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The 6 Best Essential Oil for Household Uses: Benefits, Descriptions, and 20+ Recipes!

Ever wonder why chemical cleaning products always come scented with lemons and the like? It’s not just to make them more pleasant on the nose. While some manufacturers use synthetic fragrances on their products, others get their scents straight from the source: essential oils. Studies about the diverse properties of essential oils have led many manufacturers to add them as ingredients not just for their fragrance value but also for how they could increase the products’ cleaning and disinfecting power.

But they, and us by extension, might have been doing it the other way around. Instead of making add-ons out of nature’s very own line of antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-everything-bad cleaners, we might be better-served to put them on center-stage from the very beginning and then use other natural chemicals to aid in their dirt-and-grime-busting quest.

A quick internet search would tell you there’s an ever-growing awareness of this, and a full-blown revolution is in the works.

More and more households are shunning commercial products in favor of household cleaners they made all on their own.

And it isn’t even all about protecting their homes from harmful chemicals while also protecting nature—though of course that’s very important too; where would we all be if we don’t?—it’s also about protecting their family’s purse from being bled dry by household products that cost a lot.

Order and cleanliness of our surroundings have significant impacts on our productivity and mental state. Photo Source: Pixabay

One of the advantages of making your very own cleaners is how much cheaper it is by comparison. In most cases, you won’t have to buy much else—nearly all you could need is already in the house, and it’s just a matter of mixing them up. However, if you’re already combining vinegar with water in place of bleach, you're probably aware that while it does work, it doesn't have the most pleasing scent out there. But you're on the right track, and if you simply add essential oils to all your DIY cleaners, you’ll be all set.

As we’ve already stated, aromatherapy and helping with physical ails aren’t all essential oils are good for. Their nature-concocted properties lend themselves well to making the air and various household surfaces smelling great while also making them spick-and-span down to the micro-level. Nearly every essential oil can be put to such uses, but some do stand out from the pack. Here are our picks for the top six essential oils for household uses.

We did a side-by-side comparison with two of the world's biggest essential oil brands.

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Essential Oils for Household Uses

1. Peppermint Essential Oil

This staple oil isn’t just great for helping ease your tired body while also rejuvenating your senses. Peppermint essential oil has powerful antiseptic properties that could work great for disinfecting surfaces while also lifting up dirt and grime. Plus, its cool and soothing scent would not be taken amiss by anyone at any time or in any place.

Learn more about peppermint essential oil.

If employed as an air freshener, peppermint oil would also give you the added benefit of driving bugs away because it’s also a natural insect repellent. You can use it on its own, but this oil blends well with other essential oils in this article.

Which other essential oils blend well with peppermint oil?

2. Lemon Essential Oil

Here’s another household name (sorry about that, we couldn’t resist) in the world of all-around cleaners. Lemon essential oil has been around for a long time. Its uses and benefits have been tested and proven real by history, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that its reputation is enduring even to this day. Take advantage of lemon essential oil’s reliably constant cleaning prowess by putting it to literally any household use you could think of.

Learn more about lemon essential oil.

We’ve listed recipes later on in this article, but we’re telling you now, we’ve listed so many of them that even house-cleaning gods and goddesses might cry uncle. So take your time reading about the rest of the dirt-busting essential oils first.

Which other essential oils blend well with lemon oil?

3. Eucalyptus Essential Oil

The essential oil of eucalyptus is said to be one of those no-middle-ground things. But whether you love it or you hate it, there’s no denying its cleaning power, not to mention its other beneficial properties to the mind and body. From dust mites in your couches and mattresses to the pests in your cupboards, there’s precious little that could get past this powerful natural repellent. If you do end up being on the side that hates its camphor scent, however, not to worry. Eucalyptus essential oil blends quite well with other essential oils, so you could simply mask its scent with the others and still enjoy its many household-guarding benefits.

Learn more about eucalyptus essential oil.

4. Lavender Essential Oil

This one needs no introduction. Aside from being famed for its soothing and calming scent, lavender essential oil is also a great insect repellent, surface disinfectant, and air-sanitizing spray. Use it on its own or blend it with other essential oils—use it for all sorts of purposes and more. One thing that won’t vary is how much you can enjoy its pleasing fragrance in the process.

