Ways to use essential oils
Posted: Mar 20, 2019
More than likely you've heard of essential oils as they have gained popularity in recent years. People are using them for in a variety of different ways from cleaning, to refreshing their homes with all-natural scents, to helping them support their health.
If you are new to essential oils or have not used them before you may feel overwhelmed at how to use them. The good news is, it doesn't take long to learn. Everyone has their preference on how to use them and if you try a few of the different ways listed in this article, you may discover a way that works for you.
When it comes to essential oils, remember that a little goes a long way! You usually only need a few drops for whatever you are using it for. Sometimes you only need as little as one drop! The bottles may be little, but they go a long way and can last a while if you use them like this.
So, let's talk about some of the ways that you can use essential oils in your home.
WAYS YOU CAN USE ESSENTIAL OILS
In cleaning products. You can add essential oils to homemade cleaning products. Many of these products include non-toxic ingredients such as vinegar and baking soda. My favorite that I like to use essential oils in is this homemade all-natural, non-toxic all-purpose cleaner. Essential oils are great for cleaning just about everything from bathrooms, to kitchens, to floors.
Topically. You can apply many of the essential oils directly to your skin. Some essential oils, however, you will want to use a carrier oil to dilute it as they can very strong and cause some skin irritation. A common carrier oil that people like to use is coconut oil.
In a diffuser. A diffuser is my favorite way of using essential oils. You just put some water in the diffuser and the essential oils and turn it on and it will give your home a nice smell. You can put just one type of essential oil in the diffuser, or you can use a recipe of essential oil blends. You can also purchase various blends of essential oils and these ones are perfect for using in a diffuser. You only need a few drops of essential oil in the diffuser which makes your oils last longer.
In body care products. Again, just like adding the essential oils to cleaning products, you can add them to homemade lotions, vapor rubs, and salves, just to name a few.
So, as you can see from this list, there are so many different ways to use essential oils which makes them so versatile. You often will find yourself using the same oil in many different ways! Using essential oils are a great way to support your health, clean your home, and make your home smell great without harsh chemicals. Try using essential oils in one of these ways listed above and enjoy the many benefits they can offer.
Amanda blogs over at Simple Life of a Frugal Wife. She homeschools her three children on their 2 acre homestead.