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16 Essential Oils to Use When Cleaning Wood

Updated May 30, 2019 202 votes 55 voters 7.9k views16 items

The most popular essential oils for cleaning wood include: lavender, tea tree, lemon, orange, grapefruit, rosemary and tangerine. Aromatherapy can be used to clean wood in your home, including wood, cabinets, and furniture. For thousands of years, people have used essential oils for their beneficial healing properties. When properly applied or inhaled, they can relieve pain, provide antibacterial protection, and even aid in emotional therapy. So what are the best essential oils for cleaning wood?

The best essential oils for cleaning wood can be used in blends with water or vinegar to clean wood without damaging it. The healing effects of essential oils are limitless, whether you absorb them through massage, breath them through a diffuser, or inhale them directly from the bottle. The reason essential oils are so effective is because we have 50 million smell receptors in our nasal passageways. These connect directly to our brain’s limbic systems, which are responsible for our emotions and memories. In addition to the medical benefits of aromatherapy, it make us feel better simply because essential oils smell so nice!

This list discusses the best essential oils for cleaning wood. If you’ve ever tried aromatherapy to clean wood, vote up the essential oils that helped you most - and add any that I missed.
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    Jasmine Essential Oil (Jasminum officinale) Alleviates depression; enhances relaxation, relieving headaches and insomnia. There are no known dangerous side effects to using jasmine. Can be applied topically or diffused in a room.
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    Clary Sage

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    Clary Sage Essential Oil (also known as Esalarea) can be useful for upset stomach, stomach disorders, kidney disease and tumors when applied to the skin. There are no known side effects to using clary sage when taken in proper amounts. It can be taken internally (it aides as a flavor for food) and topically.
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  • Tangerine Essential Oil can be used for anxiety, insomnia, irritability, liver problems, digestive problems, parasites, fluid retention and obesity; it promotes happiness, is calming and helps with anxiety, nervousness and irritability. There are no known side effects to using this essential oil. It can be applied directly to the body, used in a diffuser or taken internally.
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    Rose Essential Oil (Rosa damascena) Stimulates the mind and helps promote a sense of well-being. If you are going to apply this oil on its own topically you need only a slight dab. This is likely to be an oil you will use in a blend, rather than on its own.
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