Body Energies

Oil Uses

OilUsesHere are some unique uses for Essential Oils:

  • Dishwashing soap —(hand or dishwasher) to enhance antiseptic and purifying action.
  • Wall paint — Adding 5 ml to a gallon of paint and mixing well helps diffuse the paint smell and won’t leave an oily residue.
  • Hardwood floor cleaners — Mix 1 cup of white vinegar to bucket of water. Add 5-10 drops of either lemon, orange, pine, spruce, or melaleuca and wash as usual. If necessary, add several drops of dishwashing liquid if the floor is especially dirty.
  • Carpet fresheners — Add 16-20 drops to one cup of baking soda or borax powder. Mix well, cover and let set overnight to allow oil to be absorbed. Sprinkle over carpet and vacuum as usual.
  • Sachets and moth repellants — Add several drops of citronella, lavender, lemongrass, Canadian red cedar, or rosemary to cotton balls and tie them in a square of cotton. Place sachets in closets and drawers to repel moths and or keep clothing refreshed.
  • Ant repellant — Peppermint around doors and windows can keep the ants away.
  • Dust mites, fleas, ticks, spiders and other small critters — lavender, lemon, peppermint, lemongrass, cypress, eucalyptus globules, cinnamon, thyme, basil and citronella – can keep these critters away.