Which other essential oils blend well with lavender oil?

5. Tea Tree Essential Oil

Nowadays, the popularity of tea tree essential oil is right up there with lavender. But it’s not just a potent antibacterial solution for skin problems and the like, it can also be a homemaker’s go-to when it comes to disinfecting the spaces the whole family moves in. Whether as a spray cleaner or a general deodorizer, there’s almost no household use that tea tree essential oil won’t be able to live up to.

Learn more about tea tree essential oil.

6. Lime Essential Oil

A near-relative of lemon, lime essential oil also comes with many, if not more, germ-fighting uses around the house. That makes it perfect if lemon-scented anything has become too familiar and you want a variation that’s still refreshingly citrusy. But you know what else there is to lime? Among citruses, it’s this one that is the most powerful against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Other citruses too, of course, but it’s lime that stands out. So though it’s often lesser-favored, lime most certainly isn’t a lesser citrus: it packs a bagful of benefits that might come as a great surprise.

Learn more about lime essential oil.

Check out Aroma Foundry's whole range of pure and all-natural essential oils.


While majority of the recipes in the following section aren’t intended for use on the body, it is still advisable to exercise caution. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not be exposed even to the scent of some essential oils, as some of them may be harmful to their babies while others have menstruation-inducing and/or anti-fertility properties. If you or someone in your home is medicating, please consult with a qualified professional prior to extensive use.

The recipes listed in this article almost always call for proper essential oil dilution, so the resulting products are relatively safe to get on your skin. As an added safety measure, however, it is recommended that you wear protective gloves while cleaning, especially since essential oils won’t be the only chemical you’ll be handling.

The same properties that make cleaning substances useful may also cause issues to our skin. Using gloves is a basic precautionary method in handling them. Photo Source: Pixabay

Some recipes also call for essential oil blending. Essential oils, especially cold-pressed citruses, are highly concentrated by nature and can be corrosive. As such, it is inadvisable to use plastic or ordinary bottles to mix or store them in. Invest in safety and a longer shelf-life by stocking up on reusable light-filtering glass bottles. For thinly diluted and quick-to-run-out solutions, bigger containers may do just fine. For those that won’t be used up at once, it is highly advisable to protect them from sunlight when stored as some oils’ phototoxicity might cause them to lose potency and/or make them dangerous for further use.

Treat essential oil cleaning products as you would commercial ones and store away from children’s and pets’ reach. Avoid getting the oils in mucous membranes such as the eyes. In case of contact, flush with water. If undiluted essential oils gets on the skin, however, use carrier agents like coconut or olive oil to dilute and eventually wash them away. And like we’d always advise when using oils topically, perform a patch test—this time for your furniture and other surfaces—in an out-of-sight corner before any extensive use.

Cleaning may be a burden to some people, but it is fulfilling and even fun to others. Photo Source: Pixabay

How to Use Essential Oils All Around the Household

How do you put essential oils to use in the household? We tried to count the ways, but we had to stop at around twenty or so. There’s a lot you could do with essential oils in and out of your home. We’re just using the six essential oils that Aroma Foundry has bundled in a nifty 6-pack and we already arrived at this many variations for their household use. If you think you can handle being flooded with just some recipe examples, then feel free to dive right in.

You can use essential oils...

1. As sprays

1.1. Multi-purpose spray cleaner

You'll need:

    • 2 cups hydrogen peroxide (3%)
    • 3 drops lavender essential oil
    • 3 drops lemon essential oil  
    • 1 drop peppermint essential oil
    • Fine mist spray bottle


    1. First, blend the essential oils together in an airtight and sun-protected bottle and leave for a few minutes up to half an hour to fully meld.
    2. Add the hydrogen peroxide. Screw the nozzle lid on and shake well before every use.
    3. To get the most out of this combination, leave it on for a few minutes after spraying and then wipe the surface clean with a rag.

NOTE: This recipe and all that follows may be doubled or tripled by adjusting the amount of each ingredient accordingly.

