Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama


Friday, February 7, 2014

Clove Essential Oil

  • Use Clove Oil in a diffuser or add drops to water in a spray bottle.  The aroma has been found to reduce drowsiness, depression, irritability and headaches.  It has also been reported to assist memory recall and to improve circulation. 
  • Apply undiluted Clove Oil on small areas with fungus.  It can be used for many fungal conditions, including athlete's foot, nail and skin fungus, and ringworm.
  • To treat fungus in larger or more sensitive areas, add a few drops of Clove Oil to a carrier oil such as Almond Oil and apply to the affected area.  Never apply undiluted to broken skin.
  • For tooth pain, put 1-2 drops of Clove Oil on a cotton swab and apply to the tooth and the surrounding gum. 
  • Place one drop of Clove Oil on the roof of the mouth to help relieve a headache.
  • Dip a cotton ball in Clove Oil and place it in your linen closet to act as an insect repellent.  You can add another citrus oil to it to change the scent as well.

Have you found clove oil to be helpful in your home?
Do you have any recipes or suggestions to share? 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Citronella Essential Oil

100% pure cymbopogon winterianus

  • Diffuse Citronella Oil in a patio area to repel insects outdoors.
  • Mix Citronella Oil with Almond Oil and apply to a cotton ball or paper towel.  Lightly wipe furniture or doorways to help repel pests.
  • Make your own insect repellent spray by adding 30-60 drops of Citronella Oil to 3 ounces of distilled water in a spray mist bottle.  Shake well before use to avoid burning sensitive skin.
  • Add 5-10 drops of Citronella Oil to your lotion, sunscreen or shampoo to repel ticks.
  • Diffuse Citronella Oil in a sickroom during and after contagious illnesses.
  • Add a few drops of Citronella Oil to bathwater to help disinfect the skin after an illness.
  • Add a few drops to a carrier oil such as Almond Oil and use as a massage oil to help reduce fever.
Have you found citronella oil to be helpful in your home?
Do you have any recipes or suggestions to share?