Aromatherapy for the Average Mom

 

There are lots and lots of different essential oil companies, some are pricey and some are super cheap. I know it can be very confusing to determine if those oils are good for your family or not, but fear not! You can easily check that information by checking the GC/MS reports. You’ll want to make sure that any company you buy oils from has those readily available.

Making sure your oils are pure 
The GC/MS report will show you the exact chemical makeup of the essential oil you purchased. You should get the report for the batch of oil that your bottle came from and the company’s website will have information for figuring out where the identification number is on your bottle. If they don’t do GC/MS reports or don’t make them easily accessible for their customers, it’s probably not a good idea to buy their products. I’m just starting to appreciate the details of GC/MS reports thanks to the BTA: The Chemistry of Essential Oils group on Facebook. These guys are serious about their essential oil chemistry! Which makes my inner nerd so happy.

Make your own cleaning spray
I’m learning it’s probably a good idea to invest in some good glass spray bottles for my essential oil projects. You can make so many great sprays from your EO’s! And today, I’m excited about making cleaning spray! If you’re needing a cleaning spray for the serious messes in your life grab an 8-ounce spray bottle. It needs to be glass or PET plastic. 

½ cup of water
¼ cup of vinegar
2 squirts of Castile soap or dish soap if you’ve got that on hand
50 drops of On Guard for regular cleaning.

You can go up to 100 drops for a serious cleaning spray. 

Caution
Because On Guard uses a lot of hot oils that aren’t safe for your kiddos, don’t use it around them, and make sure you always wipe the spray off with a wet rag.

If you make that stronger cleaning spray, make sure you wipe it up even if you don’t have small kids after it’s sat for a while, since it’s really a strong cleaner. Store this in the fridge and use it or dump it out within about 2 weeks. If you’re worried about not using it quickly enough you can always cut the recipe in half, or double it if you’re spring cleaning!

Jenny Ditch is a scrunchy mom in Illinois who loves keeping her family healthy and remembering her nerdy chemistry classes by using essential oils

 

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