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SIXTY WAYS TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS

There are so many ways to Young Living Essential Oils that it’s nearly impossible to list them all. If I had to guess, I would say it would number in the thousands… that alone indicates there is a HUGE difference between the novelty aromatherapy oils and therapeutic-grade.

 

 

Essential Oils for Everyday Use

To give you an idea, here are 60 easy different ways to use YL aromatherapy oils (plus I’ve added two extra to the list, they’re just too good to leave out)… happy oiling!

1. Scented candles. 

Light an unscented candle, blow out after a few minutes. Add your chosen YL essential oil to the melted wax in the center. Do not add essential oil while candle is lit as the oils are volatile.

2. Freshen stinky sneakers and shoes. 

Place cotton balls with a couple drops of Thieves, peppermint, geranium, lemon or tea tree into shoes overnight.

3. Kill airborne germs or scent a room.

Gently scent a room using the Young Living Travel Diffuser or Ultrasonic Diffuser –  some good choices would be: Thieves (kill germs), Citrus Fresh (refreshing), Lavender (relaxing), Purification (bad odors), Sensation (romantic), Peace & Calming (calming), Melrose (bad odors), Joy (exotic), Inner Child (balancing), Gratitude (uplifting), Humility (awareness), Grounding (stabilizing), Envision (creativity), Clarity (alertness).

4. Scented linens and towels / dryer sheet. 

Add a few drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil to a dampened washcloth, toss into your clothes dryer when drying laundry.
5. Repel flies: 

Fill a 32 oz. spray bottle with water, add 20-30 drops of Peppermint, shake often. Spray kitchen countertops, around windows/doors – and yourself (do not get spray on your face!)

If you have ants, my tiny ant story may help you end that problem…

6. Eliminate food odors in fridge. 

Add one drop orange, lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, Thieves, Purification essential oil to a cup of water. Using a sponge wipe  surface of icebox, freezer, oven, trash cans.

7. Air Freshener spray. 

Add 20-30 drops of peppermint, lemon, Thieves, or Purification to a 32 oz. spray bottle of water – spritz into the air for a nontoxic freshener that kills odors rather than mask them.

8. Repel mice. 

Put a couple drops of peppermint oil on cotton balls in problem areas where mice enter.

9. Carpet freshener. 

Add 10 drops of Thieves or Purification with 3 drops peppermint to 1 cup cornstarch or baking soda, stir well, let sit for 24 hours in a closed jar. Sprinkle carpet and vacuum after about an hour.

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10. Doggy odor? 

Put 2 drops of geranium or Palo Santo on dogs collar. Articles on my dog Bandit and his essential oil experiences, and using Thieves Foaming Hand Soap as a pet shampoo…

11. Non-toxic dog flea collar. 

On a soft rope put several drops of Purification and Palo Santo, then put the rope into a bandana to tie loosely around the dog’s neck. 

12. Scented vacuum. 

Put 2-3 drops of your favorite YL oil on a cotton ball placed inside the vacuum canister of your vacuum cleaner.

13. Tired muscles and aching joints? 

Add one part each eucalyptus, sage and basil oil to 4 parts V-6 or Jojoba. Massage into area as needed.

14. Deodorant powder. 

Mix in a small jar – 2 oz. Cornstarch, 1 oz. Baking soda, and a few drops of either geranium, Melrose, peppermint, or lavender essential oil. 

15. Massage oil. 

Add 10 to 12 drops of your favorite YL essential oil to 2 oz. of YL V-6 massage oil base.

16. Hangover bath. 

Blend in a small jar one drop each of -  juniper, Cedarwood, grapefruit, lavender, rosemary, lemon or fennel to 2 oz. of sea salt or Epsom Salts. Add 1-2 tablespoons of the salt mixture to a warm bath and soak.

17. Stay awake and alert. 

Put a couple drops each of peppermint and rosemary on cotton ball near the car heating/cooling vents for a refreshing scent.

18. Sleep well. 

Place hanky sprinkled with a couple drops of chamomile and lavender oil under our pillow.

19. Smelly hotel room on vacations. 

Add a few drops each of chamomile and lavender to travel-sized mister, or a few drops of Thieves or Purification.

20. Athletes foot / nail fungus. 

Dab a couple drops of Melrose on toes and rub on feet to soothe burning, tired feet.

21. Ease headache. 

Massage one drop of rosemary and lavender together to back of neck. Or, one drop of peppermint.

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22. Scented stationery. 

Add a couple drops of lavender, Jasmine or Ylang Ylang to a cotton ball, then seal inside a plastic bag for 24 hours. Then, place stationary and envelopes into a pretty box with a nice pen., tie with ribbon.

23. Aromatic sachets. 

Add a few drops of Citrus Fresh to dried flowers/herbs in lightweight decorative cloth bags then tie with a thin ribbon.

24. Potpourri. 

Fill glass jars or decorative boxes with dried flowers scented with a few drops of of your favorite YL essential oil.

25. Perfume. 

Add 25 drops your favorite YL essential oil to 1 oz. jojoba oil. Let sit in a tightly capped bottle for two weeks before to using.

26. Bath oils. 

Add a few drops of your favorite YL essential oil to a small jar of apricot or almond oil and stir thoroughly. To use: put 1-2 tablespoons in warm running bath water.

27. Arthritis or stiff joints.

Mix 2 drops each of wintergreen, Cypress, and Lemongrass with 2 tablespoons of V-6 massage oil. Apply topically to achy joints.

