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It’s Spring! And the Ants Come Marching One By One….

We have been enjoying the beautiful spring weather and all the flowers. The hard part, however, is that while there are bulbs waking up and the grass and trees are all waking up, so are other things. Like ants. Now, I know the ants are necessary and I know we need them to help aerate and mix up the soil ... Read More »

Video: Repelling Ants Using Essential Oils

This gives you some great examples on how to use Cinnamon Bark, Citronella, or the Rocky Mountain Oil blend Bug Off to repel the ants in your home.   For more ideas, take a look at our article on dealing with ants in the springtime. What do you like to do to get rid of ants? What did you think ... 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 »

Using Essential Oils to Treat Snoring

This is a tricky issue because you first need to find out why the individual is snoring. Always get them checked for sleep apnea first. Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous issue and you must rule that out before you start any alternative treatment. According to the Mayo clinic: There are a variety of factors that can lead to snoring, ... 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 »

Melissa Oil, Some Uses

Melissa oil (Melissa officinalis) has a slightly lemon, herby, grassy scent to it. It is also known as “Lemon Balm.” The eleventh century Arab physician Avicenna said,  “It maketh the heart merry and joyful and strengtheneth the vital spirits.” Aromatic influences: Uplifting, dispels fear, shock, grief, and anger, brings acceptance, understanding, and helps deal with the past. Calming, cooling, nurturing. Combines well with: ... 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 »