Essential oils are aromatic compounds found naturally in the seeds, flowers, stems, bark and roots of plants. They are extremely beneficial and safe to use. Essential oils tend to be both powerfully and beautifully fragrant. The organic compounds in these oils are fat soluble and do not contain fatty acids or lipids that are found in animal or vegetable oils. Essential oils are ultra clean and get immediately absorbed by your skin. They have been widely used from centuries in different cultures for their therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Take a look at these top 30 incredible ways in which you can benefit the goodness of essential oils.
Here Are 30 Most Excellent Ways To Use Essential Oils:
Spread the wonderful aroma of essential oils in your house by adding few drops of the desired essential oil on your furnace filter. Turn on the fan to fill the home with your favorite aroma.
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Use essential oils as air freshener to discard obnoxious smell. Fill a spray bottle with purified water and to it add 10-20 drops of essential oil. Lavender is the common choice. Shake well before every use.
Overcome nausea by adding 1 drop Patchouli, Peppermint, Nutmeg or Ginger to 4 drops of EGCO. Apply this around your navel and behind each ear to get relief.
Treat cold and flu by rubbing 1 drop of Four Thieves mixed together with 1 drop of EGCO to the bottom of your feet. This will also boost your immune system.
Essential oils are ideal for curing cold sores and blisters. Mix together 1 drop each of EGCO and Four Thieves and apply the mixed oil on the blisters or cold sore and get relief from the condition.
Relieve the headache by using the oil mixture prepared by mixing 2 drops of Wintergreen, Peppermint, Spearmint or Roman Chamomile with 2 drops of EGCO. Apply this oil mixture on your temples, forehead, back of the neck, under the nose and behind the ears.
Massage essential oils to soothe neck pain. All 1 drop of Basil, Copaiba, Elemi or Birch to 3 drops of EGCO and rub gently on the neck.
Essential oils are traditionally used to get relief from menstrual cramps. Mix 2 drops of Rosemary or Basil, Clary Sage with 7-8 drops of EGCO. Apply this on your lower abdomen and cover it with a warm moist towel for about 10-15 minutes.
Treat cuts, scratches or scrapes naturally by applying Tea Tree oil or Lavender oil. You can also mix 20 drops of oil in some water and use it as a spray over your wounds.
Get a refreshing bath in summers by adding 6-8 drops of Purification or Eucalyptus to your bath. This also protects you during the winters.
Fir Needle is beneficial essential oil that helps in clearing nasal passages, lungs and sinuses. Mix 3 drops each of Fir Needle and EGCO and apply on your chest.
Reduce fatigue and boost your mood by inhaling Peppermint before or while you workout.
Essential oils also work best as a cure for snoring. Mix 3 drops each of Thyme and EGCO and rub it on the soles at bedtime.
Treat your cold naturally by adding 2-4 drops of Eucalyptus, Lavender and Rosemary to 1 cup of cream or milk. You can also add it to your warm bath and soak in it.
When fever is extremely high use of essential oils helps in bringing the temperature down. Add 1-3 drops of Peppermint, Lavender and Eucalyptus to cold water and then sponge the body with this water.
To get a good night sleep, add 2-3 drops of Lavender and Roman Chamomile to a cotton ball, and place it under your pillow.
Treat stiff joint or arthritis with essential oils. Add 2 drops each of Cypress, Lemon Grass and Wintergreen to 2 tbsp of EGCO. Massage this mixture on the affected area to get relief.
Essential oils are effectively used to get over your caffeine urge. Put a drop of Purification or Stay Alert on your palms and rub them together. Bring it close to your nose and mouth and take about 6 deep breaths.
Essential oils also stimulate memory and promote alertness. Inhale Invigorate, Grapefruit, Stay Alert or Peppermint while studying, reading or driving. Oils like Bergamot or Basil help in improving concentration. Inhale them anytime during the day to stay focussed.
Essential oils are also used to kill germs and disinfect your home. Add 4-5 drops of Lemon to a bowl of water and soak your dishcloth in this overnight. Use it next morning to get germ-free house.
Clean your kitchen sink with this homemade scrub using essential oils. Mix together ½ cup baking soda, 1/3 cup of vinegar and 5 drops of Lime and Bergamot each. Pour this prepared mixture over your sink and scrub. Wash off with warm water to get sparkling clean kitchen sink.
Remove oil, glue, gum, crayon or adhesive from any surface by rubbing it over with 2-3 drops of Lemon.
Use essential oils for clearing clogged pores. Apply 2-4 drops of Tea Tree, Sweet Orange or Lemon on the affected area and remove gently using cotton ball.
Essential oils also help in eliminating stretch marks. Mix together 5 drops of French Lavender, Coriander, Myrrh, and Frankincense with about 5 drops of EGCO. Apply this oil mixture on your stretch marks twice daily.
Make natural facial scrub using essential oils. Mix together ¼ cup of cornmeal, ¼ cup of yoghurt and 5 drops of each Grapefruit, Patchouli and Lavender. Apply on your face and scrub gently. Wash off later using warm water.
Cure dandruff by mixing 1 drop Rosemary, 2 drops each of Lavender and Peppermint, 5 drops of Lemon with 2 tbsp of EGCO. Massage thoroughly on the scalp and leave for 10 minutes. Wash using a mild shampoo.
Initiate new hair growth and get thick tresses by adding 1-2 drops of Carrot or Rosemary on your hairbrush before brushing your hair.
Make essential oils into a good sunscreen. Mix together 5 drops of Carrot and Myrrh with 10 drops of EGCO to get an SPF of 40.
Essential oil is also a good cure against insect bite. Apply 1-2 drops of Wintergreen, Peppermint or Lavender on the insect bite area to reduce swelling and itching.
Essential oils like Rose work as a natural anti-depressant. You can use it in your baths, aromatherapy burners or inhalations to remove stress and fatigue.
The wonderful benefits of essential oils do not end here. When using essential oils always remember not to apply them directly on your skin and should always dilute it with some carrier oil before use. Also essential oils should never be used internally.