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Beyond Diffusers – Uncommon Uses For Essential Oils

We all know about diffusing essential oils for a calming atmosphere or a burst of invigorating scent. But did you know these potent plant liquids hold untapped potential beyond aromatherapy? In this post we’re diving into the uncommon uses that will transform your perception of these tiny bottles of nature’s magic.

Chemical-Free Cleaning

Ditch the harsh chemicals and embrace the cleaning power of essential oils! Lavender, with its antibacterial properties, tackles dust and grime on surfaces. Tea tree oil, a natural disinfectant, works wonders on doorknobs and light switches. Lemon oil, your kitchen’s best friend, cuts through grease and leaves a refreshing aroma. Mix these powerhouses with water and vinegar for a DIY cleaning spray that’s gentle on your surfaces and lungs.

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Repel Bugs

Outsmart those pesky flies and mosquitoes with a strategic blend of essential oils. Citronella, lemongrass, and peppermint oils create a natural barrier these uninvited guests just can’t resist. Diffuse the blend, dab some on cotton balls near entry points, or even create DIY bug repellent wipes. Remember, prevention is key, so reapply regularly for optimal bug-free bliss.

Unwind and Recharge

Essential oils can enhance your bath routine. Add a few drops of calming lavender or stress-busting chamomile oil to your bathwater for a spa-like experience that soothes both body and mind. Want to amp up your focus? Peppermint oil, known for its invigorating aroma, can be inhaled or diffused to boost concentration and alertness.

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4. Freshen Fabrics Like a Pro: Fabric refreshers often contain harsh chemicals. Opt for a natural alternative by creating your own linen spray! Combine water, witch hazel, and your favorite essential oil (try lavender for calming bedrooms or any citrus oil such as lemon or lime for energizing towels) in a spray bottle. Shake well and spritz on linens, furniture, or even workout clothes for a burst of natural fragrance.

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5. Soothe Sore Muscles, Naturally: After a tough workout or a long day, essential oils can be your muscle’s best friend. Dilute oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, or wintergreen with a carrier oil like coconut oil and massage onto sore muscles. These oils have natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help ease pain and promote relaxation. Our aromatherapist, John, has designed a unique blend of essential oils called Muscle Pain Remedy to soothe sore and tired muscles. The Muscle Pain Remedy has been diluted in a carrier oil and is ready for application onto your inflamed muscles and it also works wonders for painful conditions such as bursitis.

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Remember: Essential oils are potent, so always dilute them properly before use, especially when applying topically. Consult a healthcare professional for personalized recommendations if you have any health concerns.

Share your own uncommon essential oil uses in the comments below! Let’s inspire each other with the endless possibilities of these plant powerhouses.

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Don’t Kill, Repel

Spray bottle of natural mosquito repellent by Aromatherapy Clinic

Have you been searching for a natural and effective way to prevent biting insects from landing on you?

Essential oils are the found inside the cells of plants and are used by the plant for protection against pests and also to attract pollinators. You can consider essential oils to be part of the immune system of plants.

Aromatherapy Clinic has designed our Mosquito Repellent to prevent most blood-sucking insects from landing on you. We aim to deter the pests rather than disrupt the natural ecosystem.

Our Aromatharapy Clinic Mosquito Repellent has a subtle woody and earthy scent which quickly disperses, leaving you with an invisible shield of protection against biting insects.

The natural essential oils in our Mosquito Repellent protects against mosquitoes, sand flies and other biting insects. We have tested it during the Australian Summer and found that it does prevent blood-sucking insects from biting by stopping them from landing on you altogether.

To use: Shake the bottle well to disperse the essential oils then spray our Mosquito Repellent into the air above your head, creating a mist that lands on your exposed skin and clothing. This creates a shield, stopping the insects from landing onto you or your clothes.

Harmful toxic pesticides can not only affect our human health, but they can also kill pollinating insects that are crucial for the health of the plants in our environment. It’s important to be aware of the environmental impact of the products we use as they can have long-term negative effects on the world around us.