Essential Oils around the House and Garden

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Have you ever read the labels on household cleaners, insect repellent or even things we put on our plants to help them grow without being destroyed by bugs? If you have then you know that they are laden with toxic chemicals and those same chemicals get into our lungs, through our skin, and also affect our children and pets. The good news is that essential oils have the ability to do miraculous things such as disinfecting, keeping pests at bay and so forth. Why not use something that is actually beneficial to your health instead of something that is destructive to it?

  1. No More Bugs Mister
    Hey, Mister…no more bugs! If pests are becoming…a pest to you, here is a simple and safe solution. It can be sprayed into the air and is safe to be sprayed onto the skin…in fact, it’s healthy to do so.
    You will need:
    • A mister
    • Peppermint essential oil
    • Orange Blossom essential oil
    Add 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil and 5 drops of Orange Blossom essential oil to each ounce of water you use and pour it into a mister. You can adjust to make it weaker or stronger if desired.
  2. Power Pest Protectant
    This is a really great and potent pest protectant for times you really need something strong like when you are going camping or to a wooded area. It is therapeutic and will certainly keep bugs far from you.
    You will need:
    • Ounce spray bottle
    • Distilled water
    • Witch Hazel
    • Eucalyptus essential oil
    • Rosemary essential oil
    • Lemon essential oil
    Simply fill the container half full of the water and the rest of the way up with Witch Hazel. Put 30 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil and then 25 drops of Rosemary essential oil and a drop of two of Lemon essential oil and shake well. Use in the air around you and also on yourself. Shake well before using.
  3. Ants in Your Pants?
    Ants in your pants or ants on the ground, get rid of them with this super easy solution.

You will need:
• One small spray bottle
• Eucalyptus essential oil
• Water
Use a 50-50 ratio with the Eucalyptus essential oil and water. Pour or spray on ant bed, on their trail or even on the ants. It smells wonderful but the ants sure won’t think so…they HATE it!

  1. Fungus among Us?
    If your house or garden plants are suffering from fungus growth on them, try this great potion.
    You will need:
    • Water
    • 8 ounce spray bottle
    • 8 Drops Citronella essential oil
    • 2 Drops of Pine Needle essential oil
    Fill the bottle with water and add the essential oils. Shake and mist on the affected area of the plants.
  2. Cat and Mouse Deterrent
    Curiosity got the cat so keep cats at bay by with this safe and effective deterrent. It works great for mice too!
    You will need:
    • Small spray bottle
    • 6 Drops of Peppermint essential oil
    • Water
    Fill the small bottle with water, add Peppermint essential oil, and spray the area you want to keep the cat or mouse away from. You can also dab several drops of Peppermint essential oil on a cotton ball if that works better for you.
  3. Take the Bite out of the Sting
    It’s no fun to get stung! Take the sting out with this super simple essential oil recipe below.
    You will need:
    • 2 Tablespoons of Witch Hazel
    • 2 Drops of Chamomile essential oil
    • 2 Drops of Basil essential oil
    • 2 Drops of Lavender essential oil
    Mix the oils with the Witch Hazel and place into a small spray bottle or bottle with a dropper. Use when needed.
  4. Nighttime Retreat
    The next time you are enjoying a night outside but the insects aren’t cooperating, bring a diffuser and add this mix in to say “so long” to the pests.
    You will need:
    • 5 Drops of Lemongrass essential oil
    • 4 Drops of Rosemary essential oil
  5. Laundry Booster
    Add this blend to your washing machine the next time you are washing a load of extra dirty laundry and you will be amazed!
    You will need:
    • Orange Blossom essential oil
    • Lavender essential oil
    Simply mix 12 drops of Orange Blossom essential oil and 4 drops of Lavender essential oil to your laundry soap and dispense as usual.
  6. Got Spots?
    This is essentially one of the best spot removers ever!
    You will need:
    • cup of baking soda
    • 5 drops of Citrus essential oil
    Mix together to make a paste, adding more essential oil if need be. Apply it to the stair and launder as usual.
  7. Tea Totally Clean
    Tea Tree essential oil is a fabulous disinfectant and antifungal. Use it where you would use bleach like on countertops, in the bathtub and so forth.
    You will need:
    • Spray bottle
    • Water
    • Tea Tree essential oil
    Mix the Tea Tree essential oil with water and pour into a spray bottle. You can use it anywhere you have dirt, grime, or mold!
  8. Homemade Air Freshener
    Who wants to breathe dangerous chemicals? Protect yourself and your loved ones by making your own air freshener and breathe in therapeutic goodness.
    You will need:
    • A spray bottle
    • Water
    • Lilac essential oil
    • Rose essential oil
    Mix 8 drops of Lilac essential oil to 2 drops of Rose essential oil with the water and simply mist into the air to refresh.

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