Going green in your home includes using essential oils for everything around the house (and the barn)! I do, and I love it! I promise to show you in this section that going green can be cost effective, easy and fun!
I mean I know many of us are just used to using those commercial products we grew up with around our home; but the more you start using essential oils I really think your preferences will change.
Why should you be Going Green in your Home?
Here are a few reasons...
I think you get the picture. I think about 98% of store bought products are made with synthetically made chemicals. Even the products that contain essential oils contain perfume quality oils. Those too are cut with solvents or distilled from solvents and are not therapeutic grade oils.
What Can we use Essential Oils for in the Home?
Everything! Here is the short list. There are many more ideas below!
What Essential Oils do I Use for Cleaning?
Going green in your home definitely includes all aspects of cleaning! Create your own homemade cleaning products easily with essential oils. Click here for more recipes and the best oils to use for various applications!
How Can I use Essential Oils for Paint?
Going green in your home includes paints. There are natural paints, but they are quite expensive. At least purchase low or zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint. Then,
Add one teaspoon of your favorite essential oil (at least 1 teaspoon) to 1 gallon of paint. Or add one 15 ml bottle to a 5 gallon bucket of pain. This will really help to combat the odor and fumes! And energetically soften the chemical constituents.
Here are some oil examples of essential oils for paint:
How can I use Essential Oils for Flooring?
Make an essential oil carpet freshener by adding 15-20 drops of oils to baking soda or borax powder. After mixing, place in a container overnight so the oils absorb into the powder. Sprinkle your carpet with your mixture and vacuum! Use the oils listed above, or make your own!
Want your Vacuum to become a Diffuser While Cleaning?
Huh? Yup, vacuum up a tissue or piece of toilet paper that has essential oils on it! It will smell much better!
Have Non-carpeted Floors?
Good for you! Add 5-10 drops of essential oils to 1/2 cup of white vinegar, then place in a bucket of water. Make an essential oil carpet freshener by adding 15-20 drops of oils to baking soda or borax powder. After mixing, place in a container overnight so the oils absorb into the powder. Sprinkle your carpet with your mixture and vacuum! Use the oils listed above, or make your own!
I like to use:
Remember, if you need a degreaser, lemon essential oil works wonders! See going green in your home is easy!
Are there Essential Oils that Purify the Air?
This is almost a no brainer! I think almost all essential oils are natural air fresheners. The best way to accomplish this is to purchase a diffuser. Click here for more homemade air freshener recipes and oils!
What Essential Oils are Purifying?
Going green in your home? Here are some oils that have purifying properties:
And the smell is great!
Can I use Essential Oils in the Laundry or Dryer?
Are there Essential Oils that Purify Water?
Not completely, you will need a water distiller for that! But, they will help purify the water to some extent and add flavor. If you have counter top water distiller, faucet water purifiers or water filters then place 3-5 drops of oil on the post-filter side.
I put several drops of Citrus Fresh in my distiller on the charcoal pad for a very subtle hint of flavor! Use any oil or blend – Lemon, Grapefruit, or Peppermint Essential Oils all work great!
And if you don't have a water distiller, I definitely suggest getting one! Then oxygenate, mineralize and alkalize the distilled water with a Vitalizer Plus Hexagonal Water Appliance. This is the best tasting drinking water in the world and you are never dehydrated when you drink this water! I love it!
What Essential Oils do I use for Cleaning?
Going green in your home definitely includes all aspects of cleaning! Create your own homemade cleaning products easily with essential oils. I personally like to use Thieves Household Cleaner. One can use it for everything including the dishwasher and the laundry!
What about Dish Soap using Essential Oils?
You bet! Add essential oils to improve fragrance, the disinfectant action or to cut through grease! Or make your own homemade dish soap with essential oils. That section contains recipes and the best oils to use for the dishwasher!
I hope you can see how easy and fun it can be by going green in your home! Honestly, please clean up your body and your home. Indirectly if everyone does a little bit, it will ultimately help keep our air, soil and water cleaner for future generations. :)
Do it as a gift to yourself, your children, your animals and your planet! I wish you the best in your life and your home!
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