28. Bathtub scrubbing cleaner.

Mix 1 cup baking soda, 1/2 cup liquid Castile soap (add this slowly as you stir the mixture), and 6-10 drops of Thieves essential oil in a bowl. Pour mixture into an airtight container for up to a year.

29. No calorie, refreshing, flavored water.

Add one drops of either lemon, peppermint or Citrus Fresh to a 16 oz. glass of water.

30. Lavender-Peppermint Foot Soak for tired feet.

Mix together in a small bowl: 1/4 cup Epsom Salts, 2 drops each of lavender, peppermint and chamomile essential oils, add to warm foot bath water, soak for 10-15 minutes.

31. Peppermint Hot Chocolate.

Make your hot chocolate as usual, take a toothpick and dip it into the center hole of your bottle of YL peppermint essential oil (only a tiny amount will get on the toothpick, which is what you want), then swirl the toothpick in your cup of hot chocolate – perfect!

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32. Dipping Oil (for bread)

In a small dipping bowl put 1 oz. of olive oil and one drop of either Mountain Savory, oregano, thyme, marjoram, or basil. Set dipping bowl on table so everyone can dip as desired. More cooking with Young Living essential oils recipes…

33. Copper polish.

Add 1 drop of lemon to a soft cloth and gently buff.

34. Aid digestion.

Add one drop of either Di-Gize or peppermint to a tall glass of water. Di-Gize can also be rubbed onto the tummy area, you may want to use a little carrier oil like V-6.

35. Fever sponge bath.

Add 2 drops of the essential oils of Eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender into your basin of cool water. Submerge a washcloth into the basin and wring, gently wipe body.

36. Alleviate depression and anxiety.

put 1-2 drops of geranium, lavender, and bergamot on a hanky or in your YL Travel Diffuser or Ultrasonic Diffuser.

37.  Moth repellant. 

On a cotton ball, put 2 drops of lavender and 2 drops of Cedarwood essential oils, put cotton ball in chest or drawer.

38. Keep tabletop water fountain cleaner, longer.

Add on drop of lavender to your fountain water to scent the air and keep water fresher longer. Not to be used in fish tanks!

39. Help heal cold sores.

Apply one drop of either lavender or Melrose to the cold sore.

40. Cleanse and heal open wounds / antiseptic spray.

Use a drop of lavender and Tea Tree (Melaleuca) to the site of the cut or scratch. These essential oils can also be put into a small spray bottle with distilled water and used as an antiseptic spray.

41. Kitchen burns.

Keep your bottle of Young Living essential oil in a handy place, or YL LavaDerm spray.

42. Dandruff and hair loss.

In a small 4 oz. spray bottle filled with distilled water, add 8 drops each of lavender (for dandruff) and rosemary (for hair loss), spritz scalp before bedtime and brush/comb in. I might also add, include YL Omega Blue supplement supplement as it is the omega-3s that will also help bring good health back to your scalp and body. Lavender PDF sheet. Article on dandruff and the connection with Omega-3s…

43. Flu going around?

To your YL diffuser or air freshener spray essential oils, add several drops of thyme essential oil. 

44. MRSA / staph infection?

To your YL diffuser or air freshener spray, add 20-30 drops of either Lemongrass or the blend R.C. – these can also be added to the blend Thieves.

45. Bathroom air freshener.

In a 4 oz. bottle filled with water, add 6 drops of both lemon and Purification.

46. Callous or bunion?

Apply one drop of lemon morning and night.

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47. Increase shelf-life of fresh produce.

Fill a bowl with cool water and 2-3 drops of Lemon oil. Drop your cleaned fruit into the water and stir. Be sure all surfaces of the fruit contact the lemon water.

48. Sanitize countertops.

In a 4 oz. bottle filled with water, add 8 drops of lemon essential oil.

49. Sanitize and disinfect dish cloth.

Soak your dishcloth overnight in a bowl of water and a drop of Lemon oil to disinfect and kill germs. Learn more about Lemon essential oil in this article.

50. Frustration or depression / uplift mood.

Rub a drop of Joy oil over the heart and on the bottom of each foot. The Feelings Kit is for promoting emotional clearing…

51. Inflammation and bruises.

Apply a couple drops of PanAway oil topically on an injured area to reduce inflammation and bruising – NOT for open wounds.

52. Blemishes.

Apply 1 drop of Purification to blemish – keep away from eyes!

53. Dry aging skin.

Add a drop of frankincense and geranium to a tablespoon of Sweet Almond Oil – apply a thin amount on face before bedtime.

54. Dog & cat ear mites.

Apply Purification oil and Peppermint oil diluted with V-6 Mixing Oil to a cotton swab and rub just inside the ear to eliminate ear mites in cats and dogs.

55. Blisters.

Rub a drop of Purification oil on a blister to cleanse and disinfect.

56. Sore throat.

Rub a drop of Purification oil on the outside of a sore throat when it is first beginning. Or, gargle with Thieves Mouthwash several times a day!

57. Air travel germ protection.

Before leaving home, put a cotton ball with 4 drops of either Purification or Thieves, into a baggie – open baggie often to inhale the aroma. You can also apply a drop of either Thieves or Purification to the soles of your feet for protection from germs too.

58. Over-active and hard to manage children.

Diffuse the blend Peace & Calming for 15 minutes every 1-2 hours. 

59. Sciatic pain.

Rub 2-3 drops of PanAway at the base of the spine.

60. Cranky guys???

Rub 1 drop of the blend Joy between your palms and then spread over the face and neck after shaving. Make your own shaving cream recipe…

 

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