Essential oils are nature’s secret weapon. Mother Nature has given us a treasure chest of aroma and therapeutic benefits and, a hidden power that puts even the best of commercial products to shame. Using essential oils can be a fun and rewarding addition to your daily life. They can be used as room fresheners, skincare ingredients to insect repellents, mood boosters, and sleep aids. There is so much versatility in a bottle to awe you!
There are so many ways to take advantage of the natural healing remedies you can get from essential oils. How do you know where to start your journey into essential oils? We jotted down our experience of experimenting with essential oils to create the best routine for your home and health.
Let’s have a look!
Best Everyday Use Of Essential Oils
De-Stink Your Fridge
To eliminate odors in your refrigerator and keep it smelling fresh, place a small box of baking soda in a bowl and add 15 drops of lemon essential oil. It will help keep your fridge odor-free for an entire month!
Get Rid of Nasty Food Odors
Do you still smell last night’s dinner in your kitchen? Use lemon essential oil perfume to freshen the air fast! Boil a small pot of water on your stovetop, add 3-4 drops of lemon essential oil, and boil for 10-15 minutes. The citrus-scented steam coming off the pot will quickly eliminate any lingering food smells.
Boost Your Energy
Need a pick-me-up to make it through the rest of your workday? Add some Energy Essential Oil to your favorite diffuser! It’s naturally energizing and can help you feel more alert and focused. Also read, What Essential Oils Will Help You Relax And De-Stress?
Settle Your Nausea
Essential oils are great at soothing upset tummies, which is why they’re excellent additions to nausea-combating beauty products like lotions and shampoos. They also work on the digestive system to settle upset stomachs. There are a few ways to do this: add a few drops of chamomile or Lavender essential oils to your diffuser for a pleasant aroma that will help soothe your nerves. You can add a few drops of Peppermint essential oil (or a combination of Peppermint and Chamomile) to warm water and sip slowly when you’re feeling nauseated. Apply diluted Peppermint essential oil to your temples and wrists before bed to help you sleep through the night when nausea is keeping you up.
Deodorize Your Smelly Shoes
Try a few drops of peppermint, eucalyptus, or tea tree oil on a cotton ball, and tuck it into your shoe. You can also try mixing a few drops of water in a spray bottle and spritzing it directly onto your shoes. For best results, try using these essential scented oils daily, until the smell goes away.
To keep lice away
Homemade essential oil blends should be used as a preventative measure to keep lice away. This is because the oils in the blend are known to repel lice and nits, which are the eggs that lice lay on people’s heads. Mix ten drops of lavender and five drops of peppermint in a small bowl or cup. Apply this mixture to your hair (on dry hair) before bedtime and let it sit overnight. In the morning, shampoo your hair and dry it with a towel.
Ease pain & Inflammation
For muscle aches and pains, try mixing five drops each of peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils with 2 ounces of carrier oil such as coconut oil or jojoba oil. Massage the mixture into affected areas before bedtime. Use lavender oil on cuts and scrapes to prevent infections from forming and help them heal faster (it’s especially good for deep wounds). Simply apply the oil directly to the wound with a cotton ball or swab several times daily for the best results
Boost your immune system
You don’t have to get sick all winter long if you start using eucalyptus oil! Eucalyptus is known for being antiviral and antibacterial — meaning it can keep those pesky bugs at bay! Mix 1 drop of eucalyptus with 3 drops of lemon oil for an all-natural cough syrup that doubles as a decongestant. Check out our blog, How Essential Oils Can Cure Your Common Cold
Fight off bugs naturally
Bugs hate the smell of citrus oils like lemon and lime, so adding them to a bug-repellent spray will help repel bugs naturally instead of relying on potentially harmful pesticides that may not be safe for kids or pets (plus they tend to work better than commercial bug sprays). Citrus oils also have disinfectant properties that can help kill germs that cause illnesses such as colds, flu, etc.
Soothe your muscles & Calm your mind
If you have sore muscles, use a blend of lavender, cedarwood, and peppermint on them for relief. These oils help relax the body and ease the pain. When you’re feeling stressed or anxious, use frankincense or rose oil. We at Aluminate Life have just the right best-smelling essential oil blend to help calm your mind and relax your body; try out the calm essential oil vial with the goodness of sodalite crystal calms the mind while delicate chamomile, floral ho wood, and grounding sage oils promote peace of mind and serenity. You’ll find these oils are great for meditation or smelling while reading or writing as well!
We hope you enjoyed our roundup of the best ways to use essential oils in your everyday life. Essential oils are more than a fad. They’re ancient wisdom that has survived through the ages and proven useful in many ways. The world of essential oils is a fascinating one, and it goes far beyond the domain of health and wellness. While we’ve discussed how to use essential oils in everyday life, we might be lucky enough to see additional ways of using essential oils as we continue on our journey into this interesting world!