Happy Friday, Moppers! Another week is almost in the books, and in a few short hours the weekend will be upon us. Hopefully you’ve got something in the works to make it a memorable one, but hey, even if you’re just lounging on the couch with a cup of tea and a good book, that’s okay too.
We’ve done a lot of cleaning this week, both for clients, and for ourselves. While cleaning around the home, though, we ran out of the one thing we love almost as much as we love tidying up: lavender essential oil.
It’s no secret that we’re kind of crazy about essential oils around here, but lavender is definitely in our top 3. It has so many uses! Not just for cleaning, but for personal hygiene, and for freshening up the home. Needless to say we stocked up in a hurry, and you should, too, because today we’re going to show you SEVEN ways you can use lavender essential oil around your home.
1. Odor Deodorizer
We love our pets, right? From the cuddles to the kisses to the soft fur…they’re awesome. What’s not so awesome is the odors they can sometimes leave behind though, right? Sure, you can clean a stain, but sometimes that isn’t enough to get rid of the funky odor left behind. Here’s a handy tip: grab a couple of tablespoons of baking soda, add a few drops of lavender essential oil, and sprinkle it over the stench, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up. Voila! That odor should now be gone, and it’s all thanks to lavender.
There’s nothing worse than grabbing some clothes to wear only to discover that they’re all wrinkled. Ugh. Talk about a real pain. When you break out the iron to get rid of those wrinkles, put 3-4 drops of lavender essential oil into the water if you not only want to smooth out your garments, but make them smell fresh, too.
3. Headache Relief
Headaches are…well, a pain in the neck. When you have one, it’s almost impossible to get anything done, because all you want to do is just close your eyes and will it to go away. Well don’t think on it too hard, instead grab your lavender essential oil and massage a couple of drops into your temples. We do this everytime we feel a headache coming on and let me tell you, it works like a charm!
4. Refresh Your Bed
There’s nothing like crawling into a freshly made bed with clean sheets on it, right? They’re so fresh, and new, and they smell amazing, which makes for a pleasant night’s sleep. Want to turn that freshness up to 11? Before putting those clean sheets on your bed, place a few drops of lavender essential oil onto your mattress for an even better night’s sleep, and a highly intoxicating scent.
5. Closet Treat
We all know that when things are stored away in our closets for an extended period of time, they can start to get a little funky. To combat this, and to help keep moths and insects away, place a few drops of lavender essential oil onto a some cotton balls, and stick them in your closet. They’ll help keep the creepy crawlies at bay, while making your closet smell fresh, along with the items in it.
Sometimes when you vacuum there’s a noticeably musty scent left behind caused by your dust bag or container. To leave behind a fresh, clean scent instead, soak some cotton balls with lavender essential oil and place them in your vacuum bag or container, and now when you suck up all that dirt, you’ll also freshen your rooms.
7. Spray Your Linens
Finally—and perhaps one of our most favorite uses for leander essential oil: linen spray. From freshening up your sheets, to bringing a calming scent to your upholstery, lavender linen spray can do wonders for your home. The best part? It’s super easy to make, and you can check out the recipe we use right here.
Lavender, is there anything it can’t do? Trust us, once you start using it around your home, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it, because not only will the place smell great, but the calming effects of lavender will have a tremendous impact on your mood.
That’s all for today, Moppers. We hope you enjoy your weekend, and we’ll talk to you again next week. Until then, stay safe, and stay clean!