Looking for new ideas on how to get the most out of your essential oils? Perhaps you’re looking for natural options for common cleaning products? Maybe you’re new to essential oils and not exactly sure of how beneficial they are? No matter what the reason, I’m glad to have you here at Enjoy Natural Health and would love to introduce you to 26 brilliant benefits and uses for essential oils with The A to Z Of Essential Oil Benefits & Uses!
The A to Z Of Essential Oil Benefits & Uses
A – Air Freshener – Overcome strong smells with a DIY air freshener – Mix 4 drops of rosemary, tea tree and eucalyptus oil, add them to 1 ounce of water topped up with 8 drops of lemon oil. Shake well and spray for a clean, crisp smell!
B – Better Baths – Add an essential oil of your choice to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into your warm bath water. Essential oils make for a far better bath and as oils are absorbed by the skin it’ll leave it leaving it looking naturally young.
C – Concentrate Like A Champ! Concentrating on your daily chores and other business won’t be difficult if you mix grapefruit oil with bergamot and peppermint oils in similar proportions and inhale the solution.
D – DIY Deodorant – Fancy a natural deodorant instead of risking harmful chemicals to control body odor? Making your own deodorant is natural, but also inexpensive and quite easy to do. Take a look at this great natural essential oils deodorant recipe.
E – Eczema Relief – When the patches of dry skin become raw, the area can become infected and painful. Using an essential oil for eczema can help prevent flare ups and we had an extensive article that includes popular recipes!
F – Freshen Your Fridge – Water alone is not enough to make your fridge stay fresh. To a bowl of water, add 7 drops of bergamot, grapefruit, and lime oils. Adding the same amount of lemongrass oil to the mixture will make the refrigerator smell fresher.
G – Grout Scrub – Grout left on your tiles during a renovation? Mix 10 drops of tea tree, pine and lemongrass essential oils with a cup of baking soda, a tablespoon of vinegar oil and 3 tablespoons of liquid dish soap. Mix, shake and spray before scrubbing!
H – Headache Relief – Relieve headache pain with essential oils from our headache relief guide. Apply behind ears, on the forehead, and just below your nose for effective relief. Applying on the soles of your feet also helps the oils reach the bloodstream fast.
I – Insect Repellent – With lemongrass, eucalyptus and citronella oils, you don’t have to worry about being bitten by mosquitoes. Mixing 1 drop of each of the oils together with a teaspoon of coconut oil and applying on your skin will keep those nasties away!
J – Joint Pain – One way to provide relief for joint pain without medication is the use of essential oils. We’ve put together a bunch of essential oil blend recipes for you to try – take a look!
K – Kitchen Freshener – To keep your kitchen smelling fresh, take 2 drops of clove oil and add it to the same amount of citrus and cinnamon essential oils. Simmer them on a pan containing water. This will get rid of odors arising from cooking and freshen the air!
L – Lyme Disease – Considering the seriousness of the disease, always see a doctor asap if you suspect Lyme Disease! For symptom relief, you can try a wide range of oils and we’cve put together a helpful guide to essential oils for lyme disease to help!
M – Morning Sickness – Morning sickness doesn’t have to be a bother anymore. Using your handkerchief to inhale a mixture of wild orange oil, ginger oil, and lemon oil will make your pregnancy a lot easier!
N – Nail Growth & Strength – When using essential oils, you can not only get longer nails but also protect them from breakage, thinning, splits, beau lines and brittleness, a.k.a, get the healthiest nails ever! Read more (and get a great recipe) here.
O – Outdoor Furniture Cleaner – To clean your outdoor furniture, add 20 drops of lemon oil and mix with 2 tablespoons of vinegar oil and 20 drops of juniper berry in a 9-ounce spraying bottle of water. Scrub and watch it come up beautifully clean!
P – Perfume – You can also create your own perfume by smearing a combination of these essential oils on your body’s pulse points. This reduces the risk caused by using toxic man-made perfumes.
Q – Quicker Weight Loss – If you are on a diet and want to get rid of junk and other food cravings, you can control your desire for food by inhaling cinnamon oil mixed with peppermint in equal amounts. Less junk food = fewer calories and faster weight loss.
R – Remove Stains – Make stubborn dirt on sports jerseys a thing of the past. All you need is 2 drops of lemon oil mixed with 2 drops of tea tree oil added to warm water. Add four tablespoons of baking soda and wash the tough stains with this mixture.
S – Shower Scum Scrub – You don’t have to deal with the sight of scum on your shower curtain ever again. With warm water in a 16-ounce spraying bottle, add 4 drops of eucalyptus and tea tree oils. The mixture naturally kills mold when sprayed over it.
T – Tension Headache Relief – Peppermint oil uses and benefits include its long-lasting cooling effect on the skin, ability to inhibit muscle contractions and role in stimulating blood flow in the forehead when applied topically. Try it for relief!
U – Ulcer Relief – In addition to clary sage oil, peppermint and frankincense are effective natural remedies for ulcer relief. Add 2 drops of peppermint oil and frankincense oil to your water 2x daily until symptoms are relieved. Source
V – Vacuum Bag Freshener – Your vacuum bag doesn’t have to remain stinky. Soaking a ball of cotton wool in essential oils and putting it in the bag can help overcome the stench.
W – Window Cleaner – Running out of Windex to clean your glass surfaces? Just mix an ounce of white vinegar and an equal amount of water with 15 drops of essential oil cleaning blend. Just make sure that you always shake it before using it to clean.
X – XXX (Adult Time!) – You can create a range of sensual love mixes and “love potions” just using essential oils. Try a few drops of cocoa oil and add 15-25 drops of sandalwood for a start. Here is a list of great options for romance – Then, let the mood run wild!
Y – Yoga Blend – If you want to add a bit of spiritual touch to your meditations or when doing yoga, you can opt to use frankincense essential oil. It helps to intensify spiritual awareness.
Z – Zits (Acne) – Essential oils are widely used for the treatment of zits in teenagers especially. Tea tree oil, also known as Melaleuca, is an essential oil recognized to possess antiseptic, antibacterial, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, and tissue regenerative properties, all being useful in combating acne, with mounting evidence to suggest it as a viable option for acne relief. We’ve covered the benefits and use of tea tree oil for acne here.
As you can see, essential oils have many uses. This list is not exhaustive, but it’s been a fun exercise to put together the A to Z of essential oil benefits and uses. If you’re new to essential oils, consider using them today!
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