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 Essential Oil Uses

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Air cleaner...Diffuse cinnamon, thieves or purification essential oil in the air and enjoy its anti-microbial properties.

All-purpose Cleaner...Add Thieves (Young Living) to a few ounces of water, then spray countertops to naturally disinfect. Shake before each use. I actually clean more now because I love the smell and know everything is truly disinfected. If you don’t have that on hand you can use 3 drops of lemon oil to the same amount of water and shake very well before each use ( oil and water don’t mix so you need to shake well).

Ants...Peppermint placed on entryways prevents them from entering.

Anxiety...Diffuse lavender essential oil around your home to reduce feelings of stress and tension. For topical use for all emotional stresses- Young Living Energy Balance blend

 

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Baby shower gift...Give a wall diffuser with a lavender scent to calm the mom and baby.

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

Bathroom freshener...Put a cotton ball soaked in lime or lemon oil behind the toilet for a bathroom refresher.

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).

Burnt pan cleaner...Use a few drops of lemon oil and some boiling water to help remove burnt food from pots and pans.

 

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Carpet and non-carpet flooring...Non-carpet floors, add a cup of white vinegar to a bucket of water. Then 5-10 drops of lemon, pine, spruce, thieves or a combination. I enjoy lemon and thieves. It’s the same combination I use on my counters, mirrors and anything else that needs to be disinfected. For carpeted areas 16-20 drops of the same oils as above in baking soda or borax powder. Put in an airtight container and shake well. Let it sit overnight so the oils infuse all of the baking soda. Sprinkle over carpet and let sit for 15 minutes , then vacuum as normal.

Christmas scent...Add a drop of pine, sandalwood or cedarwood essential oil on a fire log about 30 minutes before burning.

Cleaner (all-purpose)...Add Thieves (Young Living) to a few ounces of water, then spray countertops to naturally disinfect. Shake before each use. I actually clean more now because I love the smell and know everything is truly disinfected. If you don’t have that on hand you can use 3 drops of lemon oil to the same amount of water and shake very well before each use ( oil and water don’t mix so you need to shake well).

Cockroach-repellent...Mix 10 drops peppermint and 5 drops cypress in 1⁄2 cup salt water. Shake well and spray where roaches live.

 

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Dish cleaner...Add a few drops of lemon oil to the dishwasher before washing for a spot-free rinse.

Dishwashing soap...To add fragrance or improve the antiseptic action of your liquid soap ,add several drops of essential oils such lavender, fir, spruce, pine, lemon, bergamot or orange.

Dishwasher disinfectant & cleaner...A few drops of oil may be added to the dishwasher to help disinfect and purify. Some popular oils are pine, orange, tangerine, lemon and peppermint, although any antibacterial oil works well.

 

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Fleas, ticks, lice, mites and spiders...Single oils such as lavander, lemon, peppermint, lemongrass, cypress, cinnamon, thyme and basil effectively repel these insects. Wash all animal bedding add oils during the rinse cycle. Add a few drops of lemongrass to color to help eliminate fleas.

Floors...Non-carpet floors, add a cup of white vinegar to a bucket of water. Then 5-10 drops of lemon, pine, spruce, thieves or a combination. I enjoy lemon and thieves. It’s the same combination I use on my counters, mirrors and anything else that needs to be disinfected.

Fridge purifier...To freshen up the fridge or freezer when cleaning, add a few drops of lime, grapefruit or bergamot oil to the rinsing water or Thieves.

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Horse-fly-repellent...Tansy.

House freshener...Diffuse clove, rosemary and orange essential oils when guests come over, and they will talk about how amazing your house smells.

 
 

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Laundry...Eucalyptus oil kills dust mites, add 1 teaspoon to a bottle of your laundry soap. Instead of using toxic softeners, place a washcloth dampened with 10 drops of lavander ( my favorite), lemon ( I love this for my towels and sheets), melaleuca, bergamot or other essential oils.

Lice...Single oils such as lavander, lemon, peppermint, lemongrass, cypress, cinnamon, thyme and basil effectively repel these insects. Wash all animal bedding add oils during the rinse cycle. Add a few drops of lemongrass to color to help eliminate fleas.

 

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Mites...Single oils such as lavander, lemon, peppermint, lemongrass, cypress, cinnamon, thyme and basil effectively repel these insects. 

Mold eliminator...Add tea tree oil to your diffuser to kill mold and other pathogens in the air.

Mosquito-repellent...Combine one drop each of lemongrass oil, citronella oil and eucalyptus oil with one teaspoon of coconut oil to make natural bug spray and rub on exposed skin. Reapply as needed.

Moth-repellent...Patchouli.

 

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Painting...When painting, add 1 teaspoon of your favorite essential oil to one gallon of paint. Mix well. The oil will counteract the unpleasant smell of paint. Because essential oils are not fatty oils, they will not leave oil spots on the wall and leave your room smelling amazing.

Pests...Spray orange essential oil and clove oil to kill pests on contact.

Pets with internal parasites...Rub ParGize and /or DiGize on the pads
(bottom of their feet) daily. Many people have reported that they have seen parasites eliminated from the animal within days of starting the application.

Physician kit...Makeover your medicine cabinet and create a family physician kit with essential oils of lavender, lemon, peppermint, tea tree, oregano and frankincense.

Produce cleaner...To clean fruit and vegetables, use Thieves Fruit and Veggie Spray from Young Living. Spray and cover fruit/ veggies and rub for 30 seconds then rinse. Some people will tell you to mix lemon essential and water, oil does not mix with water. That is why I am not advising you to put a drop of lemon in your water. It will sit on the top and you will consume it on the first sip.

 

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Saunas...For saunas, add several drops of rosemary, thyme, pine, or lavander to a spray bottle with water, shake well and spray all surfaces. For your hot tub, use caution because oils may damage filter and hoses.

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.

Shower curtain scum...Using a 16-ounce spray bottle, use four drops of eucalyptus essential oil and four drops of tea tree oil with warm water; spray onto your shower for natural mold-killing action or my favorite, Young Living thieves cleaner!

Silverfish repellent...Eucalyptus radiata, Eucalyptus citriodora.

Smoke eliminator...To remove cigarette smoke, put four drops of rosemary, purification and eucalyptus oil and diffuse.

Spiders...Single oils such as lavander, lemon, peppermint, lemongrass, cypress, cinnamon, thyme and basil effectively repel these insects. Wash all animal bedding add oils during the rinse cycle. Add a few drops of lemongrass to color to help eliminate fleas.

Sports gear...If your kids play sports, add two drops each of tea tree oil and lemon essential oil to one quart of warm water; next add four tablespoons of baking soda and mix. Use to clean ripe (!) jerseys, cleats and sports gear.

 

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Ticks...Single oils such as lavander, lemon, peppermint, lemongrass, cypress, cinnamon, thyme and basil effectively repel these insects. Wash all animal bedding add oils during the rinse cycle. Add a few drops of lemongrass to color to help eliminate fleas.

Trash can freshener...Put a cotton ball with two drops each of lemon oil and thieves oil at the bottom of the trashcan to help decrease the odor and detoxify.

 

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Vacuum cleaner...Add 5–10 drops of your favorite oil in your vacuum bag or dust container. I especially enjoy lavander and if you want try spearmint WOW so fresh.

 

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