A few years ago, I wrote a short article that mentioned the ‘happy home’ aspects of non-toxic cleaners. I wrote about how I use non-toxic cleaners and included a link to give a little information about the ones I use. I commented early in the article about how we become more concerned when there are little ones in the home, and start looking for alternatives.
- Essential Oils Help With Healthy Lifestyles
For the past several years, I have focused more and more on essential oils. Many of the non-toxic cleaners on the market or accessible through wellness shopping clubs have essential oils as part of their ingredients. For instance, some contain lemongrass scent, lavender, orange, lemon and eucalyptus. Most of the household cleaners I use contain some of these oils, and others contain Melaleuca oil (tea tree oil) or thyme oil.
Essential oils can be used as a safe alternative to chemical and toxic counter-parts throughout the home in sprays, misters, deoderizers, room fresheners, linen fresheners, disinfectants — just to name a few. An article posted by Busy Bee Cleaning Services lists several ways to use essential oils throughout the home including killing and preventing mold, repelling pests and keeping your toilets fresh. There are many uses for essential oils in the home that are safe for our families and pets.
Here are some distinct characteristics of a few essential oils for diffusing in your living room, kitchen, bedroom or office:
Siberian Fir: creates a calm and grounded environment.
Spearmint: refreshes the air and promotes mental clarity.
Nutmeg: creates a calm and invigorating environment.
Black pepper: creates a strong and warming environment.
Clove: creates a fresh and clean experience.
Lavender: creates a light, but luxurious aromatic experience.
Melaleuca oil (tea tree): refreshes the senses with a fresh, pleasing scent.
Whether you are just beginning to investigate essential oils or are a seasoned essential oil user, there are always new and exciting ways to use them in our daily lives and new studies being done to scientifically demonstrate their effectiveness and how they can help us live healthy lifestyles. Don’t stop learning about the wonderful world of essential oils.
Black Pepper: Wikipedia
Clove Tree: Wikipedia
Siberian Fir: Wikipedia
Written by Martha L. Robards © 2019