37 Simple Home Remedies using Essential Oils

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Brightens mood

1. Spiritual enlightenment: Diffuse frankincense essential oil while praying, meditating or reading to increase spiritual awareness.

2. Relieve depression: To boost mood and relieve depression, add rose oil to baths, inhalations and

diffusers to improve mood.

3. To boost mood and relieve depression, add rose oil to baths, inhalations and diffusers

4. Romance :  Diffuse Ylang ylang or jasmine essential oil around your home to increase the sensual quotient

Pain management

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

6. Migraine headache relief: Try combining a few drops of lavender oil and peppermint oil and apply to temples to help with headaches and migraines.

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

8. Reduce back and neck pain: Combine peppermint, cypress and ginger oils with cayenne pepper and coconut oil for a homemade pain relieving muscle rub.

9. Reduce fever: Add 1-3 drops of eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender to a cool cloth and sponge the body.

Increased alertness

10. Improve concentration: Inhale bergamot, grapefruit or peppermint oil to increase concentration during the day.

11. Energize your workout: Inhale peppermint oil before a workout to reduce fatigue.

Relieve stress

12. Reduce anxiety: Diffuse lavender essential oil around your home to reduce feelings of stress and tension.

13. Relieve tension: Help to relieve anxiety by using a single drop of lavender oil on your hands, rub together, and cup your hands to your nose and let the smell flood your senses.

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

15. Immediate relaxation: Apply 2-4 drops of chamomile, lavender and peppermint essential oil to your temples for a cooling effect and immediate relaxation.

Improve sleep

16. Improve sleep: Lavender oil can alleviate insomnia. Sprinkle a few drops on your pillow to help you fall asleep.

17. Place a few drops of ylang ylang oil on your feet or your palms

18. At nighttime, place two drops of Bergamot oil on a cotton ball and tuck it under your pillowcase before bed for a restful, pleasant sleep.

Nausea

19. Relieve motion sickness: Use peppermint, lavender and ginger oil to reduce motion sickness.

20. Reduce morning sickness caused by pregnancy: Add a few drops of wild orange, lemon or ginger oil to a handkerchief and inhale.

21. Relieve nausea: Breathe in peppermint oil through your nose to alleviate nausea, and also apply to your neck and upper chest. Ginger and lavender may also help.

Skin and hair

22. To get rid of acne, make a homemade face wash by mixing tea tree oil (melaleuca) with raw honey and rub on your face. Then rinse off with water.

23. 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.

24. Thicken hair: Add rosemary to shampoo to naturally thicken hair and increase volume.

25. Heal 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.

26. Natural skin toner: Mix eight ounces of water with two drops of lavender, geranium and frankincense.

27. Soothe a sunburn: 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.

Mosquito Repellent

28. Natural 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.

Allergies & cold

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

30. Reduce cough or sinusitis: Eucalyptus oil is known for its powerful ability to fight coughs and open airways. Add a few drops into steaming hot water or diffuser. Inhale to help clear nasal passage.

Home care

31. All-purpose cleaner: Add three drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil to a few ounces of warm water, then spray countertops to naturally disinfect.

32. Clean air: Diffuse cinnamon essential oil in the air and enjoy its anti-microbial properties.

33. Clean burnt pans: Use a few drops of lemon oil and some boiling water to help remove burnt food from pots and pans.

34. Freshen trash can: Put a cotton ball with two drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil at the bottom of the trashcan to help decrease the odor and detoxify.

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

36. Get rid of shoe smell: To remove the smell from shoes, add a few drops of tea tree oil and lemon oil to freshen them up.

37. Freshen trash can: Put a cotton ball with two drops each of lemon oil and tea tree oil at the bottom of the trashcan to help decrease the odor and detoxify.

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