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5 x DIY Essential Oil Sprays for a Happy, Healthy Home!

DIY essential oil sprays for a happy healthy home

If you’re familiar with our previous blog posts, you should already know how much we advocate the incredible benefits of essential oils. With literally hundreds of essential oils available, each oil has its own unique properties and can be used to assist with a range of health issues, weight loss, household cleaning and more.

Essential oils are generally applied topically, ingested, or inhaled via a diffuser. But today we’re talking about some simple blends that can be used to create essential oil sprays for throughout the home!

Why make essential oil sprays?

Making your own essential oil sprays is an incredibly cost effective way to make your essential oils last longer. Diluting essential oils with water to create a homemade spray allows you to really maximise the life of your oils – and they can also be packaged up as a great gift idea for somebody you love!

Essential oil sprays are about more than just a nice fragrance – different blends can help with everything from reducing stress and anxiety, to improving sleep and even helping to prevent head lice.

How do you make your own essential oil sprays?

Creating your own essential oil sprays is simple. First, you’ll need a selection of small 60ml spray bottles for your different blends. Next, you’ll need something to emulsify the oils and distribute them evenly, so add a small pinch of Epsom salt to each bottle before going any further.

After you have added your emulsifier, simply add the required drops of your essential oils (we’ve listed our favourite blends below!). Give the bottle a swirl to mix the oils and the salt, and then fill the remainder of the spray bottle with distilled water and shake to combine!

So now that you know how to make your own essential oil sprays, here are some blends that are perfectly suited for a happy home!

Odor-removing spray

Use this spray to remove any odours or unwanted smells around the home!

12 x drops Wild Orange

6 x drops Lavender

6 x drops Lemon

Head lice prevention spray

Spray this blend liberally over scalps, hair brushes, backpacks and collars to help prevent a head lice outbreak.

5 x drops Melaleuca

5 x drops Eucalyptus

5 x drops Rosemary

Sleep-assisting spray

Use this spray on pillows before bed for a better sleep.

10 x drops Lavender

10 x drops Chamomile

10 x drops Cedarwood

Surface cleaning spray

Use this spray for your household cleaning to remove germs and bacteria.

12 x drops Lemon

8 x drops Melaleuca

4 x drops Oregano

Energy-boosting spray

Use this spray when you need a little pick-me-up during the day!

15 x drops Grapefruit

5 x drops Lavender

5 x drops White Fir

So start experimenting until you have a selection of essential oil sprays on-hand for a happy, healthy home! Whether you keep them for yourself or use them as a gift idea for loved ones, essential oil sprays are the perfect solution to make your oils last a little longer.

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Himalayan salt lamps: 3 amazing benefits for a healthy home

Himalayan salt lamp health benefits

Himalayan salt lamps are becoming more and more popular, with many people now discovering the incredible benefits of introducing these natural lamps into their homes and workplaces. If you don’t already own a Himalayan salt lamp, you may be wondering what they do and how they work. There are a handful of health and wellness benefits that come hand in hand with Himalayan salt lamps, but here are a few of our favourites!

Himalayan salt lamps purify the air

Air purification is one of the most widely recognised benefits of owning a Himalayan salt lamp. But how does it work? Well, Himalayan salt lamps are a natural hygroscopic which means they attract and absorb water molecules from their environment. In doing so, they also absorb any foreign materials like dust or smoke that may be present in the surrounding air.

Here’s where the magic happens: due to the Himalayan salt lamp being warmed up from the inside, the absorbed water then evaporates back into the air – but any foreign materials remain trapped inside the lamp. The salt lamp is essentially recycling your air for you and evaporating only the cleanest, freshest air back into your environment without any of the nasties!

This is especially helpful for people that may suffer from asthma or allergies due to pollutants in the air. If this is something you struggle with, consider introducing a Himalayan salt lamp to the rooms of your household where you notice your symptoms the most!

Himalayan salt lamps can improve sleeping patterns

Sleepless nights, sleepless kids – we’ve all been there and it can cause stress and anxiety for many families. A Himalayan salt lamp in the bedroom might be the answer you’ve been looking for, due to a couple of reasons.

The first reason is that salt lamps naturally generate negative ions to balance out the positive ions. Positive ions basically occur when we are overexposed to things like electronic devices throughout our home. Overexposure to positive ions can have some not so great health impacts… including insomnia and poor sleeping patterns.

