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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> More than I care to list!<br><br>
Here are some:<br><br>
lavender - soothing, anti-depressant, strong bug repelling, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, complements nearly every other EO<br><br>
tea tree - disinfectant ... in anti-mildew shower spray<br><br>
orange - uplifting, complements tea tree oil pretty well<br><br>
vetiver - soothing, grounding, sensuous ... in vinegar hair-rinse<br><br>
rosewood - relaxing, sensuous, complements most other EOs, also in hair-rinse<br><br>
rosemary - stimulates hair growth, disinfectant, energizing ... in BS hairwash solution<br><br>
marjoram - tummy aches<br><br>
bergamot - antidepressant, soothing<br><br>
grapefruit, lemon - energizing, clarifying, uplifting<br><br>
pine, cypress, cedar - cleansing, strengthening, focusing<br><br>
patchouli - grounding<br><br>
jasmine, rose - soothing, inspiring, heartwarming<br><br>
black pepper - exciting<br><br>
cardamom - inspiring, sensuous, tummy aches
 

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Wow ok so HOW do you use them? Like you put them on a cloth for aromatherapy or......<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: SHARE WITH ME EO GODDESS!!!
 

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Well as I mentioned I put tea tree & orange in our shower spray, rosemary in my BS solution, and vetiver & rosewood in the ACV solution...<br><br>
Other than that I either use a diffuser, or apply to skin diluted in oil (with care to avoid oils that cause photosensitivity). Actually for that last one I am lazy, I just add the EOs to some shea butter in my hand and then put it on.<br><br>
After posting I was inspired to put cardamom & jasmine on the diffuser. Yum!!<br><br>
ETA: Sometimes I put a little pot on the stove on the lowest heat setting, put water in it, and when the water is warm add the EOs. (Then keep it on the heat for as long as you want and is safe.) That's your basic cheap diffuser.
 

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BS and ACV solutions? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br><br>
I am really tryin here mama I swear! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I am really tryin here mama I swear! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"></div>
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Oh! That's for no-poo hairwashing.
 

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Th two I use for the house most are sweet orange and tea tree, they go into homemade cleaning solutions. I really love the clean citrusy smell of the two together.<br><br>
I have a personal stash of rosewood and some bergamot, but I'm really stingy with those and use them primarily in body butter or lotion.<br><br>
I tried rosemary eo in my acv solution but no matter how little I added it was to heavy for my hair... I get the rosemary effect instead by boiling a few stems of fresh rosemary and using that as the water component of the rinse. I actually like the scent of that better.<br><br>
I also use lavender, it goes into my deodorant butter along with some patchouli.
 

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Yeah thats all I have ever owned was TTO and sweet orange and I want to expand.....I think I need a diffuser....do you make your own body butters etc or just buy unscented and add later?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I make my own stuff; body butter, lotion, deodorant.</div>
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body butter and lotion i would love to make....can you tell me a good resource to start?
 

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Body butters without any water are the easiest and simplest... I just blend unrefined shea and coconut, that's it. Some recipes get all complicated though, lol. You can get supplies at brambleberry.com or snowdriftfarms.com. Lotions require more ingredients, care and knowledge, I think you can find instructions for lotionmaking at one of those sites.
 

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Thanks mommas!
 

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I have TTO and eucalyptus oil. The TTO is well, because it rocks and you can use it for <i>everything</i>. The eucalyptus...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> I have no idea why I have that one. I think somebody recommended it to me for something, but I'm not sure what.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have TTO and eucalyptus oil. The TTO is well, because it rocks and you can use it for <i>everything</i>. The eucalyptus...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> I have no idea why I have that one. I think somebody recommended it to me for something, but I'm not sure what.</div>
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Probably for colds & congestion. It clears up the breathing passageways really well. It is also an insect repellant, but not one of the main ones... and cleanses the air.
 

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Can you use eucalyptus oil in cleaners? I've used TTO and eucalyptus Dr. B's as bathroom cleaner, I love the way it smells, very fresh and clean.
 

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lavender oil for burns<br><br>
clary sage/lemongrass for cleaning and anxiety<br><br>
TTO for yeast/bacteria (washing clothes, pee on the bed etc.)<br><br>
eucalyptus for nasal congestion<br><br>
sandalwood/rosemary for chest congestion<br><br>
Citronella/mint/lavender (not combined!) for insect repellent<br><br>
myrrh, chamomile,clove for teething/ear pain-anti inflammatory<br><br>
Frankincense for infections<br><br>
pine/cedar-cleaning and repels moths<br><br>
So many!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can you use eucalyptus oil in cleaners? I've used TTO and eucalyptus Dr. B's as bathroom cleaner, I love the way it smells, very fresh and clean.</div>
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You can really use any oil you want in cleaners. Some have more of a "clean" smell, some go better with the clean smell, and some are added also for their disinfectant properties... but you could really add any eo you wanted. Plus, all eos are disinfectant to some degree, iirc.<br><br>
Eucalyptus has a clean smell and fairly strong disinfectant properties.
 
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