Every essential oil available on the market has dozens of uses. Even if you are an essential oil expert, there are probably a few oil hacks you haven’t heard about yet. Here are some handy uses:
Eliminate gummy residue with Orange essential oil. Used sparingly, Orange removes sticky residue from surfaces.
Use a spray of Peppermint essential oil to rid your home of spiders, ants, and other creepy crawlies in and around the house.
Put a few drops of Lavender or Eucalyptus essential oil directly onto wooden shelves in your closets or into your drawers to keep area smelling fresh.
Add a few drops directly to your AC filter to freshen your house in a hurry. Lemon & Lavender is a lovely combination for this use.
Put a few drops of Lavender, Lemon, or Orange essential oil directly onto a cotton pad/ball and place in your trash can to keep it fresh smelling.
When I occasionally forget to put my laundry in the dryer, and it needs a bit of a refresh, you can do a fast rewash with a few drops of Lavender or Eucalyptus essential oil.
To reduce stress and improve productivity (don’t we all need that right now!) diffuse a few drops of Lemon essential oil.
To get a good night’s sleep, place a couple drops of Lavender essential oil on a cotton or a gauze pad and place it inside your pillowcase. The relaxing scent will start to lower your stress and help you fall asleep.
Another way to accomplish this is to add a couple drops of lavender oil to the rinse cycle next time you wash your sheets.
Keep your bathroom smelling fresh with this simple hack: drop 1 drop each of grapefruit, orange, and lemon (or lemongrass) inside your toilet paper roll. Each time you spin the roll a little freshness will be released.
Add a few drops of dish soap to a spray bottle and fill with water. Add about 5 drops of Lavender, Tea Tree, or Lemon oil to the bottle and use the spray to clean kitchen and bathroom counters.
Add some healthy therapeutic benefits to your store-bought lotion with essential oils. Just add a few drops of your choice of essential oil, straight or blended, to the bottle and shake well.
Alternately, place some lotion in your hand, add a drop of essential oil to the lotion and use. Here are a few wonderfully simple blends to try: Orange/Grapefruit, Lavender/Lemon, Lavender/Grapefruit, Eucalyptus/Spearmint.
To rev-up your moisturizer, add a drop of Frankincense or Geranium essential oil and blend well.
For dry skin, mix ½ cup of Coconut oil with 3 drops of Lavender essential oil and massage into your skin before bed. This mixture is wonderful for the feet! Just slip on a pair of socks and leave on overnight. It’s healthy and super moisturizing!
Melt ½ cup Coconut oil in the microwave until just melted (do not overheat). Once the oil has cooled a little, add 5 drops of Lavender essential oil and pour into jar to cool.
When the mixture has cooled, rub a small amount onto your face and wipe with a soft cloth or tissues. Do not pull the skin. This makeup remover leaves your face feeling clean and moisturized!
Have these inspired a few ideas of your own? What do you use essential oils for? Please share your hacks!
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