Himalayan salt lamps help to counteract these positive ions with the negative ions that they naturally generate. Reducing your exposure to positive ions can help you get your sleeping patterns back to normal.

The second reason Himalayan salt lamps can help with sleep is due to the soft amber glow that they emit. Many children are scared of the dark resulting in anxiety at bedtime, but a Himalayan salt lamp is actually the perfect night-light! The amber glow that is emitted helps create a warm and cosy environment to assist with better sleep. Take it a step further with an essential oil diffuser to diffuse lavender oil in the bedroom too!

Himalayan salt lamps can boost your mood and energy levels

If you ever find yourself feeling dull or fatigued at home, you’ll be pleased to know that Himalayan salt lamps can help boost your mood and increase your energy levels!

Once again it comes down to those negative ions that are naturally generated through the lamps. Many studies have found that increased exposure to negative ions helps with feeling energised and refreshed.

Think about how you feel when you are outside in the environment, amongst fresh air or down at the beach – you feel “switched on” and more energetic due to the negative ions that are found outdoors. Himalayan salt lamps help recreate this feeling indoors in your very own home!

So if you haven’t already embraced the many health benefits of Himalayan salt lamps then why not introduce one into your household today (we have one in every room!).

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Essential oils to boost your mood

Essential oils to boost your mood

We all have those days where we just feel “off”. Maybe it’s feeling unmotivated, tired or fatigued. Or maybe it’s stress-related as we have a million things running through our mind. Either way, it can really start to affect our everyday life when we don’t feel one-hundred percent!

Many people will turn to stimulants like caffeine and energy drinks in these situations to try to give themselves a boost, but the truth is that there are many natural remedies out there that are not only better for our bodies, but can do a much better job!

Essential oils are an amazing way to assist with mood swings, as well as relieving stress and anxiety. And the best part is, they are completely natural and healthy for our bodies.

There are hundreds of essential oils out there, but it’s important to choose the right oil for your situation. Some oils can be applied topically, orally, or diffused. Here are a few of our favourites!

Lavender

There are many creative ways to use lavender oil but it is widely known for its calming and relaxing qualities, which help relieve stress, anxiety and mood swings. Some ways to apply lavender oil to the body is to simply add 2-3 drops on the bottom of your foot, the back of your neck and even your wrist. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you dilute the lavender oil with some coconut oil.

*Please note you cannot ingest lavender. 

Juniper Berry

Juniper berry oil is helpful as it relieves tension and stress, along with cleansing and emotional balance. To apply Juniper berry, add 2-3 drops on the back of your neck after diluting with coconut oil.

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang oil is used to help with calming, crying, stress and exhaustion. To apply Ylang Ylang, it is beneficial to apply over the thymus (to help with stimulating the immune system) and it will be absorbed faster. It is also safe to orally use Ylang Ylang, with many people finding that putting a drop under the tongue to be helpful.

Labdanum

Labdanum, or cistus as it is sometimes called, was one of the first aromatic substances used anciently. It is stimulating to the senses and is often used to help elevate emotions and calm the nerves. It is also commonly used as comforting oil. You can diffuse or inhale this oil, as well as applying it to skin after diluting with coconut oil.

Coriander

Coriander oil is commonly used as a gentle stimulant for people with low physical energy. Coriander also helps to relax during times of stress and anxiety. Simply take 2 drops and put it under your tongue, you can also apply it to the skin topically or diffuse it.

Rosemary

Rosemary oil is often used to assist with mental fatigue and depression and has been studied for its ability to help improve memory and concentration. You can dilute rosemary oil with coconut oil and apply to your upper neck for the best results.

Yuzu

Yuzu was traditionally used in Japan as early as the eighteenth century in a bath which people took curing winter to help warm the body and improve circulation. Yuzu essential oil has a calming and warming influence and it is often used to help improve focus and concentration.

Basil

Basil oil is used to aid concentration and alertness, while also helping to reduce mental fatigue, maintain an open mind and clarity of thought. Basil can be applied to the skin, diffused and also ingested.

The great part about these essential oils is that they can be applied regularly, or just on the days where you need a little pick me up! You can even mix some of your favourite oils together to create a beautiful blend that can be used with a diffuser throughout the entire home so the whole family can benefit.

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