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Acne face wash...To get rid of acne, make a homemade face wash by mixing tea tree oil (melaleuca) and lemon with raw honey and rub on your face. Then rinse off with water. Apply oils directly or diluted with a carrier oil to the affected area. Rotate the oils for the maximum benefit. Here is a list of oils to choose from. Tea tree, Geranium, Vetiver, Royal Hawaiian, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Lavander, German Chamomile, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus Radiata, Melaleuca . Eliminate dairy products, fried foods, chemical additives and sugar from your diet. Avoid using makeup or chlorinated water.

Achy muscle rub...Mix eucalyptus, wintergreen and cypress with an unscented lotion or coconut oil and apply to muscles.

Arthritis relief...Mix two drops of wintergreen, cypress and lemongrass oils into an unscented lotion. Massage into affected areas.

Asthma remedy...Make a homemade vapor rub by combining eucalyptus, peppermint and coconut oil. Rub on your chest and neck.

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Back pain...Combine peppermint, cypress and ginger oils with cayenne pepper and coconut oil for a homemade pain-relieving muscle rub.

Bath detox...Mix lavender oil, Epsom salts and sea salt to a warm bath to cleanse and rejuvenate the body.

Bathtub scrub...Mix one-half cup of baking soda, one-half cup of vinegar and five drops of bergamot or lime oil; use as a scrub for a sink or bathtub. My favorite is the same except instead of bergamot or lime I use Thieves ( I told you I use it for EVERYTHING).

Body butter lotion...Mix coconut oil, shea butter, magnesium oil and

 

essential oils for moisturizing body lotion.

Body spray...Add 5–10 drops to four ounces of water and use as a fragrant body spray.

Bronchitis and asthma remedy...Make a homemade vapor rub by combining eucalyptus, peppermint and coconut oil. Rub on your chest and neck.

Burns...Mix lavender essential oil with aloe vera to treat burns.

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Cellulite reduction...Mix five drops of grapefruit seed essential oil with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and massage into dimpled areas.

Child calming...Help soothe and calm children by adding lavender or chamomile essential oils to their stuffed animals.

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Dandruff treatment...Mix five drops of rosemary and lavender essential oils with three tablespoons of unscented oil. Massage into your scalp and leave on for 10 minutes. Shampoo mixture out.

 

Deodorant made at home...Combine coconut oil, beeswax and your favorite essential oils like cedarwood and clove oil for men and lavender and tea tree oil for women.

Depression...To boost mood and relieve depression, add rose essential oil to baths, inhalations and diffusers to improve mood.

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Eczema cream...Make a blend with 2 drops of each of the following oils and apply directly to the affected area twice a day. Patchouli, roman chamomile, lavender, antiseptic blend.

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Facial scrub...Mix one-fourth cup yogurt, one-fourth cup cornmeal, and five drops of lavender, grapefruit and patchouli oils. Apply to face and wash off.

Foot bath...Add a few drops of lemon or eucalyptus oil to a large bowl of warm water to help soothe the feet.

Foot healing for dry/cracked feet...Add three drops of lavender oil to two tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply to the feet at night and put on some socks.

Foot soak for sore feet...Add 10 drops of peppermint oil with a tablespoon of Epsom salt and add to a warm-water foot bath.

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Hangover relief...Add six drops each of juniper berry, cedarwood, grapefruit, lavender, rosemary and lemon oil into a warm bath.

Hair conditioner...Mix 15 drops of rosewood oil with five drops of sandalwood and lavender essential oils into unscented oil. Place mixture in a small plastic bag and dunk into warm water to heat up. Apply to hair and wrap for 20 minutes. Shampoo as usual.

Hair Shampoo...To make homemade shampoo, mix lavender oil, rosemary oil, aloe vera gel and coconut milk. Use as you would regular shampoo. It lasts 2–4 weeks.

Hair thickening...Add rosemary oil to shampoo to naturally thicken hair and increase volume.

Head lice...Use a 50/50 blend, meaning 1 tsp coconut oil/olive oil and 4 drops Eucalyptus radiata, 2 drops lavander, 2 drops geranium. Apply to scalp, cover with disposable shower cap and leave it sit for a half hour. Then shampoo well ( I have heard people say putting some tea tree oil in the shampoo is another beneficial. Now the rinse VERY IMPORTANT- Mix in a container with a lid, 2 drops Eucalyptus radiata, 2 drops lavander, 2 drops geranium, 1⁄2 oz. vinegar and 8 ounces of water. Shake vigorously, then pour over hair making sure every strand is rinsed. This should be done over the bathtub or sink. This is not recommended if you are still in the bathtub as lice may cling to other body hair. Dry naturally. Repeat daily until lice and eggs are gone.

