Can aromatherapy improve your home environment?

Phenyl, chemical household cleaners, sprays, soaps and other strong cleaning items tend to form part of our household cleaning machinery. Antiseptics, air diffusers are something that we use naturally without bothering to think of other ‘natural’ and aromatic alternatives. Essential oils are not only non-toxic, they kill bacteria and viruses and also leave that fragrant and exotic scent behind to last all day and soothe your senses!

Did you know that you could make your very own disinfectant by mixing a few drops of eucalyptus, lemon, thyme, lavender and pine and spraying it on a damp cloth or sponge for ready use? In the same manner, a few drops of oils like orange, tangerine, pine and peppermint can be added to the dishwasher for that aromatic purification.

A ¼ cup of white vinegar added to about 10 drops of lemon oil and 4-5 drops of oregano oil gives you that antiseptic floor cleaner!
Vinegar’s extra usage properties come in handy while cleaning windows. Mix a cup of white vinegar with about 12 drops of lemon oil and water and, spray away to get those shining windows.

Are those flies irritating you? Just put a few drops of lavender or lemon grass on a damp cloth and wipe the windows of your house to keep those flies at bay.

Instead of using the toxic naphthalene balls to keep away moths and insects, use essential oils like rosemary, lavender and Canadian red cedar. Dab these oils onto a cotton ball and tie it in a handkerchief and hang it in your cupboard.

Cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, thyme or grapefruit can be used to make your bath smell fragrant and it will disinfect it too!

Using aromatic oils is an innovative and natural way of not only disinfecting your shelves, carpets, mattresses, kitchens and bathrooms, oils like citronella, camphor, tea tree, thyme and lemon grass get you rid of ants, fleas, mosquitoes and cockroaches too. So, use the aromatic method of keeping your home clean and fragrant and feel the striking difference.