DIY Citrus Fabric Softener with Essential Oils

DIY Citrus Fabric Softener with Essential OilsThis DIY Citrus Fabric Softener can reduce wrinkles, and leave your clothes softer with a pleasant scent. Commercial fabric softeners make your clothes softer by leaving behind a film, which is made up of potentially harmful chemicals. So, skip the risk and the expense by making your own laundry softener. It is actually much easier than it sounds. This recipe requires just two ingredients: white vinegar and essential oils.

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Kumquat Essential Oil

Kumquat essential oil is cold pressed from the peel. Indigenous to Asia, the Kumquat (Fortunella japonica) fruit is the size of a large olive and can be eaten whole – including the peel. The peel has been described as being sweet, and the flesh sour. The skin produces a versatile essential oil known to have both cleansing properties and aromatic benefits. In aromatherapy, Kumquat essential oil can help uplift mood, invigorate the mind, and help provide a new perspective when tackling daily challenges. Continue reading “Kumquat Essential Oil”

Green Mandarin Essential Oil

Green Mandarin essential oil comes from the unripened fruit peelGreen Mandarin essential oil is distilled from the peel of unripened fruit of the mandarin tree in a cold press process. (Red Mandarin essential oil comes from the rinds of the fully ripened fruit.) Distilling the oil from the unripened fruit gives the oil a brighter, fresher aroma. The aromatic description of the oil is a citrus, fruity, aroma that is slightly sweet and floral in nature, making it a desirable addition to natural perfumes and cosmetics. Continue reading “Green Mandarin Essential Oil”

The Benefits of Limonene

chemistry symbol for limoneneLimonene is often mentioned as a chemical property of essential oils. But what exactly is limonene and what are its benefits? First, limonene is a cyclic monoterpene, colorless hydrocarbon with a strong orange-like aroma. It found in the peels of citrus fruits and in other plants. Most are familiar with its presence in citrus essential oils; however, limonene is also found in Black Pepper, Spearmint, and Dill. Continue reading “The Benefits of Limonene”

More Essential Oil Cleaning Recipes

Cleaning with On Guard doesn't require a bucket of suppliesCleaning with essential oils is affordable, easy, eco-friendly, and more effective than store-bought cleaners. Essential oil cleaning takes the risk out of household cleaning supplies that can be hazardous to both your health and the environment.

Essential oils leave behind a pleasant aroma that will instantly make your home feel clean and refreshed without that ‘hospital’ smell. Once you realize how essentials oils have natural cleansing and purifying properties, you’ll want to make them a part of your regular cleaning practice. In this blog, we list additional essential oil cleaning recipes to help you get started cleaning with essential oils. Continue reading “More Essential Oil Cleaning Recipes”

Science of Citrus Essential Oils

Science of Essential OilsCitrus essential oils in aromatherapy is a complementary therapy that benefits the human body in many ways. Aromatherapy uses several citrus essential oils, including lemon, orange, and bergamot. Many people love the invigorating aroma of doTERRA citrus essential oils along with their fresh, crisp scent. Continue reading “Science of Citrus Essential Oils”