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Bugs Be Gone Room Spray

You can use essential oils to make a bug-repelling room spray that can be used inside or out. This blend of Lavender, Peppermint, Lemongrass, and Lemon Eucalyptus oils is great for keeping away all kinds of bugs (mosquitoes, flies, gnats, spiders, and more). Plus, it has a wonderful fresh scent.

To make room spray:

  • Fill 8 oz glass spray bottle about 3/4 full with distilled water
  • Fill most of the rest of the way full with Witch Hazel
  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 10 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 10 drops Lemon Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Put on sprayer top and shake well to mix

To use: Shake bottle gently before each use. Spray into the air to freshen room. Use as often as needed.

Source: One Essential Community

Make A Shower Steamer

No time for baths, but love the aromatherapy benefits of bath bombs? Try shower melts!

The basic recipe is as follows:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/3 cup distilled water
  • 25 drops essential oil

Mix together. Add more baking soda and/or water to get the consistency to a thick paste. Spoon into silicone molds. Let air dry for 1-2 days, and then once completely dry store them in airtight containers.

To use place a shower steamer on the floor of your shower. Put it in a spot where it will get a little wet, but out of the main water stream. As the water hits it, it will dissolve and give off the aroma (and benefits) of the essential oils you used to make it. Be careful though to not get it too wet too quickly or it will just completely dissolve and run down the drain before you even get to enjoy the smell of the oils.

Don’t have the time to make a shower steamer? There’s a simple alternative:

Just put a few drops of essential oil on a washcloth. Put the washcloth in a spot on the shower floor where it will get a little wet, but out of the main water stream. As the water hits it, it will give off the aroma (and benefits) of the essential oils.

Source: One Essential Community

Fresh and Clean Bathroom Blends

Here are a few to try for a fresh and clean scent your bathroom. These blends can be used in a diffuser or a room spray. Experiment with the proportions of each essential oil and create your own custom blend

  • Lavender + Lemon
  • Eucalyptus + Spearmint
  • Orange + Grapefruit
  • Lemon + Rosemary + Lavender
Important Notice

Almost anyone can enjoy the benefits of an aromatherapy oil, but certain individuals, such as pregnant women, persons with allergies, and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma should only use essential oils for aromatherapy under the guidance of a trained professional.

Keep in mind that essential oils are highly concentrated botanical extracts and should never be ingested or applied to skin at full strength. Consult a professional aromatherapist or an accredited reference on aromatherapy for advice on these uses.

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