1.2. All-around spray sanitizer

You'll need:

    • 1 cup distilled water 
    • 1 cup white vinegar 
    • 15 drops lemon essential oil 
    • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
    • ½ tsp dish soap
    • Fine mist spray bottle


    1. Blend the drops of essential oils together (preferably in a separate glass bottle as cold-pressed citruses can corrode plastic), then add the other ingredients.
    2. Shake well before each use. Use the spray on surfaces that need attention. Leave the solution on for a couple of minutes then wipe clean with a rag.
    3. The spray may also be used as a leave-on solution for sinks, toilets bowls, pipes and the like. Scrub or wash it off afterwards.
Cleaning tools also need good maintenance and should be replaced regularly. Photo Source: Pixabay

1.3. Heavy-duty cleaning spray

You'll need:

    • 1 cup distilled water 
    • 2 tbsps white vinegar
    • ½ tsp borax
    • 8 drops lavender essential oil
    • 8 drops lemon essential oil
    • Fine mist spray bottle


    1. Heat the water just enough so the borax would dissolve in it thoroughly.
    2. Add the vinegar to the mixture, then let it cool down before transferring the solution to the bottle.
    3. In a separate glass bottle, blend in the drops of essential oils until they’ve melded. Add this to the bottle mixture, cap and shake well.

Spray this solution anywhere that needs just a bit more muscle to clean. Anywhere except glass windows and mirrors, that is. You may use another formulation for that, which we’d also tackle later on.

You may also substitute other blends of essential oils for this, as well as vary the number of drops for each depending on the scent you want to smell more of or the accompanying benefit you want to simultaneously receive as you clean. Examples include the minty and invigorating combination of peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils or the cheerful, citrusy burst of blended lemon and lime.

Spray bottles can dispense your cleaning mixtures in an even and consistent distribution. Photo Source: Pixabay

1.4. Anti-mineral-buildup spray

You'll need:

    • 1 ½ cups distilled water
    • 1 cup white vinegar
    • ½ cup rubbing alcohol
    • 15 drops tea tree essential oil 
    • 10 drops lime essential oil
    • 1 tsp dish soap
    • Fine mist spray bottle


    1. Blend the drops of essential oils together, let them meld in a glass bottle for a time before combining it with the other ingredients in the spray bottle.
    2. Screw on the cap and shake well before each use.

This solution is best used on shower doors that tend to accumulate suds as well as other particles from the water itself. Spray this on the glass doors and on any corner of the shower room where minerals and other particles might build up.

1.5. Glass windows and mirrors spray cleaner

You'll need:

    • 1 ½ cups distilled water
    • 2 tbsps white vinegar
    • 2 tbsps vodka or rubbing alcohol
    • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
    • Fine mist spray bottle


    1. Combine everything in the bottle and shake well.
    2. Spritz on glass surfaces like mirrors and windows, or even on glass table tops and stainless steel counters.
    3. Leave on for a few minutes. Wipe to an optimum shine using old newspapers or paper towels.
In addition to cleaning the air, plants also provide an aesthetic touch to your home. Photo Source: Pixabay

1.6. Heavy-duty glass and window spray cleaner

You'll need:

    • ¾ cup distilled water
    • ¾ cup vodka or rubbing alcohol
    • ½ tsp dish soap or dishwashing liquid
    • 15 drops tea tree essential oil
    • Fine mist spray bottle


    1. In the spray bottle, combine all the ingredients.
    2. Cap and shake well before each use.
    3. Spray this solution on glass windows with stubborn streaks of mineral and dirt build-up. Let it set for a few minutes before wiping it off with recycled newspapers or a rag.

1.7. General air deodorizer

You'll need:

    • 1 ½ cups distilled water
    • ¼ cup rubbing alcohol
    • 20 drops lavender essential oil
    • 8 drops lemon essential oil
    • Fine mist spray bottle


    1. Blend the essential oils in a glass bottle until they’ve melded.
    2. Add the blend to the bottle of combined alcohol and water, screw the cap tight, and shake well before every use.
    3. Spray the solution on any space that needs freshening.

For a longer-lasting effect, substitute the rubbing alcohol with high-proof alcohol like vodka, but it’s not necessary nor recommended if there’s children in the house. Vanilla extract could work the same way. With the original solution, spray as much and as often as needed.

