Over 100 uses for Essential Oils

essential oils uses


-Use a few drops on a cotton ball. Stick it in your pocket or in your car.

-Put a few drops of your favorite oil into your vacuum cleaner bag. My favorite is Lemon & Lavender.

-Use lemon or orange oil to remove stickers, adhesive, or other sticky substances.

-Put a few drops on the collar of your shirt for aromatherapy throughout the day.

-For use after strenuous activity combine one drop of eucalyptus, sage, and basil oil and mix with fifteen drops of carrier oil.

-For a cooling sensation and distraction from aches & pains mix wintergreen and lemongrass with a carrier oil and massage on body.

-Mix lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus in a carrier oil and put it in your bath water.

-For clogged pores apply some lemon and teatree oil to a cotton ball and wipe over affected areas.

-For wrinkles- vetiver, cedarwood, rosehip seed, sandalwood, frankincense, or geranium added to a carrier oil.

-To make perfume mix 25 drops total of three oils- a base note, a middle note, and a top note (Example- vetiver, lavender, and sweet orange) with 1 ounce of a good quality vodka. Let it sit for at least 2 weeks before using.

-For fresher carpets add 5 drops of lemon, ylang ylang and/or lavender to a box of baking soda. Sprinkle on carpet and vacuum later.

-For a great skin smoothing moisturizer mix lavender and organic cold pressed virgin coconut oil.

-For a fantastic exfoliator mix a couple of drops of lavender in a tablespoon of coconut oil. Add a half a teaspoon of sugar. Massage on face and rinse with warm water.

-Face scrub- mix 1/4 of plain yogurt with 5 drops of grapefruit oil, 3 drops of lavender, and 1/3 cup of cornstarch. Apply to face and rinse with cool water.

-Use rosewood oil and water in a spray bottle for a great toner. Shake well before each use.

-Massage Oil- add a few drops of your favorite oil to any carrier oil.

-For days in the sun mix 5 drops of each carrot and myrrh to 15 drops of carrier oil. Some carrier oils can add extra spf

-For tension massage some lavender oil on your temples and the back of your neck. Be cautious to keep it away from your eyes.

-Focus mix- promotes calming and confidence. lavender, vetiver, & cedarwood oil on the big toe or mixed with a carrier oil and applied to the back of the neck.

-Add a couple of drops of lemon and lime oil to your counters before wiping them down to disinfect and deodorize.

-Use a mixture a lime oil, lemon oil and water to wipe down your refrigerator.

-For a room freshener add lavender and vanilla oils to water in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use.

– For a busy mind, inhale vetiver, lime, and lavender. You can also apply the to your collar or to the back of your neck with a carrier oil.

-For motion sickness and upset bellies inhale or apply peppermint oil to the temples

-Put a few drops of lavender on a cotton ball and put it in your pillowcase for a good night’s sleep. Vetiver is a good alternative for men who don’t like the scent of lavender.

-For digestion support use bergamot or hyssop oil in a carrier oil and rub on abdomen.

-To promote good thoughts/feelings inhale vetiver, orange, lemon, bergamot, lime, ylang ylang, or sweet orange oils.

-For fresher laundry drop a few drops of your favorite oil on a washcloth and stick it in the dryer with your wet clothes.

-For dogs with fleas add a couple of drops of lemongrass, lavender, and lemon oils on their collar.

-Use bergamot in a carrier oil to clean out dog’s ears.

– Clean sponges and kitchen brushes with lemon oil and water mix. Let sponges sit in the water over night.

-Clean toothbrushes with peppermint oil. Rinse well.

-For bathroom odors place a few drops of key lime and lemon oil on a cotton ball and place it behind your toilet.

-Use ylang ylang, helichrysum, lavender, geranium, and frankincense oils with coconut oil as the carrier oil for irritated skin. Apply to affected areas twice daily.

-To ward off spiders an mice use peppermint oil around window sills and doors.

-For flies make a spray with water, peppermint oil and lavender oil. Shake well each time before using.

– Use rosehip seed oil on your face for sun damage. It’s a dry oil so it won’t leave you looking greasy.

-To cleanse the air diffuse Thieves oil in a cool mist essential oil diffuser.

-Put a few drops of lavender or peppermint on your hair brush for luxurious smelling hair .

-Make your own ‘Vicks’ type mix with coconut oil and eucalyptus oil.

-To get rid of cigarette smoke smells make a spray with water, tea tree oil, rosemary oil, and eucalyptus oil. Shake well before each use.

– For acne mix lavender, cedarwood, or tea tree oil with a carrier oil apply to skin at night before bed.

-Mix 5 drops of lemon oil, lime oil, bergamot, and 1/8 cup vinegar with 1/2 cup of baking soda for a great sink scrub. Apply mixture to sink, scrub well, and rinse out with warm water.

-If you’re painting you can mix 10 ml of peppermint oil to the paint to help dispel the paint fumes.

-For an immune boost rub a couple of drops of lemon oil on your hands and one drop of oil of oregano on your big toe.

-To freshen up your car add a couple of drops of lemon oil and one drop of lavender oil on a cotton ball and stick it in your glovebox.

