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!

Essential Oils for Fever

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Essential oils for fever

Essential oils for fever. Lavender and peppermint are both cooling and effective in drawing fever out. Also relieving uncomfortable symptoms while your body works to fight the infection causing the fever. Both are safe and effective for both adults and children. Place a few drops of each in a diffuse or mix together in a roller bottle diluted with fractionated coconut oil and apply often. how-to-make-an-eo-roller-bottle

Peppermint

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Versatile. Powerful. Amazing!

The peppermint plant is a versatile perennial herb that has been cherished since ancient times. The peppermint plant is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint and is valued as a multi-purpose plant. Peppermint essential oil is a natural antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal and analgesic (pain reliever) and is an excellent anti-parasitic. Below are just a few examples of what this powerful herb can be used for. It’s countless benefits will amaze you.

Peppermint for digestion

When used internally, Peppermint oil is well known for its ability to help alleviate occasional upset stomach. Aiding in digestion and soothing stomach pain caused by acid reflex, gas, and indigestion. Add a drop to a tsp of carrier oil and rub on your stomach. Try a drop in a cup of tea, or a glass of water for internal use. A 2013 study 

Peppermint for cough and cold

Peppermint is also know for promoting healthy respiratory function. It’s decongestant properties help in clearing your chest congestion and open up the airways. As a natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory menthol (the active ingredient Menthol) is very effective when it comes to treating cold and flu symptoms such as congestion, sinus infections and bronchitis. Mix a drop or two in a carrier oil and rub on chest. Place a drop in your hands, rub together, and inhale. Put a few drops in your diffuser for extended benefits.

Peppermint for pain

Peppermint essential oil is also used to alleviate pain. If you’re prone to getting headaches or tension (stress) headaches that cause constant dull pain, research suggests that peppermint oil can help. With its ability to reduce nausea, the oil is also an excellent choice for migraine sufferers. Mix with a carrier oil in a roller bottle, apply to temples or the back of your neck for quick, cooling relief. Also great for muscle sourness. Menthol has the ability to relax muscles, relieve inflammation and provide numbing, cooling pain relief. Add a couple drops to your massage oil or a carrier oil and massage into sore muscles.

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.