• Ariel Green

Using Essential Oils in an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Essential oils have so many uses for those living an eco-friendly lifestyle. Here are three ways to incorporate essential oils into your low waste routine.


Room spray

A great alternative to aerosol air fresheners or wall plug-ins ladled with chemicals


Instructions:

- 4oz glass spray bottle

- distilled water

- witch hazel or alcohol (to emulsify)

- 20-25 drops of essential oils (I used 10 lavender + 10 eucalyptus)





Laundry freshener

Replace wasteful dryer sheets with wool dryer balls and a few drops of essential oils to add a gentle scent to your laundry


Instructions:

- wool dryer ball

- add 3-4 drops of essential oils to reach ball (I used lavender)

Note: wait at least 5 minutes to dry before tossing them in the dryer to prevent oil spreading to clothes




Bug repellent

DEET is a common ingredient in bug spray that has been deemed toxic, especially for children. Fortunately, many common essential oils are natural bug repellents such as lemongrass, eucalyptus, lavender, citronella, peppermint


Instructions:

- 4oz glass spray bottle

- distilled water

- witch hazel or alcohol (to emulsify)

- 20-25 drops of essential oils (I used lemongrass, eucalyptus and lavender)




Special thanks to Savhera for gifting these essential oils and providing 15% off any purchase by using the code SUSTAINABLE15


Savhera creates organic essential oils with a mission to combat sex trafficking by providing jobs to survivors of sexual exploitation in the US and India.


What's your favorite way to use essential oils?