CREATING A HEALTHY HOME

There is a lot more Aromatherapy than placing a few drops of essential oils into an aroma diffuser.
One of the way they can enhance your wellbeing is to utilise the many benefits and natural refreshing scents
of pure essential oils to create ‘green’ product for you and your family.

Be creative! Have Fun!

DID YOU KNOW?

Many product available in the supermarket today contain chemicals, additives and artificial fragrances which
can effect our health and wellbeing.

WHEN YOU READ THE PRODUCT LABEL CAREFULLY…

You may be very surprised at the ingredients that you will find behind the pretty pictures on the labels and packaging.

The good news is that not only do we save money by returning to simple, time-honoured method, we also help to save
our Earth by reducing waste and eliminating toxic materials from our rubbish, waterways and the air we breathe.

There a many oils to consider for general use including eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, rosemary
and tea tree, to name a few.

HEALTHY AFFORDABLE INGREDIENTS TO CREATE A GREEN HOME INCLUDE:

BAKING SODA (Bicarbonate of soda) is a pantry staple that effective cleans, deodorises, brightens and cute through grease and grime.

WHITE DISTILLED VINEGAR effectively (and gently!) removes grease, soap scum and grime. In laundry, it can also disinfect washing.

UNREFINED SALTS serve as a catalyst for other ingredient, such as vinegar. It boosts cleaning and  deodorising action. It also prevents colours running when added to laundry.

ESSENTIAL OILS not only make great scent additions to homemade cleaning product they also contain properties that enhance general health and wellbeing.

WHEN CREATING GREEN PRODUCTS, RECYCLE AND REUSE!
  • Use clean glass jars or bottles, or clean and recycle spray bottles.
  • Label and date every new creation. Shake well before use.
  • List all ingredient on the label so you will remember what ingredient are in you creation should you wish to make it again.
  • Store in the dark, cool environment.
  • Keep all product out of reach of children and pets.
A FEW IDEAS TO GET YOU GOING!
ALL PURPOSE CLEANER

1/4 cup White vinegar
3/4 cup Water
30 drops Selected essential oil(s)
Glass bottle

Recommended essential oil combination:

  • 15 drops each of Lavender and Lemon OR
  • 10 drops each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Orange

Direction:

  1. Add ingredient together in a bottle.
  2. Shake thoroughly
SINK, SHOWER & TUB CLEANER

10 drops Selected essential oil(s)
1 cup Baking Soda
Shake container
Sponge
Small seive

Recommended essential oil combination:

  • 5 drops each of Tea Tree and Lemon or
  • 5 drops each of Rosemary and Peppermint

Direction:
1. Put baking soda into a sieve.
2. Drop essential oils into baking soda.
3. With fork mix and press the oils so they combine with the baking powder.
4. Pour into a shaker type container with large holes (small holes tend to clog up).
5. Sprinkle onto surface to be cleaned.
6. Rub gently with a damp sponge and rinse.

SHOE DEODORISER

20 drops Selected essential oil(s)
1 cup Baking Soda
Glass jar with airtight lid
Sieve

Recommended essential oil combination:

  • 10 drops each of Tea Tree and OR
  • 5 drops each of Rosemary and Peppermint

Direction:
1. Put baking soda into a sieve.
2. Drop essential oils into baking soda.
3. With fork mix and press the oils so they combine with the baking powder.
4. Sprinkle into shoe.
5. Let it sit overnight.
6. Tip out in the morning into kitchen drain to cleanse the drain. Brush excess powder from shoe or rinse with damp cloth.

FABRIC SOFTENER CRYSTALS

20 drops Selected essential oil(s)
1 cups Sea salt
Glass jar with airtight lid

Recommended essential oil combination:

  • 10 drops each of Lavender and Lemon
  • 5 drops each of Eucalyptus and Orange Sweet

Direction:
1. Pour salt into jar.
2. Blend in essential oil.
3. Add 1-2 tablespoons into your laundry load and wash as normal.

KITCHEN DISINFECTANT

6 drops Selected essential oil(s)
10ml White distilled vinegar
Spray bottle

Recommended essential oil combination:

  • 3 drops each of Tea tree and Eucalyptus
  • Alternatively, use Breathe blend

Direction:
1. Pour vinegar into spray bottle.
2. Add in essential oils.
3. Top up with plain water
4. Apply on counter tops and wipe with sponge.

LIKE OUR IDEA! KEEP IN MIND THE FOLLOWING TIPS :
  • Follow instructions carefully as some ingredient must be combined in a particular sequence.
  • Only use 100% pure essential oils in your recipes. Do not use chemical fragrance oils.
  • Always label your creations properly so you know what is in each container.
  • Never mix commercial product with homemade product – they can create a toxic reaction.
  • Take care not to spray any of the products you make into eyes.
  • Always test them on yourself first.
  • Remember to keep all your products out of reach of children and pets.

We hope we have inspired you to take the fun challenge and look at how you can create a healthy environment and chemical-free products for you and your family.