Who wants to know a safe, effective and refreshing blend of essential oils to use around your home?!
I was first introduced to this blend about 12 years ago from a couple Aromatherapists who I worked with at the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa. It smells amazing, it is so refreshing to use and it actually works. Because of the antiseptic and antibacterial properties in the essential oils you get a disinfectant. I mostly use it to wipe down surfaces such as counters, tables, and the stove. I am so aware of everything I use around my children and there for I feel like this is a safe alternative to use around my home. It can also be used as an air freshener and I will often spray the mudroom area! I give those shoes and boots a good spray!
How to make:
In 500 ml of water.
- 15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 15 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 15 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
- 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
Please see below for each individual essential oils properties for more information.
Lemon essential oil is known for its antiviral, antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Use in a diffuser or humidifier to help fight with a cold or flu. Can also be used to help with asthma. Lemon essential oil used with tea tree and eucalyptus then mixed with water in a spray bottle makes for a wonderful disinfectant around the home.
Contraindications: Slightly phototoxic so avoid exposing the skin to UV rays for 12 hours after use. Avoid during pregnancy.
Eucalyptus essential oil is highly antiseptic so it is a great oil to use with a cold or the flu. Asthma, bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis and throat infections. Good for poor circulation, rheumatoid arthritis and sprains. Aids with headaches, depression or feeling run down. Great to use in a humidifier or diffuser if your family is sick.
Contraindications: DO NOT put around or near children’s nostrils as they can choke due to the cooling effect it has on the respiratory system. Toxic when taken internally. As little as 3.5 ml has been reported as fatal. Avoid during first trimester of pregnancy.
Tea Tree essential oil is strongly antiseptic so great to use for cleaning-mix with eucalyptus and lemon essential oils. Anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and parasitical properties so use on cold sores, shingles, chicken pox, insect bites, viral and fungal infections and staph/strep infections. Use in a humidifier for asthma, bronchitis, coughs, sinusitis, whopping cough, and ear, nose and throat infections. Cold sore-one drop of tea tree on cotton swab put directly on sore. Tea Tree essential oil is also great for oily and acne prone skin.
Contraindications: Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy. May cause sensitization in some people.
Peppermint essential oil has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Antiviral and bactericidal properties. Use for flu, colds, fevers, nausea and diarrhea. Great for headaches in low amounts.
Contraindications: Can be an irritant; use only 1 to 2 drops in the bath. Keep away from children under 7. Avoid during pregnancy. Use for inhalation only to help with nausea. Avoid in cardiac fibrillation.
Resources: Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. (Great Britain: Element Books Limited, 1992).
Worwood, Valerie Anne. The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy (United Kingdom: Macmillian London Limited, 1990).
Disclaimer: please see disclaimer at the bottom of my site for more information. See my Aromatherapy information found under ‘About Us’ for more information on how to use essential oils.
- All of Green Valley Aromatherapy’s essential oils are pure, therapeutic-grade and tested using gas chromatography. They consistently maintain the highest standards in quality and purity of aromatherapy oils, which are all natural, environmentally friendly and not tested on animals.
- Organic. Green Valley Aromatherapy is aware of the importance of high quality oils in a therapeutic setting and where possible we endeavour to source them from farms that are certified organic or are working towards their organic status. We already purchase many of our oils from farms that are organic, but without verified certification we will not identify them as such.
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