Antibacterial

Oils
Cinnamon, clove, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, helichrysum, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram, orange, peppermint, pine, rosemary, spruce, tea tree, thyme

A cool, refreshing recipe for making bath salts
that boost energy and relieve cold symptoms

Ease your tired, achy muscles with this energizing epsom salt bath recipe.

This refreshing recipe for making bath salts helps relieve pain by reducing inflammation, relaxing tight muscles and lifting your mood. You may also find it's good for relieving headaches.

In addition, lemongrass, eucalyptus and rosemary clear your mind and revive your flagging energy - a great pick-me-up when you're feeling down.

Use this epsom salt bath recipe when you have a cold to help clear your stuffy nose and chest

Eucalyptus Epsom Salt Bath Recipe

Ingredients
3 cups Epsom Salt
1/2 cup Baking Soda
6 drops Bergamot OR Palmarosa essential oil

Essential Oils

6 drops Lemongrass essential oil
2 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
2 drops Rosemary essential oil
Optional: 10 drops green food coloring

Directions
Mix Epsom salt and baking soda together in a bowl using a metal spoon (a wooden spoon will absorb the essential oils and be ruined.)

Drop in the essential oils and food coloring, placing each drop in its own little spot on top of the salts. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

Store mixture in a dark glass or PET plastic jar. Let cure at least 24 hours before using.

Use about one cup of homemade bath salts per bath. This salt bath recipe makes enough for three baths.

Cautions
Do not increase the amount of essential oils. A little goes a long way, and Eucalyptus can be toxic at high concentrations.
Also, do not use this salt bath recipe if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy (eucalyptus and rosemary are contraindicated for them.)

 

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner Recipe

Ingredients
1 teaspoon borax
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 cups water
30 drops essential oil blend (see below)
Directions

Boil the water. Pour it into a large glass measuring cup or pitcher with a spout.
Add the borax and stir until dissolved.
Add the vinegar.
Let cool, then pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
Drop in the essential oils.
Handy Hint: Add the essential oils AFTER you pour the cleaner into the bottle because the essential oil's scent can "stick" to your measuring cup or pitcher.

Essential Oil Blends for Cleaning Recipes

Here's a few suggestions for mood-lifting, stress-reducing, germ-killing essential oil blends for your homemade household cleaners.

Lavender 'n Lemon
15 drops each lavender and lemon essential oils.

Mint Refresher
10 drops each eucalyptus, peppermint and orange essential oils.

Spice Splash
10 drops each clove, lavender and orange essential oils.

Citrus Sparkle
10 drops each lemon, lemongrass and tea tree essential oils.