I hope you are as excited as I am about the beauty of spring all around us.  I love seeing all the bright flowers popping up everywhere. It just puts the warmth into spring as it chases away the winter blues.  Even though it is still cold in the Pacific Northwest, the bright colors of spring somehow make up for that. I was even awakened by the birds chirping this morning and I realized how much I missed that.

With spring, however, comes the need to refresh my house and I found some wonderful essential oil life hacks to share with you. The best news is, they work! You know that rug you love but can't put into the washer? I have a few of these and with my dogs, well, they stink! I don't want to get rid of them because they are in great condition except for the odor of my furry friends. I mixed the combination of 2-3 drops each of ZAQ Peppermint Organic 100% Pure Essential Oil, ZAQ 100% Pure Lavender Essential OilZAQ 100% Pure Lemon Essential Oil, and ZAQ Geranium Organic 100% Pure Essential Oil into some borax or baking soda that can be sprinkled directly onto the carpet and vacuumed up after about 15 minutes. The freshness is amazing! I had no idea how bad they had gotten over the winter months.

During the winter we had family stay a week or so with us. Even though I don't allow smoking in my house, my relatives are smokers and the smell of cigarette smoke lingered in my guest room after they left. I tried this amazing hack and it worked like a charm. If this is a problem for you too, try this to free your room(s) from smoke odors.  Combine ZAQ Rosemary 100% Pure Organic Essential Oil, ZAQ Eucalyptus 100% Pure Essential Oil and ZAQ Tea Tree 100% Pure Essential Oil in water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, shake and spray around the room. Keeps those odors away and gives a wonderful scent that is pleasant to be around. 

One of the things I don't like in my house either is the smell of food odors that linger around way after a meal is served. I have found this great life hack to remove those odors so I don't mind cooking certain foods and worrying about the after-smell. This works great! In my diffuser, add a citrus oil of your choice (such as ZAQ Sweet Orange 100% Pure Essential Oil, ZAQ Lemon Organic 100% Pure Essential Oil, ZAQ Tangerine Organic 100% Pure Essential OilZAQ Lime Organic 100% Pure Essential Oil or ZAQ Pink Grapefruit 100% Pure Essential Oil), ZAQ Cinnamon Bark 100% Pure Essential Oil or your favorite clove essential oil and it will dispel bad foods smells that can linger in your home.  An added benefit is the clean, fresh, healthy scent it replaces the bad odors. 

I love these life hacks and I hope you will as well. It's just a great way to do a little spring cleaning without having to do much at all! If you have some amazing life hacks, please let me know.  I'd love to try them out!  

Happy Spring!


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