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Essential oils are catching on as a natural way to spruce up your home. However, many people are unaware of the full array of uses for essential oils in the household.

In this article, we’ll cover some of those uses that you may not have heard of, and give you some tips on which essential oils are the best to use.

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are the result of distilling large amounts of herbs, spices, or other plant-based materials. There are dozens of essential oils commercially available and they all emit strong aromas that can be used in multiple ways.

When buying oils, it’s important to check the labels to make sure you are buying 100% pure essential oils. Many companies dilute their oils in a carrier oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil. While this isn’t inherently bad, it does probably mean you’re getting less for your dollar due to being diluted.

Aside from smelling nice, essential oils are often used for aromatherapy and other medicinal uses. However, be aware that they are not intended as a treatment for any medical condition.

Similarly, some oils might cause an allergic reaction in some individuals. So, be careful when spraying them in the air or using them on your skin if you think you might be allergic to a certain oil.

Which oils are best for use around the home?

There are dozens or even hundreds of essential oils that have various scents and uses. However, some are more pleasant and suitable for the home than others.

The main essentials that serve a number of uses around the home are:

  • Lavender

  • Lemon

  • Tea Tree

  • Peppermint

  • Pine

  • Lemongrass

  • Patchouli

  • Bergamot

  • Eucalyptus

  • Tangerine

There are various kits available online that include some or all of the oils listed above, or you can buy them individually from retailers.

Household uses for essential oils

There are many uses for essential oils around the home. They include:

  • Used as an air freshener with an oil diffuser. These diffusers humidify the air while diffusing the oil into the room, resulting in a pleasant aroma.

  • Mixed with water or alcohol to make a fabric spray. You can find several formulas for creating a fabric spray. However, the easiest way to quickly freshen up the sofa or carpet is to mix 10% oil to 90% water or ethanol and put the mixture into a spray bottle.

  • As a natural cleaning product. Lemon, lime, lavender, and peppermint all make great additions to a homemade cleaning solution. Diluted with water and vinegar, many essential oils can be used to freshen up a countertop or scrub a sink.

  • Spruce up your clean laundry/linen. You can put a couple of drops of lavender onto a damp washcloth and put this in your dryer with your clothes to give them a nice fragrance. This works particularly well if you use unscented laundry detergent. However, be sure not to go overboard--essential oils are strong and some can cause skin irritation.

  • Refrigerator deodorant. The best way to get rid of the smell of a refrigerator is to give it a thorough cleaning. But afterward, help keep it smelling clean longer by putting several drops of lemongrass into a small bowl with baking soda. Stir the baking soda on occasion to release the lemongrass fragrance.



185 Cotuit, Sandwich, MA 02537

Mobile Home

$84,000
Price

2
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Rear opportunity to own this spacious camper on one o the largest waterfront parcel of land in this gated resort community. 1 bedroom with king size bed. 1 full bathroom. Fully applianced kitchen with dishwasher.Washer/dryer combo. New bamboo floors in a living/ dining room area. A lot of storage space. Screened porch and 3 season room. The property offers 2 levels of entertainment. Enjoy your BBQ's on a huge deck or gather your guest on the lower level around campfire for marshmallow and story times. Just a few steps down is your privet beach, where you can fish, boat and jet ski or enjoy the most beautiful sunsets that you've ever seen. Brand new: water heater, electrical transformer, Resort offers; 2 public beaches, swimming pool with kids area and more. Don't miss this opportunity. Please join us for an open house on 8/12-8/13 from 11am to 4pm. Mention Open House Hill 9 at the gate
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Are you getting ready to add your house to the real estate market? Before you list your residence, it may be worthwhile to interview several real estate agents.

Hiring the right real estate agent can make a world of difference for any home seller, at any time. In fact, with the right real estate agent at your disposal, you can increase the likelihood of a quick, seamless and profitable home selling experience.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to interview various real estate agents prior to listing your home, and these include:

1. You can find a real estate agent who makes you feel comfortable.

It's one thing to read a real estate agent's online profile; it's another to actually sit down, interview a real estate agent and find out whether you're comfortable working with this housing market professional.

When it comes to finding a real estate agent to help you sell your home, nothing beats a face-to-face interview. This meeting will enable you to learn about a real estate agent's personality and demeanor and ask this person how he or she will approach the process of selling your home.

Setting up meetings with several real estate agents will enable you to evaluate a wide range of housing market professionals. Then, you can select a real estate agent who makes you feel good about the home selling process.

2. You can employ a real estate agent with extensive industry experience.

Allocating the necessary time and resources to assess a real estate agent's experience is paramount. That way, you can find out if a real estate agent has what it takes to sell your home and optimize its value.

With several real estate agent interviews, you can evaluate multiple housing market professionals and their respective industry experience. As a result, you'll be better equipped than ever before to hire a real estate expert to help you sell your residence.

3. You can work with a real estate agent who won't take "No" for an answer.

The right real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to assist you in any way possible. If you meet with multiple real estate agents, you can find one who is dedicated to excellence in everything that he or she does.

Ideally, you should try to hire a real estate agent who is persistent and pays attention to even the minor details. This housing market professional won't take "No" for an answer, and as such, can help you overcome myriad challenges throughout the home selling process.

Of course, during real estate agent interviews, you should ask a housing market professional how he or she handles tough situations. Whether it's a difficult negotiation with a homebuyer or a slow housing market, the right real estate agent will know how to handle adversity time and time again.

Kick off real estate agent interviews today – you'll be glad you did. And once you find the right real estate agent, you should have no trouble listing your home and getting the best price for it.



127 Boylston st, Watertown, MA 02472

Rental

$2,800
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Great Watertown location. This massive 2000 sq.f 4 bedrooms 2 bathroom duplex is on second and third floors of a 2 family house. New modern kitchen with SS appliances. The third floor was recently gut renovated with marble bathroom and a huge in unit laundry room. The unit has 2 living rooms, dining room. 3 season porch. 1 car garage and one parking outside. 5 minute walk to Mt. Auburn st with easy transport to Boston. Right across a street from Hosmer Elementry school. Snow removal and landscaping included. Cats ok.
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185 Cotuit, Sandwich, MA 02537

Mobile Home

$85,000
Price

2
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Rear opportunity to own this spacious camper on one o the largest waterfront parcel of land in this gated resort community. 1 bedroom with king size bed. 1 full bathroom. Fully applianced kitchen with dishwasher.Washer/dryer combo. New bamboo floors in a living/ dining room area. A lot of storage space. Screened porch and 3 season room. The property offers 2 levels of entertainment. Enjoy your BBQ's on a huge deck or gather your guest on the lower level around campfire for marshmallow and story times. Just a few steps down is your privet beach, where you can fish, boat and jet ski or enjoy the most beautiful sunsets that you've ever seen. Brand new: water heater, electrical transformer, Resort offers; 2 public beaches, swimming pool with kids area and more. Don't miss this opportunity. Please join us for an open house on 8/12-8/13 from 11am to 4pm. Mention Open House Hill 9 at the gate
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