Using Dorado Azul Essential Oil for Congestion

“This oil [dorado azul] contains high levels of beta-caryophyllene, which is a compound found in various plant materials and, of course, in a higher concentration in oils. Beta-caryophyllene is an amazing sesquiterpene.] When this is found in an oil like dorado azul, which contains eucalyptol as well, this means that this is an oil that supports the respiratory tract. Dorado azul is very powerful and the effectiveness of it is almost magical. The results that our patients at the clinic [in Ecuador at the Young Living Farm] have seen wonderful results, and now individuals out in the field are experiencing them, too.

Another thing that we see with dorado azul is that it contains a lot of hormone-balancing compounds, one of which is alpha-fenchol. A lot of the women here in America, who I hear from mostly, are finding that dorado azul is giving them a great support in normal hormone function, particularly when combining it with SclarEssence.*” ~ Gary Young

About Dorado Azul (Hyptis suaveolens)

The stems, leaves and flowers are steam distilled. Found in Ecuador. Dorado Azul has a rich herbaceous scent that helps strengthen the lungs, promoting calm, easy breathing.*Dorado-Auzul-Oil

Until about 2006 dorado azul was recognized in Ecuador as a weed. It did not even have a botanical name until Gary Young distilled it and analyzed it and gave it its identity. It has a red liquid when distilled, and the natives use it to reverse cancer.*

A great companion to Dorado Azul is Eucalyptus Blue, used together this pairing supports in assisting respiratory conditions. Eucalyptus Blue is preferred over the other many types of eucalyptus species because of its well-balanced chemistry and its non-allergen effect for all types of respiratory conditions.*

Medicinal Properties: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, respiratory stimulant.

Uses: Colds, coughs, flu, bronchitis, asthma, allergic reactions that cause constriction and compromised breathing, any compromise to the respiratory tract, hormone balancer, circulatory stimulant, arthritic and rheumatoid-type pain, reducing candida and other intestinal tract problems, digestion, hygienic action for the mouth, enhances mood.

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  • For lung congestion, add R.C., Raven, Dorado Azul and Eucalyptus Blue essential oils to a bowl of hot, steaming water. Place a towel over your head and inhale the steam from the mixture. Combine with Raven (alternating morning and night) and Thieves to enhance effects.Eucalyptus-Blue-Copaiba-Oils
  • For colds, try alternate diffusing of Dorado Azul with Thieves and Exodus II essential oils. To enhance effects further, add: Melissa, Palo Santo, Clove or Cistus essential oils.
  • For irritability or jealousy, try a mixture of: Dorado Azul, Ylang Ylang, Tangerine, Idaho Balsam Fir, Lavender, Melissa, and Ocotea essential oils.
  • For shock, try a combination of: Helichrysum, Basil, Dorado Azul, Copaiba, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang and Rosemary essential oils.
  • For Body Defense (antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and disease) try: a mixture of Cinnamon Bark, Cistus, Clove, Dorado Azul, Lemon, Oregano, Palo Santo, Spearmint, Spikenard, Tangerine, Thyme, and Eucalyptus Blue essential oils.
  • For muscle, joint & bone issues; try BLM (supplement) and topical applications of companion oils, Aroma Siez, PanAway, Deep Relief Roll-On, Idaho Balsam Fir, Copaiba, Dorado Azul essential oils.
  • For analgesic (analgesic is defined as a compound that binds with a number of closely related, specific receptors in the central nervous system to block perception of pain or affect the emotional response to pain), try a combination of: Helichrysum, Dorado Azul, Palo Santo, Elemi, Wintergreen, Lavender and Copaiba essential oils.

Ways to Use Dorado Azul Essential Oil

Topical: dilute 50/50 (equal portions) of Dorado Azul essential oil with V-6 Massage Oil (a high quality carrier oil) especially when being used on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, underarms, etc. Apply 2-4 drops on location or abdomen, chakra or vita flex points.

Diffuse: Up to 30 minutes 3 times a day.

