Essential oils can be used for almost anything. While they get most of their reputation from aromatherapy, there are so many more uses for them other than running them through an essential oil diffuser.
While diffusing essential oils is a great way to absorb their benefits through the air, there are many more ways in which you can use them. Here are 10 uses for essential oils and why you should try them out.
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1. Sugar Scrub
To make your own sugar scrub, mix 1 cup of white sugar with a ¼-½ cup of your favorite carrier oil. Add 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil and mix it all together to form a texture like wet sand. You can use this solution in the shower as an exfoliant. It’s great at removing patches of dry skin and leaving you baby smooth.
2. Body Oils
Use 1 cup of your favorite carrier oil in combination with 30-60 drops of essential oil. Use body oil to moisturize your skin after you get out of the shower or bath. Using a body oil will help your body retain the moisture that it absorbed while you were in the shower.
3. Lip Balm
To make homemade lip balm, use coconut oil, raw honey, sweet almond oil (or any other carrier oil), beeswax pellets, and your favorite essential oils.
You can make deodorants using essential oils. Deodorant is actually a lot easier to make than people think it is. You can make an all-natural deodorant by using arrowroot powder, baking soda, coconut oil, beeswax, castor oil, and your favorite essential oils.
5. Linen Spray
To make a linen spray, fill a small glass bottle with distilled water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Spray on your linens to make them smell nice. You can also use linen spray on your pillow at night to promote relaxation with essential oils like lavender.
6. Removing Stickers
Did you know that you can use essential oils to remove stickers instead of Goo Gone? Use a few drops of lemon essential oil or other citrus-based oil to remove stickers from jars and other objects.
7. Vapo Rub
You can also create your own homemade version of Vapo Rub with essential oils. Use a sharp-smelling essential oil like eucalyptus to a carrier oil and rub it on your back, chest, and feet to relieve congestion.
There are essential oils for sunburn care. To relieve sunburn, add lavender essential oil to distilled water and spray onto the burnt area to relieve any pain you may be experiencing while also promoting healing.
One of the many medical uses of essential oils is curing headaches. Many people’s introduction into the world of essential oils comes from their use of them for head pain. For headaches, the best essential oil to use is peppermint oil. To soothe your headache, rub diluted peppermint oil into the temples, forehead, and back of the neck. Make sure to always dilute your essential oils in a carrier oil when applying them onto the skin.
You can make your own laundry detergent using essential oils. Or, if you don’t want to go through the trouble of making an entire batch of laundry detergent, you can add essential oils to your load of laundry to give them an extra kick of scent.
Where to Purchase Essential Oils
You can purchase essential oils at pretty much any home store. You can also purchase them online through retailers like Amazon and Target. They’re available through many independent shops also, giving you plenty of options for where to purchase these tiny bottles of magic.