Written by Jessica Chaffins
Ok, ok…..I have finally broken down and decided to try out some essential oils for the first time. A friend of mine, who is an avid user of EO’s, has used many of them in place of regular everyday products that contain so many chemicals. I completely believe in all their “powers”, really who had Tide Laundry detergent or triple antibiotic hundreds of years ago. Many things were handled long before all the mess we have now. Anyway….that’s for another day and time.
Well now that I am accumulating all these oils, me and Renee decided to try out some recipes with these oils. So for this week, we will share with you what we are making. I will admit, I can not give much of an opinion on them as of yet, seeing how I just made them a couple weeks ago. So I ask all you expert oilers, please be kind, haha…I am trying to learn.
My first recipe is somewhat simple to make but it is something I am anxious to try. With having three young girls and a husband in the house with occasional visits from my cats, I can wind up with some interesting lingering smells. I don’t care for aerosol fresheners anyway, always get a weird taste in my mouth when I spray it in the room (yes I know how to use them, go ahead with the wisecracks) yuck!! So I decided to try a carpet deodorizer recipe. Figured this will do a double duty in helping clean up some of the germs that linger in the carpet as well (that I am positive causes the strange smells).
It is very simple, I made sure I had a glass bowl for mixing and glass jar for storage (the oils will slowly eat away at the plastic). Then all I needed was 1 cup of baking soda with 10 drops of YL Purification Essential Oil and 5 drops of YL Thieves essential oil. Now just to mix around for a bit until I felt is was mixed together well. The recipe also stated that you need to let the mix rest for 20 minutes before using, but since I wasn’t using it immediately anyway, I just went ahead and transferred to a glass jar. I have used it recently in our hallway (since my 3 year old tends to trickle on her way to the bathroom, ugh). When using, the recipe also says that once you sprinkle on the carpet, wait for 20 minutes before you vacuum (just to be cautious I left mine for 30 minutes). Oh my, I am pleasantly surprised!!! I can no longer smell the oils, but I definitely do not have a stinky carpet!!! This excites me so much, y’all have no idea!! Yes, I am simple to please….. Wooohoooo!!! Oh Renee, you need to make this now too!!! Stick around to see what else we made with EO’s!!
We hope that you saw something here today to help you during your own crafting & life adventures. We encourage our readers to share their own projects in the comments as we absolutely LOVE seeing what others were inspired to create. We also kindly ask that comments be polite or constructive.
– Sincerely Renee & Jessica