Not just for aroma therapy, essential oils have many household uses. Check out these 31 Genius Essential Oil Hacks and Tips to find out more.
If you are new to Essential oils, or even if you have been using them with your family for years, there are so many tips and hacks about them that you may not know. Read through this post to find out their uses in home.
1. Remove grease stains with lemon essential oil
Did someone in your family drop French fries on their shirt or accidentally smear their sleeve in olive oil? Whatever the grease stain, it can probably be lifted out. Just act quickly! Put a few drops of lemon essential oil on the grease stain, gently rub the essential oil in to start to break up the grease and toss it into the wash. Be sure to check the clothes when they come out of the wash to make sure that the grease stain is all gone. If it is, great. Put it in the dryer as normal. But if a little grease remains, repeat with a few drops of lemon essential oil, rub in and rewash before putting it in the dryer.
2. Get rid of spiders with peppermint essential oil
Have you noticed spiders starting to build artistic creations around your home that rival Charlotte’s web? The good news is, spiders hate the smell of peppermint, so simply use a little peppermint essential oil to encourage them to find a new home. Mix 15 drops of peppermint essential oil and a cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake well and then spray all around your home (inside and out) where spiders hang out or might enter your home. get your baseboards, around doors, windows, porches, corners or rooms, etc. Be careful to not use too much. You don’t want to saturate your drywall and carpets. The goal is not for them to be wet; that could cause mold to grow. You just want to get the smell of peppermint into the area so that the spiders will migrate to somewhere else.
3. Freshen up your home as you vacuum
Do you want your house to smell fresh and clean every time you vacuum. It’s simple– all you do is put a few drops of your favorite essential oil (or EO combination) on a small piece of a napkin or tissue and then vacuum it up. As you vacuum, your whole house will smell amazing. Simple!