Recipes

Household Cleaners

All Purpose Cleaner
Uses: This powerful all natural cleaner is suitable to clean almost anything including kitchen surfaces, walls, appliances, etc.

Ingredients:

  • 25 drops Lavender
  • 25 drops Rosemary
  • 100mls water

Shake well before each use. Ideally mix in a spray bottle or poor onto surfaces and wipe.

Bathroom Cleaner
Uses: This antibacterial cleaner is suitable to use on the toilet, bath or shower. For tough stains use baking soda and vinegar with these essential oils.

Ingredients:

  • 20 drops Lemon
  • 20 drops Grapefruit
  • 15 drops NZ Manuka
  • 100mls water

Shake well before each use. Ideally mix in a spray bottle or poor onto surfaces and wipe.

Mould Eliminator
Uses: To remove mould and most importantly help prevent it returning! These oils are broad spectrum fungicides. Use gloves as the oils are strong and can cause skin irritation.

Ingredients:

  • 20 drops Tea Tree
  • 15 drops Cinnamon
  • 15 drops Clove
  • 80mls Water

Spray/poor and wipe to clean and/or prevent. Soak trouble spots.

Laundry
To help stop dust mites in bedding wash with 25-30 drops of Eucalyptus. To fragrance your clothes and kill bacteria add 25-30 drops of Lavender, Lemongrass, Neroli or Rosemary into the fabric softner. To fragrance your clothes while in the dryer add your favourite oil to a damp cloth and toss into the dryer.

Furniture Polish
Ingredients:
5 drops of Lemon or Orange 2 teaspoons of lemon juice (optional) 10ml of Jojoba.

Jojoba is a very rich oil and gives wood a lovely long lasting shine (and it doesn’t put your health at risk). Wipe on with a dry cloth. Always test a small under surface first.

Pantry - Weevils
Uses: To deter weevils and/or mites.

Ingredients:
Clove and/or Nutmeg.
Soak a cotton ball with these oils and place them in trouble spots in your cupboards/pantry. And/or add these oils to a spray to clean the surfaces in affected areas.

Personal Hygiene

Deodorant
150mls Water, 30mls Vinegar, 5mls Vodka (optional). Add a total of 30 drops of essential oils including at least 1 or 2 of these oils; Lavender, Sage, Lemon, Rosemary, Peppermint, Grapefruit. Simply combine all ingredients and shake well before use. Apply with a spray bottle or use a cotton ball to wipe underarms.

Mouthwash
4 drops Myrrh, 4 drops Peppermint into 20mls Vodka. Add just a few drops of this into a glass of water as required and use as a normal mouth wash. This will help keep teeth clean, mouth ulcers away, and breath fresh. Plus you will avoid the chemicals that are often found in commercial mouthwashes!

Hair Care
For both treatments massage into scalp twice weekly, leave on for as long as possible, and shampoo off.

Conditioning Treatment:
10mls each of Almond & Avocado, 7 drops Rosemary, 5 drops Geranium.

Dandruff:
10mls each of Almond and Jojoba, 5 drops Lavender, 3 drops Rosemary 2 drops Cedarwood.

Face Cream
A low cost very effective night cream. We all know apple cider vinegar is good for us. Try it on your skin - you will love it.

Ingredients:
Half a cup of Pure Sweet Almond Oil, 3 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp water, 3-4 drops Lavender (or other essentail oils to suit you skin type - see acne, dry skin).

Mix the almond oil wtih the apple cider vinegar. Add the water slowely mixing all the time, until a smooth texture forms. Add the essential oil(s). Shake each night before use. You can also add some Rosehip Seed Oil for extra special night time treatment.

Room Sprays

50mls Alcohol, 50mls Water, 50 drops of your chosen essential oils (the alcohol can be omitted, but it does help the aroma linger longer). Examples of blends are;

  • Bergamot and Spearmint
  • Rosemary, Grapefruit, Peppermint
  • NZ Manuka, Pine, Cinnamon
  • Lime, Bergamot, Ylang Ylang

Alternatively use our Hand & Air Spray for a clean, fresh, antibacterial room spray. 

Make Your Own Essential Oil Blends
Choose your preferred method of application from the How To Use Essential Oils page and then use the below list to help you make your own personalised blends.

Energising

  • Ginger - 3 drops
  • Grapefruit    3 drops

Grief

  • Neroli - 3 drops
  • Rose - 2 drops
  • Sandalwood - 2 drops

Concentration (direct inhalation during exams or vaporised in the office)

  • Rosemary - 3 drops
  • Lemon - 2 drops
  • Basil - 2 drops

Disinfectant (great for use when family members are unwell, or vaporised in hospital wards)

  • Pine - 2 drops
  • NZ Manuka - 2 drops
  • Cinnamon - 2 drops

Romance (vaporised, massage and/or in the bath)

  • Sandalwood - 2 drops
  • Ylang Ylang - 2 drops
  • Orange - 2 drops

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