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How to Use Essential Oils at Home

It is normal that we hear that essential oils have many properties and benefits for our health. Many people today use essential oils in their day to day, that is, they make it an indispensable product, all this due to the properties that these essential oils possess. In general, women are responsible for making use of essential oils often at home, since they use it for various household tasks, from cosmetic use to cleaning use.

With regard to cosmetic use, there are very good essential oils for our skin, among these is the Palo Santo essential oil, which has antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory properties, etc. It is considered that if you add a few drops of this to cream for our natural body, it will help eliminate blemishes and acne. If you want a relaxing cream, we will use lavender essential oil as it has relaxing properties. For more information about Palo, Santo products visit  EcuadorianHands

If we talk about cleaning our home, we usually have the habit of buying our household products at the supermarket, whether they are used to clean the bathroom, floors, kitchen, to remove dust from the whole house, to sanitize, and many more. However, these toxic products are not harmless to the environment or harmless to health.

For the environment and your health, please prohibit chemicals, corrosives, harmful, irritants, and allergens such as bleach, liquid clothing, toxic fabric softeners, and many others.

Today I will teach you how to create natural cleaning products with essential oils, easy to make, and use every day throughout your home. From today you can start washing, sanitizing, disinfecting, cleaning thoroughly, polishing, descaling, and degreasing your entire house with the items you already have in your cupboards.

White vinegar, essential oil, baking soda, soap, they will be your best allies, respect nature and your wallet will give you full satisfaction.

From now on, you will no longer say “I am doing housework”, you will say “I take care of my house”.

Anticalcaire, Cleaner, and Natural Disinfectant


This 3-in-1 product is amazing! In a 1 L spray bottle, pour:

  • 500 ml of water
  • 500 ml of white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon liquid black soap
  • 20 drops of Lavandin essential oil

In a bowl, prepare the mixture of liquid black soap and the 20 drops of Lavandin essential oil, mix everything. In a bottle with a spray nozzle, add the water and vinegar through a funnel. Then add the black soap / essential oil mixture. Shake the bottle slightly when closed. Spray all the faucets and all the surfaces of the bathroom: bathtub, shower, sink, shower curtains, leave to act for a few minutes, and wipe with a clean, damp cloth. Perfect descaler, you can also use this product on the tiled walls of the bathroom and for the kitchen sink. This cleansing spray will revolutionize your cleaning routine!

For the inside of the dishwasher


  • 4 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 100 ml of white vinegar
  • 10 drops of lemon essential oil

Before replacing all the accessories, mix 100 ml of white vinegar with 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 10 drops of lemon essential oil in a salad bowl. Fill a spray bottle, if you don’t have one, fill a glass with this mixture that you will spread on one wall of the dishwasher, repeat the operation on all the walls without forgetting the door. Empty the container in the dishwasher if any product remains. Replace all accessories, close the dishwasher, and let it work. After 1 hour, run your empty dishwasher to maximum temperature.



Cleaning your refrigerator is a real headache, in reality, nothing could be easier, this simple recipe facilitates the cleaning test of this appliance. To do this, pour into a 200 ml spray bottle:

  • 100 ml of white vinegar
  • 100 ml demineralized water
  • 5 drops of essential oil of lemon or Palo Santo

Once the refrigerator has been completely emptied of your products, generously spray the spray on all walls and shelves, not forgetting the vegetable drawer. Use a clean microfiber cloth to clean all surfaces. Rub stubborn stains. Once clean, rinse the cloth well with clean water, go over one last pass without cleaning this time. The refrigerator is prepared to store food products in a much healthier environment.

Disinfect and refresh and perfume


The aroma diffuser has become essential in the house! A wise blend of essential oils can purify, disinfect, and perfume the ambient air. Depending on the model, it can be used with pure essential oil or mixed with water. Find the instructions for use in the instructions for your diffuser. That’s perfect! Now that you know its peculiarities and the number of drops to put in the diffuser, here are the essential oils to mix: In equal quantity:

  • Tea tree essential oil
  • Palo Santo essential oil (Ideal to combat symptoms of cold, cough, or allergies)
  • Orange or tangerine essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Lemon essential oil
  • And essential oil of Ravintsara

Natural dish soap


A biodegradable and efficient liquid dishwasher is easy, for that you just have to mix:

  • 100 ml of liquid Marseille soap
  • 20 drops of grapefruit essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 300 ml of water

In a second-hand dishwasher bottle, place the water and baking soda. Shake it vigorously. Add the Marseille soap and the 20 drops of grapefruit essential oil. This natural dishwashing liquid is ready to wash your homemade dishes!

Clean your legumes


Cleaning our legumes before storing them in our fridge is very simple, we will only mix a little water with white vinegar and 5 drops of essential oil of lemon or Palo Santo. First, we wash our vegetables with plenty of water as we normally do. After having washed it, we will pass it through our mixture and let it drain, and voila, we will have our legumes disinfected.

I hope that all the information has been of great help and you can create your own natural cleaning products for the home-based on essential oils, remember that each essential oil has different properties, before acquiring an essential oil try to know what it is for and how to use.

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