Microfiber towels were developed to effectively wipe away microscopic dirt particles. Photo Source: Pixabay

You are also free to substitute other essential oils with this recipe. Mix things up with your preferred scents, or get into the spirit of any season by flavoring your air with aromas that complement each one. Here are examples of other blends you could try:

Citrusy menthol

    • 15 drops peppermint essential oil
    • 8 drops lime essential oil
    • 6 drops lemon essential oil

Herb garden

    • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
    • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
    • 8 drops lavender essential oil

1.8. Ant-repellent spray

You'll need:

    • ⅓ cup distilled water
    • 25 drops tea tree essential oil
    • 25 drops peppermint essential oil
    • 10 drops lime essential oil
    • Fine mist spray bottle


    1. In the glass bottle, blend the essential oils together and let sit for a few minutes as they meld.
    2. Add the distilled water, screw on the lid, and shake well before every use.
    3. Spray the solution everywhere you see ants gathering. Repeat as often as needed.

OPTIONAL: Use only half of the water and substitute the other half with a high-proof alcohol like vodka. The number of drops for each essential oil must also be halved. Including alcohol in the mix would facilitate the dispersing of the oil into the solution and would make the effects last longer. It might even serve to kill the ants on contact if used in a higher concentration. But killing even such tiny creatures isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, however pesky they are. The choice is up to your needs.

Germs can get in contact with the body through toys and other articles frequently touched by children. Photo Source: Pixabay

1.9. Children’s toys sanitizer

You'll need:

    • 1 cup distilled water
    • 1 cup white vinegar
    • 30 drops lavender essential oil
    • Spray bottle


    1. Mix all the ingredients in the bottle and shake well before each use.
    2. Only use on toys that won’t be ruined by liquids. Simply spray all over whatever needs sanitizing, leave on for a few minutes, and wipe it all cleanly off with a cloth.

Vinegar is a standard cleaner and sanitizer in many households, but it can be stinky and is therefore unfit on its own for disinfecting children’s toys. Lavender essential oil will help mask the scent while also boosting the solution’s sanitizing power because of its own germ-fighting properties.

Restrooms require constant cleaning due to the frequency and nature of their usage. Photo Source: Pixabay

1.10. Air freshener recipes for every occasion (and location)

You'll need:

    • ¼ cup distilled water
    • 2 tbsps high-proof alcohol like vodka
    • 15 drops lemon essential oil (or any fragrant EO of your choice)
    • Spray bottle


    1. Pour the distilled water onto the bottle and add the alcohol.
    2. Next, add the drops of essential oil, screw on the cap, and shake vigorously.
    3. To start, spray in the bathroom air as much as needed, as often as needed.

This air freshening spray may also be used anywhere else, of course, but the bathroom could probably use a dedicated bottle. Note that this formula may also be used as a surface cleaner, but it must be wiped off after every application.

For outdoors, adapt the above recipe and simply substitute tea tree essential oil or eucalyptus essential oil (or both!) and use as insect deterrent. It can also be used in dark, often-ignored spaces like sink cupboards where pests might be making themselves at home.

Please note that this formula is not recommended for topical use. For a household solution that could specifically target bugs and pests and may be applied to the skin…

1.11. Anti-bug hand spray

You'll need:

    • 4 tbsps distilled water
    • 2 tbsps rubbing alcohol
    • 1 tbsp jojoba or fractionated coconut oil
    • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
    • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
    • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
    • Spray bottle


    1. Blend the essential oils together in the bottle and let them meld for a time.
    2. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Cap and shake well before each use.

It could work as a general repellent or something to spray all over your clothes, but because of the presence of skin-friendly oils like jojoba or coconut and because the essential oils are properly diluted, it may also be sprayed on your skin.

