After working on the car, dad’s hands are likely covered in hard-to-remove grease.
Try giving him this hand degreaser with lemon essential oil!
Time: 2 minutes
Servings: Yield=1/4 cup
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. Epsom salt (or other salt)
- 4-6 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
Mix all ingredients in a 2 oz. glass bottle or salve jar. To use, shake bottle to mix ingredients, dump out a little on hands and rub together
Note: Applying a moisturizing lotion before the degreaser always makes cleanup easier.
MORE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR DAD:
Oils for Reducing Paint Fumes: Do you hate breathing in the paint fumes while painting and can still smell them for days afterward? Try adding a citrus oil or blend to the paint before painting. (One 15 ml bottle will work for a 5-gallon bucket.) Stir occasionally, as the oils may rise to the top if using a water-based paint.
Seasonal Discomfort Relief: Yard work is often on a Dad’s task list, but sometimes being outside gets his seasonal discomfort acting up. A blend of Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint will help with this. Other essential oils that may help with seasonal discomforts are: Melaleuca, Roman Chamomile, Melissa, Patchouli, and Eucalyptus.
Stress–Relieving Oils: Dad can have a lot of stress due to the many pressures that come with providing for and taking care of his family. Essential oils can be very beneficial for relieving stress. Oils that may help with stress are Lavender, Lemon, Bergamot, Grapefruit, Geranium, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile, or Frankincense.
Energy–Boosting Oils: After a long day at work, Dad may need some energy-boosting oils so he can play with the kids and spend some “Daddy Time” with them. The following oils may help with boosting energy levels: White Fir, Peppermint, Lemon, Basil, Thyme, Rosemary, Orange, Lemongrass, or Eucalyptus.
Oils for Relaxing: Above all, even Dads need time to relax. Maybe Dad enjoys soaking in the bathtub, or maybe he just needs some time to lie on the grass and take a nap. Whatever he does to relax, essential oils can always enhance the experience. The following oils that may help with relaxation: Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Massage Blend, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Clary Sage. If adding the oils to a bath, mix them first with some bath gel or Epson salts so they can disperse more easily throughout the bathwater.
These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Essential Oil products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any essential oil product.