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Keeping Germs Away Naturally

Clean, Fresh, and Friendly Essential Oil Blend Sprays: A spritz will do it!

Keeping germs at bay with essential oils can be a very pleasant experience. The bathroom is a place where there are many types of germs that cause challenges or illness. This includes stomach illnesses, pathogens that spread by contaminated food, skin and other mold and mildew ailments. The good news is that if you clean your bathroom regularly and wash your hands long enough all will be well.

Wash Your Hands

According to the 20 second rule applies. “Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.”

Keep the air fresh with real medical grade essential oils

I have a strong affinity to the scent of spruce and pine. Have you ever noticed how clean and fresh the boughs of a Christmas tree make the air smell? Essential oils disinfect the air, boost your immunity and make the room smell delightful. Natural air fresheners are the way to go. I recommend you ditch the commercial air fresheners that just replace odors with chemicals and use natural methods to cleanse the air in your home.

There are a number of The Crystal Garden Brand Essential Oil Blends and Sprays that work well for all the right reasons.

Spray a Spritz!

Whether you are in your personal bathroom or in an airplane, the following aromatic mists are perfect to keep the germs and odors at bay. In the bathroom I recommend you spray a spritz before you go and one after you go. It’s profound how well these work for odors and also for the unseen bacteria, viruses and beyond.

Here are just a few of my favorites:

Auntie M’s Kitchen & Bathroom Disinfecting Spray 4 oz.

Auntie M’s Kitchen & Bathroom Disinfecting Spray 4 oz.

Use Auntie M’s Kitchen and Bath as an antiseptic and disinfecting essential oil spray to cleanse bacteria, mold, parasites and insects from kitchen and bathroom hard surfaces. Keep a clean environment at home and when you travel with this spicy natural antifungal and antimicrobial essential oil spray.

Auntie M’s Bed Linen & Air Freshener Essential Oil Blend 4 oz

Auntie M’s Bed Linen & Air Freshener Essential Oil Blend 4 oz

Use Auntie M’s Bed and Air Freshener as an all-natural bed linen spray, air freshener and car air freshener. This aromatherapy spray is beneficial for allergy and asthma sufferers. The gentle scent reduces cooking, pet and bathroom odors.

This combination of essential oils also works on the mental and emotional level as well as the physical level to bring joy and happiness to the home, bedroom, and anywhere you spray it!

In case you were wondering, Auntie M is me, Margaret Ann Lembo, award winning aromatherapist and author.

Evergreen Spray  2 oz.

Evergreen Spray 2 oz.

Use Evergreen Spray which is a forest fresh scent to release negativity and emotional upsets. Allow the emerald-green energy to raise your vibration to restore body, mind, and spirit. Cleanse your space with this antiseptic spray for relief of respiratory challenges. A perfect aromatherapy combination for the Winter Holidays and to clean your counter tops with a pine and spruce.

Make Your Own Spray!

It’s easy to make your own spray to mist around your house. Choose essential oils like lemon, pine, orange, eucalyptus, tea tree, lavender, niaouli, and so many others that have antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial therapeutic qualities. It’s easy to find out which essential oils have these qualities. Simply go to and type the therapeutic quality you want into the search bar on the upper left side bar. You’ll receive plenty of good results to choose from.

Fill a 2 oz bottle with water.

Add 3 ML (Three milliliters is about 60 drops of essential oil) of a single note oil or make a synergistic blend using your favorite essential oils.

If you decide to make a synergistic blend, start out with about three or four essential oils so you can test out your formula. Keep track of how many drops of each oil you use so you can recreate it again.

Twist on the sprayer, shake well, and spray away! I recommend you label your bottle as soon as you complete your special spray.

Many commercial popular disinfectants are not natural substances. There are no regulations regarding marketing the words like natural aromatherapy and these misleading words tend to portray that they are healthy and natural. Some “fresheners” add additional burdens to the liver and immune system.

You have choices. Do a little more research and choose wisely to maintain a healthy home, office, airplane, hotel room, car – or anywhere that you are!


Margaret Ann LemboMargaret Ann Lembo is the author of The Essential Guide to Aromatherapy and Vibrational Healing (Llewellyn Worldwide. March 2016). She is a spiritual entrepreneur, aromatherapist and the owner of The Crystal Garden.


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Aromatherapy for the Winter Blues

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Aromatherapy for the Winter Blues

Aromatherapy for the Winter Blues

This is the ‘season’ with quite a bit of hustle and bustle. Nostalgia of times gone by or sadness due to sad memories, loss of a loved one, and dealing with winter can add to the depression, sadness and loneliness. You or your friends and family may need healthy assistance in raising your spirits and to find ways get some relief from the stresses of everyday life.

The Winter Holidays are a time when we are ‘supposed’ to be happy and have fun which adds another pressure to many – the pressure to act happy during a time they are sad or depressed. At the end of the year, many people reflect on what they have achieved or accomplished during the past year and may feel the blues or low self-confidence. Keep this in mind and be gentle with yourself. Also, remember that many people will act or react differently than normal because of sadness or stress that is hidden below the surface. Here are some essential oil blends to help you at this time of year.


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