Like most normal people, I have a budget to stick to. Essential oils can add up quick, especially when you are buying the best quality. These six oils from Young Living are the ones I keep stocked in my cupboard at all times. They serve multiple purposes ranging from natural medicine treatments, beauty care, aromatherapy, and household products. I have listed a few ways that I use them in our home. Hope you find this helpful!
One of the most powerful and versatile oils, the uses for this plant are almost endless!
*Add 8-12 drops to water and spray under beds and in closets for a fresh, pleasing aroma.
*Apply 2-4 drops to skin to moisturize and enhance skin radiance.
*Diffuse at night for a calming aroma during sleep.
*Put on mosquito or other bug bites to help decrease itching, soothe, and disinfect skin.
*Combine 2 -4 drops with coconut oil and smooth onto skin after waxing to help soothe and calm.
*Combine 2-4 drops with coconut oil to soothe sunburns or rashes.
*Combine with peppermint and lemon and diffuse overnight for allergy relief.
*Add 2-4 drops onto small rag or cotton balls and put in car vent to use as air freshener.
*Add to face and body lotion to heal, improve, and purify skin.
The fresh, energizing aroma of peppermint essential oil helps maintain feelings of vigor and vitality. Great for flavoring drinks, it also has properties that have been known to support healthy digestion.
*Add 1 drop peppermint essential oil to a glass of water and incorporate it into your daily diet.
*Add 1-2 drops in a capsule after mealtime to help support normal digestion or to help calm upset stomach.
*Combine 1-2 drops with coconut oil and rub on belly to soothe upset stomach.
*Add 1 drop to herbal tea to enhance flavor and aid healthy digestion.
*Combine with lavender oil & a few drops dish soap into spray bottle to keep pesky bugs off plants and flowers.
*Rub with coconut oil onto temples and behind ears to help alleviate headaches, migraines, and/or neck tension.
*Inhale or diffuse in the morning to help wake up and feel energized.
With a strong, purifying, citrus scent that is revitalizing and uplifting, lemon can be used to enhance the flavor of foods & water, and may be beneficial for skin.
*Use 1–2 drops to remove gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive, and crayon from most surfaces.
*Combine 2–3 drops with water in a spray bottle to help cleanse and sanitize surfaces.
*Place a drop on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production.
*Add to water or a smoothie for a refreshing pick-me-up.
*Diffuse to help replenish your mind, body, and spirit.
*Place a few drops on a cotton ball and put in the refrigerator or trash can to help eliminate odors.
Thieves essential oil blend was inspired by the legend of four 15th-century thieves in France who formulated an aromatic blend composed of cloves, rosemary, and other botanicals to use while robbing the dead and dying. Taken internally, it can support a healthy immune system.
*Dilute 1 drop of Thieves in 4 drops carrier oil and add to capsule, taking daily for extra immune support, or when you feel a cold coming on.
*Diffuse to rid the air of germs.
*Make hand sanitizer with Thieves blend and vodka. Spray in public places such as on toilet seats, shopping carts, as well as hands to kill germs.
*Gargle with water to help with sore throat or cold.
*Add to hand soap, dish soap, and laundry detergent.
A powerful antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-fungal, oregano essential oil helps in illness recovery, oral and skin health, & culinary uses.
*Dilute 1 drop oregano oil with 4 drops carrier oil when fighting illness
*Dilute and use topically for ringworm, athletes foot, or other fungal infection.
*Dilute and take in a capsule to treat candida, yeast infections, and UTI's.
*Use 1-2 drops in sauces to enhance flavor.
This blend is made up of six different essential oils for the ultimate weapon against odors!
*Add 1-2 drops to laundry to refresh.
*Apply 1 drop directly on pimples & blemishes and watch them disappear!
*Diffuse to rid home of odors.
*Add 1-2 drops to small rag or cotton balls and put in car vent as air freshener.
*Add 1-2 drops into running shoes, soccer, football, or baseball cleats with baking soda and let sit overnight. Vacuum out next day to fresh smelling shoes!
*Diffuse lavender, lemon, & peppermint to combat allergies.
*Diffuse purification and lavender to remove odors from the home.
*Combine purification and lavender and make a simple sugar scrub for bikini line after waxing to help prevent ingrown hairs.
*Combine lavender, purification, & lemon with witch hazel and ACV to make a DIY facial toner.
For more tips on how to use different oils, check out this fun list:
101 Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
*I am not a doctor and do not in any way, shape, or form, claim to be one. Essential oils can be very dangerous so use at your own risk and follow all instructions on each bottle. Always keep oils away from eyes.