Add 2 drops of tea tree essential oil (to disinfect) or a floral essential oil (e.g. lavender), sweet orange essential oil, lemon or grapefruit (to perfume) to your washing powder. When drying laundry, add a handkerchief or wash cloth on which you have sprinkled 3 or 4 drops of an essential oil of your choice: this is extremely economical and effective.
Smart tips for the home
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Put a few drops of lemon, cypress, compact oregano, mountain savory, Siberian pine or Scots pine essential oils into a small raised dish and leave in the refrigerator.
Pour 100 ml of baking powder into a hermetically-sealed box, then add 20 drops of Scots pine essential oil. Close the box and leave to sit overnight. The next day, sprinkle the mixture onto your carpet, leave for 15 minutes, then vacuum.
For around 30 minutes, diffuse a blend of 2 to 3 drops of Scots pine essential oil + 5 drops of rosemary cineole essential oil + 10 drops of thyme linalool essential oil or 20 drops of grapefruit essential oil + 10 drops of lemon essential oil.
Add 50 to 60 drops of tea tree, Siberian pine or peppermint essential oil per 100 ml of product.
Extract from 48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy, practical guide by Top Santé.