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Pregnancy

Essential oil help throughout your pregnancy.
Essential oils will help you significantly throughout your pregnancy and then with your baby. Please be sure to read our safety with oils  to ensure you avoid any unsafe oils during pregnancy. Although it is a wonderful time, there are often a few hiccups along the way. See below a few common pregnancy ailments, and some essential oils that might help;   Exhaustion: Use as a body or bath oil – Lavender* 8 drops, Grapefruit 8 drops, Chamomile* 6 drops...
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Kitchen

Pantry - Weevils Cleaner, Bench Spray
Pantry - Weevils Cleaner Uses:To deter weevils and/or mitesIngredients:10 drops Clove is ideal. Or Nutmeg or Peppermint. Or if pregnant use Lavender (after first trimester)10ml Vinegar10mls WaterApplication:First be sure to remove all infested items.  Put them well outside in a sealed bag. Mix together ingredients and spray to clean the surfaces in affected areas, get the spray into all crevices as this is where the eggs are likely to be. Soak a cotton ball with the essential oil(s) and place...
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Laundry

Fragrance/Antiseptic Wash, Dust Mite Wash
Fragrance/Antiseptic Wash Uses:To make your clothes smell great and kill any germs add essential oils to your wash.Ingredients:Any oil(s) of your choice - e.g. Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Pine, etc... Avoid the heavy resinous oils e.g. rose, sandalwood, jasmine, patchouli, etc… as these may stain clothes.Application:Add 5-7 drops of the oil(s) to the softener compartment of your washing machine.   Dust Mite Wash Uses:To help eliminate dust mites from bedding (as disgusting as it sound dust mites often live in your...
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Bathroom

Bathroom Cleaner
Bathroom Cleaner Uses:This antibacterial cleaner is suitable to use on the toilet, bath or shower. For tough stains use baking soda and vinegar with these essential oils.Ingredients:20 drops Lemon20 drops Grapefruit15 drops NZ Manuka100mls water1 tsp baking soda (optional)1 Tbl spoon vinegar (optional)Application:Shake well before each use. Ideally, mix in a spray bottle or pour onto surfaces and wipe. (Always test to ensure these oils won't damage your surfaces. I've tried this blend on most surfaces and never had any...
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All Purpose Cleaners

All Purpose Cleaner, Mould Eliminator, Furniture Polish, Room Sprays, Vacuum
All Purpose Cleaner Uses:This powerful all natural cleaner is suitable to clean almost anything including kitchen surfaces, walls, appliances, etc.Ingredients:25 drops Lavender25 drops Rosemary100mls waterApplication:Shake well before each use. Ideally mix in a spray bottle or poor onto surfaces and wipe.Caution:Always test on small surface area first. If pregnant avoid Lavender in first trimester and Rosemary throughout entire pregnancy. Other safe oils to substitute are Lemon, Grapefruit, Lemongrass.   Mould Eliminator Uses:To remove mould and most importantly help prevent it...
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Personal Essential Oil Blends

Energising, Grief, Concentration, Disinfectant, Romance
Choose your preferred method of application from the How To Use Essential Oils page and then use the below list to help you make your own personalised blends. Energising Ginger - 3 drops Grapefruit    3 drops Grief Neroli - 3 drops Rose - 2 drops Sandalwood - 2 drops Concentration Rosemary - 3 drops Lemon - 2 drops Basil - 2 drops Disinfectant Pine - 2 drops NZ Manuka - 2 drops Cinnamon - 2 drops Romance Sandalwood - 2...
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Feet

Soften Rough Feet
Soften Rough Feet Ingredients:Milk - ideally full fatPeppermintAvocado OilApplication:Mix 5 drops of Peppermint Oil into a shallow bowl of warm milk. Soak feet. Follow up with the application of Avocado oil.Caution:Be careful to let the Avocado oil soak in before attempting to walk and/or put some old socks on so you don't slip or stain your floor.
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Face Care

Night Time Facial Oil, Scrub, Spritz/Toner, Make up Remover, Acne
Night Time Facial Oil Ingredients:Half cup Almond Oil3 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar1 tbsp Water3-4 drops Lavender (or other essential oils to suit your skin type - see acne, dry skin in the "ailments" section)Application:Mix the almond oil with the apple cider vinegar. Add the water slowly mixing all the time, until a smooth texture forms (a bit like salad dressing). Add the essential oil(s). Shake each night before use. You can also add some Rosehip Seed Oil for extra moisturising...
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Hair Care

Conditioning Treatment for Normal Hair, Conditioning Treatment for Dry Hair, Boost your conditioner, Dandruff, Hair Rinse
Conditioning Treatment for Normal Hair Ingredients:10mls Almond10mls Avocado7 drops Rosemary5 drops GeraniumApplication:Put these ingredients into a small bottle or cup mix (shake or stir) and massage into scalp and hair, leave on for as long as possible, wash off.  To wash off apply shampoo to dry hair, rub in and rinse. Then shampoo a second time as normal. Ideally do this twice a week.Caution:Wrap hair while treatment is on to help oils absorb, and to avoid staining clothes with the...
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Hygiene

Deodorant, mouthwash
Deodorant Ingredients:150mls Water15mls Vinegar5mls Vodka (optional)Essential Oils - choose 1-3 of these essential oils and add a total of 30 drops; Lavender, Sage, Lemon, Rosemary, Peppermint, GrapefruitApplication:Simply combine all ingredients and shake well before use. Apply with a spray bottle or use a cotton ball to wipe underarms.Caution:Do a small skin test first to ensure no reaction to the ingredients. Mouthwash Ingredients:4 Drops Myrrh4 Drops peppermint20mls VodkaApplication: Mix all ingredients together in a glass jar. Add just a few drops of...
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Repellants

Mice, Cockroaches, Ants, Moths/Silverfish, Flies, Mosquitoes
Mice Uses:To discourage them entering your house.Ingredients:10 drops total of Spearmint and/or Peppermint10mls WaterApplication:Spray in strategic locations and/or soak cotton balls and place in trouble spots.   Cockroaches Uses:To discourage them entering your house.Ingredients:Peppermint and/or LemongrassApplication:Place on cotton balls at the back of cupboards, etc.. and/or spray in trouble spots (10 drops essential oil to 10mls water for spray mix).   Ants Uses:To help repel them back out of your house!Ingredients:Peppermint and/or SpearmintApplication:Smear a line across the floor on the...
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Livestock

Ticks, Hoof Rot, Wounds/Abscesses
Ticks Uses:To deter and get rid of ticksIngredients:LemongrassPeppermintCitronellaLavender for once tick is removedApplication:Add 20 drops of the above essential oil(s) to 50mls of water or 25mls water 25mls alcohol and spray the animal to deter ticks.If necessary apply Lavender to the area where the tick was to stop the infection.   Hoof Rot Uses:To help heal hoof rot by killing the bacteria.Ingredients:NZ Manuka10mls Calendula40mls Almond15 drops Lavender10 drops Chamomile5-7 drops ThymeApplication:The animal must be isolated as this can be highly...
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