my top 10 favorite ways to use essential oils

Hi guys! I am writing this on Sunday night and it’s beginning to get dark outside. My mom just said to me, “Isn’t it funny how the mood changes on a Sunday night?” And I definitely agreed. Everyone’s a little bit more sad on Sundays. This particular weekend was so relaxing and calming, yet it still feels like I didn’t have enough time to get everything done. I guess it’s a trade off and this time, I was happy to have a really chill weekend. I mostly worked on blog posts, watched some documentaries, made myself a homemade turmeric facial (blog post coming soon), and got ice cream with my best friend.

I also experimented with my essential oils. I recently got started on essential oils when I purchased this artnaturals box of oils on Amazon. After heavy research, I felt like this box gave me the most oils for a really good price. Plus, it came with all of the ones I wanted to try out and I am really pleased with it! It also came with a packet of what the oils are good for / how to use them when it comes to skincare, beauty, cleaning, diffusers, etc.

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So, I decided to put together a list of my favorite 10 ways I use them and hopefully, give some inspiration to essential oil newbies like me who might be a little intrigued but intimidated to use them in their everyday life. And for those curious- oils are for so much more than diffusers- I don’t even own a diffuser! So, take a peak below and let me know what your favorite essential oil uses are in the comments 🙂

  • Perk up w/ Peppermint Oil. Do you ever hit the snooze button like 3 times and still wake up feeling super sluggish? I do. I know that the best thing to wake me up is a few sniffs of peppermint oil. It always energizes me.IMG_6438
  • Get rid of aches w/ Lemongrass. I’m either sitting all day at the office at work or running around in my spare time, trying to fit in all of my errands or workouts. This causes a lot of little aches here and there. It doesn’t help that I sleep in all types of crazy positions and don’t stretch enough. So, occasionally I’ll force my boyfriend, Anton, to give me a little back massage in return for one himself. We always use lemongrass because it helps soothe aches.

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  • Get sleepy w/ Lavender. I have a big bottle of lavender by my bed and at night, I always sprinkle it onto my pillowcases. I find it puts me in the perfect state of sleepiness and relaxation and I think it works on Louie, too.

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  • Have kissable lips w/ Sweet Orange. Orange oils are often used for odors because they smell so dang good. So, I thought, why not put it into a little lip scrub with sugar, vanilla, and coconut oil. This way, my lips are going to taste great and stay moisterized 🙂

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  • Say bye-bye to allergies w/ Patchouli + Frankincense. This is such a good combo for allergies, which I have big time. I rub it onto my palms and sometimes on the pads of my feet. I find it clears up my breathing almost right away.

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  • Clear your stuffy nose w/ Eucalyptus. Use this with hot water to help clear congestion. This works with allergies, a cold or just when you’re feeling like you might be getting a case of the sniffles. I add it with my beauty steam from my goodbeing box to clear my skin too.
  • Clean your carpets: Add baking soda and 10 drops of your favorite essential oil to a shaker. Then, sprinkle on the carpet and vacuum after ten minutes. This is a safe way to get your entire room smelling great.

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  • Natural Bug repellant w/ Patchouli.  Add patchouli to regular, unscented lotion and rub it all ovah before you get dressed for a night spent outdoors.

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  • Clear your skin w/ Tea Tree Oil. When I’m breaking out a bit, I use this mixed with my usual face wash or toner for an additional boost on my skin. Or I use tangerine mixed with grapefruit for spot treatment.

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  • Stress less w/ Bergamot. Bergamot has lots of uses from clearing acne scars to reducing anxiety and tension and improving blood circulation. Whenever I’m feeling stressed, I try to rub some on my hands or feet before bed or sprinkle some wherever I’m sitting.

34 Comments

  1. I love essential oils, I have a couple posts on my blog about them. I make all my own blends, candles, necklaces and rollerbottles and scrubs. The citrus blend is my favorite, it’s very uplifting.

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  2. Such an interesting post! I really had no idea that essential oils had so many uses. Ofcourse we hear alot about the benefits for beauty and skincare, but I never realized they could help with allergies. Great informative content. xx

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  3. I love essential oils and use them for so much but some of these things i’ve never thought to use them for-like as a carpet refresher and treating your skin with tea tree oil. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. Sandalwood, Bergamot, Chamomile (try chamomile tea before bed!), Vetiver, and Cedarwood are good ones. I don’t love lavender-scented stuff but I love the oils because they smell a bit different and more natural. Come over and try out some of mine and see if you like it 🙂

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  4. I always struggle with how to use my stash of essential oils. I have a ton, I just don’t know how to use them. Thank you for these great ideas!!

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    1. My mum recently got me into essential oils and I love them, I have seen some cool ways to store essential on pinterest! lots of inspiration on how to store them, also you can buy label stickers to go on the tops of the bottles, so instead of picking them up each time, you can tell just by looking down at them what they are 🙂

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  5. I love essential oils and you’ve mentioned some of my favorites. I couldn’t live without frankincense, peppermint and lavender. I made a body wash with castille soap and peppermint oil and it makes me feel amazing every morning.

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