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Staying Cool Naturally with Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint-Oil-2013The heatwaves we’re having this year are unbelievable! Staying cool both physically and mentally are challenging under these hot conditions. Below are some of my favorite tips on ways to use Young Living peppermint essential oil. Therapeutic-grade Peppermint essential oil is very well-known for the ‘cooling’ effects that it has on the body.

But before I go any further please take note… Peppermint essential oil is extremely potent, it’s estimated that ‘one’ drop of your Young Living Peppermint oil is the equivalent of  28 cups of Peppermint tea! So… always use peppermint mindfully and sparingly!

And… do NOT use other brands of peppermint oil the same way we use the Young Living brand. These are superior quality essential oils, and they are beyond organic standards. About 98 percent of all essential oils sold in the world are adulterated, Young Living makes up that tiny 2 percent that is premium, so don’t be fooled by 100% Pure, Organic, Wild-crafted on labels – anyone can take a plant that’s been raised organically and ruin the compounds in essential oils, and that sadly happens way too often.

With that said, here are some cooling tips to help you feel more comfortable when the mercury hits numbers that are challenging…

Making a Peppermint Spray

Take a 4oz. spray bottle and fill it with pure water, then add 2 drops of Peppermint essential oil (I only use and recommend the Young Living brand of essential oils because they are from sustainable farms and are superior quality.) Give the back of your neck and your back, legs and feet a spritz every so often.

Get Cool and be ‘Green’ Too!

What if you want to be living more consciously and don’t want to buy or use a spray bottle, simple… take a bowl, fill it half way with water, add a drop of Young Living’s Peppermint essential oil and dunk a wash cloth in it, wring it out, then dab the wash cloth on the back of your neck, your legs, and the bottoms of your feet.

Refreshing Peppermint Flavored Water**

Take a cool glass of pure water and add “one” drop of Young Living Peppermint essential oil to a glass of water. Note: do NOT do this with other brands as they are adulterated and not pure enough for ingesting.

Peppermint Ice Cubes**

Fill up ice cube tray with pure water, dip a toothpick into your bottle of peppermint, then swirl the toothpick in the sections of the ice cube tray, freeze.
This is known as the “toothpick method” and it is applied when a full drop of a YL essential oil would flavor the food or beverage too much.
As the ice cube melts in your beverage it gently infuses into your drink. Peppermint ice cubes can be used in plain pure water or with your other favorite summertime beverages.

More on how to cook with essential oils at our new website.

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**Caution: Never use another brand of essential oil in place of a Young Living Essential Oil (YLEO). These tips and recipes are only for use with the YLEO brand. It is estimated that 98 percent of all essential oils in the world are adulterated and contain harmful chemicals and should never be ingested. Don’t take my word, go look on the bottle labels in your health food store and see for yourself!

Keep Cool with Peppermint Oil When Temps Get Hot

When you’re feeling hot, let Young Living Peppermint essential oil help cool you down! These tips only apply to Young Living Essential Oils, other brands are NOT pure and safe to use in the same ways we use YL oils ( click here to learn how to know if the essential oil you’re using is truly therapeutic-grade or if it’s junk). Peppermint fact sheet.

My Favorite Tips to Stay Cool Using Peppermint Essential Oil

YL - best Peppermint oil I know.

The best Peppermint oil I've seen.

• Add 1 drop  peppermint oil to a tall “glass” of cool water for a zippy flavor  and a cooling effect that lasts longer than plain water or other  beverages.

• Spritz your  neck and upper body with 4 to 6 drops peppermint added  to 4 oz purified water in a cobalt blue or amber glass spray bottle.  Be sure to keep away from your eyes!

* Stir 1 to 2 drops  peppermint into 1/2 cup Epsom salts and add to a tepid  bath.

• Add 2 to 4 drops  peppermint to about 2 oz  Young Living V-6 Massage Oil, or other high grade vegetable or coconut oil -apply  after showering or any time.

* Experiment with  peppermint oil in sorbets, ice cream, smoothies,  puddings, fruit salads, cold beverages (remember peppermint is strong, so one drop will be plenty).

