Here are three essential oil Recipes for cleaning the house:
- Add 12 drops of any citrus essential oil,
- 4 tablespoons white vinegar
- And water in a 16–20 ounce spray bottle.
- Add 10 drops of Melaleuca/Tea Tree essential oil
- ¼ cup Castile soap
- ¼ cup of Baking soda to a bucket of water
- Mix and mop
- Mix 1 cup water
- 1 cup white vinegar in a spray bottle
- Add 15 drops of Lemon essential oil to the bottle.
Say Goodbye To Razor Burn!
Apply Melaleuca after shaving to prevent any skin irritation. You can also mix Melaleuca with a bottle of fractionated coconut oil for a great facial moisturizer. Consider also mixing with Lavender or Frankincense for added benefit.
More commonly known as “Tea Tree,” Melaleuca essential oil has over 92 different compounds and limitless applications. The leaves of the Melaleuca tree were used by the Aborigines of Australia for centuries. They would crush the leaves and inhale the oil to promote clear breathing and apply the leaves directly to the skin to help with recovery. Melaleuca is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to promote a clear, healthy complexion. Taken internally, Melaleuca enhances immunity when seasonal threats are high, and Melaleuca can be used on surfaces throughout the home to protect against environmental threats. Melaleuca is frequently used on minor skin irritations to soothe the skin and help it recover quickly. Diffusing Melaleuca will help purify and freshen the air.
Plant Part: Leaf
Description: Herbaceous, green, leathery
Main Chemical Components: Terpinen-4-ol, gamma terpinene
- Renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin
- Promotes healthy immune function
- Protects against environmental and seasonal threats
- For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area.
- Add 1–2 drops to water, citrus drinks, or veggie caps to enhance immunity.
- Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser or moisturizer for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving to prevent razor burn.
- Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and strengthen nails.
- Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
- Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
- Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
- Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with fractionated coconut oil to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
CAUTIONS Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
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Make your own toothpaste.
Mix ½ coconut oil and ½ baking soda in a glass jar and dab a little of the mix on your toothbrush. For extra freshness, you can add one drop of Peppermint and one drop of Melaleuca/Tea Tree∗ essential oil to 1 oz of the coconut oil and baking soda mix.
∗Note: Melaleuca and Tea Tree are the same plant ≈ Melaleuca alternifolia ≈
Reference: Aromahead Institute
Instead of athlete’s foot or anti-fungal treatment, try Melaleuca essential oil.