I love this spray. It is great for kids. Make their own little spray bottle with their name on it and have them spray their bedding or pillow before climbing into bed. I like giving this as a gift along with a nice fluffy pillow.
You can use a glass spray bottle, or try using an empty (or almost empty) 15ml essential oil bottle.
Add 2-3 drops of essential oil to the bottle. I love Serenity, but Lavender, Cedarwood, Thyme, Frankincense, or your favorite relaxing oils work well, too.
Fill the rest of the 15ml bottle with distilled or cooled boiled water. (Be sure you leave a little room at the top for the sprayer.)
Add a pinch of Epsom salt, if you have it. (This will help the essential oil to mix a little better with the water.)
Put on the new spray top. (Contact me if you need one.)
Gently shake to mix the water and essential oils.
This is a great way to have a natural dishwasher detergent without paying a high price. And it's so easy! The citric acid is optional, but feel free to order some on the internet and give it a try.
1 cup washing soda (like Arm & Hammer)
1 cup Borax Detergent Booster
1/2 cup Citric Acid (optional)
1/2 cup Salt
10 drops doTERRA essential oil (Lemon, Wild Orange, OnGuard, or Purify)
Mix together and stir. Store tightly covered in an 16 oz glass jar. Use one tablespoon per load with hot water.
I took the top off an old salt container and put it on a wide mouthed mason jar so I had a pour spout. Works great!
Note: Use vinegar as a rinsing agent.
1 cup Borax
1/2 cup Epsom salt
1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
1/3 to 1/2 cup lemon juice
8 drops Lavender essential oil (or oil of choice)
Combine borax, epsom salt, essential oil, and washing soda in a bowl until well combined.
Add lemon juice 1 Tbsp. at a time until mixture is damp but not soaked, you want it to hold together and not be crumbly. Press mixture firmly into ice cube trays then tap on the counter to level out.
Allow to dry for at least 3-4 hours before removing
Store in air tight container.
To Use: Put 1 tablet in your dishwasher detergent tray. If you have hard water you may want to add some distilled white vinegar (a natural rinse aid) to your “Rinse” compartment. The vinegar is a water softener that helps prevent spotting on dishes.
I was wondering what else I could reuse my old Foaming Pump Soap Dispensers for besides hand soap. I discovered this is one recipe that works very well. It foams up slightly so it's easy to work into the carpet.
Feel free to use regular pump bottle if you'd like.
Mix equal parts white vinegar and water and add a couple drops of your favorite doTERRA citrus oil. (Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Wild Orange, ...)
Spray directly on stain. Wait for several minutes and clean with brush and warm soapy water.
For greasy stains, sprinkle with corn starch and wait 15-30 minutes before vacuuming.
You can mix 1/4 cup each of salt, borax and vinegar for a heavy duty cleaner. Rub it in and let it sit for a couple hours.
1 small Mason jar with a lid and band
1/4 cup baking soda
5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil
Put 1/4 cup baking soda into your small Mason jar. Add 5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend. Recommended Essential Oils: Grounding Blend, Cassia, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Lemon, Protective Blend, Cleansing Blend, Invigorating Blend, or Wild Orange.
Place lid and band on jar. Shake gently. Hammer some holes in the top of the jar. For an extra burst of freshening, swirl jar gently.
Beeswax, being nature’s wax, emits wonderful air-cleaning, depression-reducing ions that combat things like dust, odors, mold and even viruses while elevating the mood! For a great allergy candle, use Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint.
3 ounces of beeswax – you can use the yellow or white versions
2 tablespoons coconut oil
4 ounce mason jar, empty candle jar, seashells, ...
Essential oils (Lavendar, Womans Blend, Bergamot, Wild Orange, Repellant Blend for mosquito repellant, …)
Optional – food colorings to tint the candles to your liking
1. Place beeswax in glass bowl or larger mason jar, and set inside a pot of boiling water until melted. (You can use the microwave if you wish.) Stir often.
2. Remove from heat and add essential oils and/or coloring. (About 15 drops total - Adjust to your liking.)
3. Quickly poor into jars and insert wick. You can tape wick on a pencil to keep it straight.
4. When candles have dried, trim the wick and enjoy!
Just melt the beeswax and add your favorite oil. Pour into molds (ice cube tray, egg or soap molds, …) You can pop it into the freezer if you want it to solidify quickly.
The continued many uses...
Let me know your ideas. The uses of Essential Oils are endless.