It may not necessarily feel like spring where you live, but warmer temperatures are just around the corner! Spring is the perfect time of year to throw open the windows, let some fresh air in, declutter, and clean and sanitize everything that has been trapped inside all winter.
If you are looking to use some non-toxic or all-natural options for your cleaning this year, today we’re sharing some of our favorite tips and tricks to make that happen. If it feels overwhelming to you, try changing to one natural alternative at a time to make it more doable. Small steps make a big difference.
Here are natural spring cleaning tips:
Diffuse your favorite essential oils while you’re cleaning.
Before you even get started with cleaning, get your diffuser going with your favorite essential oils! Not only will it make your house smell great, but essential oils like Peppermint and Citrus oils are known to boost energy and focus.
Make your own all-purpose cleaner.
One of the easiest ways to ditch the cleaning chemicals is to make your own all-purpose cleaner. It’s effective and easy to do, which is a win-win. Simply grab a spray bottle, fill it with distilled white vinegar, and add a few drops of 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil. This mixture can be used for virtually everything – counter tops, windows, toilets, floors, you name it. The vinegar works to cut through grease and kill bacteria, yeast, and mold while the Eucalyptus Oil is antibacterial and anti-fungal (and smells great!).
Disinfect while you shower with our 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMists.
There’s not much that’s better than being able to disinfect your shower while you’re using it to relax. Because we use 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil in our ShowerMists, you gain all the benefits (antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, etc) when you use them. Not only does this benefit your surroundings, but you’re also breathing in all of those (completely safe!) benefits as well.
Disinfect your yoga mat and other workout equipment.
Our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil Yoga Mat Cleaner makes this easy. And just because it has “yoga mat” in the name doesn’t mean you can’t use it on your other exercise equipment! This Eucalyptus-based cleaner utilizes plant-based enzymes to effectively remove dirt, makeup, perspiration, body oils, and dirt from your yoga mat and other equipment without harming them or you. Simply spray liberally onto surfaces and then wipe away with a towel or paper towel.
Keep cold weather clothing smelling fresh while being stored.
Instead of using a synthetic spray to avoid musty odors while your winter clothes are being stored, put a few drops of your favorite essential oil like Lavender, Lemon, or Eucalyptus on a cotton round and add it to the box or tote before you put it away to keep your clothes smelling fresh.
Switching to natural options for cleaning doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Taking simple and small steps toward a more natural lifestyle will have great benefits for you and your family!
What are some of your favorite ways to use essential oils in your spring cleaning?
With spring around the corner, so are seasonal allergies. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know that it sometimes feels as though you can’t get away from them no matter what you try. One of our favorite ways to combat this problem is with natural essential oils – many of which have been shown to be just as effective as conventional medicine!
If you’re looking for a natural way to defeat your seasonal allergies, here are four of our favorite essential oils to try:
Eucalyptus is one of our favorite essential oils because it can help with a variety of problems, and allergy symptoms are one of them! Because it is antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and decongestant in nature, this essential oil is great to have in your toolkit during allergy season. One of our favorite ways to get the benefits of this oil is by running a hot shower and spritzing a few sprays of our 100% Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist into the steam.
One side effect of seasonal allergies can be feeling lethargic – like you just don’t have the same amount of energy as you normally do. Citrus oils like orange, lemon, grapefruit, and lime are proven to be energizing and to boost alertness. All of these oils can be found in our Citrus-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist. Add this simple step to your morning shower and get that boost of energy that you’ve been looking for! In a clinical study, lemon oil was also shown to be a comparable alternative for conventional medicine when treating seasonal allergies.
If you’re looking for help to breathe a little easier, Peppermint can help. This essential oil is anti-inflammatory and can also help to bring more alertness and energy, so it’s a win-win! Try sniffing Peppermint straight from the bottle or adding it to your diffuser. Simply fill your diffuser with water, add a few sprays of Mint-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, and you can breathe in those benefits while you’re going about your day.
Lavender essential oil is one of the more popular oils because of both it’s soothing smell and it’s great benefits. Lavender can help with your allergy symptoms specifically because it has been proven to reduce inflammation and aids as a natural antihistamine. That means that it will help your body fight the allergens and reduce your symptoms. Because Lavender also encourages deep sleep, you can get a better night’s rest, which helps speed up healing as well. Before you go to sleep, try spraying some Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist on your pillow as a pillow spray.
Have you tried using essential oils to help with your seasonal allergies?
What are some of your favorite ways to use them?
All of us have times where we feel like we just can’t wake up after we get out of bed in the morning. It’s especially hard when the days are shorter and therefore it’s dark more often. Rather than reach for an energy drink, essentials are a proven and effective natural way to get more energy in the morning – or any time of the day you need a pick-me-up, really!
Here are some of the ways that essential oils can boost your energy:
- Elevates your mood
- Alleviates feelings of fatigue and tiredness
- Increases productivity
- Helps with concentration and focus
There are several essential oils that can help with natural energy boosts, but here are someone of our favorites:
Peppermint has many wonderful benefits, and one of them is that it is a powerhouse when it comes to energy. The invigorating aroma is great for perking up your senses and bringing clarity and focus to the mind. Since it is also antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal, Peppermint does great things for you physically as well. It’s great all-around!
Orange, lemon, grapefruit, and lime are powerful and uplifting essential oils. They are proven to promote happiness and positivity, reduce mental fatigue and stress, as well as improve energy levels. The scents are not overpowering, but the benefits are definitely powerful. All of these oils can be found in our Citrus-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist to get all the benefits at once!
Eucalyptus is one of our favorite oils, and for good reason! Its benefits are amazing. Eucalyptus is anti-inflammatory, decongesting, antimicrobial, antiviral, and so much more. Studies have shown that it stimulates the immune system, which means that it is wonderful for getting a boost of energy when you need it. The menthol scent alone can give you a boost!
