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Essential oil hack – remove gloss paint quickly and easily with no harmful chemicals

Hi there sovereigns,

I’ve just been doing some gloss painting, my hands are a little bit covered in paint and I wanted to show you a little trick with essential oils to get the gloss paint off that is quick, easy and doesn’t involve the use of nasty chemicals.

I’m using basil essential oil, as I have a massive bottle of it and need to use it up. You could use lavender or a citrus oil, just don’t use one that’s going to irritate your skin*.

Just dab some on the areas of your hands that have paint on and rub it in. You might want to use a nail scrubber if it’s under your nails. Use your normal hand soap to wash it off and job’s a good un!

Isn’t that better than using some dodgy chemical stuff that’s going to harm your hands and the environment when it’s washed down into the rivers? And your hands will smell delightful too!

This is the first in a short series of videos I’m going to put out on using essential oils in ways you might not have thought of before. They’ve been a part of my life for nearly 20 years now and there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t use them in some way. I can’t say when the next video will be (I decided a long time ago that I would rather live my life in the real world rather than constantly post only the highlights online), but I’ve got a few ideas floating about to help you integrate natural resources into your everyday life, reduce your reliance on commercial, shop bought (and often environmentally damaging) products and empower yourselves with skills and knowledge.

Please be aware that some essential oils are irritant to the skin when not used correctly. Always seek the advice of a qualified, experienced aromatherapist and your trusted health professional. 

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