Ten Uses for Essential Oils

essential oil drops and plant leafHere is a list of ten easy ways you can use essential oils around your home:

oneScent a hanky or cotton cloth with a few drops of lavender essential oil and place it under a fitted sheet. Alternatively, use bergamot, melissa, sweet marjoram, or valerian.


twoAdd a few drops of essential oil to dried potpourri to refresh or enhance its fragrance.


threeUse a drop or two of essential oils such as lemon, tea tree, eucalyptus globulus, or grapefruit on kitchen dishcloth or sponge.


fourUse essential oils to scent your stationery such as writing papers, envelopes, and greeting cards, as well as to scent your writing ink. Click on links for instructions.


fiveScent a hanky or cotton ball with a couple drops of sweet orange or lavender essential oil. Place in drawer or on shelves to scent clothes or linens. Alternatively, place the drops on a shelf or drawer liner.


sixApply a couple drops of essential oil to a cotton ball and place in your vacuum cleaner bag.


sevenFreshen up your trash and garbage cans by dropping a couple drops of essential oils into them.


eightDeodorize the air and absorb odors in bathrooms or kitchens by setting out a small container with baking soda or white vinegar (finger bowls or glass tealight holders work great for this) to which ten to fifteen drops of essential oils have been added. Try lemon, lime, or rosemary for their deodorizing properties. Be sure to keep out of reach of children and pets.


nineBoil a pot of water on the stove, then turn off heat, and add a few drops of essential oils and allow the steam to freshen the air and remove stale odors.


tenDeter pests such as ants, flies, moths, and mice by placing two to three drops of peppermint essential oil on a cotton ball and tucking it within cracks, crevices, and corners of cupboards or storage areas. Other oils that can be used include eucalyptus globulus, citronella, rosemary, and citrus oils.

There are many, many more ways to use essential oils. This is just to get you started!

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