There are many ways to use essential oils to get these great benefits. You can apply them topically to pressure points like the inside of your wrists or your temples (be careful not to get any in your eyes!). You can inhale the scent directly from the bottle or use a diffuser.
We love using our ShowerMists to get all the benefits of these essentials oils while also getting in a relaxing shower. All you need to do is run a steamy shower, spritz a few sprays into the steam (away from your face), and breathe in those benefits.
How do you like to use essential oils?
Our ShowerMists are a fan favorite for relaxing, invigorating showers and baths. After all, nothing beats hot steam and aromatherapy! But that’s not all they can be used for. In fact, today we’re sharing five more ideas to help you make the most of your bottle, all around your home.
Grab your ShowerMist and get to spritzing in the kitchen, bedroom, mudroom, and more!
Deodorize Sneakers in the Mudroom
At the end of a long school day, give those tired feet a rest! Have your kids kick off their shoes, then spritz a few pumps of Tea Tree-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist into the soles to kill any lingering sweat and bacteria that was picked up on the playground. Let the shoes air out overnight before wearing again in the morning.
Freshen Up Your Kitchen
No one likes a stinky kitchen! A few quick sprays of our Citrus-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist can help keep trash can and garbage disposal odors at bay. Simply spritz a little down the drain or in the bin before you place a new trash bag inside. Want another boost of freshness? Peel any overripe, mushy citrus fruits you have laying around, toss a few small pieces into the disposal, and grind up while running some water.
Get a Great Night’s Sleep
Do racing thoughts have you struggling to fall asleep? Hold our Lavender-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist a few feet away from your bed and lightly spritz your pillows and sheets for a soothing scent that’ll help you wind down. The natural sedative properties of Lavender will have you counting sheep in no time! Bonus: it works for kids too!
Increase Focus in the Study Nook
Did you know that the zing of peppermint isn’t just a great way to freshen your breath, but can help you wake up, too? Spray some Mint-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMist around the table while studying, reading, or working on the computer to encourage focus and feelings of alertness. If you’re also looking to ease stress, anxiety, and nervousness while you’re studying, try using our Menthol Crystals and Warmer. Keep working hard and ace that test!
Keep the Laundry Room Free of Mildew
Prevent mildew or musty smells by spritzing your dirty laundry hampers with your favorite ShowerMist. You can also spray a little on towels between uses for a clean, refreshing scent. This also works great for keeping road trip laundry bags fresh or when you’ll be drying a lot of towels and bathing suits in your hotel room.
Do you own one of our ShowerMists?
Which scent is your favorite and how do you like to use it?
If we’re being honest, most of us probably deal with low energy at least once in awhile. This could be from a variety of factors: lack of sleep, hormonal imbalance, stress, poor eating habits, and so much more. Instead of resorting to energy drinks or shots of espresso (which will most likely make you crash even harder after their effects wear off!), try using essential oils as a natural and more sustainable energy boost.
Three of our favorite oils for a natural energy boost are Eucalyptus, Citrus, and Peppermint. All of these oils have dozens of amazing properties, and boosting energy is one of them! Just a sniff or two can be enough to invigorate you during that 2pm slump.
Here are a few more ways to use these oils for a natural energy boost:
Add them to your diffuser
A diffuser is a great way to get all the benefits of essential oils while going about your day. It’s easy and makes your home smell amazing. You don’t just have to use one of these oils at a time – try making your own cocktail of essential oils!
Citrus oils combined with peppermint are a great wintery combination that will not only energize you, but will help cleanse the air in your home and improve focus.
Rub a few drops of either Eucalyptus, Citrus, or Peppermint Oil on your temples (be careful around your eyes!) and on other pressure points like your wrists to get the benefits into your system. After you apply, take a few deep breaths directly from the bottle for an instant pick-me-up.
Use our ShowerMists
Run a steamy shower in the morning and spritz a few sprays of either our 100% Pure Eucalyptus, Citrus-Infused, or Mint-Infused Eucalyptus ShowerMists into the steam. Or you can try mixing them like in your diffuser! This is a great way to get all the benefits of these amazing essential oils into your system right away in the morning.
What are your favorite ways to get a natural energy boost? Let us know in the comments!
When the air becomes colder and more dry during the winter months, many people often find that their skin also becomes dry and itchy. There are tons of dry skin remedies out there, but our favorite is a more natural approach: Lavender.
Lavender essential oil is most commonly known for its calming properties. Many people diffuse it next to their bed while they sleep or rub it on their pulse points before bed to ensure a restful night’s sleep. Not only will Lavender help calm your mind, it will help calm your skin as well.
Here are a couple ways to heal your dry skin with Lavender:
Dilute it in a carrier oil and moisturize
Your first instinct when your skin starts to feel dry might be to slather on a thick layer of lotion or body butter, BUT that actually may not be helping as much as you think it is. When using thick creams or lotions, many of them will not completely penetrate the skin to really moisturize because they’re so thick.
Instead, find a carrier oil that you love (fractionated coconut oil or jojoba oil are a great place to start), add a few drops of Lavender, and rub that into your skin. Not only will these moisturizing oils help along with the Lavender, they will absorb into the skin more quickly and completely than most lotions.
Use our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus ShowerMist
Turn on the hot water in your shower and wait for the room to get steamy. Spritz a few sprays of the ShowerMist into the steam cloud and spray again as necessary while you soak in (literally!) the benefits.
Not only will you feel relaxed afterward, your skin will also thank you for all the moisturizing properties that Lavender has!
While you are using Lavender to heal your dry skin this winter, you’re also getting its other wonderful benefits as well. You’ll feel more relaxed AND your skin will thank you.
Why do you love Lavender?