* Ant problem – mix up a little spray bottle of peppermint, spraying where they are showing up around the garbage disposal, on counters, in the drawers, under and behind the stove. Where they seem to be coming from,  pour a few drops neat (undiluted). It also leaves a nice cool refreshing scent.

• Applying peppermint on the bottom of your feet, or at the base of the spine, can keep you cool.

• Peppermint ice cubes – fill up ice cube tray, dip a toothpick into your bottle of peppermint, then swirl the toothpick in the ice cube tray. As the ice cube melts in your beverage it gently diffuses into your drink. You can use Orange, Lemon, Tangerine or Citrus Fresh as another flavor option.

• Fresh smelling Peppermint Dryer Sheets – take a dampened wash cloth and put 2 drops YL peppermint essential oil on it, toss in the dryer! leaves a fresh uplifting scent, great for those stuffy hot days ahead.

Note: peppermint should not be applied neat (undiluted) on children’s skin or used near your eyes! See 67 Ways to use Essential Oils for Beginner’s.

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These tips are by Evelyn Vincent, Young Living Essential Oils distributor. To learn more about using Young Living Essential Oils subscribe to my free weekly E-Newsletter, The Very Essence


Effects of Thieves Essential Oil on Airborne Bacteria When Diffused

Research conducted at Weber State University in cooperation with D. Gary Young, founder of Young Living Essential Oils, as well as other documented research, indicates that most viruses, fungi, and bacteria cannot live in the presence of many essential oils, especially those high in phenols, carcacrol, thymol, and terpenes. This, perhaps, offers a modern explanation why the Old Testament prophet Moses used aromatic substances to protect the isrealites from the plagues that decimated ancient Egypt. It may also help us understand why a notorious group of theives, reputed to be spice traders and perfumers, was protected from the Black Plague as they robbed the bodies of the dead during the 15th century. Essential Oils Desk Reference, 4th Edition, p6

Thieves products

Thieves products

Packed with powerful, germ-killing essential oils, the Thieves line of products helps eliminate airborne bacteria and boost the immune system. Thieves offers protection during cold and flu season of winter months. But the products, based on the Thieves oil blend are best utiliized day-by-day, ( Thieves products booklet). They offer a safe but flexible and powerful multi-prong approach in the battle against germs—becateria, fungi, or viruses—all year long.

And, unlike anti-bacterial products on the market (derived from chemicals) the Thieves products will NOT contribute to creating super-germs which are resistant to antibiotics. Thus, the educated consumer turns to Thieves products, making this line of products the most popular and eoc-friendly way to combat bugs.  

Bacteria Count (CFU) Starting at 0 to 4500

1.  With the bacteria of M. Luteus it was around 4100 and after using Thieves the count dropped to around 700

2.  With P. aeruginosa it was around 2000 and after using Thieves it dropped to 1

3.  With S. aureus it was around 2300 and after using Thievers it dropped to 1000.

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How to Get a Free Bottle of Thieves Essential Oil

You can get a FREE 15 ml bottle of Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend with every order of 175 PV or more during January 19–February 15, 2009 – keep your family healthy throughout the rough winter months!

Young Living’s proprietary Thieves essential oil blend is a powerful combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils of: clove, cinnamon bark, rosemary, lemon, and Eucalyptus radiata essential oils. Proven effective against airborne bacteria, Thieves is the perfect oil to diffuse in your home, car, and office.

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9 Essential Oils for Every Home 

60 Easy Ways to Use Therapeutic-grade Essential Oils

Winterizing Your Home with Thieves Essential Oil and Products

Young Living Grapefruit Essential Oil Lift Spirits and More

This invigorating citrus oil has often been used both as a disinfectant, and as a digestive tonic. It is also widely regarded for its reputed ability to help get rid of excess cellulite and to aid with excess water retention.

Therapeutic-grade Grapefruit’s fresh citrusy aroma is uplifting and is often used to ease depression and anxiety.

