These essential oil hacks make using your essential oils daily a breeze!
Hi friends! I hope everyone made it to Wednesday safe and sound. It’s been a crazy week for us with lots of babies making their entrance to the world! I’m loving it!
I’ve shared my love of essential oils with you all before, but I can’t say enough how much they have changed our life in such a positive way. They have made our lives happier and to be honest, easier. I now know how to better care for myself and my family in a more natural way, and I love that!
I thought it would be fun to share some essential oil hacks with you, so you get an idea of how diverse they really are. These hacks are using only the 10 oils in the everyday oils collection. 10 oils and so many possibilities.
The house smells terrible.
Purification and Thieves are my favorite oils to use to cleanse the air. Diffuse 4 drops Thieves and 5 drops Purification to expel odors and purify the air (kills airborne and odor causing germs). Add 5 drops lavender, Thieves or Purification essential oils, a pinch of sea salt and distilled water to a spritz bottle. Spray anywhere you smell an odor.
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a damp wash cloth (I like lavender) and toss it in the dryer. You come out with fresh smelling laundry without the chemical-filled dryer sheets. You could also add a few drops of lavender to a dryer ball as well!
Can’t get out of bed in the morning.
Diffuse 5-6 drops of peppermint in the morning, or add 1 drop to your shower. The minty aroma will wake you right up! 1 drop of peppermint applied to the temples or back of the neck is also a refreshing wake up call (and great for headaches).
We love our sleep.
Rub 1-2 drops of lavender on the bottoms of feet before bedtime, or sprinkle 1-2 drops on your pillow before you lay down. You can also diffuse lavender before bed (we diffuse lavender in my daughter’s room). (We also love to diffuse cedarwood essential oil for both kids and adults. It’s our favorite sleep promoter.)
My dishwasher could use some freshening up.
Add 2 drops of lemon essential oil to dishwasher before you run it for a spot-free rinse, or add 1 drop of Purification to a musty dishwasher before you load and run.
Breakouts be gone.
Take 1-2 drops of tea tree or Purification essential oil and place directly on the spot (I use a Q-tip for this, but you can use your fingers as well).
Non-toxic bugs be gone.
Make homemade potion to keep the bugs at bay by mixing 2 ounces distilled water, 2 ounces witch hazel, 10 drops purification and 10 drops lavender. Spray on skin or clothing.
Germs, germs go away.
Make a Thieves hand sanitizer and carry it in your purse. In a 1 ounce bottle mix 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel, 1/8 teaspoon Vitamin E oil (if you have it) and 2-3 drops Thieves. Shake and add a small amount of water to thin it out to easily squirt in hands.
Chemical-free house cleaner.
Mix 8-10 drops Thieves or lemon essential oil (use glass bottle for lemon) with 8 ounces purified water. You can clean and sanitize any surface in your home, including mirrors and toilets. You could also make a homemade soft scrub by combining 1 1/2 cups baking soda, 1/2 cup unscented castile soap, 2 tablespoons water, 2 tablespoons white vinegar and 10 drops lemon essential oil in a 16 ounce jar.
I like to be joyous!
Rub 1 drop of Joy over your heart, or diffuse Joy and lemon to keep that smile on your face.
Keeping my respiratory system happy and healthy.
Combine 5 drops lemon, lavender and peppermint essential oils in a roller bottle and roll on throat, neck, behind ears and on forehead. You can also diffuse 2 drops of each oil.
I am stressed the heck out.
Rub 1-2 drops of Stress Away between your wrists and forearms. Or create a roller bottle and roll it on your wrists as needed throughout the day when stress arises (that’s what I do!).
I want to keep my family healthy all year long.
For kids, combine 2 drops of Thieves essential oil with 1 teaspoon coconut or grapeseed oil and apply to bottoms of feet and spine every 1-2 hours. For adults, apply 1 drop of Thieves to bottoms of feet and spine every 1-2 hours to boost immunity. Make Thieves tea by mixing 1 drop Thieves, 1 drop lemon, 1 drop peppermint & honey to taste in warm water.
My carpet needs freshening.
Combine 1 cup baking soda with 10 drops Purification and 5 drops Thieves essential oils. Let set for 20 minutes. Sprinkle on the carpet before you vacuum for a clean carpet smell.
I’m keeping my digestive system happy and healthy.
Add 1 drop of lemon essential oil to a glass of water. Drink 2 glasses of lemon water a day to help keep toxins out of your system.
I just got done lifting weights, running or hauling kiddos around.
Mix 5 drops PanAway, 5 drops peppermint and 5 drops Frankincense essential oils with 1/4 cup coconut oil (add 5 drops Valor if you have it). Apply to muscles including back, thighs, and knees.
I want to keep my skin healthy.
Apply 1 drop of lavender to skin where needed. For kids, combine 3-5 drops of lavender with 1 teaspoon coconut or grapeseed oil. Spread on skin.
Keep the smelly bathroom fresh at all times.
Add 1-2 drops of Thieves or Purification essential oil to a cotton ball and place behind toilet bowl, inside garbage can, or inside your toilet paper roll for an as you roll scent release.
Microwave is covered in gunk and food.
Add 1 cup of water, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 2 -3 drops Thieves, lemon or Purification essential oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 5 minutes, then wipe down with a damp paper towel or wash cloth. For an extra dirty microwave, let bowl stand in microwave 2 minutes after timer has gone off.
Sticky residue off the floors.
Place 1-2 drops of lemon essential oil on a paper towel or wash cloth, scrub and the sticky residue is gone! Works on hard surfaces and carpet. Gets gum off the bottom of your shoes as well.
There are endless possibilities with essential oils. It’s amazing what 1 drop can do. I often get asked how many drops are in a bottle. A 5 ml bottle has about 100 drops and 15 ml bottle has 300 drops, so you can see how a bottle can last you a long time when you’re only using 1 or 2 drops. I’m so thankful that I started my journey with essential oils to provide my family with health and happiness. It gives me peace of mind to know that there are natural products right at our fingertips, and that we have a choice as to how we treat ourselves and our home.
To learn more visit my essential oils page.
Do you have any favorite essential oil hacks?
Have a great day love bugs!
**As always, I am not a medical professional and cannot treat, diagnose or cure. This information is for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Always consult a doctor and do your research first.