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Citrus Essential Oils: Three Great Recipes for Fall

by Andrea Butje, LMT, Aromatherapy Educator on September 21, 2010

Citrus essential oilsAs the weather turns toward fall, I'm drawn to using my citrus essential oils. I diffuse them, make cleaning products with them, and add them into my body care products.

When I leave the house, I turn on my Spa Mist Diffuser and let it run (it has an auto shut off function). When I return home, the house smells amazing!

Here are some of my favorite ways to use citrus essential oils as fall sets in.

My Current Diffuser Recipe

5 drops Orange essential oil
5 drops distilled Lime essential oil
3 drops Grapefruit essential oil

Cleaning Glass Tables, Windows and Tile

8 oz (240 ml) spray bottle
1 teaspoon white vinegar
40 drops Lemon essential oil
40 drops distilled Lime essential oil

Fill the spray bottle with water, then add the vinegar and essential oils, and you're good to go!

Salt Scrub

4 oz (120 ml) PET plastic jar with cap
3 oz (84 gm) pink Himalayan salt (or any course salt you like)
1/2 oz (15 ml) jojoba oil
1/2 oz (14 gm) coconut oil
20 drops Orange essential oil

I usually prefer to use glass containers with essential oils, but PET plastic is known as a non-reactive plastic that doesn't leach. In cases where glass isn't appropriate (such as for blends you might drop with slippery hands in the bathtub), PET plastic is a good choice.

Mix all ingredients into the salts with a spoon. Use a small handful as a scrub for your body during your shower. Rinse off. I leave my scrub right in the shower for easy access. After my shower, my skin feels clean and moisturized by the salt and oils.

I love all my citrus oils! They are cleansing, uplifting and the aromas are so refreshing.

I recommend making the cleaning spray and salt scrub fresh every few weeks.

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Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

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