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Beginning Soap Making: Using Soap Bases

Making your own soap is a great thing to do because then you can decide what the scent will be and hone it to suit you and your individuality. This is something I’ve looked into because I like to be the one to determine what Read More »

Mountain Savory Oil, Some Uses

The plant has been used as a culinary herb for centuries, most often as a digestive remedy. Mountain Savory (Satureja montana) oil has a clear, yellow look to it and the scent is a bit like a mixture chrysanthemums and juniper trees. It has a slight medicinal aroma to it and makes you think of a good bar of old-fashioned soap. Aromatic ... Read More »

Citronella Oil, Some Uses

This is a great oil. Citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus) has a lemony ginger scent to it. The oil is made from the leaves of the lemongrass plant that is often used in Asian cooking. It makes you look forward to warm summer nights out on the patio. Aromatic influences: Light, soft, clarifying. Lightens heavy emotional burdens and encourages hopefulness. Combines well with: Geranium, Lemon, ... Read More »

Cleaning House With Essential Oils: Garage and Basement

The garage and the basement are the places in our home that we store the most things we really don’t want to deal with. We store old tools, old paint, old toys, old clothes, etc. Problem is, we also run into issues like mold and mildew, oil spills on the floor of the garage, and sometimes there are even mouse ... Read More »

Cleaning House With Essential Oils: The Laundry

Laundry is something we all have to deal with every week. Many of the commercial laundry detergents are full of harsh chemicals and strong scents. However, when you work on using natural soaps and essential oils, you have less soap build-up in your clothing, and less chemicals going down into the sewer system and eventually into the environment. In our ... Read More »

Cleaning House With Essential Oils: The Office

As we move onwards and upwards through our series of articles on Cleaning House With Essential Oils, we now move on to the office. Because of the nature of electronics, dust is attracted to monitors and keyboards. Also, most people will eat at their desks so food gets into the keyboard and all over the desk. We have in here ... Read More »

Cleaning Your Car with Essential Oils

When I was researching for our series on Cleaning House With Essential Oils, I discovered a whole section on how to clean your car with essential oils. Even your car can be taken care of naturally, just like your home. These recipes can be used in any vehicle, car truck, camper, or RV. So here we go. Supplies to have ... Read More »

Lavender Oil, Some Uses

Ah Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). This oil is good for nearly everything and mixes well with nearly every oil. It has a long running popularity as a folk remedy and the scent is familiar to everyone. It is one of the most versatile of essential oils. This is part of our series on Lavender oil. For more information, you can also refer ... Read More »

Cleaning House with Essential Oils: Wood Furniture

Wood furniture has such a beautiful, steady look to it. When it’s taken care of, it has character. It changes throughout the years. Part of what gives it such great character is how it is lived in. Where the wear marks are, the smoothness from where your kids have run their fingers tracing the wood lines. As part of our ... Read More »

Cleaning House with Essential Oils: Floors

While it matters how clean the rest of the room is, if your floors are dirty, it makes the entire room look bad. But if they are clean, it makes even a cluttered room look good. When it comes to cleaning carpets, there are a lot of very harsh chemicals sold in the store, as well as a variety of ... Read More »