20 Ways to Use Essential Oils

20 Ways to Use Essential Oils. There are so many things you do with just Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils. I received free product from Plant Therapy but was under no obligation to write about them or give a favorable review.

Looking for practical ways to use essential oils? Find out how you can use essential oils in just about every area of your life. Live more naturally with fewer toxins.

If you are interested in getting started with essential oils, investing in a basic starter set with lavender, lemon and peppermint is a great place to start.

These three oils have a lot of practical uses around the house. These are just some of the ways to use essential oils to live a more natural, toxic-free life.

20 Ways to Use Essential Oils

Fruit Rinse: Fill a large bowl with clean, cold water. Add 3 drops of lemon essential oil. Add fruit to bowl to clean off pesticides or waxy residue.

Make an All Purpose Cleaner: In an 16 ounce spray bottle, mix 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup of water. Add 1 tablespoon baking soda, 6 drops of lemon essential oil, and 6 drops of lavender essential oil. Spray and clean all the things!

Sleep Aide: Diffuse a few drops of lavender oil in your bedroom at night to aide in sleep. I can not stress enough how much you will love this. Treat yourself! You are worth it!

Queasy Stomach: When feeling queasy, take a few whiffs of peppermint oil to ease the quease.

Air Purifier: Diffuse a few drops of lemon oil to purify the air.

Toy Cleaner: In a large bucket or bowl, mix 1 cup hot water with 1 cup vinegar. Add 1 tablespoon Castile soap and 60 drops lemon essential oil. Dip toys in water and scrub. Rinse and let dry.

Carpet Spot Remover: Mix together 1 tablespoon vinegar, 2 tablespoons baking soda, and 2 drops lemon essential oil. Apply the paste to the stain. Allow the paste to dry before vacuuming.

Sunburn Treatment: Add several drops of lavender essential oil to aloe vera gel (make sure it is the gel) and apply to sunburn.

Looking for practical ways to use essential oils? Find out how you can use essential oils in just about every area of your life. Live more naturally with fewer toxins.

 

Microwave: Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to a bowl filled with water. Microwave for 3 minutes. The lemon steam helps loosen cooked on gunk so you can wipe it off.

Hot Flashes: Add a few drops of peppermint to witch hazel in a glass bottle. Use spray to relieve hot flashes. (Avoid face and eyes)

Carpet Deodorizer: Add 3 drops of lemon essential oil to 3 ounces of baking soda. Sprinkle on carpet before vacuuming. You will find yourself actually enjoying vacuuming!

Stay Awake While Driving: To help you stay awake while driving, add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to a wooden clothespin. Clip to your car’s vent to diffuse while driving.

Stainless Steel Polish: In a glass jar, mix together 1/3 cup olive oil with 3 drops of lemon essential oil. Dip a soft cloth is oil. Rub on stainless steel in small circular motions.

Homemade Soft Scrub: Add 3 tablespoons to 1/2 cup baking soda. Add 10 drops of lemon essential oil. Mix into a paste. Scrub tub and tiles before rinsing.

Headache Relief: Add a drop of peppermint oil to one tablespoon olive oil. Rub into temples and on to back of neck to help with headache symptoms.

Bug Bite Relief: To one tablespoon coconut oil add 2 drops lavender and 2 drops peppermint essential oil. Rub on bug bites to relieve itch.

Looking for practical ways to use essential oils? Find out how you can use essential oils in just about every area of your life. Live more naturally with fewer toxins.

Degreaser:
Apply a few drops of lemon essential oil to your dish soap to help boost it’s degreasing power.

Antiseptic: Apply a drop or two of lavender essential oil to minor cuts.

Drawer Freshener:
Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a few cotton balls. Stash in your drawers to keep clothes smelling fresh.

Shampoo Boost: Add 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil to your shampoo. Peppermint not only helps to wake you up, it can help eliminate dandruff.

Those are my top 20. Now I want to know:

What are your favorite ways to use essential oils?

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