Headaches...Apply directly (neat) to temples, at the base of the back of the neck, at the nostril openings and massage on the thumbs and big toes. Apply 1-2 drops of any of the following list, you can try several at a time. Helichrysum, sandalwood, rosemary, basil, lavender, German chamomile, Eucalyptus radiata, marjoram.

Hormone Balance Blend...Ladies as much as we may think that our man is just driving us crazy, we may want to throw in a little balance blend. SHHH you don’t have to tell him. Make a roll on ( you can order roll on bottles on Amazon, make sure they are dark glass) fill 3⁄4 with a carrier oil ( fractioned coconut, olive oil etc. then add 3 drops of each of the following. Lemongrass, clary sage, geranium and ylang ylang. Shake well and let it sit overnight. Then apply over your thyroid, abdomen and thighs morning and night.

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Itchy scalp relief...Add lavender, cedarwood or basil essential oil to shampoo to reduce itching.

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Lip balm...Combine coconut oil, beeswax and lavender oil for an amazing healing balm for chapped lips.

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Massage therapy...Use a few drops of cedarwood or lavender oil, mixed with an unscented lotion during a relaxation massage.

Morning sickness from pregnancy...Add a few drops of wild orange, lemon or ginger oil to a handkerchief and inhale.

Muscle rub...Mix eucalyptus, wintergreen and cypress with an unscented lotion or coconut oil and apply to muscles.

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Nail strengthener...Mix 10 drops of frankincense, myrrh and lemon essential oils into 2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil, then rub on cuticles.

Neck pain...Combine peppermint, cypress and ginger oils with cayenne pepper and coconut oil for a homemade pain-relieving muscle rub.

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Oil Pulling...Coconut oil pulling is one of the best ways to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums. In fact, it’s been proven to be even more effective than flossing, and it’s one of the best ways to naturally whiten your teeth. Take 1/4 teaspoon of coconut oil with 1 drop of Thieves oil and 1 drop Myrrh oil and swish in your mouth for 20 minutes. DO NOT spit in the sink ( it will eventually clog your pipes) use the toilet to spit it in.

Oily hair...Mix 10 drops each of ylang ylang, lime and rosemary essential oils with two ounces of unscented oil. Massage it scalp 2–3 times per week. Wash out as usual.

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PMS relief...Mix two drops of sage, basil and rosemary oils, then apply to a warm, moist hand towel and apply to abdomen.

Poison oak / poison ivy treatment...Mix three drops of peppermint oil with unscented oil and apply to affected area.

Psoriasis cream...Make a blend with 2 drops of each of the following oils and apply directly to the affected area twice a day. Patchouli, roman chamomile, lavender, antiseptic blend.

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Ringworm treatment...Combine three drops of tea tree oil with coconut oil and massage over the affected area twice a day.

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Scalp itch relief...Add lavender, cedarwood or basil essential oil to shampoo to reduce itching.

Shoe smell...To remove the smell from shoes, add a few drops of Purification oil to a cotton ball and put in the toes of the shoes to freshen them up.

Skin toner...Mix eight ounces of water with two drops of lavender, geranium and frankincense oils.

Sore foot soak...Add 10 drops of peppermint oil with a tablespoon of Epsom salt and add to a warm-water foot bath.

Stretch mark reduction...Mix five drops of frankincense, myrrh and grapefruit seed essential oils with coconut oil and apply to stretch marks.

Sugar scrub...Mix a few drops of an essential oil with almond oil and rock salt or sugar to make your own salt or sugar scrub.

Sunburn relief...Combine lavender or chamomile oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil and apply to the skin with a cotton ball to reduce swelling and pain.

Sunscreen...Mix coconut oil, zinc oxide, shea butter, helichrysum oil and lavender essential oil, then store in a squeeze bottle to make homemade toxic-free sunscreen.

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Teeth whitener...Combine lemon essential oil, coconut oil and fresh strawberries, then rub on your teeth. Rinse after two minutes.

Toothpaste...Combine sea salt, baking soda, coconut oil and xylitol with peppermint essential oil to make homemade remineralizing toothpaste. Then brush.

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Vaginal Yeast Infection...14 drops Antibacterial Blend, 10 drops Frankinsence and 6 drops mountain savory on a tampon every night for 5-10 days.

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Weight loss...Combine grapefruit, ginger and cinnamon oil and take as a supplement three times daily to support metabolism.

Wrinkle reduction...Mix 3–5 drops of sandalwood, geranium, lavender and frankincense essential oils with an unscented lotion and apply to face. Avoid applying to eyes.

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Yoga...To relax during yoga or meditation, inhale lavender or sandalwood before class. Also, mix clove and citrus essential oil to clean yoga mats.