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Adam Mulligan

Smart Ways to Use Essential Oils in Your home

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Adam Mulligan, (2021, October 26). Smart Ways to Use Essential Oils in Your home. Psychreg on Positive Psychology. https://www.psychreg.org/smart-ways-use-essential-oils-home/
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Essential oils are a great way to make your home smell great or just help you relax, but did you know that there are many other ways you can use them in your household that can make your life a lot easier.

As a matter of fact, they are an excellent alternative to many chemicals we often use around the house, so by using essential oils in this manner, you are actually creating a healthier environment for your loved ones. See here how you can, for example, get something for your baby.

So, do you have some essential oils just lying around? Here’s how you can put them to good use:

Bedroom

Team from Crafted Beds was always saying that aromatherapy is an amazing way to help you create an evening ritual. Certain essential oils can calm your nervous system, and repeated inhalation at night can help signal your brain that it’s time for rest.

The efficacy of essential oils in promoting sleep has been proven through various studies, making it a good sleep-promoting alternative to over-the-counter medications. If that doesn’t help, you should consider buying a new mattress here.

Remove gum

When chewing gum gets onto your carpet or gets stuck in somebody’s hair, getting rid of it can be a real nightmare. But did you know that the essential oil made of oranges can solve this problem in a flash? All it takes is a drop here and there, and you’ll be all set.

On top of that, you can use this method to remove the sticky stuff that remains when you peel off a label. So, generally speaking, orange essential oil equals no sticky stuff.

Provide first aid

Many essential oils can have a positive overall effect on people’s health, and they are especially popular among pregnant women because they can help get rid of morning sickness or soreness.

However, essential oils made of things such as peppermint or eucalyptus can even be used as an anaesthetic! Amazing, isn’t it? And tea tree oil will help you with bug bites and even sterilize your wounds. No doubt, this is something that’s good to keep around.

Replace air fresheners

Entering a home that smells nice can leave an excellent impression on your guests, and it will make you feel better, too. You can use various essential oils to freshen up your bathroom, hide unpleasant smells in the kitchen or even keep your underwear nice and fresh.

A few drops of the essential oil of your choice in a cotton ball or a tissue will create a mobile and healthy air freshener you can put just about anywhere, but you can also get a soothing aromatherapy candle here, too.

Protect your garden

You don’t have to use chemicals to protect the plants in your garden from all the pests. Just mix in some essential oil with some water and Castile soap and then spray the mixture around. The insects will be gone in a flash, and you will not have used chemicals that can be dangerous to children and pets.

Essential oils can also be used to keep animals like mice and moles away, and peppermint essential oil is particularly good at that.

So, when it comes to essential oils, there’s much more than meets the eye. They are an incredibly useful thing to have around in your home and can improve your quality of living dramatically in a flash.

And they help you relax after a long day. Perfect, right?


Adam Mulligan did his degree in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He is interested in mental health and well-being.


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