As I was walking through a local retailer that sells home goods, I noticed a row of pretty bottles sitting along a shelf that all smelled amazing. There were atomizers, diffusers, vaporizers, and essential oils and a ton of other off the beaten path product names. Basically they all performed the same function….making your environment smell better. While these products ranged in price from $4.99 to $24.99, I decided to go home and do some research. Having three dogs (yes I know I am nuts and 3 kids!), I figured my house can use a little freshening up.I always knew that different scents had different uses or functions, so to speak. Some scents purify, some heal, some invigorate and some relax. I figured I could use some purifying since I had not been home for several hours and one of my dogs greeted me by running directly to her bed. This is usually a sure signal that she did something in my house that she knows she should not have done. This time I admit it was my fault for having been gone for 3 hours.The herbs I chose for blending are:
Eucalyptus: Improves breathing and oxygenation, it originate typically from Tasmania. People should avoid Eucalyptus they are epileptic. It is wonderful if you have a cold as it promotes mucus discharge, however it can be too drying if used too often when not sick. It helps lessen a cough associated with a cold. It is a natural anti-septic and a diuretic. It can even help if you suffer from hemorroids!
Pine: Refreshing and cleansing. This herb is commonly found in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. Pine is also quite helpful for treatment of lung disorders such as bronchitis, tuberculosis, and pneumonia. It too has an anti-septic property and is a disinfectant. A pine tonic is helpful in recovery from illness, it is fresh and uplifting.
Helichrysum: Clears congestion. This is not just a fresh, clean scent but it also is considered anti-inflammatory, tissue regenerating and a cicatrisant (scar reducing).I blended all of these oils together just by combining them in a small glass cylinder. I then covered the bottle and shook it up a couple times. I opened the bottle and placed 6 small reeds into the top (they were the size of coffee stirrers) and I let them soak up the liquid. After about 24 hours, I took the reeds and flipped them over letting the opposite side soak.I have to tell you, the result was a fresh clean scent wafting through my house. You could hardly tell I had any animals in the house! It’s great, a homepathic method for deodorizing my house. I don’t have to run to Costco for GladePlug ins anymore. Gotta run the dogs need to go out. 🙂