36 Ways to Use Essential Oils

36 Ways to Use Essential Oils
When I posted a survey the other day, the top request was that I share product usage tips so today that's what I'm doing! I'm going to share 36 ways to use essential oils. I hope that this list helps you realize some new ways to use the oils that you have on hand! If you're the video watching type, take a peek at this 5 minute video from Young Living. If not, scroll down for all thirty-six tips! Which one is your favorite tip?

  1. 2 drops of your favorite oil on a cotton ball and put in the bottom of your trash can.
  2. Make your own perfume roller.
  3. Make a DIY natural lotion bar. Recipe here
  4. Treat yourself and your locks to an essential oil infused hair mask. Recipe here.
  5. Support your weight-management program by pairing a healthy diet and exercise with two drops of Grapefruit Vitality in your water.
  6. Add 2 drops of Purification to your laundry detergent.
  7. Create a DIY cleaning scrub with 3 drops Lemon, 1/2 cup baking soda and water.
  8. Make a DIY salt scrub with Grapefruit. Recipe here.
  9. Make a DIY room refresher by combining 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oil and 1 cup water. (pro tip: add a dash of epsom salt to the oil before the water to help the oil disperse)
  10. Add Copaiba and PanAway with epsom salt and warm water for a relaxing foot soak.
  11. Create a custom beard oil with essential oils such as Bergamot and Cedarwood. Recipe here.
  12. Mix 5 drops of Thieves with 1/2 cup baking soda and sprinkle the mixture over your carpets. Let sit for 10 minutes and vacuum.
  13. Get mermaid hair with a homemade spray infused with essential oils. Recipe here.
  14. Make Thieves cleaning fizzies to easily clean the tub, sink or toilet. Recipe here.
  15. Remove sticker residue left with a few drops of Lemon and wiping away with a rag.
  16. Add 4 drops of Cedarwood to shampoo or conditioner for shinier-looking hair.
  17. Add Tangerine to your homemade play dough for a fun, uplifting scent.
  18. Add 2 drops of Eucalyptus Radiata and 4 drops of Ylang Ylang to a steamy bath. (pro tip: add oils to a handful of epsom salt then add to bath)
  19. Combine 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup vinegar and 5 drops Lemon to a bowl. Microwave the mixture for 3-5 minutes and wipe away the grime!
  20. Craft DIY bath crayons to add extra fun to the kids' tub time. Recipe here.
  21. Add Geranium to your body lotion for an added peaceful, calming aroma.
  22. Add a dash of instant flavor with a drop of Oregano Vitality or Basil Vitality in your homemade pasta sauce.
  23. Stay fresh by mixing Tea Tree and Lemongrass and applying for a natural deodorant.
  24. Create a DIY Monster Spray with fresh and peaceful aromas to invite pleasant dreams. Add to a 4 oz spray bottle with a splash of witch hazel and topped off with water. Our favorite combos are
    3 drops of each Bergamot + Lemongrass + Grapefruit or
    4 drops Cedarwood + 3 drops Lavender + 2 drops Vetiver or
    5 drops Stress Away + 4 drops Ylang Ylang
  25. Create a natural dry shampoo for the moments when you're too busy to wash your hair. Combine 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1 tablespoon baking soda, 2 drops Cedarwood, 2 drops Rosemary and 1 drop Tea Tree (add 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder for dark hair). Add to a shaker bottle and sprinkle on hair. Leave for 2-3 minutes then brush.
  26. Rub one drop of Tea Tree and one drop of carrier oil on your cuticles.
  27. Combine 6 drops of essential oil (such as Lavender or Copaiba) with 1 cup of epsom salt for a soothing bath.
  28. Include 5 drops of Lavender to your laundry during the rinse cycle when you wash your sheets. The calming aroma is perfect for drifting off to dreamland.
  29. Make a DIY face mask for a night of pampering, relaxation and fun. Recipes per skin type here.
  30. Add a few drops of Lemon or Purification to your toilet paper roll. Whenever someone uses it, the aroma will naturally disperse.
  31. Include 3 drops of Lemon with your dishwasher detergent for an aromatic citrus burst during the wash cycle.
  32. Enjoy a soothing massage with 3 drops of Northern Lights Black Spruce or Palo Santo combined with your favorite Carrier Oil.
  33. Use 2 drops of Jasmine when you apply your daytime moisturizer for the appearance of healthier-looking skin.
  34. Get rid of tough stains with a homemade stain stick. Recipe here.
  35. Use a portable diffuser with an invigorating scent like Peppermint or Citrus Fresh for an aromatic boost to your morning.
  36. Soak in a relaxing oatmeal-lavender bath for a moment of quiet calm. Recipe here.
We all know there are countless ways to use our oils. Which one are you excited to try?

DIY Focus Blend

DIY Focus Blend

We can all use a little bit of help in the area of focus sometimes, am I right? This is especially true right now when it's hard to concentrate because there are so many struggles going on. This blend is energizing and is perfect for studying, working or simply when you need some extra focus. You can apply it to your forehead, behind your ears, to the back of your neck or rub it in your palms and inhale it aromatically.

In a 10mL roller bottle blend:
20 drops
20 drops
fill the remainder with your favorite carrier oil

DIY Travel Bed Spray

DIY Travel Bed Spray - you need this if you travel! Sleep soundly without fear of unwanted guests 😉If you don't have time to watch the video, you'll want a 2oz spray bottle and Palo Santo, Lavender, Cedarwood essentail oils. You'll add 15 drops of each into the spray bottle and then top with distilled water. The distilled water will help the oils disperse into the water. Give it a quick shake then spray on the bed when you travel! 

DIY Inflammation Synergy

Today we're making a DIY Inflammation Support Synergy to use in capsules. Please only use Young Living Vitality oils for internal consumption as a dietary supplement.


DIY Sleepy Blend Roller

This has become one of my favorite combinations before bedtime. I love it so much that I’ve made a blend in a 15ml bottle to keep by my bed to put in my diffuser. If you would rather have the blend as a rollerball – here you go! It’s super easy to make and you’ll just rub it on your feet and wrists before you slip under the sheets. Sweet dreams.

In a 10mL roller bottle blend:
10 drops
10 drops
10 drops
Cedarwood (or Lavender)
fill the remainder with your favorite carrier oil (I recommend fractionated coconut oil or Young Living’s V-6 blend)

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