Essential oils have been utilized for hundreds of years in different societies for medicinal and health reasons. Common applications range from personal care, beauty, aromatherapy, household cleaning products and as natural remedies.  The beneficial compounds in essential oil are released from distilling the components of plants consisting of the resin, leaves, peels, roots, flowers, and bark. Historically, Egyptians and Romans experienced the benefits of oils by saturating the plants in oil and filtering the oil residue into a linen bag. They contain antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory capabilities. Essential oils are quickly increasing in appeal and popularity because new technology has made it possible to study the individual compounds and characteristics scientifically. They are shown to be effective as a natural medicine with zero to minor side effects. This is a brief glimpse into 101 ways to make use of essential oils, though the applications are countless.

101 Essential Oil Uses 

  1. Eliminate shower curtain scum – Use a 16 ounce spray container, add 4 drops of tea tree oil (melaleuca), 4 drops of eucalyptus essential oil and 4 drops of lavender to water and spray onto your shower for organic mold eliminating an action.
  2. Sun screen – Mix zinc oxide, shea butter, lavender essential oil, helichrysum oil and coconut oil to make homemade toxic-free sunscreen lotion.
  3. Sports gear – Add 2 drops of baking soda, lemon essential oil and tea tree oil to sports gear jerseys, cleats and jerseys
  4. Clean air – Cinnamon essential oil is anti-mircobial. Diffuse into to fragrance the room and reduce toxins in the environment.
  5. Homemade pepper mint patties – Use dark chocolate, peppermint oil, raw honey, and coconut oil to make real pepper mint treats.
  6. Washer/Dryer – Include 10-20 drops of your preferred fragrance per load.
  7. Vacuum cleaner – Include 5-10 drops of your preferred oil in the vacuum cleaner bag.
  8. Natural mosquito repellent – Apply a drop each of eucalyptus oil, citronella oil, and lemongrass oil with a tsp of coconut oil to make a natural insect spray.
  9. Multi- purpose cleaner – include 3 drops of tea tree oil and lemon oil with warm water to water and vinegar. Spray counter tops to sanitize, naturally.
  10. Clean burnt pans – Use boiling water and lemon oil to help take away burnt food from pans and pots.
  11. Wonderful smelling home – Diffuse rosemary, orange, and clove, essential oils for an uplifting scent.
  12. Carpet cleaner – Add 20 drops of Borax and melaleuca (tea tree oil) for refreshing the carpeting.
  13. Kill pests – Spray clove oil with orange essential oil to eliminate bugs on contact.
  14. Lavender cake – Use organic eggs and lavender, raw honey and coconut flour essential oil then bake at 350.
  15. Eliminate mold – Diffuse melaleuca (tea tree oil) to eliminate mold and other airborne pathogens.
  16. Christmas scent – A drop of cedar wood, sandalwood, or pine oil into a fragrance warmer.
  17. Reduce anxiety – Lavender essential oil sprayed into the air minimizes anxiety and tension.
  18. Spiritual enlightenment – Frankincense oil while reading, meditating or praying enhances the spirit.
  19. Bathtub scrub – Add 1/2 cup vinegar, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 5 drops of Bergamot or Lime oil. Use as a scrub for a tub or sink.
  20. Freshen trashcans – Place a cotton ball with 2 drops of tea tree oil alongside lemon oil inside the trashcan.
  21. Wash produce – Clean vegetables and fruits using 2 drops of lemon oil in a dish of water to remove dirt.
  22. Clean kitchen smell– Include a few drops of cinnamon, citrus or clove essential oil to a simmering pot of water to eliminate foul smells and freshen the atmosphere.
  23. Bathroom freshener – Place a cotton ball soaked in lemon oil or lime at the back of the toilet for a bath room refresher.
  24. Purify fridge – To freshen up the refrigerator or fridge freezer when cleansing, include a couple drops of grapefruit, bergamot, or lime oil to the washing water.
  25. Mint tea – Use pepper mint essential oil in your preferred tea for a perfect blend of mint tea.
  26. Eliminate smoke – In order to get rid of cigarette smoke, place 4 drops of eucalyptus, rosemary, and tea tree oil in a spray bottle and also spray around your home.
  27. Detoxify the air – Add eucalyptus with peppermint oil to a container of paint to eliminate fumes.
  28. Reduce stinky shoe smell – To take away odor from footwear, include a couple drops of lemon and tea tree oil to make it smell nice.
  29. Bridal shower gift – If you need a charming bridal shower present, develop a “love remedy” with essential oils. Usage, 4 drops of cocoa, 20 drops of sandalwood, rose oil and vanilla to unscented lotion.
  30. Infant shower gift – provide a diffuser with a jasmine fragrance to soothe the mother and infant.
  31. Flavorful lemon water – Usage, 2-3 drops of lemon oil in water for a tasty citrus taste and detoxification.
  32. To clean dishes – Include a few drops of lemon oil to the dishwashing machine prior to cleaning for a spot-free rinse.
