Create an aromatic space for your loved ones while cleaning. Put 5 drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and place it in a vacuum cleaner bag. Try Peppermint, Spearmint, Cassia, Purification or Pine. Geranium can help with doggy odor.
Soak a dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and add a few drops of Lemon to disinfect and kill germs. It is especially important after traveling or a cold to disinfect your space. Thyme and Eucalyptus are natural sanitizers.
Create an all-natural kitchen sink scrub by mixing ½ cup baking soda, ⅛ cup vinegar and 5 drops each of Bergamot and Lime. Put the mixture in the sink and scrub. Complete the process by washing the sink down with warm water.
Smelling something a little stinky? Place 1-3 drops of Four Thieves, Purification or Hope on a cotton ball and place on bottom of trash can or diaper pail. It cuts back on odors and kills germs.
To clean and increase shelf life of fresh fruit, fill a bowl with cool water and 2-6 drops of Lemon. Drop washed fruit into the water and stir. Your fruit will be luscious for days longer than usual.
For sticky messes, use 1-2 drops Lemon to remove gum, oil, glue, adhesive or crayon from most surfaces.
Clean the carpet with an all-natural carpet deodorizer. Add 5-10 drops of Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, Peppermint or Ylang Ylang to a box of baking soda. Mix well and sprinkle over carpets. Let the mixture sit for an hour or more and then vacuum. Calming or Harmony synergy blends can also make your living room smell cozy and inviting.
To dispel of household cooking odors add a few drops of Clove, Cinnamon, Adoration, Peace or any citrus essential oil to a simmering pan of purified water.
To rid the bathroom of unpleasing scents, place Key Lime, Calming or Purification on a cotton ball and place behind toilet.
When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot or Lemongrass to the final rinse water for a refreshing aroma.
For general purpose cleaning try mixing 1-cup vinegar, 2 cups purified water and 10 drops of Cleaning synergy blend in a spray bottle. The mixture is great for mirrors, granite and general cleanliness.
To help keep squirrels, spiders or mice away place 3-6 drops of Peppermint on a cotton ball at the place they enter. Get rid of those pesky bugs without harmful chemicals.
To help keep flies away mix 25 drops of Peppermint or Lavender with 16 oz. purified water in large spray bottle. The mix can be used on counter tops, windows and doors. Be sure to shake well before each use.