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The Ultimate Essential Oils for a Green Home Quiz
by Staff
Mmmmm -- inhale that scent. It's invigorating...or is it relaxing...or is it energizing? Essential oils are incredibly versatile. They can be used in aromatherapy, for pest control, or they can be added to cleaning solutions, soaps and salves to add fragrance and increase effectiveness. Take our quiz to learn more about essential oils.

Where are essential oils usually derived from?

  • plants
  • animals
  • precious stones

Which groups of people are advised not to inhale essential oils?

  • children under two
  • elderly people
  • pregnant or nursing women

What can't be mixed with essential oils?

  • alcohol
  • other oils
  • water

What are the core group of essential oils?

  • eucalyptus, lavender, citrus and peppermint
  • vanilla, eucalyptus, lavender and patchouli
  • patchouli, peppermint, lavender and citrus

What powers does eucalyptus oil have?

  • disinfecting powers
  • energizing powers
  • healing powers

For maximum effect as an insect repellant, how should you use lavender oil?

  • Use it on clothes as opposed to straight on the skin.
  • Combine it with eucalyptus and clove oil.
  • Reapply it every half an hour.

If your home has a terrible smell, what can you do to eliminate it?

  • Soak tissues in an essential oil and place them in strategic places.
  • Open up little bottles of essential oils and place them in strategic places.
  • Put a few drops of any essential oil in a pot of water and simmer on the stove.

What makes an effective vermin (mice and ant) repellant?

  • citrus oil
  • peppermint oil
  • lavender oil

What can you use to polish wooden furniture?

  • citrus oil
  • lemon juice
  • lavender oil

Which oil makes an effective sticky-label-remover?

  • eucalyptus oil
  • citrus oil
  • peppermint oil