  33. Medical kit – Do a makeover for your medication cupboard and create a family doctor kit with essential oils like: frankincense, tea tree, peppermint, lemon, oregano and lavender.
  34. Enhance sleep – Lavender oil is calming and aides a restful sleep. Spray a couple of drops on your linens for sweet dreams.
  35. Body butter cream – Add magnesium, coconut oil, shea butter, and essential oils for hydrating body cream.
  36. Homemade lip balm – Integrate lavender oil, coconut oil and beeswax for an incredible recovery balm for chapped lips.
  37. Alleviate tension – Soothe anxiousness with drop of lavender and vetiver oil on your hands, rub your hands together, and cup both hands to your nose and allow the scent flood your senses.
  38. Massage treatment – Utilize a couple drops of sandalwood or lavender oil, combined with an odorless cream during a massage therapy.
  39. Immediate relaxation – Apply 2-4 drops of peppermint, lavender and chamomile essential oil for a cooling impact and instant relaxation.
  40. Detoxification bath – Add sea salt, epsom salts and lavender oil to a cozy bath
  41. Sauna treatment – Mix 2 drops of your preferred essential oil right into 2 cups of water in a sauna.
  42. Mint chocolate cocoa – Mix 2-3 drops of peppermint oil to hot cocoa for instant minty chocolate
  43. Foot bath – Mix a couple of drops in a bowl of warm water, eucalyptus or lemon oil works wonderful.
  44. Enhance depression – To improve state of mind as well as alleviate depression, mix rose oil to bath water, diffusers and inhalations
  45. Yoga exercise and Pilates – To unwind during exercise or reflection, breathe in sandalwood or lavender prior to class and spritz on mat to refresh and sanitize
  46. Calm child – Help relax and calm children by including chamomile or lavender to their stuffed pets.
  47. Alleviate nausea – Smell peppermint oil to alleviate nausea, apply to upper chest and neck.  Lavender and ginger may also help.
  48. Recover from dry cracked feet – Mix 3 drops of lavender oil, 1 drop oregano to 2 tsp coconut oil. Apply to feet at night and put on socks.
  49. For oily hair – mix 10 drops of lime, ylang ylang and rosemary oil with 2 ounces of unscented oil. Massage it scalp 2-3 times per week. Wash out as usual.
  50. Fresh breath – Use a drop of peppermint essential oil for a natural way to freshen breath.
  51. To make your skin glow – Mix 2 drops of lavender with 8 ounces of water, frankincense and geranium.
  52. To reduce age spots – Apply frankincense essential oil 3 times daily directly on skin to enhance age spots and sun spots.
  53. Sugar scrub – Add a couple drops of almond oil with an essential oil and sugar or rock salt to make your sugar scrub or own salt.
  54. Homemade shampoo – To produce homemade shampoo add rosemary oil, lavender oil, coconut milk and aloe vera gel.  Use it as you would use a normal shampoo.  Can lasts 2-4 weeks.
  55. To reduce stretch marks – add 5 drops of grapefruit, myrrh and frankincense with coconut oil and use it on stretch marks.
  56. For an Itchy scalp – Mix basil, cedarwood or lavender to shampoo to minimize itching.
  57. To cure dandruff – Add 5 drops of lavender and rosemary to 3 tablespoons of odorless oil. Massage right into scalp and leave on for 10 mins. Shampoo the mixture out.
  58. To strengthen nails – Add 10 drops of lemon, myrrh, and frankincense into 2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil, and rub on cuticles.
  59. To reduce wrinkles – Add 3-5 drops of frankincense, lavender, geranium, and sandalwood with an odorless cream and use it on your face. Avoid applying to the eyes.
  60. As a teeth whitener – Add fresh strawberries, coconut oil and lemon essential oil then apply on teeth.  Rinse after 2 mins.
  61. To thicken hair – Mix rosemary to shampoo to thicken hair and increase the quantity naturally.
  62. For body spray – Mix 5-10 drops to 4 ounces of water and apply as a an aromatic body spray.
  63. For facial scrub – Add ¼ cup cornmeal, ¼ cup yogurt and 5 drops of lavender, grapefruit and patchouli oil. Rub on the face and wash it off.
  64. As a homemade toothpaste – Add coconut oil, peppermint, baking soda, xylitol with sea salt essential oil to make homemade remineralizing tooth paste.  Then you brush.
  65. As  a deep hair conditioner – Combine lavender with 5 drops of sandalwood and 15 drops of rosewood into odorless oil. Put mixture in a little plastic bag and dunk into warm and cozy water to heat up. Apply to hair and wrap for 20 minutes. Shampoo mixture as usual.
