Lindsay Esparza from The Natural Cupboard joins us this week to to explore some fun oil uses for your household!
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QUICK ESSENTIAL OILS INFO/TIPS:
– Essential oils come from plants, roots, trees, bark etc. and they’re either steamed or distilled for their benefits.
– They’re a great switch for natural cleaning products and home fragrance.
– Essential oils are very concentrated, so they last a long time.
– Making your own cleaning products also gives you the opportunity to upcycle bottles.
– Oils can actually help snoring.
– Using healthier cleaning products gives kids the chance to get involved in cleaning.
– Dilution is important, so make sure you use a carrier oil (do your research).
– Lemon is a natural degreaser, Wild Orange is anti-bacterial- so the oils themselves can also do some work.
– Great for the bottom of the trashcan, garbage disposal, shoes, vacuum cleaner etc.
– Mix cleaners in glass because essential oils can break down plastic.
– Use lemon essential oil to remove sticker residue.
DIY ALL PURPOSE CLEANER
– 20 or 24 oz glass spray bottle
– Fill 1/4 of the bottle with hydrogen peroxide
– Add 15 to 20 drops of either On Guard, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), Lemon, Wild Orange, Purify, Eucalyptus or your other favorite cleaning oil. Feel free to mix and match!
– Fill the rest with water
DIY WOOD POLISH
-1/2 cup white vinegar
-1/4 cup olive oil
-15 drops wild orange or lemon essential oil
-1 Tbsp vegetable glycerine (optional but a great add!)
-Put all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well before use. Spray on microfiber
or other soft cloth
– Baking soda, 10-15 drops of lemon or orange (anything cleansing), shake over the carpet and vacuum up!
– Spray bottle tops from Amazon-
– Wool Dryer Balls-
Q: What are some good starter oils for someone who’s never diffused?
A: Lemon, lavender, peppermint and citrus.
Q: People shy away from multi-level marketing. What would you say to dispel those feelings?
A: Lindsay loves it because her products come with an education. Find the product that works for you, and also the salesman that feels right.
Q: What should people be looking for when purchasing essential oils?
A: If it says “not for internal or topical use” that’s a red flag. Beware of synthetic ingredients and fillers.
The Gram | @thenaturalcupboard
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