ESSENTIAL SOUL FOR THE HOME
living, healing, and vibrating with doTerra essential oils
I like to have cool mist diffusers in a few spots in my home--in the living room and in the bedrooms. Depending on the size of the room, I usually use 4-8 drops.
Clay diffusers are also handy for bedside and in the bathrooms. (Ask me about DIY clay diffusers). 1-3 drops, depending on how long the diffuser holds the scent.
These are great for your linens and for your bathrooms. You can also make fairy dust spritzers for the kiddos.
Read here about what bottles to use.
My favorite oils to diffuse & spritz:
In the main shared spaces, I love the smell of Lemon or Clove and, during back-to-school or cold/flu season, OnGuard. There are many great aromas for anytime-- it's totally up to you!
In my workspace, I love Vetiver or Ginger for focus.
My happy blend is Balance with Wild Orange. A good one to spritz as well as carry in your purse in a roller bottle.
Fairy Dust Spritzers for kids-- doTerra has a line of blends for kids in rollerballs with names like Calmer, Thinker, Brave, Rescuer, Strong, and Steady. Try these blends yourself in a spritzer bottle. Here are the combos.
YOUR TURN: the options are aplenty and you get to choose! If you would like help picking oils, email me here.
The Care: DIY Home Cleaning
Wood Polish and Duster: 1 cup of olive oil + 1 cup of white distilled vinegar + 15 drops of Arborvitae. Combine in a glass spray bottle. Dust AND polish at once! Enjoy the woodsy smell-- ahhhh
Tub & Tile Spray: 1 cup white vinegar + 4 teaspoons castile soap + 10 drops each of Melaleuca (tea tree oil) and Eucalyptus. Combine ingredients in a glass spray bottle. Shake well, and spray generously on tub and tile. Allow to sit for 5–10 minutes and wipe clean.
Soft Scrub Cleanser: ¾ rounded cup baking soda + ¼ cup unscented liquid castile soap-- combine. Add 1 Tbsp water & stir. Add 1 Tbsp vinegar + 5-10 drops of Lemon essential oil --stir & create a soft paste.
Make in small batches (this recipe is enough for 2-4 applications), store in an airtight container. To use, apply and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Scrub, then take a wet cloth and wipe clean.
* I also like to add Rosemary essential oil to this. You can experiment with different oils.