-Add a few drops of oil to your bath water for aromatherapy.

-Use a few drops of your favorite oil on your furnace filter to freshen up the whole house.

-Geranium, lemon, and thieves oil are all great for smelly shoes.

-For stretch marks mix a carrier oil with grapefruit oil, frankincense, lavender, myrrh, and coriander. Apply to problem areas.

-Make your holiday cards twice as sweet. Rub clove or cinnamon oil onto your envelopes with a cotton ball.

-Use thieves or lemon oil to make an antibacterial kitchen spray or to eliminate odors.

-For a mood boost inhale any citrusy smelling oil such as – lemon, orange, grapefruit, sweet orange, lime, or bergamot. They are all uplifting.

– To aide with concentration inhale peppermint, lemon, or grapefruit oils.

-For long lasting fruit mix a few drops of lemon oil and water in a bowl and wash your fruit in it.

-To curb your appetite inhale peppermint oil to lessen the urge.

-You can use oils to make a non scented oil scented, just put a few drops of oil into melted wax. Do not drop on candle when lit.

-For meditation use lavender, vetiver and clary sage.

-For extra focus at school out a drop of peppermint oil on your child’s coat and book bag .

-Clary sage and Rosemary are great for menstrual cramps.

-For a headache use peppermint oil and wintergreen with a carrier oil. Use on the back of your neck and on your temples.

-For poison oak or poison ivy mix 3 drops of peppermint or wintergreen with 5 drops of a carrier oil. Apply twice daily.

-For clarity and calm inhale frankincense.

-To avoid head lice or to treat head lice make a tea tree oil, thyme, lavender, geranium or spray with water. Spray directly on hair and on hoods, bookbags, and coats.

-For hair loss add a few drops of rosemary, lavender, and or cedarwood oil to your conditioner.

-For dry hair make your own hot oil with coconut oil, sandalwood, and lavender oil.

-For oily hair mix 9 drops of each lime, ylang ylang, and rosemary with 2 tbsp of carrier oil. Massage into scalp and shampoo like normal.

-Use citronella oil, tea tree and peppermint with a carrier oil to enjoy the outdoors pest free. Apply to exposed skin.

-For lung health use fir needle oil and eucalyptus oil. Use a carrier oil and massage into chest.

– For bruises mix clove and lavender with a carrier oil and apply to affected area as needed.

-For sprains use basil, pine, and wintergreen with a carrier oil and apply 3 times daily.

-For sunburn mix 2 drops lavender or rose oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil. Apply to affected areas.

-For neck pain mix birch and basil oils with a carrier oil and massage into trouble areas.

-For bee stings or bug bites apply 1-2 drops of peppermint or lavender oil directly to the bite or sting.

-To reduce candida and fungus in the body use a drop of oil of oregano on your big toe once a week.

-To make bath salts mix a cup of Epsom salt with 20 drops of the essential oils of your choice.

-Use jasmine or cedarwood oil when you’re nervous.

– Put a drop of peppermint oil behind your ears or on your wrists for nausea.

-Use lavender and valerian oil on the bottoms of your feet at bedtime for teeth grinding.

-Use Lavender oil on minor cuts, scratches, scrapes, or burns to promote healing and avoid scarring.

-Hangover helpers- juniper, lavender, cedarwood, lemon, and rosemary. Use in a warm bath.

-To avoid the spread of germs from cold sores use thieves oil.

-For better circulation add 8 drops of neroli oil to your bath water with 2 cups of Epsom salt.

-Simmer clove, lemon or cinnamon in water to eliminate kitchen odors.

-Snoring helper- 3 drops of thyme on the bottom of your foot at bedtime.

– For psoriasis make a mix of coconut oils and bergamot, geranium, sandalwood, calendula, and lavender oil. Apply to affected areas twice daily.

– For a toothache use clove oil with a carrier oil.

-Sesame oil can be used as a moisturizer, it has a slight SPF, and it can also lower stress & blood pressure. This oil has been shown to slow the growth of cancer cells.

-Use rose oil to balance hormones and combat PMS.

-Use geranium oil to reduce scarring, boost circulation, and to reduce bloating. It can also calm inflammation.

-For a sedative replacement, use Clary sage oil. It’s also very useful for PMS symptoms.

-Use pine oil for respiratory issues, joint pain, eczema, and arthritis.

-For digestion issues an cramps use black pepper oil.

-For sore feet soak in warm water with peppermint and vetiver oil.

There are tons of other ways to use oils but this list is a good place to start! How do you use essential oils in your home?



Much love, Rockin Mom

*I am not a doctor or nurse. I do not diagnose or treat illnesses. This site is for informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before making any decisions about treatment of any conditions you may have, or think you may have. Many opinions expressed on my blog are based on articles I have read, as well as my own thoughts, knowledge, and experiences. So in other words, use your own brain..I’m assuming you will cause you were smart enough to make it to this awesome page! ;)

One thought on “Over 100 uses for Essential Oils

  1. Brian and Debbie says:

    Thank you for this list and there are so many things we would like to try. What is a good starter kit that you recommend? I just started looking at your blog so you probably have something on here so I will keep looking. Would take any recommendation though. Thanks again and take care.

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