by Wendy Mackay MIAAMA
Cleaning and maintaining your home using natural ingredients including essential oils rather than using toxic chemicals is a cheaper, more environmentally friendly way and it smells SO much better!
Our top 5 Essential Oils for use around the home are -
Tea tree Essential Oil - for its antibacterial properties which have been renowned for decades
Eucalyptus Essential Oil - fresh and invigorating and a boon if there are coughs and colds in the house
Lavender Essential Oil - relaxing but still with antibacterial properties - a most versatile oil
Lemon Essential Oil - the ultimate in freshness - loved by everyone
Pine Essential Oil - clean & fresh - especially good in the bathroom
Here are a few ideas on how to use these fragrant powerhouses around the home -
**A note of caution always take care using essential oils on plastic or painted wooden surfaces around the home as the oils can cause damage or discolouration especially if left on for any length of time. If in any doubt test your mix in an unobtrusive place first.
(This information is meant as general advice. Please consult your health practitioner or a qualified aromatherapist for advice on your specific situation.)
Wendy Mackay is a qualified Aromatherapist and a member of the International Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine Association (IAAMA). Wendy along with her husband David is the Founder and Director of Essence of Wellbeing. Essence of Wellbeing is dedicated to the best in Aromatherapy and Pure Natural Skin Care and is located in Mornington on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia.
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