Why Fall Is the Best Time to Use Eucalyptus Oil

Why Fall Is the Best Time to Use Eucalyptus Oil

The health benefits of Eucalyptus Oil are incredible and varied. This oil can (and should!) be used all year round, but many of its properties are especially useful and necessary during the fall season when the kids are back in school, the weather starts to change, and the inevitable cold and flu season begins.

Today we’re sharing three reasons why fall is the best time to use Eucalyptus Oil.

Treating Seasonal Allergies

As soon as the seasons begin to change, many people deal with bouts of seasonal allergies that don’t seem to go away no matter what they try to do to beat them.

One of the worst parts of seasonal allergies is the sinus congestion. Taking a long, hot, steamy shower can help get some relief, but adding a spritz of our Eucalyptus ShowerMist will clear your inflamed airways and help you to breathe a little easier. You can also add a few drops of 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil to your chest for all-day relief.

Preventing Cold & Flu

Cold and flu season is inevitable no matter where you live, but you can take steps to prevent you and your family from being downed by sickness.

Eucalyptus Oil is effective for treating a number of respiratory problems including cough, cold, runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis because it is antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and decongestant in nature. Not only will it help you if you already have a cold, but if you’re using our Eucalyptus ShowerMist regularly, you can better avoid sickness altogether.

Beating Back to School Germs

It may be exciting to have the kids back in school and therefore back in a regular routine, but it’s not exciting that they are exposed to more germs and carry those germs home with them. Not fun at all – especially in this season that is usually very busy for most families!

One easy and cost-effective way to keep your house clean during this germy time of year is to fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and add a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil and use it for cleaning windows, sinks, toilets, you name it!

The vinegar cuts through grease and kills bacteria, yeast, and mold. The Eucalyptus Oil not only smells fresh and clean but is antibacterial and antifungal.

Do you have any ways you’ll be using eucalyptus this fall? Let us know in the comments!

Keeping the House Clean and Germ-Free During Back-to-School Season

Keeping the House Clean and Germ-Free During Back-to-School Season

Fall is just around the corner, which means that the kids are officially back to school! While many parents are rejoicing that they’re back to a regular routine, going back to school also means that our kids will be exposed to (and will bring home!) more germs. In this busy and full season, getting sick is the last thing a parent wants to happen to their family.

One amazing use for essential oils is that some of them are great for cleaning and disinfecting around the house! You could replace virtually every synthetic cleaner in your cabinet with an all-natural version that works just as well – if not better – using essential oils (here are some recipes that we shared in another post).

Here are some of our favorite ways to keep the house clean during the back-to-school season:

Make your own DIY all-purpose cleaner

One easy and cost-effective way to keep your house clean during this germy time of year is to fill a spray bottle with distilled white vinegar and add a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil and use it for cleaning windows, sinks, toilets, you name it!

The vinegar cuts through grease and kills bacteria, yeast, and mold. The Eucalyptus Oil not only smells fresh and clean but is antibacterial and antifungal.

Use our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist

Eucalyptus Oil is naturally antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory. Simply turn on the hot water in your shower and wait for the room to get steamy, then spritz a few sprays into the steam cloud away from your face. Breathe in all those wonderful germ-repelling properties!

Keep your workout space clean

Our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil Yoga Mat Cleaner is a hard-working multitasker when it comes to keeping your workout space clean and disinfected. Not only can you use it on your yoga mat as the name implies, but also on other fitness equipment!

This cleaner uses plant-based oils and enzymatic action to remove makeup, perspiration, body oils, and dirt from your yoga mat and other fitness equipment. Simply spray it where you’d like to clean and pat dry with a towel.

Do you have any all-natural ways that you like to keep your home free of germs during the back-to-school season? Please share them in the comments below!

5 Ways to Use Our Eucalyptus ShowerMists in Your Home

5 Ways to Use Our Eucalyptus ShowerMists in Your Home

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?

5 Simple, Refreshing Ways to Beautify Your Home with Eucalyptus

5 Simple, Refreshing Ways to Beautify Your Home with Eucalyptus

With its fragrant scent and beneficial aromatherapeutic properties, the eucalyptus plant and eucalyptus oil makes the perfect decorating staple for your healthy home.

Eucalyptus oil has been used for centuries for its many health-boosting properties as an all-natural healing agent, a non-toxic antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaning agent, beauty product, antiseptic, and so much more.

Bringing eucalyptus into your home can help reduce seasonal allergies, purify the air in your home, and act as an all-natural energizer and stimulant.

