Kamis, 01 Agustus 2013

How to Sanitize With Essential Oils

Interested in green cleaning or reducing harmful bacteria and viruses? Consider enlisting essential oils. A research team discovered a blend of three essential oils that killed MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), E. Coli, bacteria and fungi within 2 minutes. Essential oils are exquisite carriers of function and form, able to delight the senses and act as a sanitation agent against viruses and bacteria. The oils are aromatic compounds. All essential oils can inhibit the growth of microorganisms; however some oils are more potent. Following are recipes and suggestions for how to sanitize with essential oils that is useful for the home and office. Bring the power of these oils into your environment.


Sanitize with Essential Oils


    General Antiseptic Cleaner Formula

    2 teaspoons washing soda
    2 teaspoons liquid soap or detergent (fragrance free)
    2 cups hot water
    Essential oil 10 to 40 drops. Use higher concentration for grimier areas; consider pine, lemon or thyme.

    Pour dry ingredients into container, and add detergent and water. Use funnel if needed when adding ingredients. Shake well. Use directly on floors or surfaces. Wipe again with a clean damp cloth.


    Add 5 to 20 drops of your selected essential oil, depending on the potency of the oil and the size of your bottle. The addition of thyme oil, tea tree oil, patchouli, pine or eucalyptus will make this blend anti-bacterial.
    Fill the bottle with warm water and shake well.
    Spray and wipe.


    Add an essential oil directly to the surface to be be cleaned and wipe with a cloth. Check beforehand in a small inconspicuous area that the oil will not mar the surface. Not recommended for unfinished wood.


    Add 2 to 5 drops of lemon essential oil directly to dishwater along with dish detergent. Lemon oil is an antiseptic.


    Place 2 to 3 drops of your chosen oil in an aromatic oil diffuser. Suggested oils are eucalyptus, grapefruit, lavender, lemon or rosemary. The aroma serves to cleanse the air.


    Use 1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil directly on the body to cleanse away fungal and infectious conditions. Researchers note this oil as most effective against head lice, followed by lemon oil and lavender oil. Tea tree oil is a bactericide.


    Add 5 to 20 drops of essential oil to two gallons of water with a pure detergent. This can be used to clean floors or surfaces. Thyme oil is a good choice. It contains complex compounds and exhibits high antibacterial activity. The oil is antiseptic and a germicide. Do not use thyme oil directly on the skin. Other oils to consider are eucalyptus, lavender, pine or lemon.

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