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Essential Oils

Essential oils are potent gifts from nature

Essential oils can be used for many things – cleaning, mood enhancement, personal care products, perfumery, in your bath, in a burner, pest repellent, and on and on.

However, they do need to be used with care.

One drop of essential oil goes a very long way. When you put them in a burner, just use up to 3 drops at a time. Unless you are under the care of a qualified aromatherapist, NEVER EVER ingest essential oils.

One of my most regularly used on is OREGANO ESSENTIAL OIL.

I use it often due to my work. Of all the essential oils, oregano essential oil is the best at killing mould. Hence the regularity of its use.

When I have been in a mouldy house or workplace, despite wearing all my protective gear, I wash my clothes with a few drops of it.

I also burn it in my car to help reduce any contamination.

Quality Essential Oils

Here is a video I did to explain what to look for in essential oils, so that you get good quality ones.

* Please be aware that some people are very sensitive to essential oils.

Note that even though they are sourced from nature, and not synthetic, many people are very sensitive to them, particularly those with chemical sensitivities.

Also, everybody has individual nuances, and as such, even oils like lavender may not have the calming effect that they are traditionally known for. As with everything, be slow and careful – as a building biologist, everything goes back to the precautionary principle.