Delightful beyond reason, we’re crazy for those E.O’s. Of course they smell great, but how can we incorporate essential oils into our home care? Beyond popping into a diffuser, what can we do to unlock the potential of these potent aromas?
If you're as enamoured with essential oils as we are, and eager to incorporate them throughout your home, read on for 7 innovative ways to utilize these aromatic bottles of joy.
Deodorize Your Shoes
A game-changer in banishing shoe odour. Place 5-10 drops of tea tree, peppermint, rosemary, or other essential oil of choice onto scraps of clean fabric. Insert the fabric into your shoes and leave them to sit overnight. The naturally antibacterial qualities of these oils will help refresh and deodorize.
DIY Car Freshener
Skip the tree-shaped fresheners and make your own. You simply need to add 3-5 drops of your favourite essential oils (we make great blends!) to a wooden clothespin and clip it to the air vents of your car. As the air circulates, so will the natural aroma of your chosen oil.
Fight that Stinky Fridge
Combine a few tablespoons of baking soda with 10-20 drops of essential oil, such as lemon or lime, in a small dish. Place it in your fridge to neutralize and absorb odours and impart a refreshing scent.
Revitalize Old Books
While that “old book smell” can be lovely, this trick applies to journals, day timers, and new books as well. It also makes a thoughtful touch when books are given as gifts. Fold a piece of medium-heavy cardstock in half, scented with 3-5 drops of essential oil inside, into any book. Lavender essential oil, or our Calme or La Fleur blends are all fantastic, calming scents.
Be mindful; excessive oil can stain pages, but our tests with both medium-heavy cardstock and repurposed fabrics were successful.
Enhance Your Shower Experience
Place 10-15 drops of eucalyptus on the walls of your shower. The steam will release the oil's aroma, creating an invigorating spa-like experience that can help clear sinuses and relax muscles. You can also elevate the experience with these shower steamers, or make your own shower tablets!
Natural Anti-Fog Solution
This is great if you’re swimming with goggles, or if you use a plastic mirror in the shower to help you with shaving. To prevent mirrors and glasses from fogging, mix 2 drop of lemongrass essential oil with 2 drops of natural dish soap or liquid castile soap and 1 cup pure water. Transfer to a reusable spray bottle and spritz on surfaces, then buff dry for a clear, fog-free view.
Clear the Air
Vacuuming sucks! Spruce up your cleaning routine by adding a scant few drops of your favourite essential oil to your vacuum bag or filter. This disperses a fresh scent as you clean.
Orange essential oil or our Wildcraft blend are perfect choices for a soothing, nature-clean scents. Alternatively, create a custom room spray for an instant refresh. Remember, these potent extracts require just a small amount to be effective.
Not only do these methods elevate our living spaces with delightful scents, but they also offer practical, natural solutions to everyday chores.
You can reach out any time with your essential oil and natural wellness questions!