150 Ways to Use Essential Oils Home

Refreshing kitchen surface cleaner
Add 2-5 drops Lemon directly to a damp sponge. Use it to wipe countertops and cutting boards to help combat bacteria and germs.

Simple kitchen sink scrub
Combine 5 drops Bergamot, 5 drops Lime, 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide in a small bowl and stir. Apply the mixture to the inside of the sink and scrub. Rinse with warm water.

Laundry freshener
Add 5-10 drops Grapefruit, Lavender or Simply Citrus to a small, slightly damp washcloth; place it in the dryer while drying towels, sheets and clothes for a clean, fresh aroma.

Trash can deodorizer
Add 1-3 drops Stress Relief or Sweet Ambiance onto a cotton ball and place it on the bottom of the trash can to help eliminate odors and germs.

Toilet rolls
Place 3-6 drops Joy or Relaxation on the inside of the cardboard tube of a roll of toilet paper.  The aroma will fragrance the bathroom with every turn.

Grout scrub
Combine 10 drops each of Lemongrass, Pine, Tea Tree, 1 cup baking soda, 3 tbsp liquid dish soap and 1 tbsp white vinegar.  Mix well, then place a small handful of the scrub on an abrasive sponge and clean grout.

Simple carpet deodorizer
Combine 12 drops Lavender with 1 oz baking soda. Mix well and sprinkle the mixture over carpets. Let sit for 15-20 minutes, then vacuum. Alternatively, try Cleaning, Spring Garden or Uplift.

Cozy aromatic fireplace
Add 5 drops Pine, Frankincense or Sage to a medium-sized, dry log. Leave for at least 15 minutes and make sure the essential oil has soaked in before adding the log to a lit fire.

Remove cigarette smell  
Combine 4 drops Rosemary, 4 drops Tea Tree, 4 drops Eucalyptus and 8 drops Lemon with 1 oz water in a spray bottle. Spray liberally around the affected area. Shake well before each use.

Outdoor furniture scrub spray
Combine 20 drops each of Juniper Berry,  Lemon, Pine and 2 tbsp white vinegar in an 8 oz spray bottle.  Top off with water.  Shake well and spray patio furniture liberally, clean and scrub with a heavy rag.

Fridge refresher
Combine 5-10 drops Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot or Lemongrass to a small bowl of water. Wipe down the fridge or freezer with the water.

Ant & pest away
Add 2-4 drops Peppermint on a cotton ball and place in locations where you have had problems with ants or mice. The strong aroma will disrupt scent trails and discourage them from coming back.

Shoo fly don’t bother me
Place 2 cups dried flowers or potpourri in a decorative bowl. Sprinkle 10-15 drops Citronella over the dried flowers. Place in an area where you want to ward off flying insects.

Sponge refresher
Sprinkle a few drops Lemon, Lavender or Blood Orange on your sponge.  Place in the top rack of your dishwasher to disinfect and leave a fresh aroma.

General purpose & disinfecting cleaner  
Add 20 drops each Eucalyptus, Lemon and Pine, along with 1 oz white vinegar to a 2 oz spray bottle. Fill to the shoulder of the bottle with water. Shake well before each use. Can be used on glass surfaces, windows, kitchen counters, bathroom surfaces and inside your refrigerator.

Bathroom refresher
Add 1-5 drops Grapefruit, Lavender or Simply Citrus to a cotton ball and place behind toilet.

Windex replacement  
Combine 12 drops Cleaning blend, 1 oz white vinegar and 1 oz water in a spray bottle. Shake well to combine. Use to clean mirrors and windows.

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