10 Uses for Essential Oils

I recently discovered a love for essential oils. Do a quick search on the web and you will find hundreds if not thousands of uses for them for around the house, beauty, and for your health.

I decided to share my top 10 tips below:20120225 120951 236x300 10 Uses for Essential Oils%catagory

1. An essential oil dropped on a light bulb will fill the room with fragrance. I love lavender in my bedroom. So calming and peaceful. I buy mine at LiveTru.com
2. Essential oils can be blended to make your own signature scent! Use 25 drops to 1 oz of perfume alcohol. Let age two weeks before using.
3. For a cheap way to get rid of mosquitoes and other pests, drop a few drops of Citronella oil in the melted wax of candle or place a few drops on an outdoor grill’s hot coals. Easy right!
4. Did you know…Rosemary promotes alertness and stimulates memory. Try to enhale some occasionally during long car trips and while reading or studying and see what happens!
5. Have you ever walked into a home and just loved the smell? I have always wanted that for my home! Simmer a few drops of the essential oils of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and other spices.
6. For teething pain Use 1 drop Chamomile oil on a washcloth wrapped ice cube.
7. Need to cool off? Use 6-8 drops of Eucalyptus oil in the bath in summer.
8. To bring fever down, sponge the body with cool water to which 1 drop each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Lavender oils.
9. Tea tree oil is an essential for your first aid kit. This oil will help with any cuts, burns or even head lice.
10. If your lips are dry and chapped, or sunburned, a drop of lavender oil massaged into the lip and surrounding area helps ease the stinging discomfort

Any other great tips for uses essentials oils? Please leave them in a comment below!

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Sara Breuninger is a wife, a mom to 2 jokers also known as my little boys (a 8 year and 5 year old), blogger, and a Special Education High School teacher.

Comments

  1. Barbara Montag says:

    Thanks for the great tips!
    I use spearmint and eucalyptus oil – a drop or two of each in a mister bottle with water.
    Very calming!
    Your blog post was a good reminder that I am out of Thieves.

  2. I agree it’s a great tip- unfortunately for many of us; we are quite sensitive to the different scents. (I am highly allergic to lavender (among other things) & my husband is very sensitive to mint & eucalyptus.
    I would caution users to be aware of other people and possible allergies/sensitivities when they are using the essential oil. A little bit goes a LONG way. After working in an industry where it was quite common for customers and co-workers alike to use the oils; I’ve discovered that what may smell wonderful to you is not so good for others.. There is nothing worse than having to work & concentrate when you have a headache (or other reaction) from a scent someone is wearing/using. I hated having to say something about it but it got to a point where I was sick EVERY DAY because of a scent someone else was wearing.
    I am not trying to downplay the effectiveness of the oils; just trying to encourage caution when using them and compassion for others who may be sensitive.

  3. Meredith Moore says:

    I am in love with using essential oils..I use them all the time in so many different ways but when my boyfriend and I moved into our own place along with my sweet, old puppy, I had a problem. Up until then my dog and I had always had hardwood floors which made cleaning up any pet “accidents” easy, something I definitely appreciated as he got older and began to have more and more accidents in the house. But our new place had carpet in the bedrooms which any pet owner knows is a nightmare to get odors out of, especially pet odors from “accidents”. I tried all the urine odor remover products available both in the store and online and while some would seem to help at first the smell would always come back within a week. I had to do something but short of replacing the carpet 2 times a year I didnt know what I could do..until one day one of the little stoppers on my bottle of lavender oil somehow broke and I couldnt get the oil out anymore. To get the oil out I brought a hypodermic syringe and needle home from school and drew it out just like I was preparing an injection..so now I had a syringe full of nice smelling fragrence and realized wow! I could:
    1) use the syringe and needle to inject pillows, mattresses, cushions, etc and make them smell great from inside.not just the surface. So I injected my pillows and cushions and mattresses and they smelled fantastic (and continued to smell fantastic for weeks without any Febreeze or linen spray)
    2) This led to a eureka! moment when it dawned on me that if I could inject mattresses and such I could probably inject the oil through the carpet down into the foam pad underneath which is where all those odors are stored and why they are so hard to get out..so I tried..and yes it definitely helped! I treated all the spots I could remember that day and the place smelled amazing, even my boyfriend noticed and commented when he got home from work..and he is oblivious to that sort of thing. And you only have to use one 3 ml syringe, if that…depends on the size of the stain.. so you dont go through your expensive oils like they are free..definitely something worth doing!

    Wow..just realized how chatty I was being..I apologize.. I was going to put a few more aromatherpy ideas in but this is already TOO long!

    Meredith

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