As someone who sleeps approximately never, I’ve tried my fair share of home remedies for insomnia.
And one that kept coming up on my search was the use of calming essential oils in a diffuser. Off to Amazon I went, stocking up on essential oils and enough diffusers to turn my apartment into a sleep-friendly oasis.
Although that plan didn’t really work, I’ve found a ton of different ways to make use of the essential oils I have hanging around. From freshening up laundry to cleaning the kitchen sink, here are 14 awesome ways to use essential oils around the house that’ll help you ditch all the chemicals.
1. Put between five and 10 drops of lavender or lemon oil on a damp rag and throw it in the dryer with clothes and linens for a fresh scent.
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2. Get the smell of cigarette smoke out of fabric by mixing four drops of rosemary oil, four drops of tea tree oil, four drops of eucalyptus oil, and three drops of lemon oil with one ounce of water in a spray bottle. Shake well and spray onto the affected area.
3. Create a sink scrub with half a cup of baking soda, a quarter cup of hydrogen peroxide, five drops of bergamot oil, and five drops of lime oil. Mix, rub all over the inside of the sink, and rinse clean.