Did you know that you can get rid of those pesky dust mites on your sheets that you can’t see?
Did you know that you can get rid of bacteria that hides in the vents in your homes?
Did you know that you can use essential oils to make a safe and effective bug spray for yourself and your pets?
There are simple things that you can do to not only start your house to go green, but there are all kinds of things you can do to help yourself and your pets—the natural way.
By putting twenty drops of Euclayptus Essential oil in your detergent when washing your sheets and towels, you effectively kill all of the dust mites on the fabrics, leaving your towels and sheets truly clean.
Using Tea Tree Oil, which you can get at Wal-Mart in the Vitamin section (on the very bottom shelf) in your laundry soap, you kill any and all bacteria that may be on the clothes you are washing. Tea Tree Oil is nature’s most wonderful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial item. It is great for cuts, blemishes, etc, as it is one of only two essential oils that you can put directly on your skin. You only need a dab from a q-tip to rid your skin of blemishes. I have a bottle in each one of my bathrooms, the kitchen, the four-garage in case my husband gets cut doing yard work, and in the dog’s pantry as I use it on them for things like ear mites and cuts and abrasions they may get on their paws.
In a four-ounce bottle, with purified water, twenty drops of tea tree oil, ten drops of spearmint essential oil, you have effectively made a disinfecting spray which can be used on your vents to help kill bacteria coming through the vents. (Of course it also helps by keeping the venting clean as least once a year.)
Lemongrass and Eucalyptus make a fabulous bug repellent that you can put in purified water or you can put in your favorite lotion to put on your skin. Keeps the bugs away. If you don’t like the smell of Lemongrass and Eucalyptus, you can use Citronella essential oil. It works well too.
Commercial bug repellants usually have DEET in them and this is a toxin. Whatever goes on your skin gets into your blood stream eventually and—well—ever wonder why there is so much cancer in the U.S.?
Having trouble sleeping and don’t want to use sleeping pills? In two-ounce of purified water, put ten drops of Lavender essential oil and spray your pillow, the sheets, your blanket. It will not stain and you can go off to la-la land without any drugs and/or potential side effects of such.
That’s all for this week. Stay tuned for more info on how to Do it Yourself. Next time there will be more recipes and some additional suggestions to make your home green without it costing a lot of money or any money at all.
Best to you in health and wellness,
Dr. Kymberli Stone