Eucalyptus essential oil is effective for treating a number of respiratory problems including cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, asthma, nasal congestion, bronchitis, and sinusitis. Eucalyptus oil is antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and decongestant in nature.

No wonder this plant and its oil is a beautiful yet healthy addition to your home! As a decorative staple, the plant is versatile, beautiful in both its fresh and dried states. Pair it with our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist and you’ll have a relaxing, inviting, and nourishing home atmosphere you crave to be in.

How to Decorate Your Home with Eucalyptus

1. As a garland

Eucalyptus branches are an inexpensive yet elegant and calming way to enhance the atmosphere of your home. Arrange a few boughs above your fireplace or down your dining room table and be sure to spritz regularly with our Pure Eucalyptus Oil Mist to keep the scent fragrant for extended periods of time.

2. As a centerpiece in vases around the home

Arrange a few stems of varying heights in small, medium, and large vases throughout your home. Style on tables, counter tops, and bookshelves next to your favorite candles.

3. As a wreath

Eucalyptus is versatile all year round, pairing well with soft pink florals in the spring, muted tones in the winter, and bright, energetic colors in the fall and summer! Use as a wreath in your home or on your front door all year long.

4. In your shower and guest bathrooms

You’ve likely seen dried eucalyptus used in showers and steam rooms, and for good reason! Eucalyptus provides many health benefits for inner healing and improved respiratory function when inhaled. Hang dried eucalyptus branches upside down from your shower head to beautify your bathroom, and be sure to use our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist for a transformative steam room experience right in your own home.

5. Spray, spray, spray!

Be sure to use our Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist throughout your home to pull the atmosphere together and create an aromatherapeutic experience every time you step through your door!

Ready to bring the power of eucalyptus into your home?
Purchase a Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist today!

4 Benefits of Citrus Essential Oils

4 Benefits of Citrus Essential Oils

Everyone loves the smell of tantalizing, fresh oranges. Lime adds a ZING! of energy and brightness to anything it touches. And without lemons, we’d have no lemonade! What’s summer without lemonade?

Citrus fruits are clearly beloved across the world. Did you know that these fruits are also used to make some of the best essential oils for your home and natural wellness goals?

Use Lemon Oil to make an all-natural cleaning solution

Lemon oil is a great disinfectant! Mix this oil with tea tree oil (another great antiseptic oil), a little white vinegar, and water to create a surface cleaner that gets the job done AND smells great. Here’s a recipe: 20 drops lemon oil + 10 drops tea tree oil + dash of white vinegar + 8 oz water. Add to a glass spray bottle and shake gently.

Use any combination of Citrus Oils for a happy, energized scent

Citrus oils smell great together and elicit feelings of sunshine, joy, and relaxation! Soak up the Vitamin C vibes by blending a few citrus oils together in your diffuser at the same time, or spritzing a little in the air during a relaxing bath or shower.

Use Orange Oil to aid an upset stomach

If you’re nauseous, reach for the Orange Oil! Apply a few drops to your stomach and rub in a clockwise motion. (Peppermint Oil is also great for tummy trouble and blends well with Orange. Combine the two if you’d like an added cooling sensation!)

Blend Citrus Oil with other oils to add a burst of energy or soften the scent

Since Citrus Oils are so similar to each other, most of them blend well with floral or clean scents. Try blending a few drops of Orange or Lemon Oil with Lavender, Eucalyptus, or Peppermint.

What is your favorite citrus oil to use around your home?
How do you use it? Let us know in the comments below.

Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

Did someone say it’s spring cleaning time? Spring is finally here and it’s time to throw open your windows, let some fresh air in, and tidy everything up. Don’t forget to add these to-dos to your list:

Pack away your heaviest winter clothes and blankets for next year.

If the weather has shown signs of warming up, make a laundry date! Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to some detergent and give all your heaviest winter items a good wash. Then pack everything away in vacuum-sealed bags, tubs, or chests.

De-funk your exercise equipment.

Spring cleaning isn’t just about making sure your house is neat and tidy. Take some time to give your workout gear a nice scrub to get rid of bad odors and germs. Clean your rubber-coated weights and yoga mat with this awesome Eucalyptus + Lavender mat spray, and give those stinky sneakers a refresh with a spritz of Eucalyptus!

Give your carpets a spot treatment.

After opening all the windows and letting the light in, you may have noticed a few spots on the carpet that you didn’t see before. No worries! Eucalyptus oil is a great stain remover. Mix ¼ cup of the oil with 1 cup of water and shake to make a spray that safe for the carpet. After testing it on a small area, spray and leave on the spot for a minute or so, then scrub away.

What’s one thing at the top of your spring cleaning list? Let us know in the comments below!