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Spring Cleaning Solutions With Essential Oils

When creating your DIY projects, remember it is important to put safety first. 

Never use EOs near a fire or open flame; work in a well-ventilated space.  ALWAYS wash your hands after handling EOs. Be careful around children, pets, furniture, carpets, and computers, and during the first trimester of pregnancy.  Keep hands away from mouth and eyes, and if you get oil in your eyes use milk first, then water to flush.  When mixing with a carrier oil remember they have a shorter shelf life, so always mix small batches.  Always use CLEAN glass bowls, metal pans, and metal spoons when mixing recipes, never wood or plastic. 

Essential Oils are best stored in a dark color GLASS bottle out of direct sunlight, and in a cool environment (less than 50 degrees room temperature) to prevent oxidation.

Citrus oils have a six-month shelf life for full therapeutic value – and can still be used for cleaning after that time frame. 

Have fun with these Spring Cleaning Solutions with Essential Oils. Freshlife offers a full range of accessories for your DIY crafting success, and we will happily assist you with your questions and needs.

Spray Cleaner

Great all-purpose surface and glass cleaner!

Ingredients:

3 oz distilled water

2 tsp organic white vinegar

10 drops peppermint essential oil

10 drops pine needle essential oil

10 drops lemon essential oil

4 oz glass spray bottle

Mix water and vinegar in spray bottle. Add essential oils, close tightly and shake well before each use.

Wood Polish

Restore the shine without the chemicals!

Ingredients:

½ oz (14 ml) beeswax

4 oz (120ml) jojoba oil

20 drops cedarwood essential oil

20 drops grapefruit essential oil

20 drops orange essential oil

20 drops lemongrass essential oil

Melt the beeswax and add to the jojoba oil. Add the essential oils and stir. Pour into PET plastic jars or shallow glass jars. Allow to cool and then store with cleaning supplies.

Abrasive Cleanser (Scrub)

Great for sinks, kitchen counters and bathrooms.

 

Ingredients:

1 c Baking soda

3 TBL Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap

15 drops Pine Needle essential oil

15 drops Lemon essential oil

10 drops Peppermint essential oil

Mix baking soda with the castile soap until it forms a paste. Add the essential oils and stir. Use about ½ tsp on a damp sponge and scrub.

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