Grapefruit blends well with basil, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender (lavender-grapefruit has a nice aroma), peppermint, rosemary, rosewood, and ylang ylang.

ORAC Score: 22,600 µTE/100g

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Clove Essential Oil Kills Oral Pathogens

Compounds from Clove essential oil (Syzygium aromaticum) inhibit growth of oral pathogens – Streptococcus mutans, Actinomyces viscosus, P. gingivalis, and P. intermedia.

The people on the island of Ternate were free from epidemics until the 16h century, when Dutch coquerors destroyed the clove trees that flourished on the island. Many islanders died from epidemics that followed.

Courmont et al. demonstrated that a solution of .05% eugenol from clove oil was suffucuent to kill tuberculosis bacillus (Gattefosse, 1990).

Medicinal Properties: anti-aging, antitumoral, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, analgesic/anesthetic, the most powerful antioxidant of anything known on earth (ORAC of 1,078,700 uTE/100g), anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, stomach protectant (ulcers), antiparasitic, anticonvulsant.

Uses: anti-aging, cardiovascular disease, athritis/rheumatism, hepatitis, intestinal parasites/infections, numbing all types of pain, throat/sinus/lung infections, cataracts, ulcers, lice, toothache, acne.

Compounds from Clove inhibit growth of oral pathogens Streptococcus mutans (the bacteria in our mouth that causes tartar/plaque/cavities is killed by Clove essential oil), Actinomyces viscosus, P. gingivalis, and P. intermedia.


“Based on the fact that I don’t have any tartar on my teeth and haven’t had a dental cleaning in 6 years is convincing evidence enough for me that the Thieves Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste and Thieves Mouthwash are completely responsible for erradicating that cavity and tartar producing bacteria from my mouth. All the more reason to avoid fluoride and all the other chemicals typically found in commercial toothpastes – yes, even those found in natural food stores are not 100% edible like the Thieves toothpaste!” ~ Evelyn

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Young Living’s Thieves essential oil contains Clove “bud”…

Both Young Living’s Thieves Toothpaste and KidScents Toothpaste also contain Thieves essential oil – and – they are edible!

Gift Idea – Thieves Edible Dental Care

Did You Know?

That many essential oil companies use the essential oil distilled from clove “leaves” or “bark” for their essential oil because it is cheaper?

While the essential oils from clove bark and leaves ‘may’ smell good to the untrained nose…

The truth is… ONLY the essential oil from the Clove ‘bud’ contains the beneficial constituents.

If you’re not using Clove essential oil that is distilled properly and from the ‘bud’ you are wasting your money and you’re NOT getting the therapeutic benefits you could be getting. This is one reason why Young Living Essential Oils are the best aromatherapy essential oils your money can buy.


Gift Idea – Young Living Essential Oil Roll-on

Aromatherapy Roll-On Gift Collection  

Aromatherapy Roll-On Gift Collection

A portable way to enjoy the benefits of Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils no matter where you are. The Holiday Roll-On Collection delivers mess-free aromatherapy essential oil application for on-the-go relief and relaxation.

The Young Living essential oil roll-on collection makes a perfect gift for those who are already into all-natural, organic, high quality products that are effective and long lasting. The essential Oil Roll-On Collection features Tranquil™, Valor®, and the new Breathe Again™ essential oil blends, perfect for your essential oil needs wherever you are during the holidays. 

Holiday Aromatherapy Roll-on Collection includes:

Breathe Again (fact sheet)

Is a proprietary blend of Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils specially formulated t support respiratory health. Ideal for invigorating the senses, Breathe Again is Young Living’s all-natural answer to fighting the congestion that accompanies winter sniffles. Well-known for supporting the respiratory system, the essential oils in Breathe Again aid in awakening the nasal passages and help reduce localized congestion discomfort.

Valor (fact sheet)

Valor aromatherapy roll-on is an empowering combination of Young Living’s therapeutic-grade essential oils. The essential oils of spruce, rosewood, blue tansy, and frankincense each contribute to this formula that increases feelings of strength and courage. Valor is one of Young Living’s most popular oil blends and is now available as a convenient and portable roll-on. Valor has been found to help the body self-correct it balance and alignment, known fondly in Young Living circles as “chiropractor in a bottle.” 

