Usage Tips and Recipe Ideas
Have you used Melaleuca (aka Tea Tree Oil) before? If so, you are probably already aware of some of the amazing benefits this oil offers. Did you know you can use Melaleuca oil to keep your fingernails and toenails looking and feeling healthy? Reap the benefits of Tea Tree oil for nails by applying some oil to your fingernails and toenails after you get out of the shower to keep them looking strong and healthy. When using Tea Tree oil topically, first dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to prevent against any skin sensitivity, and then apply a few drops to your skin.
Here are some ways we use doTERRA Melaleuca Essential Oil in our own home:
The above are just a few examples I could think of as I was typing this post. Here is another tried and true favorite DIY recipe that we use almost daily in our home.
DIY Moisturizing Soothing Skin Spray
(10) drops Melaleuca
(10) drops Lavender essential
(1) teaspoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO)
Add your essential oils and FCO to a 2-ounce spray bottle and top off with distilled water. Spray over your skin as needed. This makes an excellent after sun spray! I even use this same spray after applying my makeup as a setting spray. Can also be used as an everyday moisturizer, and for minor scrapes or skin discomfort.
When shopping for Tea Tree oil, you’ll want to ensure that the oil you choose is pure and high quality, in order to yield the benefits that the oil holds. Each doTERRA essential oil, including Melaleuca, is responsibly sourced, tested, and produced in a way that guarantees a high quality grade.
DIY Cleaning Scrub
DIY Cleaning Scrub Recipe
I love Soft Scrub with Bleach. It works great, but I can't handle the strong smell. So, I decided to try my hand at creating my own DIY version. Guess what? My DIY version worked really well, made enough to clean my shower, tub, two sinks and is all natural! No horrible burn your nose or throat after smell, either.
I've already created my own cleaning spray and now this cleaning scrub. I hope to NEVER purchase a commercial cleaning product again! I need to find a great wood cleaner/polish next.
Here's what you'll need:
1 Cup of Baking Soda
1/4 cup Dr Bronner's Liquid Castile Soap (I have used both the Peppermint and Unscented versions)
1 Tablespoon of White Vinegar
11 Drops of Essential Oil (I prefer to use Lemon)
Mix all of the above ingredients and use.
Please note - I have used this cleaning scrub on my porcelain bathtub, ceramic tile walls and grout, travertine steam shower and grout, sink, counters and toilet. If you are concerned at all with how it may affect a surface in your own home, please do a spot test before anything else.
I haven't made enough that I need to worry about storing any leftovers yet, but I am going to look into some type of container to keep a larger batch in. I am thinking of using a small glass bowl of some sort, I just haven't decided on the exact one yet.
If you decide to try this DIY Cleaning Scrub Recipe, please let me know what you think!
DIY Cleaning Spray Recipe
I made this DIY All-Natural Cleaning Spray in less than two minutes! I love a clean house and have tested this in my own home. You can use this to clean your counters, appliances, sinks, bathrooms, etc. Since it contains vinegar, I have not tested it on wooden surfaces. It is much safer than store bought cleaners, smells great and in my opinion it cleans just as well, if not better.
It was super easy to make. The glass bottles are from Amazon. The spray was made using 1 cup of vinegar, distilled water and 21 drops of essential oils. That's it! Easy-peasy.
Here is the recipe for my DIY All-Natural Cleaning Spray
Add the following ingredients to a 16 ounce glass bottle:
1 Cup of Vinegar
11 Drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
5 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil
5 Drops of Peppermint Essential Oil
Top off with Distilled Water
Shake gently and get to cleaning - Your nose will thank you!
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