Aromatherapy Oil Uses

50 Ways to use Essential Oils

Introducing 20 Aromatherapy Oil uses (also known as Essential Oils) which can be incorporated into your lifestyle quite easy, it's fun, and therapeutically beneficial.

Below are a few ways in which you can get started.

These methods are intended as guidelines only, and you do need to pay special attention to all safety pre-cautions applicable for each oil that you choose.

It is also important to remember that essential oils are flammable. To remember which oils are the most important for the family I have created a chart that you can stick up anywhere in your home to remind you of the oil and what to use it for.

Aromatherapy Oil Uses for You to Try

  1. Use Aromatherapy oils for Scent-Sational smelling towels, sheets, clothes, etc. place a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto a small piece of terry cloth and toss into the clothes dryer while drying. Add 5 drops essential oil to 1/4 cup fabric softener or water and place in the center cup of the wash.
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  3. One of the aromatherapy oil uses is to revive Potpourri which has lost its scent by adding a few drops of essential oil.
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    In my Own Your Health Course I teach you exactly how to use these oils for self-healing or even healing others.

  5. Add a few drops of oil to water in a spray bottle and use as an air freshener.
  6. Add a few drops essential oil to a pan of water and simmer on stove or in potpourri pot.
  7. To enjoy a scented candle, place a drop or two of oil into the hot melted wax as the candle burns.
  8. To dispel household cooking odors, add a few drops of Clove oil to a simmering pan.
  9. For tired aching muscles or arthritis aches, mix 1 part Cajuput, Sage, and Basil oil to 4 parts Jojoba or other vegetable oil and use as a massage oil.
  10. Ease headache pain by rubbing a drop of Rosemary/Lavender oil onto the back of your neck.
  11. To blend your own massage oil, add 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil to 1 oz. Jojoba or other skin-nourishing vegetable oil. Don't make too much.
  12. Another one of the aromatherapy oil uses is to add 10 drops of essential oil to a box of cornstarch or baking soda, mix very well, let set for a day or two and then sprinkle over the carpets in your home. Let set for an hour or more, then vacuum.
  13. To make a natural flea collar, saturate a short piece of cord or soft rope with Pennyroyal or Tea Tree oil, roll up in a handkerchief and tie loosely around the animal's neck.
  14. Aromatherapy oils can be used for smelly feet or shoes can be remedied by either dropping a few drops of Geranium essential oil directly into the shoes or by placing a cotton ball dabbed with a few drops of Lemon oil into the shoes. Athlete's foot? Tea tree is great!
  15. Another one of the aromatherapy oil uses is to put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and place it in your vacuum cleaner bag. Lemon and Pine are nice. Rose Geranium helps with doggy odor.
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  17. Aromatherapy oils can be used to fragrance your kitchen cabinets and drawers, place a food scent dabbed on a cotton ball in an inconspicuous corner.
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    In my Own Your Health Course I teach you exactly how to use these oils for self-healing or even healing others.

  19. Are mice a problem? Place several drops of Peppermint oil on cotton balls and place them at problem locations.
  20. Another one of the aromatherapy oil uses is to use Aromatherapy oils in the bathroom as it is easily scented by placing oil-scented cotton balls in inconspicuous places or sprinkle oils directly onto silk or dried flower arrangements or wreaths.
  21. Another one of the aromatherapy oil uses is to apply true Lavender oil and Tea tree oil directly to cuts, scrapes, or scratches. 1 or 2 drops will promote healing.
  22. Homemade soaps are pleasant and offer therapeutic effects when scented with aromatherapy oils. Use Wood spirit's Soaps which contain pure essential oils.
  23. Home-made sachets are more fragrant when essential or aromatherapy oils are blended with the flowers and herbs.
  24. An essential oil dropped on a radiator, scent ring, or light bulb will not only fill the room with a wonderful fragrance, but also will set a mood such as calming or uplifting. Don't put essential oil in the socket.
  25. A few drops of your favorite essential oil or blend of aromatherapy oils in the rinse water of your hand washables makes for pleasant results.
  26. Anise oil has been used by fishermen for years. Use a drop or two the finger tips and hands before baiting up. Anise covers up the human scent that scares the fish away.
  27. Aromatherapy oils or blends make wonderful perfumes. Create your own personal essence! 25 drops to 1 oz of perfume alcohol. Let age two weeks before using.
  28. Another one of the aromatherapy oil uses to dispel mosquitoes and other picnic or Bar-B-Q pests, drop a few drops of Citronella oil in the melted wax of candle or place a few drops on the Bar-B-Q hot coals.
  29. 1 drop of Lemon essential oil applied directly to a wart is an effective means of elimination. Apply the essential oil daily until the wart is gone.
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  31. Rosemary promotes alertness and stimulates memory. Inhale occasionally during long car trips and while reading or studying.
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    In my Own Your Health Course I teach you exactly how to use these oils for self-healing or even healing others.