Tranquil (fact sheet)

Tranquil Essential Oil Roll-on is a proprietary blend of lavender, cedarwood, and Roman Chamomile therapeutic-grade aromatherapy essential oils. Formulated to calm and relax the body and mind. Tranquil is also uplifting and restorative, and a wonderful aid in helping get a restful nights sleep.

Whether you’re looking for one gift for three people on your list or a nice collection of practical essential oils for a loved one this gift collection can fit your shopping needs.

Visit my Young Living website to get the Roll-On Collection and browse other therapeutic-grade essential oil products that are practical and useful gifts for the holidays. 


Gift Idea – Holiday Essential Oil Collection

Holiday Oil Collection 


Holiday Oil Collection

Add some spice during the holidays with nature’s living energy. Young Living has combined nine of our most favorite wintertime Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils in the Holiday Oil Collection, perfect for introducing the benefits of essential oils to others or enjoying for yourself. Diffusing these pure essential oils to creates a peaceful, inviting atmosphere in your home and invoke thoughts of family, friends, and holiday memories. No matter which oil you choose, this collection makes creating the perfect holiday environment easier than ever—all at a $20 savings!

The Young Living Holiday Oil Collection includes:

The Holiday Oil Collection contains one 5ml bottle each of – Christmas Spirit™, Joy™, Cassia, Frankincense, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, and Pine.

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Other Gift Ideas

Essential Oil Roll-On’s

Buy or Make Lavender Foaming Hand Soap

Make Your Own Aromatherapy Creme Perfume

Thieves Edible Dental Care Kit


Young Living Eucalyptus Essential Oil Helps Respiratory Congestion

Eucalyptus oil comes from trees, usually from Australia. Young Living is now growing eucalyptus globulus in Ecuador and they are finding that the oils produced in Ecuador have more constituents in higher percentages than anywhere else in the world. Eucalyptus globulus grown in Ecuador tests 10 times more powerful than Eucalyptus globulus grown in Australia. Possible reasons for this are the high elevation, and the rich volcanic ash soil that they are grown in. Ecuador has more volcanoes than anywhere else in the world.   

· Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus dives are best applied topically or on the reflex points of the feet.

· Eucalyptus  radiata and Eucalyptus polybractea are more suitable for diffusing, inhalation, rectal, and douche applications. 

· All eucalyptus oils can be used as dietary supplements; however, total daily intake should not exceed 6 drops.

The scent of Eucalyptus is familiar to anyone that has consumed cough drops. Most Eucalyptus species are helpful for the respiratory tract and are useful in loosening and expectorating mucus.

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Lavender Essential Oil – a perfect gift

The French scientist René Gattefossé was the first to discover lavender’s ability to promote tissue regeneration and speed wound healing when he severely burned his arm in a laboratory accident. Today, lavender is one of the few essential oils to still be listed in the British Pharmacopoeia.

Medical Properties of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

Antiseptic, antifungal, analgesic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, vasodilating, relaxant, anti-inflammatory, reduces blood fat/cholesterol, combats excess sebum on skin.

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Eliminate Mold Using Young Living Essential Oils

Thieves essential oil was found to be far more effective at eliminating mold than any other mold treatment currently available, with an overall spore removal efficiency of 96.65%, and 100% spore removal efficiency for 17 species of mold, with long-term residual effects. Case study participants reported significant health improvements following the Thieves recommendations.TheraPro Diffuser, Thieves essential oil, Thieves Household Cleaner

“This [essential oil] blend contains Lemon, Cinnamon, Cloves, Eucalyptus and Rosemary. It is non-toxic and approved by the FDA for human consumption, There is scientific evidence that this same blend of therapeutic-grade essential oils also kills bacteria and viruses.” (Chao, Journal of Essential Oil Research, 1998)

Buying A Home – Buyer Beware!

