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Essential Oils in the Home, Part Three

diffuserMy preferred method for using aromatherapy in a home to get rid of odor and to set the mood is with a diffuser. Over the years I have used several kinds and have two I really like.

The first is the Raindrop 2.0 Nebulizing Essential Oil Diffuser for Aromatherapy By Organic Aromas. Wow, that’s a mouthful. I like this one because it only uses pure essential oils. It doesn’t use water that will dilute the oil, and no water also means no mold. It uses no heat that can edit the purity of the oils, and has a rainbow of colors that can be turned on or off.  The only drawback is also it’s greatest quality. By not diluting the essential oils it will use more, which means buying oils more often.

hibiscusThe second diffuser I use is the Smiley Daisy Essential Oil Hibiscus Diffuser. (another long name) I really like that the unit will run for over 6 hours and will automatically shut off when the water level gets low. It also has two different mist modes, and uses 5 to 7 drops of essential oil to make a room smell good. Overall, this is a great diffuser for someone who wants to get started using essential oils in the home and wants a quality product without breaking the bank.

It seems there will be a part four to this series, so I can share some aromatherapy recipes to get rid of smells and to bring positive energy into a space.

To read the other entries: Part OnePart Two, Part Four

Daily Happenings · Real Estate

Essential Oils in the Home, Part Two

Essential oils are a natural way to get rid of odor in your home. They can also be used to set mood, spirituality, physical well being, and even in your day to day beauty routine. There are countless ways to use and mix essential oils to meet a users needs. In this post I will share a recipe and a way to deliver the aromatherapy into a home to get rid of smell and to set the energy tone.

homemadesprayFirst, it is important to know not all essential oils are created equal. Some manufacturers cut the oils with ingredients that degrade their purity, and others make synthetic oils. It is best to get an organic oil that is cold pressed or steam distilled and contains only pure aromatic plant oils. The best way to find pure oils is to look at the ingredients on the bottle, which should be dark amber glass.

Now that I’ve shared a very basic idea of how to buy essential oils, the next step is what to buy to get started. Citrus oils  are best for a home with heavy odors and needs to be perked up with energy. These essential oils include tangerine, wild orange, grapefruit, lime, and lemon. On the flip side of the coin if a home has odor and the user wants to introduce calming properties to the room then lavender would work best.

Not everyone wants to spend a lot of money to get started with essential oils. The oils can be pricey and to start using them can be expensive.  An inexpensive method would be to use the essential oil as a room spray. Take a small glass spray bottle with 3 to 4 ounces of water and add 10 to 15 drops of the essential oil. Swirl the mixture gently and just spray in the room and/or area that needs freshened.

I think that is enough for this post which means there will be a part three. Coming soon!

Read the other entries in this series: Part One, Part Three, Part Four .

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Do What You Say

fixxI don’t like when I let the day to day things bother me. I try to see the good in people, and believe being positive can make a tremendous difference in my life. So, I am a bit annoyed that I let this past week get to me.

I dealt with people who lied, broke their word, misrepresented themselves, and simply didn’t follow through. I know most of us have to deal with these same situations day in and day out. However, why can’t people simply do what they say they are going to do?

That reminds me of a song (I’m dating myself here) from the 80’s by The Fixx. It it still a fave album of mine, “Reach the Beach”. The song I am referring to is “One Thing Leads to Another”. Cy Curnin on vocals, Jamie West-Oram on lead guitar, Adam Woods on percussion, and Alfie Agius on bass.

The lyrics, although written about politicians, can easily represent the last seven days. I think I’ll take a bit to listen to The Fixx and look forward to the new week. As long as I do what I say, that has to be worth something.

Do what they say, say what they mean

One thing leads to another

You told me something wrong, I know I listen too long

But then one thing leads to another

One thing leads to another

Then it’s easy to believe

Somebody’s been lying to me

But when the wrong word goes in the right ear

I know you’ve been lying to me

It’s getting rough, off the cuff I’ve got to say enough’s enough