Essential Oils for Spring

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know we love essential oils & use them all day, everyday for just about everything. With Spring just around the corner (give me all the fresh flowers + sunshine!) I thought I would share a few of the ways we are using oils in our home for this season.

Cleaning // We use Thieves Cleaner + Lemon essential oil for almost all of the cleaning in our home. Thieves cleaner is a concentrated cleaner that we add a capfull of to a 16 oz. spray bottle and use for all of our kitchen & bathroom surfaces and it has replaced all of the other surface and glass cleaners in our home! We have a white porcelain sink & white quartz countertops (hello, stains!) so any time we have a coffee or wine stain, I will mix up a soft scrub with 2 tbsp. baking soda, a capful of Thieves Cleaner & a few drops of Lemon oil to wipe them away super easily! This same mixture, with a cup of hot water, makes an amazing jewelry cleaner!

Diffusing // We have ditched candles in our house (aside from using as decoration or when we are entertaining) and love diffusing as a non-toxic option. Not only do oils smell so good, but they also support our bodies in other ways, like immune support & emotional support!! A few of my favorite diffuser blends for Spring are Citrus Fresh + Grapefruit, Geranium + Tangerine, or Lavender, Lemon + Peppermint!

Beauty // We are over dry winter skin & love the way that oils are an all natural way to help moisturize & rejuvenate. Each night I use my favorite Glow Serum which is 20 drops Frankincense, 20 drops Copaiba, 10 drops Geranium & topped with Jojoba Oil as the carrier. I has done wonders for my skin & I absolutely love the way it smells!! I also use Lavender Oil + Castor Oil on my lashes, and a lip scrub (equal parts white sugar + coconut oil with 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil) ever few days as an exfoliator for my lips.

Sleep // This is definitely something we do year round, but my favorite sleep blend just smells like Spring so it feels like it should be included!! I loooove falling asleep to 3 drops each Lavender, Frankincense and Tangerine. Sahhhhweeeeet dreams!!!!

DIYs  // Keep your flowers fresh with 2-3 drops Purification in your vase of water. Add a drop of Purification to a cotton ball to get rid of odors (in bottom of trash can, diaper pails, shoe closet, etc.). Add a few drops of Lavender to wool dryer balls in place of dryer sheets to keep laundry fresh & smelling amazing. And a few drops of Peppermint + Lavender added to a small spray bottle with water + a splash of witch hazel will help keep all the ants away when eating on your patio. And

If you are interested in learning more about essential oils, you can read more here & come join our community! Happy weekend, friends!! And Happy almost spring!! XO

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18 Comments

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    Erinn
    March 4, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Obsessed with all your oils tips, you are my favorite to follow!

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    Karen Garrison
    March 4, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Is thieves cleaner a separate product or is it made from thieves essential oil? I want to order and make sure I get all the right things!

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      Jessica Garvin
      March 5, 2018 at 11:12 am

      Thieves cleaner is a separate product, it is a concentrated bottle that makes 30 16oz. spray bottles! 🙂

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    Michelle S.
    March 4, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    For your glow serum – what do you put it in? A rollerball? And do you put it over your entire face after you wash? My frank is super thick so won’t drip out – do you have a rough idea of how much 20 drops is? – 1/4 tsp? Thanks

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      Michelle S.
      March 4, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      Also, how do you make the hand soap I saw in your bathroom renos? 🙂

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        Jessica Garvin
        March 5, 2018 at 11:13 am

        Both of these recipes can be found on my @grapefruitandgold Instagram page! 🙂

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    Bev
    March 5, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Thieves cleaner is the best cleaner I have ever used, and we use it for everything! So happy you introduced us to oils!

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    Andrea Andrews
    March 5, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Love all of these tips! I haven’t bought Thieves cleaner yet, what does it smell like?

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    Laura Diiulio
    March 5, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Thanks for this!! For diffusing, how much water do you use in proportion to your suggested drop amounts?

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      Jessica Garvin
      March 5, 2018 at 11:13 am

      Each diffuser has a “fill line” to show you how much water to add 🙂

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    Becky
    March 5, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Where do you get your dryer balls?

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    Anna Samson
    March 6, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Does it help with your lash growth, the lavendar and castor oil?

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    Lisa
    March 7, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Can you share what diffuser you have? It’s beautiful

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    Jennifer Drane Marcella
    March 7, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Where can I buy that diffuser on your counter? Love it!

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    Courtney
    March 11, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Where did you find that gorgeous diffuser? Where is the best place to shop for them?

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    Kim G
    March 12, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    love this – is the diffuser in the picture available for purchase?

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    Heather
    April 25, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Dying to know where you got that diffuser! It’s the best looking one I’ve ever seen! Where is it from??

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