I cannot tell you how many calls and emails I get from people who just bought a home only to discover there is a mold problem. Real Estate agents and sellers are suppose to devulge that info, but few do.

So, how to protect yourself as a home buyer… in your contract, very clearly state that the price is contingent upon a home inspection – AND – a mold inspection, yes put it in the contract!!! Otherwise, if you buy it and find there is a mold problem you could be sinking many thousands into claning it up and it can cost you your health. I’m serious about this.

I was contacted by a woman earlier this past summer who was calling on behalf of a family of 6 who had a severe mold problem in their home. They all ended up in the hospital, and the wife/mother suffered brain damage, she is now confined to a wheelchair and dozens of med’s for the rest of her life.

Toxic mold is NOT something to be taken lightly and it can kill you. If you have mold, clean it up, if you don’t have it yet prevent it with essential oils!

Here is a chilling ABC News story on mold and a home buyer

Some Facts on the Health Effects of Toxic Mold:

• 50% of buildings, both old and new, have Mold resulting in a 50-100% increase of it’s occupants having respiratory problems. – 2 Studies, Harvard and Johns Hopkins Universities

• 16 infants died from bleeding lungs in Cleveland, Ohio and every house where the infants lived had Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as Toxic Black Mold. - The Center for Disease Control

• 1 in 7 Americans suffers from acute fungal sinustis, resulting from exposure to mold. – Mayo Clinic

• Bleach, Ozone, and chemicals commonly used for mold issues are ineffective and are hazardous to your health. – US EPA and the American Industrial Hygiene Association

Mold in Cars

Many cars are sold every year that have been in floods and have mold. Yes, if your house has mold it can attach to you shoes and clothing and be brought in to your car daily. Yes, you can use Thieves essential oil, Household Cleaner and a diffuser to get mold out of your car. Here are two articles I wrote about it.. How to Get Mold Out of Your Car and Mold in Your Vehicle May Cause Fungal Infections

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Recipe to Make Your Own Essential Oil Kitchen Dish Soap

It is so easy to make your own aromatherapy / essential oil dish soap – and many other cleaning products. One BIG plus is that “you” control all of the ingredients – which means you end up with a completely nontoxic product for your sweetly scented  home safe home. Of course, you do not want your ‘green’ home efforts to be wasted so I recommend using an organic therapeutic-grade essential oil such as Young Living’scheaper essential oils DO contain chemicals and solvents, plus you will have to use so much that it will end up costing you more in the long run. Continue reading

Can You Raise Your Vibrational Frequency With Essential Oils?

by Young Living Essential Oils Distributor, Curt Siters

Ever since I learned about essential oils having a frequency I have tried to find information on how frequency would affect healing. To date all I have uncovered is a lot of quoting from one or two sources about what frequency is and what the  frequencies are of various oils. No one is even touching on how the frequency of an oil assists the healing process.

One of the erroneous quotes that I frequently came across is “Frequency is defined as a measurable rate of electrical energy flow that is constant between any two points.” That statement is more in line with the definition of voltage and not frequency.

Frequency, in the physical sense, is “the number of cycles or completed alternations per unit time of a wave or oscillation”  usually measured in cycles per second or Hertz, named after the physicist and not the car rental company. The most visible example  of frequency is a wave, be it on the ocean, lake or pond. The surface of the water goes up to a peak down to a trough and  back up to a peak. That is a cycle. How many times this happens in a second gives you the frequency. Another example would be  the pendulum on a clock. Continue reading

Window Cleaner Recipe Saves big Bucks and Your Health Over Time

Why expose your self to all of those horrible poisonous chemicals found in window cleaners when you don’t have to!? I stopped using Windex, I guess it’s got to be about 15 years now. I thought so silly to risk killing myself with those very toxic products when there were far safer and simpler ways.

All Natural Window Cleaner Recipe

White Vinegar

10-15 drops of Lemon Essential Oil


1 quart spray bottle (32 oz. size)

Fill bottle half way with vinegar and fill the balance of bottle with water and essential oil. Shake & Use.

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