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Essential Spring Cleaning

Over the coming months, I am going to be exploring the many ways essential oils can be used within the home.

From first aid to cleaning, fragrance to beauty, as I try new things out, I want to share my experiences with you.

Before I dive into this area wholeheartedly, I thought I’d first share some of the quick ways in which I already use essential oils in our home, and with many of us Spring cleaning, what better way to introduce natural cleaning to our homes.

 Essential oils in the home

Make a spray of Tea Tree, Lemongrass and Citronella to spray around the top and base of your bin to keep insects at bay and freshen your bin.

Wipe out your fridge or freezer with 1 drop of Grapefruit oil diluted with water on a cloth.

Before you start vacuuming, place a few drops essential oil (I use Citronella as it is a clean fresh smell) either onto the filter pad or on some cotton wool in the hoover bag, to leave a clean fresh smell after hoovering.

Pure Essential oils are a fantastic way to fragrance your home, especially as a little problem solver. Some cotton wool balls placed in inconspicuous places will gently fragrance your house. Try this in shoes to banish nasty niffs, cupboards, draws and waste paper bins to keep the content smelling nice.

Also, add a few drops to the inside of your toilet roll to keep your bathroom smelling nice.

I hope these few tips will help with you cleaning tasks as well as helping to lighten your mood!

Just a few words of caution when using essential oils around the home.

Essential oils could damage plastic, polished or painted surfaces and delicate materials.

Always test a small area first with the proposed diluted blend and use neat oils with extreme caution.

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