  66. As homemade deodorant – Mix bees wax, coconut oil and your preferred essential oils like tea tree and lavender oil for women and clove and cedarwood oil for men.
  67. As an acne face wash – To remove acne, make a homemade face wash by adding raw honey with tea tree oil (melaleuca) and apply on the face.  Then rinse it off with water.
  68. As a natural perfume – Uitilze 1-2 drops of lavender essential oil on your wrist as a fresh all-natural scent.  Women also like the smell of jasmine and vanilla and for men’s cologne clove and cypress.
  69. To reduce cellulite – Add 2 tsp coconut oil with 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil and massage into dimpled areas
  70. As a migraine headache relief – Try adding a couple drops of peppermint and lavender oil and apply to temples to aid with migraines and headaches.
  71. To reduce cough or sinusitis – Eucalyptus oil is recognized for its effective ability to combat coughs and open air passages. Mix a couple of drops into steaming hot water or diffuser. Breathe in to help clear nasal flow.
  72. To repair broken bones – To aid recovery of broken bones use cypress, fir and helichrysum essential oils.
  73. To heal burns – Add aloe vera with lavender oil to treat burns.
  74. To relieve bug bites – Use jasmine oil for stings and bug bites.
  75. To enhance digestion – Use fennel oil, peppermint oil and ginger essential oil to aid digestion and heal leaky gut.
  76. For asthma and bronchitis solution – Make a homemade vapor by combining coconut, peppermint and coconut oil.  Rub on chest and neck.
  77. For Treatment of bruises – Apply essential oils as a hot compress to deal with wounds or other bruises. Mix 5 drops of frankincense and 5 drops of lavender to 4 oz hot water and saturate.  Apply to affected area.
  78. To improve concentration – Inhale peppermint, bergamot or grapefruit oil to enhance focus during the day.
  79. For soaking Sore feet – Include 10 drops of pepper mint oil with a tablespoon of Epson salt and include it to a foot-bath with warm cozy water.
  80. For reducing teeth grinding – Just massage 1-3 drops of lavender under the feet and behind ears prior to going to bed.
  81. To relieve PMS – Add 2 drops of rosemary, sage and basil and put on a warm, damp hand towel and apply to abdominal area.
  82. As a psoriasis and eczema cream – To cure red dry skin, psoriasis or eczema, add a mixture of shea butter essential oil with lavender.
  83. To improve circulation – Put 8-10 drops of grapefruit essential oil in warm and relaxing bath water.
  84. To alleviate hangover signs – Mix 6 drops each of lemon, rosemary, grapefruit, lavender, cedarwood, and juniper berry oil into a warm bath.
  85. To curb food cravings – Breathe in cinnamon oil and peppermint oil to decrease your appetite and balance the level of your blood sugar.
  86. To energize your workout – Breathe in peppermint oil prior to a workout to decrease fatigue.
  87. To reduce fever – Include 1-3 drops of lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus to a cool cloth and sponge the body.
  88. To aleviate motion sickness – Apply ginger, lavender and  peppermint oil to decrease motion sickness.
  89. For arthritis relief – Add 2 drops of lemongrass, cypress, and wintergreen into an odorless lotion. Massage into impacted areas.
  90. For treatment of ringworm – Add 3 drops of coconut oil with tea tree oil with and massage over the affected part 2 times daily.
  91. For treatment of Head lice – Add 3 drops of eucalyptus, lavender, and thyme oil with odorless oil and apply it to your scalp. Cover head with a nice shower cap and leave on for 30 mins. Afterwards, Shampoo out.
  92. To heal blistered skin – Add 2 drops each of tea tree oil with unscented oil and use it on the affected area up to 5 times daily.
  93. To Soothe a sunburn – Mix chamomile or lavender oil with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and apply to skin with a cotton ball to decrease swelling and discomfort.
  94. To treat poison ivy or poison oak – Combine 3 drops of unscented oil with peppermint oil and use it on the infected area.
  95. To lose weight – Add cinnamon oil, ginger oil and grapefruit and take the mixture as a supplement 3 times daily to aid metabolism.
  96. To boost immune system – Add 4 drops of carrier oil with 1 drop of oregano oil and apply on the bottom of your feet before getting on a plane.
  97. For Achy muscle rub – Add cypress, wintergreen and eucalyptus with coconut oil or an unscented cream and apply to muscles.
  98. For reducing morning sickness caused by pregnancy – Mix a couple drops of ginger, lemon, or wild orange oil to a handkerchief and breathe in.
  99. To improve allergies – Rub lavender and frankincense on your palms and breathe in deeply to alleviate throat and itchy eyes.
  100. To kick a cold fast – Take 3 drops of frankincense and oregano oil 3 times daily for 1 week.
  101. To reduce neck and back pain – Add coconut oil, ginger oil cypress oil, cayenne pepper and peppermint oil for a homemade pain easing muscle rub.

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