Essential oils can be added not only to liquid mixtures but also to powders, waxes, and salts. Photo Source: Pixabay

2. As soaps and detergents

2.1. Dish soap for handwashing

You'll need:

    • 1 ½ cups distilled water
    • ¼ cup vegetable glycerin
    • ¼ cup flakes of unscented soap
    • 15 drops lemon essential oil
    • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
    • 5 drops lavender essential oil
    • Push pump bottle


    1. Boil water until it’s piping hot.
    2. If you haven’t yet, coarsely grate any kind of unscented soap (Ivory seems popular for this), then add the resulting flakes to the hot water. Stir until the soap flakes dissolve completely. In case they don’t, subject the mixture to a low heat to help the flakes along.
    3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for about five minutes.
    4. Stirring continuously, gradually add the vegetable glycerin into the mixture.
    5. Top it all off with the drops of essential oils that have been blended in a separate glass bottle beforehand. Stir the blend in thoroughly.
    6. Allow the entire mixture to cool. Clumps may form as it does, so remember to break those up to achieve a uniform gel-like consistency.
    7. Pour everything into the soap-dispensing bottle and use like any store-bought dish soap when you’re washing dishes by hand.

Note that this solution might not work as well for dishwashers. For that, a better choice could be…

Glasswares are much easier to clean than plastic utensils and containers due to their adsorbent properties. Photo Source: Pixabay

2.2. Detergent for automatic dishwashers

For a liquid formula, you’ll need:

    • ½ cup distilled water
    • ½ cup dishwashing liquid (you can use the homemade recipe above for this, though depending on your particular formulation, it might not prove strong enough. You can either add more or simply use a measure of store-bought dishwashing liquid.)
    • ½ cup baking soda
    • ½ cup borax
    • 10 drops lime or lemon essential oil
    • 5 drops lavender essential oil
    • Push pump bottle


    1. Bring water to a boil and add the baking soda and borax. Stir until fully dissolved.
    2. Allow the mixture to cool, then add the liquid detergent. Blend the essential oils in a separate bottle beforehand, let it sit and meld while the rest is happening, and then stir the blend in thoroughly to the mixture.
    3. Transfer to the prepared container. Use 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time.
Be sure to always use reliable containers for cleaning products. Photo Source: Pixabay

For a powder formula, you’ll need:


    1. Combine the powders in the jar, shake a bit to achieve homogeneity, then add the drops of your preferred essential oil.
    2. Give the jar another good shake to make sure the essential oils coat every last grain.
    3. Add 2 to 4 scoops at a time in your dishwasher’s soap compartment, but reduce the amount if you observe powdery residues afterwards.

Please note that the overall efficacy of these dishwashing detergents might depend on the quality of the water in your area. Do a bit of experimentation to see which kind would work best. As an added dish-cleaning bonus, run your rinse cycle using 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and a drop or two of lemon essential oil mixed with your water.

Adding essential oils to powder mixtures will utilize their fragrancing effects as well as their cleaning abilities. Photo Source: Pixabay

2.3. All-natural laundry detergents

For a powder recipe, you’ll need:

    • 1 cup flakes of unscented soap
    • ½ cup borax
    • ½ cup washing soda
    • 10 drops lavender essential oil
    • 10 drops lemon essential oil
    • Glass jar for storage


    1. For your convenience, run the unscented soap in a food processor to come up with fine flakes. To do it the old-fashioned way, use the fine side of a cheese grater.
    2. In the glass jar, combine the powder ingredients with your soap flakes. Shake for a bit to achieve homogeneity, then add in the pre-blended essential oils.
    3. Shake extra thoroughly to ensure every bit of your powder ingredients are coated with the oil blend, then close the lid tightly and store when not in use. You’ll need about 2 tablespoons per laundry load.

Please note that washing soda is not the same as baking soda, but it can be just as easy to find in your local supermarket.

Making soaps has become one of the DIY trends wherein essential oils are commonly used. Photo Source: Pixabay

For a liquid recipe, you’ll need:

    • 2 cups distilled water
    • ½ cup washing soda
    • ½ bar natural unscented soap
    • 2 tbsps borax
    • 15 drops lemon essential oil 
    • 15 drops lavender essential oil 
    • 15 drops tea tree essential oil
    • 10-l size bucket to mix everything in
    • Recycled detergent containers


