Cleaning Benefits of Lavender Oil

As well as being known as a fragrant oil, lavender oil has many uses. Here are some of Shannon's favourite:

A great fibre relaxant
It's fabulous for something Shannon describes as Bachelor Ironing, (ironing when you don’t want to). All you need to do is hang up your clothes after washing, then spray them with a light mist of lavender oil (one teaspoon) mixed with 1 litre of water in a spray bottle.

Insect repellant
You can also use this mixture as a personal insect repellent, by misting it on yours arms, legs etc and rubbing it in.

Keep bugs out of your home
If you want to keep bugs out of your home: put a couple of drops of lavender oil on some pantyhose and wipe it on your light bulbs while they’re off. When you turn them on and they warm up, the fragrance is released and it repels the bugs (while infusing the house with a pleasant aroma).

For more information and tips from Shannon, visit the Lush House show page here

You can find essential oils from your local supermarket, pharmacist, naturopath, health food stores or essential oil suppliers.

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I think I remember from the show that it's also good for general cleaning, I was inspired by your show several months ago and I bought 4 essential oils I keep on using regularly. I was already a person that would use natural products, after watching 'The Perfect Housewife', like vingegar and soda as a cleaning solution. Eversince I felt sick for days after using an oven cleaner, I try to go green as much as possible. The most surprising thing to me was that all these methods work, and even better than the well advertised chemicals.