Essentially, Oil You Need to Know

A beautiful hummingbird moth hard at work on the lavender in my garden

Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun…

Essential oils have been used for centuries; the Egyptians favoured them for all sorts of things including cleansing and preserving the bodies and organs of their Pharaohs and dignitaries, but I use them for slightly less exotic cleaning jobs, like freshening up the downstairs loo (giving the bowl a wip wap with antibacterial tea tree oil and lemon for a freshener) and as a key ingredient in the machine’s rinse tray (6 drops of my oil of choice instead of fabric conditioner) when washing our clothes.

There are lots of pure oils and many well known blends and I’ve found this tremendous list on the good old Wikipedia that will give you an insight to their common uses.

Once you discover how versatile and powerful a few tiny drops can be, you’ll soon be able to eliminate a great many of the chemically laden plastic bottles of cleaning jollop that are probably lurking under your kitchen sink. Continue reading “Essentially, Oil You Need to Know”