    1. Set your water to boil. While that’s happening, finely grate your half-bar of unscented soap by hand or by using a food processor.
    2. Over a low fire, combine the soap flakes with the hot water and stir until everything’s fully melted.
    3. Boil more water and use this to fill the bucket halfway. In there, combine the liquefied soap, borax, and washing soda. Stir until everything’s completely dissolved.
    4. Top that bucket up with more hot water, give the mixture another good stir, then cover and let it sit. The mixture will thicken overnight.
    5. While waiting for the next day, blend your essential oils in a glass bottle. You could get the most out of this mixture as well if you let the oils meld together first before adding it to the main solution.
    6. Once the new day rolls in, combine the two mixtures and stir very thoroughly.
    7. With the help of a ladle and a funnel, pour in the resulting liquid detergent to the recycled containers for storage. It might seem a lot, but none of it would go bad so you’ll still end up using everything.
    8. Before each use, give the container a good shake. The recommended amount to use is 1 cup per laundry load. Halve that amount if you’re using a front-load washing machine.

Note that if any big lumps form in the making, or afterwards, giving it a good stir or simply mashing the lumps to make them dissolve should be able to remove them.

Bacteria thrive on moist surfaces. Sunlight and a thorough drying of clothing, utensils and working surfaces are helpful in keeping them free from harmful microorganisms. Photo Source: Pixabay

2.4. Antibacterial hand soap

You’ll need:

    • 1 cup distilled water
    • 2 tbsps castile soap
    • 2 tsps olive oil
    • 15 drops essential oil of your choice
    • Push pump bottle


    1. Combine the castile soap, olive oil, and essential oil drops in the bottle. Mix gently by swirling the bottle around.
    2. Top the bottle off with the water, cap tightly, and shake.
    3. Dispense as needed, lather well, and rinse. Enjoy the scent!

3. Household miscellany

3.1. Furniture polish

You’ll need:


    1. Blend the olive/coconut oil with the essential oil in the bottle. Gently swirl to mix.
    2. Dispense over a fine cloth as needed and use it to wipe furniture to a high shine.
    3. Tip! This formula could also work well as a remover of sticky, stubborn stains like glue spills or crayons.
It could be challenging to maintain the cleanliness of toys and play areas but they are essential to the development of children. Photo Source: Pixabay

3.2. Floor cleaner mix

You’ll need:

    • 1 bucket hot water
    • ¼ cup white vinegar
    • 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil
    • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
    • 5 drops tea tree essential oil


    1. Combine everything together and use the disinfecting water to mop your floors—no need to rinse it off afterwards, just let it dry.
    2. Tip! For an extra-strength floor cleaner, increase the vinegar to half a cup. Add in another half cup of vodka or rubbing alcohol, 2 tablespoons of dish soap, and a quarter cup of baking soda. Mix well and use for scrubbing.

3.3. Easy-peasy carpet cleaners

For a foaming formula, you’ll need:

    • 3 cups distilled water
    • ¾ cup castile soap
    • 10 drops peppermint essential oil


    1. Combine everything and whisk vigorously until you produce foam. But if you think your mouth will foam first before the mixture does, just run it in a blender.
    2. Using a sponge, apply the foam over the carpet areas that need freshening.
    3. Let it dry overnight and vacuum the carpet the next day.
Carpets can collect an assortment of dirt particles. Photo Source: Pixabay

For a powder formula, you’ll need:

    • 1 cup baking soda
    • 20 drops your choice of essential oil combination


    1. Blend your chosen mix of essential oils and let them meld for a time.
    2. In a container, combine the blend with the baking soda and shake such that the powder will completely absorb the oil.
    3. Sprinkle all over your carpets. Let sit for a few hours or even overnight, then vacuum all the powder up. Not only would it lift every dust and dirt along with it, the powder mixture would also leave your carpets sanitized and smelling extra fresh.

Check out our special pack containing all the oils mentioned here in Our Shop.


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And there you have it! A whole, merry bunch of household uses for the six essential oils we’ve discussed. This isn’t even an exhaustive list. We could still go on if you feel like you’re not quite drowning in cleaning recipes yet.

But you know what else is great? These six best-for-cleaning essential oils could be used in so many ways—not just around the house but for your health and mental well-being as well—yet you won’t have to break the bank to get them all. Aroma Foundry has bundled all six in a handy pack that’s sure to cater to all your homestead needs. All six have their specific uses and merits, but together, they complement and meld to each other, the others filling what another might lack and each reinforcing the things they have in common.

Just try doing that with commercial products and you might see something explode.


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