  33. Selling your home? Fragrance sells! Use Aromatherapy Oils! Fill the kitchen area with the aroma of spices such as Clove, Cinnamon, and Vanilla. Simmer a few drops of the essential oils of Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and other spices, Geranium oil sprinkled throughout the home creates a warm, cheerful, and inviting mood. Add Cinnamon oil to furniture polish and wipe down the wood.
  34. Another one of the aromatherapy oil uses is to add aromatherapy oils to papier-mâché, the result is the creation of a lovely aromatic art piece.
  35. Infuse bookmarks and stationary with essential or aromatherapy oils. Place drops of oil on paper and put them in a plastic bag. Seal it and leave overnight to infuse the aroma. Send only good news in perfumed letters.
  36. Neck pillows, padded and decorative hangers make more memorable gifts simply by putting a couple of drops of essential oil on them before giving.
  37. Overindulge last night? Essential oils of Juniper, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Carrot, Fennel, Rosemary, and Lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend of these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.
  38. Essential oils of Vetiver, Cypress, Atlas Cedar wood, Frankincense. and Myrrh all make wonderful firewood oils. Drop approximately 2-3 drops of oil or blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in before putting the log on the fire.
  39. Flies and moths dislike Lavender oil. Sprinkle it on the outside of your window frames.
  40. Another one of the aromatherapy oil uses is to place 1 or 2 drops of sleep enhancing oils such as Chamomile, Lavender, Neroli, Marjoram, or Hops, on your pillow before retiring for restful sleep.
  41. When moving into a new home another one of the aromatherapy oil uses is to first use a water spray containing your favorite essential or aromatherapy oils and change the odorous environment to your own. Do this for several days until it begins to feel like your space.
  42. Ideal scents for the bedroom are Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, or Lemon.
  43. One drop of Lemon essential oil on a soft cloth will polish copper with gentle buffing.
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  45. When washing out the fridge, freezer, or oven, add 1 drop of Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Mandarin, or Orange essential oil to the final rinse water.
  46. ReminderReminder

    In my Own Your Health Course I teach you exactly how to use these oils for self-healing or even healing others.

  47. For burns or scalds, drop Tea Tree or Lavender oil directly onto the affected area.
  48. Another one of the aromatherapy oil uses is to place 1 drop of Peppermint oil in 1/2 glass of water, sip slowly to aid digestion and relieve upset stomach.
  49. Use one drop Chamomile oil on a washcloth wrapped ice cube to relieve teething pain in children.
  50. 6-8 drops of Eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in summer and protects it in winter.
  51. Another one of the aromatherapy oil uses is to add 1 drop Geranium oil to your facial moisturizer to bring out a radiant glow in your skin.
  52. Place 1 or 2 drops of Rosemary on your hair brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness.
  53. When the flu is going around add a few drops of Thyme to your diffuser or simmer in a pan on the stove.
  54. To bring fever down, sponge the body with cool water to which 1 drop each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Lavender oils have been added.
  55. The blend of lavender and Grapefruit oil is good for the office. Lavender creates a calm tranquil atmosphere while Grapefruit stimulates the senses and clears up stale air.
  56. A blend of Geranium, Lavender, and Bergamot alleviate anxiety and depression. Use ia a room diffuser or 6-8 drops of this blend in the bath.
  57. A wonderful massage blend for babies is 1 drop Roman Chamomile, 1 drop Lavender, 1 drop Geranium diluted in 2 Tablespoons Sweet Almond oil.
  58. 1 drop Peppermint oil diluted in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil rubbed on the back of the neck helps to relieve headaches.

From, Newsletter Published by Janell Squires and Jeanne Rose.

This table will guide you in how to use the aromatherapy oils.

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DISCLAIMER: This information is provided purely for informational purposes and does not in any way purport to be medical or prescriptive suggestions. Any reference to medicinal or health benefits is not meant to treat or diagnose any problem and is not meant to replace professional medical advice and should not take the place of any prescribed medication that has been prescribed by a physician. We suggest you always use caution when using Essential Oils. If you suffer from illness, disorder, are pregnant or nursing, please seek medical advise. All Essential Oils should be kept out of the reach of children. Some people have reactions to these type of products. Always try a small amount of a new essential oil by dabbing the back of the hand or wrist before use. If redness, rash or other reaction occurs discontinue use at once.

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