30 Different Ways To Use The Three Most Commonly Used Essential Oils
Out of all the essential oils, there are three you hear about the most often. I’m here today to tell you ten different purposes for these three popular essential oils.
What are the three most popular oils? Lemon, peppermint, and lavender. There are so many ways to use them. I’m going to be sharing with you some great and beneficial ways to use these to their full potential.
Just add a couple of drops along with some water and get those grease, crayons, or gum stains out of your carpet or off the walls.
Take some warm honey and add a few drops of lemon essential oils and place it with some hot tea or take it straight.
Add some lemon oils into your water and drink it, or add it to other foods and drinks for extra flavors. This will help you gain some extra support to keep your immune system strong.
Lemon Hand Sanitizer
Lemon is an anti-bacterial oil, you can keep it on hand in your purse or pocket so anytime you need some sanitizer, just place a few drops onto your hands and rub it into your skin.
Add a few drops to your toothbrush or toothpaste and brush your teeth like normal, it’ll help clean up your teeth and leave your breath smelling wonderful.
Lemon Improves Cellulite
Take 1 cup of coconut oil and add anywhere from 10-20 drops of lemon oil and whip it up to make a wonderful creamy airy texture. Rub it into the areas where you have cellulite.
Lemon Purifies the Air
Lemon essential oils are a detoxifier. If you run the lemon oils through a diffuser it will help clean your air and help out with allergy seasons.
Lemon Helps with Heartburn
Place 3-4 drops in some water and ice, stir it around really well and drink it slow – you should start to get some heartburn relief instantly.
Lemon Clears Up Acne
You can mix the Lavender and Lemon or just use one of the other, they both help clear up acne all the same. Place 1-3 drops onto your blemishes and they will start to heal within 1-3 days.
Lemon Relieves Itches
Place a few drops to your bites that are itchy, and you’ll receive instant relief.
Every night before bed, place 1-3 drops into the palms of your hands and rub it around your eyes (be sure not to get it into your eyes!) and it will help reduce the dark circles and also help you wake up refreshed.
Lavender Helps Soothe Your Skin
Grab a wet washcloth and place 3-7 drops of lavender oils on it and rub it throughout your skin, it will help get any excess dirt, skin, or blemishes clean and leave your face feeling refreshed.
Lavender Helps with Acne
Having issues with acne? Just apply a drop on your blemishes and it should heal in about 1-3 days and it will also leave your face feeling soft and refreshed.
Place 1-4 drops on your pillow before sleeping and it will help you sleep longer and deeper. You can also rub 1-3 drops on your children’s feet or your own before sleeping. This will help you remain calm and fall asleep faster.
Lavender Can Decrease Your Anxiety
You can place the lavender directly into your diffuser to create an overall relaxing environment to help calm you down during an anxiety attack. Or, you can mix some warm water and a couple of drops of lavender into a bowl, soak a washcloth and place it on your forehead or around your neck to help you remain calm.
You can create so many different DIY cleaning solutions with lavender oils because it helps kill bacteria without being harmful to your animals and children.
Lavender Decreases Stress
You can take 1-3 drops and rub it in an area where you are feeling stressed and it’ll help decrease some of that tension, or you can simply use an oil diffuser and release it into your home to create a more calming environment.
You can place 3-5 drops into your fragrance free lotion to give it that extra scent and relief boost, or you can apply directly to the skin to give it a smooth soft finish.
Lavender Can Increase Hair Growth
Mix a 5-10 drops of lavender oil with almond oil and place it into a spray bottle. Spray it all through out your hair and leave it in overnight. This will help with not only hair growth, but prevent hair loss, as well.
Lavender Helps with Menstrual Cramps
Take a 1-4 drops of lavender oil and mix it in a bowl of warm water, dip your washcloth into the mixture and place the damp rag onto your hips and tummy where you are cramping the most. You should feel instant relief.
Place some hot water into a bowl and place 7-10 drops of peppermint oils into the water. Grab a washcloth and soak it into the water mixture. Close your eyes and place the damp washcloth over your face, breathe in the oils for no more than two minutes. You should start to feel instant relief.
Place 1-2 drops of peppermint oils into 2 of your glasses of water before eating or during a meal to help with any bloating that is caused afterwards.
Peppermint Can Be a Bug Repellent
Take 15-20 drops of peppermint oil, ½ cup of vinegar, and 1 cup of water and mix it all together in a spray bottle. This will be a great repellent to keep off bugs and to keep spiders and ants away from your littles ones.
Just place a few drops under your tongue and you’ll feel instantly energized. You can also use 1-2 drops into your water, it will give your water a minty taste and give you that boost that you need.
Peppermint Helps Reduce Colic in Babies
Place a couple of drops of peppermint oil into a bowl of warm water (make sure it is heavily diluted) and place a washcloth into the mixture. Then place the damp washcloth over your baby’s tummy for no longer than 30 seconds. Repeat every 3 minutes until baby has calmed down.
Place a couple of drops on your stomach and rub it in to help reduce throwing up or nausea symptoms. You can also rub it near the bottom of your feet.
Take 2 cups of Epsom salt and 2-5 drops of peppermint oils into your bath to have a relaxing bath and also help restore your hormones.
Wet your toothbrush and place 1-4 drops directly onto your toothbrush and brush your teeth, or you can also add toothpaste and add the drops, also. You can also place 1-4 drops into a cup of water to add some mint flavor, leaving your breath minty fresh.
Peppermint Relieves Muscle Pains
Peppermint can be a natural pain killer. Just apply a couple of drops where your muscles ache and rub the area so the oils soak into the skin.
Peppermint is a pretty strong oil. You can simply open the bottle and sniff it from the bottle, it’ll help you open up your sinuses. Or, if you’re having sinuses pressure, apply a couple of drops where you’re having the aches, and rub it into your skin.
Rather it’s rubbing them onto your skin, adding the oils as a flavor booster, or placing them into a diffuser – these oils are so beneficial in so many ways. How do you like to use your oils?