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Spring cleaning with essential oils

The word 'Aromatherapy' is now being applied to everything from dishwashing liquid to laundry detergent. The true alternative health practice of aromatherapy relies on using pure essential oils extracted from plants to care for the whole human being on mental, emotional, physical and even spiritual levels. House cleaning isn't usually thought of as alternative medicine or even a spiritual exercise, but adding the effects and properties of essential oils to your homemade homecare products can enhance the experience and the effectiveness of your task.

Essential oils have potent antimicrobial effects as well as clean, pleasant aromas.

Lemon: clean, sweet, uplifting scent. Deodorizing.
Peppermint: minty, fresh air purifier. Mild pest repellent.
Eucalyptus & Tea Tree: Air and surface sanitizers, fresh, therapeutic aromas.

Basic Spray Cleaner
2 cups water
½ teaspoon sodium borate
¼ teaspoon liquid soap
36 drops essential oil

Gentle Scouring Cream
½ cup baking soda
liquid soap
18 drops essential oil

Add essential oils to baking soda and blend. Next, incorporate the liquid soap several drops at a time until a creamy paste forms.

Wooden Furniture Polishing Oil
3 tablespoons vinegar
½ teaspoon jojoba oil
10 drops lemon essential oil

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Aromatherapy hair treatment

HAIR TREATMENT

An aromatherapy scalp massage does more than just condition your hair — it also provides a wonderfully relaxing experience. After shampooing, towel dry hair, then massage oil into your scalp and work into your hair from roots to ends. Wrap with a hot towel for 20 minutes, then shampoo.

Hair treatment basics:
Mix 2 tablespoons of warmed base oil (sweet almond, avocado or jojoba) with 5 drops of essential oil. After shampooing, rinse hair with vinegar for extra softness and shine.

For dry hair: 3 drops sandalwood, 2 drops geranium
For oily hair: 2 drops eucalyptus, 3 drops rosemary
For normal hair: 3 drops lavender, 2 drops geranium

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ESSENTIAL OIL OF THE MONTH

LAVENDER

Aura Cacia Lavender Essential OilIf you were trapped on a desert isle and could take only one essential oil with you, lavender would be a very wise choice. The scent is emotionally reassuring and calming while the gentle actions of its constituents are antimicrobial and soothing...just the ticket for a home-remedy first aid kit. The sweet herbal aroma of lavender promotes calm and rest. Mix a few drops in your palm with a dollop of coconut oil for a skin moisturizer. Open the bottle and simply breathe in the aroma when confronting any stressful situation.

Soothing & Protecting Lavender Spa Bath
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon Epsom salt
1 tablespoon ground oatmeal
27 drops lavender essential oil

Restful Pillow & Linen Spritz
4 ounces bottled or distilled water
18 drops lavender essential oil
Small spray bottle or atomizer

Place ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake vigorously before misting linens.

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