We think of this as a spring cleaning blend. 5ml $22
◊Fill medium size spray bottles with an ounce plain Olive Castile Soap, 5 drops of the Detox Blend, and the rest with water and keep one in the kitchen and one by the toilet.
◊Add one drop to an entire bucket of hand-washables.
◊Fill a 2 oz spray bottle (a recycled toner bottle works well) with distilled water, 3 drops Detox blend and 2 drops lavender. This is perfect for refreshing linens, masking the scent of the kitty-box and as an ironing mist (though I would test it out first--in a non-conspicuous area-- for silks and delicates).
◊For someone who is trying to “break” a habit (smoking, snacking, face-picking), a whiff of the Detox blend can be a lovely reminder and distraction to bring you back to the present moment and analyze your actions.
All essential oils are intense distillations that procure the smallest, most concentrated “essence” of an herb. These essences are so precious that it can take up to 1 lb of plant material to make 1 drop of essential oil, and should be used with respect & discretion. By nature, they have excellent anti-bacterial and preservative qualities, though any concoction that includes aloe or water will still be unstable & have a short shelf life. Therefore, it is best to make small batches using steam-distilled water, store in a well-labeled airtight container (preferably in a dark, cool place) & used within a couple of months.