There’s no doubt that being a parent is extremely rewarding, but let’s be honest. It also comes hand in hand with lack of sleep, build up of household chores, messy stains and stress - just to name a few!
Sometimes a helping hand is needed, and we love using essential oils at home for everything from head lice to cleaning and immunity support.
Keep reading for 10 essential oil hacks to make life easier for busy parents!
Kids need help concentrating on their homework? Diffuse some peppermint oil during study time to help them focus and stay on track.
Stress relief hack
If you or your kids struggle with stress or anxiety, mix some coconut oil with 1-2 drops of lavender oil and massage into the wrists each morning before school or work to inhale throughout the day as needed.
Head lice hack
Get rid of those pesky little critters by adding 5-8 drops of tea tree oil to a spray bottle filled with water. Spray 3 times a day (focusing on the roots of the hair). After 2 days, wet the hair and use a nit comb to remove the dead lice easily. Alternatively, add a few drops to the kids shampoo to help prevent the infestation!
Stain remover hack
Add stained clothes to your washing machine and run the water until covered. Then, add 1 cup of vinegar, ½ cup of salt, and 3 drops of tea tree oil and let soak for 1 hour before continuing the wash cycle as usual.
Chemical-free cleaner hack
Create your own natural cleaner using On Guard to help reduce toxins throughout the home. Simply mix a few drops of On Guard with a spray bottle of water for a multi-purpose surface cleaner.
House smells hack
Say goodbye to household odours by diffusing bergamot oil, grapefruit oil or lemon oil throughout the home as a natural deodoriser.
Immunity support hack
During cold and flu season, boost your family’s immunity system by diffusing antibacterial and antiviral oils such as tea tree oil and On Guard to help prevent sickness.
Vacuum cleaning hack
To help your home smell fresh and clean, add a couple of drops of lavender oil to a cotton ball and hoover up as you begin to vacuum.
Run out of perfume and need a quick alternative? Simply mix your favourite essential oil scent (we love geranium, sandalwood and ylang-ylang!) with a carrier oil and dab gently onto your wrists and neck.
Better sleep hack
If you or your kids are struggling to sleep, lavender oil can work wonders. Mix a few drops with coconut oil and massage gently into the soles of the feet before bed, add a couple of drops to a pre-bedtime bath, or diffuse throughout the evening to create a restful atmosphere.
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