild orange, or grapefruit to give your home that fresh scent of citrus. Happy spring!

Anti-Allergy Trio

Anti-Allergy Trio

Anti-allergy trio; Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, three staples in the essential oil world. Each having their own amazing benefits, when combined they work together to help keep allergies at bay.

Add a couple drops of each essential oil to your diffuser and enjoy the aromatic scent while benefiting from the natural soothing agents. http://eoilygirl.com/anti-stress-aroma-therapy/

Add a drop of each to an 8oz glass of water and drink up. Or use a veggie cap to take internally. http://eoilygirl.com/lemon-oil-in-water/

Doterra also has a convenient gel-cap you can purchase if you would like to make this blend a part of your daily supplements.

Lemon Oil in Water

A little lemon in your water

We have all heard by now that drinking water with lemon in it is good for us. Well what about lemon oil? Nearly 3,000 lemons are needed to distill just over 2 pounds of lemon essential oil. This equals about 50 lemons per 15mL bottle. Imagine that! How many lemons would you have to consume in a day to equal just one or two drops of lemon essential oil. I find that just one drop in my water is so refreshing, it causes me to drink more water than I typically would in a day. Keep refilling the same glass and continue to enjoy the delicious flavor over and over, as well as the many benefits. Lemon essential oil naturally cleanses the body and aid in digestion. Adding a drop to your water in the morning will activate your metabolism, balance pH levels and reverse inflammation. It also can help increase energy level, and who doesn’t need that?! Two very important things to remember with lemon essential oil, first thing, as I have mentioned already, it is extremely important to use the highest quality, pure essential oils from a trusted source, especially when consuming them. Second thing is, with lemon and any other citrus oil, you must use glass or steel, absolutely NO plastic. This means no plastic water bottles, styrofoam, or even reusable plastic cups. The lemon essential oil and other citrus oils will cause the plastic to leach DEHP, a carcinogen, into the liquid. So remember, GLASS ONLY! Drink up and enjoy! 🙂